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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Have The Mets Found The Leadoff Hitter They’ve Lacked Since Reyes?

An article by posted on June 29, 2013 0 Comments
Have The Mets Found The Leadoff Hitter They’ve Lacked Since Reyes?

Eric Young extended his hitting streak to seven games last night, one shy of his career-high. Young is hitting .419 (13-31) during that current stretch. Young’s career-best is an eight-game hitting streak, September 6-13, 2010. Since joining the Mets on June 19,  Young is batting .359 (14-39) with five runs scored, four doubles and six RBI. He […]

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Baseball’s All-Time Underachievers: 2006-2008 Mets?

An article by posted on June 28, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball’s All-Time Underachievers: 2006-2008 Mets?

Ken Davidoff of the NY Post ranked his Top 5 All-Time MLB Underachievers and listed the 2006-2008 Mets second behind the 1980s Expos. About why he chose the Mets, he writes: 2000s Mets. Carlos Beltran would be a Hall of Famer if he retired today. David Wright is on a Cooperstown track. Carlos Delgado probably […]

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Marlon Byrd vs Justin Upton

An article by posted on June 28, 2013 0 Comments
Marlon Byrd vs Justin Upton

Michael G. Baron of SNY posted this info-graphic on Twitter after the game last night. Seeing his numbers jump out like that next to Justin Upton is mind boggling to say the least… Upton is owed $9.75M for 2013 by the Braves, and will earn an additional $14.25M next season and $14.5M in 2015. Meanwhile, Byrd is being […]

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2013 All Star Game Menu and David Wright’s Home Run Derby Jersey

An article by posted on June 28, 2013 0 Comments
2013 All Star Game Menu and David Wright’s Home Run Derby Jersey

Here’s a look at David Wright’s All Star Game batting practice jersey… It complete with the “C” as one of the official captains for the Home Run Derby. These are the jerseys that they will be wearing for the Home Run Derby and are different from the actual All Star Game jerseys that do not […]

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Buck Wasn’t Happy About Being Lifted For Pinch-Hitter

An article by posted on June 27, 2013 0 Comments
Buck Wasn’t Happy About Being Lifted For Pinch-Hitter

John Buck wen’t 0-for-4 in last night’s win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. He struck out all four time to earn the dreaded Golden Sombrero. In my recap of the 3-0 win, I mentioned that it may be time to start giving Anthony Recker a few more starts – not so much because he’s […]

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Marcum Hurls Eight Scoreless In Mets 3-0 Win

An article by posted on June 26, 2013 0 Comments
Marcum Hurls Eight Scoreless In Mets 3-0 Win

Wow, Shaun Marcum must be feeling like the weight of the world has been lifted off his shoulders. The righthander tossed eight scoreless innings as the Mets beat the White Sox by the score of 3-0 tonight at U.S. Cellular Field. Marcum was solid all night long allowing just four hits and walking two with […]

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Ruben Tejada Ready To Begin A Rehab Assignment

An article by posted on June 26, 2013 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Ready To Begin A Rehab Assignment

Shortstop Ruben Tejada is ready to begin a rehab assignment later this week for the GCL Mets, according to Terry Collins. Collins said Tejada will work his way up to Triple-A Las Vegas before completing his rehab and being activated. Tejada was placed on the DL on May 30 with a right quadriceps strain suffered while […]

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Lagares Is Batting .291 In June, Covering Lots Of Ground In Center Field

An article by posted on June 26, 2013 0 Comments
Lagares Is Batting .291 In June, Covering Lots Of Ground In Center Field

Juan Lagares is covering lots of ground in center field and Mark Simon of ESPN New York has the clear and convincing evidence of just how much better Lagares has been over every other Mets center fielder. “The average center fielder makes an ‘out of zone’ catch every 14 innings,” he says. “Juan Lagares has made one every […]

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Why Is Puello Still in Binghamton?

An article by posted on June 26, 2013 0 Comments

If you’re wondering like me why outfield prospect Cesar Puello hasn’t been promoted to Triple-A yet, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York sheds some light. A team official suggested a promotion to Las Vegas is not imminently looming for Puello, though. The Mets do not mind Puello finally having a prolonged period of success. Plus, […]

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A-Rod’s Finished.

An article by posted on June 26, 2013 0 Comments
A-Rod’s Finished.

Interesting choices on my news feed this morning… Kato Kailin Finally Admits O.J. Murdered Simpson Texas Preparing To Execute 500th Inmate Since 1982 Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez Taken From Home By Police Yankees GM Drops F-Bomb On A-Rod Wait, what’s that last one? Oh boy… This one made me laugh… It looks like the […]

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