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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Jenrry Mejia Likely To Make 2013 Debut Against Nationals

An article by posted on July 21, 2013 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia Likely To Make 2013 Debut Against Nationals

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets are considering Jenrry Mejia for a start next Saturday. The Mets play a doubleheader on Friday in Washington, and will need an extra pitcher on Saturday. Also being considered, but I view as extreme long-shots, are Chris Schwinden, Jacob deGrom, and Rafael Montero – neither of […]

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Raissman on Harvey: Stop The Whining And Don’t Shoot The Messenger

An article by posted on July 21, 2013 0 Comments
Raissman on Harvey: Stop The Whining And Don’t Shoot The Messenger

Bob Raissman of the Daily News ripped into Matt Harvey in his Sunday column and asked him to not to blame the media for any of the blow-back from his rendezvous with the glamorous lifestyle of the rich and famous. Matt Harvey says he wants to be like Derek Jeter. He’s acting more like Alex Rodriguez , which […]

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Terry Collins Says Josh Satin Will Play Against Lefthanders

An article by posted on July 21, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins Says Josh Satin Will Play Against Lefthanders

Terry Collins might be in sort of a “Save My Job” mode these days as he continues to dumbfound the Mets masses with yet another logical conclusion, albeit a few months too late. “Josh Satin, I just looked up some numbers this morning, he’s hitting .450 against left-handed pitching. He’s going to play against left-handed […]

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Wheeler Realizes He Needs To Address Command Issues Quickly

An article by posted on July 21, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Realizes He Needs To Address Command Issues Quickly

Zack Wheeler spoke to reporters after last night’s win and acknowledged that he needs to start addressing his command issues very quickly. “Been a few times now where I’ve had to come out of the game early because I’m throwing 20 pitches an inning, falling behind guys, stuff like that. It’s not going to work,” […]

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Mets Hang On For 5-4 Win Over Phillies

An article by posted on July 20, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Hang On For 5-4 Win Over Phillies

Coming off a three-hit, one-run performance against the San Francisco Giants, Zack Wheeler was greeted by a Jimmy Rollins home run and lasted just 4.2 innings in the Mets 5-4 win over the Phillies. In was Wheeler’s second start at Citi Field and just like his first one, was unable to complete five innings. The […]

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Turner To Return From DL On Monday, Still No Timetable For Duda

An article by posted on July 20, 2013 0 Comments
Turner To Return From DL On Monday, Still No Timetable For Duda

Here are a couple of Mets injury updates… There is still no timetable for left fielder Lucas Duda (intercostal strain) returning to the big-league team. Last week, Terry Collins said that he was progressing much slower than the team initially anticipated and that he could be out until late July. That would seem like an […]

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Hefner Rocked As Phillies Defeat The Mets In 13-8 Drubbing

An article by posted on July 19, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Rocked As Phillies Defeat The Mets In 13-8 Drubbing

The Phillies torched Jeremy Hefner and racked up 11 runs in the first three innings on their way to a 13-8 win over the Mets tonight at Citi Field. Hefner was rocked for eight runs in two-plus innings before being pulled in the third before registering an out. he allowed 10 hits including a home […]

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Featured Post: The Honeymoon Is Over, Sandy Is On The Clock

An article by posted on July 19, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Honeymoon Is Over, Sandy Is On The Clock

Thoughts from Joe D. I didn’t get a chance to weigh in on this yesterday and just wanted to post a quick summary after his interview. We’ve heard Fred and Jeff Wilpon say things like this for almost a year now. Ever since they avoided that billion dollar lawsuit and averted bankruptcy, I said at […]

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Hefner Continues His Impressive Season Tonight Against The Phillies

An article by posted on July 19, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Continues His Impressive Season Tonight Against The Phillies

Since May 26, the Mets are third in the majors with a 3.18 (151 earned runs/427.0 innings) team ERA and there’s a good reason for that positive development, his name, Jeremy Hefner. Since June 4, Jeremy Hefner leads the majors with a 1.76 ERA (10 earned runs/51.0 innings) over eight starts. Pittsburgh’s Francisco Liriano is second with a […]

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Fan Shot From Afghanistan: Optimism in a Mets World

An article by posted on July 19, 2013 0 Comments
Fan Shot From Afghanistan: Optimism in a Mets World

Brave service men and women are still in Afghanistan protecting the American ideal. Here is a special Fan Shot that comes from one of our friends still serving in Afghanistan, Staff Sergeant Michael Cunningham, US Army.   I am about to return from a nine month deployment to Afghanistan with a renewed optimism about the […]

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