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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MMO Interview: Josh Satin, The Hitting Machine

An article by posted on July 4, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Interview: Josh Satin, The Hitting Machine

The following is an interview we did with Josh Satin back on July 4th, 2011. Here we are two years later and who could have predicted that he’d be playing first base regularly and thriving as he has in the major leagues? Well actually, I did predict it, but it’s early yet so I’ll take […]

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D’Backs Bite Harvey In The Sixth As Mets Fall 5-3

An article by posted on July 4, 2013 0 Comments
D’Backs Bite Harvey In The Sixth As Mets Fall 5-3

The Mets lost a tough one tonight as the Arizona Diamondbacks came from behind to beat the Mets by the score of 5-3 at Citi Field. Matt Harvey started and was cruising along until the sixth inning when after allowing a walk to catcher Miguel Montero and a single to Martin Prado, Cody Ross slammed […]

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The X Files: Harvey Is Otherworldly

An article by posted on July 3, 2013 0 Comments
The X Files: Harvey Is Otherworldly

Matt Harvey has the lowest ERA (2.25) among pitchers since 1921, whose first 27 major league appearances were all starts. Mike Mussina is second on that list (2.56 ERA). Harvey also has the best WHIP (0.95) of any pitcher since 1921 through his first 27 career starts. Only four other pitchers had a WHIP under 1.00 in their first 27 […]

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Hefner Credits Pitching Coach For Improved Performance

An article by posted on July 3, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Credits Pitching Coach For Improved Performance

After last night’s game, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal tweeted that he thought Jeremy Hefner was probably the second best pitcher in the Mets rotation. Ummm… I agree… I wanted to update this post with something Hefner said after last night’s sterling performance. Asked about the many wins he was denied because of […]

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Marcum Cops An Attitude When Asked About MRI

An article by posted on July 3, 2013 0 Comments
Marcum Cops An Attitude When Asked About MRI

This from ESPN New York: Mets starter Shaun Marcum visited the team doctor on Tuesday, according to a source. Marcum started Monday against Arizona, and was seen in the dugout rolling his neck and pointing to his shoulder area. He told reporters after the game that he was fine. Marcum was evasive following the Mets’ 9-1 win […]

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Wilmer Flores Is Ready For The Mets, But Are The Mets Ready For Him?

An article by posted on July 3, 2013 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Is Ready For The Mets, But Are The Mets Ready For Him?

After being selected to the Triple-A All Star team for the Pacific Coast League, Wilmer Flores celebrated the occasion by going  5-for-6 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored. He’s now boasting a .320/.367/.520 batting line with 27 doubles, four triples and ten home runs in 325 at-bats while scoring 53 runs. Amazingly for a […]

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Terry Collins: Josh Satin Is Our Savior Right Now

An article by posted on July 2, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins: Josh Satin Is Our Savior Right Now

According to a post by Adam Rubin on ESPN New York, it now appears that Josh Satin’s hot bat will be keeping Ike Davis in Triple-A Las Vegas longer than what some may have initially thought. Satin, whose RBI single in the bottom of the ninth forced extra innings last night, went 3-for-6 with two doubles and […]

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Mets Name DePaoli Chief Revenue Officer

An article by posted on July 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Name DePaoli Chief Revenue Officer

Straight from the New York Mets… The Mets have named Lou DePaoli executive vice president and chief revenue officer, a newly created position within the organization. DePaoli, who has been executive vice president and chief marketing officer for the Pirates since 2008, will be responsible for leading the strategic development and management of all revenue generation […]

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Don’t Expect Mets To Add A Carlos Gonzalez-Type Outfielder

An article by posted on July 1, 2013 0 Comments
Don’t Expect Mets To Add A Carlos Gonzalez-Type Outfielder

The Mets aren’t expecting a significant building block like a Carlos Gonzalez-type outfielder to land in their laps before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. “I don’t think that’s something for right now,” a club official said yesterday. “That’s probably something more for the offseason.” It […]

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Davey Johnson On Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on July 1, 2013 0 Comments
Davey Johnson On Zack Wheeler

Barbara Barker of Newsday caught up with Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson who had some nice things to say about Zack Wheeler, but also pointed out what the young right-hander’s main problem is. “You’ve got to like his arm,” Nationals manager Davey Johnson said. “He has a good fastball and breaking stuff. But it’s command. […]

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