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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Marlins Come Out On Top In 2-1 Marathon Win Over Mets

An article by posted on June 8, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins Come Out On Top In 2-1 Marathon Win Over Mets

The Miami Marlins scratched out a run in the top of the 20th inning to break the 1-1 deadlock and beat the Mets 2-1 at Citi Field tonight. Matt Harvey started for the Mets and was solid for seven innings until he was removed with what the team initially diagnosed as “lower back tightness.”  The […]

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DOC – A Memoir: On Sale Now!

An article by posted on June 8, 2013 0 Comments
DOC – A Memoir: On Sale Now!

DOC A Memoir By Dwight Gooden and Ellis Henican  In the mid 1980’s no pitcher was more feared and more dominant than the Mets young superstar, Dwight “Doc” Gooden. Gooden arrived in New York in 1984 as a shy nineteen year old from Tampa and became a pitching sensation overnight, Times Square even held an […]

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Foul Territory: Toddler Goes Flying At Mariners Game

An article by posted on June 8, 2013 0 Comments

I’ve seen some crazy things in my 40 years of watching baseball, and one of the most bizarre acts of our National Pastime is watching what some crazed fans would do just to catch a foul ball or a home run into the seats. You know what I’m talking about, right? Last night, during the […]

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David Aardsma Called Up, Collin McHugh Optioned To Vegas

An article by posted on June 8, 2013 0 Comments
David Aardsma Called Up, Collin McHugh Optioned To Vegas

Updated 6/8 at 12:55pm by Clayton Collier: The Mets have optioned RHP Collin McHugh to Triple-A Las Vegas and have called up reliever David Aardsma. He will wear number 30. To make room for Aardsma, Jeurys Familia has been moved to the 60-day disabled list.   McHugh will pitch in Vegas as a starter. Original Post […]

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Marlins vs Mets Game Postponed Due To Rain

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins vs Mets Game Postponed Due To Rain

Tonight’s game between the Mets and Marlins has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on September 14 at 4:10 PM.. Original Post 8:00 AM Despite Thursday night’s rainout against the Washington Nationals, righthander Matt Harvey will still remain the scheduled starter on Friday when the […]

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Wheeler Could Get Call-Up On Monday

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Could Get Call-Up On Monday

Update: 1:30 PM Paul Casella, of MLB.com, has reported that Wheeler’s call-up could come as early as this Monday. Casella states Zack Wheeler’s big-league promotion has seemed imminent for days now with the most recent sign of a looming call-up coming on Monday. ESPN reported Wheeler’s first start would come next Friday. Jay Horwitz, the […]

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Mets In Danger Of Becoming MLB’s Worst Hitting Team

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets In Danger Of Becoming MLB’s Worst Hitting Team

With the Miami Marlins rolling into Citi Field tonight and the memory of their sweep over the Mets still fresh in our minds, here is some added incentive for the Mets to come out swinging this evening. Entering tonight’s contest, the Mets are hitting .228 as a team, baseball’s second-worst average. The only team worse […]

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Matt den Dekker Ready To Start Playing In Games

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
Matt den Dekker Ready To Start Playing In Games

Center fielder Matt den Dekker, who suffered a fractured right wrist during a March 24 Grapefruit League game, is ready to get into games according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Den Dekker was scheduled to DH in a back-field game in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Thursday until heavy rains forced a postponement. Den […]

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Reactions To Mets First Round Selection Dominic Smith

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
Reactions To Mets First Round Selection Dominic Smith

Paul DePodesta: Fired up to select Dominic Smith! Chance to hit for average and power while playing great defense. Special human being, too! Keith Law: Smith is one of the best pure hitters in the high school class, showing a smooth left-handed swing with power and a plus glove at first base. When he keeps […]

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Red Hot Puello Blasts Two More Homers

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments

Right fielder Cesar Puello hit two solo home runs, including the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Binghamton Mets defeated the Trenton Thunder, 5-4, Thursday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. The red-hot Puello hit four home runs in the series and now has 12 on the season while batting .320/.401/.588 in 50 […]

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Paul DePodesta On Why Dominic Smith Will Stay At First Base

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
Paul DePodesta On Why Dominic Smith Will Stay At First Base

The New York Mets today announced the selection of first baseman Dominic Smith from Serra High School (CA) with the 11th pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Smith, 17, who bats and throws lefthanded, hit .493 (33-67) with seven home runs and 38 RBI in 27 games to help Serra to the CIF D3 […]

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