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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Jeff Wilpon Preaches Patience, Is Satisfied With The Plan

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
Jeff Wilpon Preaches Patience, Is Satisfied With The Plan

New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon told Lynn Worthy of the Press & Sun-Bulletin, that he remains committed to the organization’s focus on player development that general manager Sandy Alderson has championed since being hired in October 2010. Wilpon visited Double-A Binghamton yesterday and preached patience and satisfaction with the plan. “There’s a plan. You […]

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Would Andre Ethier Be A Good Fit For Mets?

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
Would Andre Ethier Be A Good Fit For Mets?

It’s become very apparent that the Mets have made little progress in fixing a glaring need in the outfield that prompted GM Sandy Alderson to famously say, “Outfield? What outfield” last November. Wile there was a halfhearted attempt made in trading for Justin Upton or signing free agent Michael Bourn, readers here will remember my […]

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Byrd Predicts He’d Hit Two Homers, Then Goes Out And Does It

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Byrd Predicts He’d Hit Two Homers, Then Goes Out And Does It

Byrd’s the word these days for the Mets, as their veteran offseason signing continues to produce at a level far beyond what anyone expected. Last night, Marlon Byrd struck again and this time he hit not one, but two home runs in the Mets 10-1 rout of the Washington Nationals. Better still was the fact that […]

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Jon Niese Ready For His Start Against The Marlins On Saturday

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Jon Niese Ready For His Start Against The Marlins On Saturday

In case you missed it, lefthander Jon Niese tossed 39 pitches yesterday, in a successful bullpen session at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. Niese said he had no problems, threw the ball free and easy, and was able to get his arm angle to where he wanted to. He does not foresee any after effects tomorrow […]

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2013 MLB Draft Primer and Coverage Details

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2013 MLB Draft Primer and Coverage Details

2013 MLB Draft Schedule Rounds 1-2 will be streamed live on MLB.com and broadcast on MLB Network beginning with a preview show at 6:00 pm. Rounds 3-10 will be streamed live on MLB.com on Friday, beginning with a preview show at 12:30 pm. Rounds 11-40 will be streamed live on MLB.com on Saturday, starting at […]

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Mets Go Yard Three Times In 10-1 Rout Over The Nats

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Go Yard Three Times In 10-1 Rout Over The Nats

The New York Mets pounded out a season high 15 hits to beat the Washington Nationals by the score of 10-1 tonight at Nationals Park. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Mets who last won against the Yankees in the Subway Series oh so long ago. Marlon Byrd walloped two home runs, […]

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How The Mets Landed Matt Harvey

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How The Mets Landed Matt Harvey

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has a must-read article on the events that led to the Mets decision to select Matt Harvey in the 2010 Draft. All the Mets’ key scouts and honchos at the time — from area scout Marlon McPhail all the way to then-GM Omar Minaya — endorsed Harvey, who has yet […]

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Nieuwenhuis Could Be On Track For Big League Return

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
Nieuwenhuis Could Be On Track For Big League Return

I thought it was funny that after I wrote how Nieuwenhuis’ second home run on Tuesday would have been gone in any MLB park, that Terry Collins asked Wally Backman about Kirk’s home runs and said the following to reporters before last night’s game. “I talked to Wally today for quite a while,” Collins said. […]

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Collins: Wheeler Is Not Going To Be The Savior For The Mets

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Collins: Wheeler Is Not Going To Be The Savior For The Mets

Met manager Terry Collins spent yesterday paving the way for soon to be promoted Zack Wheeler, telling reporters that the organization’s top pitching prospect will not turn the team around. “I hope everybody understands if and when this guy comes, he’s not going to be the savior. There’s a lot of pieces that have to work. […]

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Sorry Met Fans, But Bobby Parnell Is Not An All-Star

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Sorry Met Fans, But Bobby Parnell Is Not An All-Star

Couldn’t help reading today that Bobby Parnell deserves to be an All Star on MetsBlog.  Sorry, but I beg to differ. Parnell ranks 13th out of 15 National League closers with 9 saves. The leader, Pittsburgh’s Jason Grilli, has 22 saves, while Edward Mujica of the Cardinals and Craig Kimbrel have 17 saves each. All three […]

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Lagares Still Not Playing, Ankiel Batting .194

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments

Last Saturday, Terry Collins told reporters that he would start giving center fielder Juan Lagares some starts against righthanded pitching. Three games and three righthanded starting pitchers later, Lagares still sits idly on the bench. Instead, Collins keeps going with Rick Ankiel, who has now seen his batting average fall to .194 and is 1-for-his-last-31. […]

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