Joe D

I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73, '00 and '15, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.

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Lack Of Wright’s All Star Game Support Is Not On The Fans, It’s On The Mets…

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
Lack Of Wright’s All Star Game Support Is Not On The Fans, It’s On The Mets…

David Wright spoke out about the overzealous campaign by the Mets to get him voted to the All Star Game. “It’s nice when the organization is trying so hard to do something for one of their players and I can’t thank them enough for that,” Wright said. “But at the same time, I’ve asked them […]

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In His Final Tuneup Before Debut, Wheeler Will Be On 85 Pitch Limit Tonight

An article by posted on June 13, 2013 0 Comments
In His Final Tuneup Before Debut, Wheeler Will Be On 85 Pitch Limit Tonight

Looks like Harvey-Wheeler Day is still on… Thanks Mother Nature… Matt Musico from MetsMinors.net just posted the following: Zack Wheeler will be making his final minor league start tonight before getting promoted to the major leagues. He’s set to debut on Tuesday at Turner Field against the Atlanta Braves, about 45 minutes away from his childhood […]

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Collins’ Job Is Safe, Backman Rubs Some People The Wrong Way

An article by posted on June 13, 2013 0 Comments
Collins’ Job Is Safe, Backman Rubs Some People The Wrong Way

The Mets have assured Terry Collins that his job is not in danger and his future with the team will be discussed when his contract expires at the end of this season, two sources told Newsday. Not only is Collins safe, there have been no conversations about Wally Backman as a potential replacement, either for […]

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MMO Exclusive: Jack Leathersich Is Coming Fast And He Wants To Win!

An article by posted on June 13, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Jack Leathersich Is Coming Fast And He Wants To Win!

I had the chance to talk to New York Mets left-handed pitching prospect Jack Leathersich last February before he headed to Port St. Lucie for the start of Spring Training. With the news that Jack has been promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas, I thought today would be the perfect time to look back at what me and him […]

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Gee Brilliant, Mets Bats Power 5-1 Win Over The Cards

An article by posted on June 12, 2013 0 Comments
Gee Brilliant, Mets Bats Power 5-1 Win Over The Cards

Dillon Gee was dominant for the Mets as they beat the St. Louis Cardinals by the score of 5-1 tonight at Citi Field to even the series at one game apiece. It was the third consecutive solid outing for Gee who is 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA in that span. The righthander held one of […]

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MMO Mailbag: Is Sandy Alderson Baseball’s Losingest GM?

An article by posted on June 12, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Is Sandy Alderson Baseball’s Losingest GM?

Last week I received an email asking me if it was true that Mets GM Sandy Alderson was on the verge of breaking some long held major league record for the most consecutive losing seasons by a GM. Actually, it was an accusatory email also suggesting that I’ve become a shill for the Mets and […]

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Take Me Out To The Brawl Game: Mets’ Greatest Hits

An article by posted on June 12, 2013 0 Comments

One of my fellow writers on MMO sent me a video link to the Ian Kennedy plunked his L.A. counterpart, Zack Greinke, with a high-and-tight pitch. The Dodgers’ pitcher, who fractured his collarbone in a brawl with the Padres earlier this season, was the third player hit in the tense NL West tilt. That 92-mph […]

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Montero and Puello Headline An Exciting Crop Of Prospects Knocking At The Door

An article by posted on June 12, 2013 0 Comments

Here is the rest of my interview with Lynn Worthy, who covers the Binghamton Mets as the regular beat writer for the Press & Sun Bulletin. Lynn provides some great insight on Which player’s performance has impressed you the most thus far and do you believe it will eventually translate well in the majors? The most […]

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Ike Davis Is Determined To Make It Back To The Mets

An article by posted on June 12, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Is Determined To Make It Back To The Mets

Poor Ike Davis…  He gets demoted to Triple-A, deservedly so, and leaves for Las Vegas without commenting on his feelings or the matter. The obviously crushed first baseman kept his head down after the game on Sunday as he emptied his locker, packed his bags and headed for the airport. SNY sent their Baseball Insider […]

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Pair Of Errors Lead To Seven Unearned Runs In Mets 9-2 Loss To Cards

An article by posted on June 12, 2013 0 Comments
Pair Of Errors Lead To Seven Unearned Runs In Mets 9-2 Loss To Cards

Jeremy Hefner started the game and while he was charged with six runs, only one of them were earned. He let up eight hits and walked two in 7.0 innings pitched  while striking out two. One of the hits was a three-run blast by Allen Craig in the fifth. Greg Burke allowed two unearned runs in […]

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Mets Will Have $45M To Spend… Oh No They Won’t… Not Unless J.P. Morgan Says They Could

An article by posted on June 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Will Have $45M To Spend… Oh No They Won’t… Not Unless J.P. Morgan Says They Could

“Not so fast, Sandy. I’m calling the shots around here.” – JP Morgan  Sandy Alderson told Joel Sherman of the New York Post, that he will likely have a $90 to $100 million payroll budget next season. When you factor in Wright, Niese, raises and arbitration eligible players, the Mets have roughly $55 million in payroll commitments […]

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