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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Scott Rice To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery For Hernia

An article by posted on September 6, 2013 0 Comments

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, lefthanded reliever Scott Rice will undergo season-ending surgery for a hernia. Rice has been one of the biggest surprises for the Mets this season and has a 3.71 ERA with a league-leading 73 appearances. In 51.0 innings pitched, Rice has walked 27 while striking out 41, however it was […]

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Will Mets Sign A $100 Million Free Agent This Winter?

An article by posted on September 6, 2013 0 Comments
Will Mets Sign A $100 Million Free Agent This Winter?

I just finished reading a post on MetsBlog about the Mets and the possibilities of signing soon to be free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Red Sox center fielder has an asking price of more than $100 million dollars. I’ve also seen names like Shin-Soo Choo and Robinson Cano mentioned as […]

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Wheeler Takes His Undefeated 5-0 Road Record To Cleveland

An article by posted on September 6, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Takes His Undefeated 5-0 Road Record To Cleveland

As was reported earlier this week, tonight’s Mets starter Zack Wheeler, has only 25-28 innings left before he will be shutdown for the season. The Mets want to keep Wheeler’s innings total to around 175-180 for the season. With the 23-year-old righty already at 151.2 between Triple-A and the majors, the Mets may likely limit […]

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Syndergaard Top Starting Pitcher On All-Prospect All Star Team

An article by posted on September 5, 2013 0 Comments

MLB Trade Rumors posted their 2013 All-Prospect All Star Team for the 2013 season and Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard was their top starting pitcher. Starting Pitcher: Noah Syndergaard, Mets – Jameson Taillon (Pirates), Kevin Gausman(Orioles) and Robert Stephenson (Reds) also received consideration as the one of the top pitchers in the minors but the final spot went to the Mets’ prospect. […]

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Vic Black Wants To Be A Closer

An article by posted on September 5, 2013 0 Comments
Vic Black Wants To Be A Closer

They say that baseball is a game of inches, or centimeters if you find yourself in the British Isles. You could take that old baseball adage and apply it in so many ways, but basically it juxtaposes the reality of how easily the game can change on a dime or how suddenly the momentum in […]

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Duda Is Rewriting The Mets Plan At First Base

An article by posted on September 5, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Is Rewriting The Mets Plan At First Base

The great thing about baseball is how it shifts your opinions on players from Point A to Point B and then back to Point A again. Always evolving, always transforming and always wonderfully unpredictable. It’s sort of like real life that way. I remember all the jokes, all the griping and all the complaining when […]

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Suddenly, Gee Has Become The Mets’ Most Reliable Starter

An article by posted on September 5, 2013 0 Comments
Suddenly, Gee Has Become The Mets’ Most Reliable Starter

There was something Sandy Alderson said during his interview on WFAN on Tuesday that made me laugh. When Mike Francesa brought up how well Dillon Gee had been pitching, the Mets GM responded: “I told Dillon after his last game, remember what I told you two months ago: The other guys are getting the headlines, […]

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Fair or Foul: Not So Fast On Trading Bobby Parnell…

An article by posted on September 4, 2013 0 Comments
Fair or Foul: Not So Fast On Trading Bobby Parnell…

For a team that after three seasons still has so many holes to fill, I find it amazing how many times I read posts about trading away the few productive players we do have for either more prospects or merely for the fact that arbitration is approaching. Yesterday, in a post on MetsBlog announcing that […]

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Alderson Will Spend Money On Veteran Starter If Harvey Is Out For 2014

An article by posted on September 3, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Will Spend Money On Veteran Starter If Harvey Is Out For 2014

Sandy Alderson was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN today and said a few things that are worth discussing… Aside from the usual dialog about how everything is going according to plan and things are going as well as expected, there were a few things worth noting and I’ll post on each one. First […]

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Wheeler’s Innings Clock Is Winding Down

An article by posted on September 3, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler’s Innings Clock Is Winding Down

Zack Wheeler’s season should consist of about 28 more innings, an insider told ESPN New York, and whether that gets Wheeler through the remainder of the season remains to be seen. Adam Rubin adds that if the Mets operated with a five-man rotation, Wheeler’s turn would come up five times in September — meaning he […]

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