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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Mets Upcoming Six-Man Rotation Assignments

An article by posted on July 27, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Upcoming Six-Man Rotation Assignments

   Based on what Terry Collins told reporters today, here is how the rotation will play out for the next six days: Saturday – Dillon Gee vs Nationals Sunday – Carlos Torres vs Nationals Monday – Jeremy Hefner vs Marlins Tuesday – Zack Wheeler vs Marlins Wednesday – Jenrry Mejia vs Marlins Thursday - Matt Harvey […]

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Filthy, Nasty, Dominating… That’s What Mejia Was Against The Nationals

An article by posted on July 27, 2013 0 Comments
Filthy, Nasty, Dominating… That’s What Mejia Was Against The Nationals

Before Sandy Alderson rolled into town and traded Carlos Beltran a couple of weeks after drafting Brandon Nimmo with his first selection in the 2011 draft, the top prospect for the Mets was Jenrry Mejia. However, by July of that season, he was merely an afterthought as he was beset by injuries that included Tommy […]

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Eric Young Is Ready To Return To Lineup Today

An article by posted on July 27, 2013 0 Comments
Eric Young Is Ready To Return To Lineup Today

Eric Young Jr, who was scratched with a sore knee before the start of yesterday’s first game, is expected to return to the lineup today against the Nationals. Young experienced soreness a day after his collision at first base with Tim Hudson on Thursday. Young says he is not in any pain and proclaimed himself […]

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Juan Lagares Finally Gets His Due

An article by posted on July 27, 2013 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Finally Gets His Due

Sometimes I wonder where would the Mets be right now if they had only started the season with Juan Lagares as their Opening Day centerfielder as I had hoped all along. As he tore up Triple-A pitching to the tune of .346/.378/.551 while playing the best centerfield I’ve ever seen since Carlos Beltran was in […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Demoted, Jenrry Mejia Added To 25 Man

An article by posted on July 26, 2013 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Demoted, Jenrry Mejia Added To 25 Man

Kirk Nieuwenhuis was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas after tonight’s 2-1 loss to make room for Jenrry Mejia on the 25-man roster. Terry Collins said Mejia would not be returning to the minors with the Mets needing to take the roster back to 25 players, and suggested the Mets were preparing to use a six-man rotation that includes […]

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Yankees Land Alfonso Soriano From Cubs

An article by posted on July 26, 2013 0 Comments
Yankees Land Alfonso Soriano From Cubs

According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, Major League Baseball has just approved the trade of Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs to Yankees. Bowden said that Soriano officially waived his no-trade rights and the trade is now official. The Cubs will pay roughly $17.7 million of the approximately $24.5 million left on Soriano‘s contract, and that they are considering […]

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Happy Anniversary To Matt Harvey Who Debuted One Year Ago Today

An article by posted on July 26, 2013 0 Comments
Happy Anniversary To Matt Harvey Who Debuted One Year Ago Today

Matt Harvey made his major league debut one year ago today on July 26, 2012 at Arizona. (Pictured above) Since his debut, he holds the following ranks in the majors: fifth-most strikeouts (227); third-best ERA (2.38); second-best WHIP (0.97); the second-lowest H/9 (6.23) and baserunners/9 (8.94). Harvey has appeared in 30 games (all starts) and has the lowest ERA (2.38) […]

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Mets Pound Out 14 Hits In 7-4 Thumping Over The Braves

An article by posted on July 25, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Pound Out 14 Hits In 7-4 Thumping Over The Braves

The Mets pounded Braves pitching for 14 hits en route to a 7-4 victory this afternoon at Citi Field to gain a split of their four game series with Atlanta. Daniel Murphy and Marlon Byrd led the hit parade with three hits a piece including the 26th double of the season for Murphy who looks […]

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(Updated) Satin Deserves A Major League Opportunity

An article by posted on July 25, 2013 0 Comments
(Updated) Satin Deserves A Major League Opportunity

Updated 12:40 PM: Keith Law wrote me saying: Your writer says: “Keith Law must be a terrible assistant GM and front office person, and that’s why no major league team has hired him since he got shit-canned in Toronto.” You can call me whatever names you like, but I was not “shit-canned” or fired by […]

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Two Mets Minor Leaguers To Keep An Eye On

An article by posted on July 25, 2013 0 Comments

Allan Dykstra, Logan Verrett and Jeff Walters have the B-Mets on top of the EL standings. Keep an eye on Dario Alvarez, the former Phillies prospect who missed time with injuries, was released, and then picked up by the Mets in January after a nice stint for Venezuela in Winter Ball. Last night, Alvarez showed […]

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