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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Scouts Say Harvey’s Better

An article by posted on June 21, 2013 0 Comments
Scouts Say Harvey’s Better

Danny Knobler of CBS Sports spoke to two scouts who were on hand for Super Tuesday, when Matt Harvey stymied the Braves and Zack Wheeler made his long anticipated debut with six scoreless innings for a Mets doubleheader sweep in Atlanta. “I don’t know if you’re doing a survey, but put me down for Harvey […]

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Paul DePodesta Talks Draft and Player Development With Met Fans On Twitter

An article by posted on June 21, 2013 0 Comments
Paul DePodesta Talks Draft and Player Development With Met Fans On Twitter

Mets Vice President of Player Development and Scouting Paul DePodesta fielded questions for about an hour on Twitter yesterday. He did a nice job of tackling the many concerns and inquiries fans had about the most recent draft, many of the team’s prospects and where they fit into the plan, and also discussed his strategy […]

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Niese Has Partial Tear In Rotator Cuff

An article by posted on June 21, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Has Partial Tear In Rotator Cuff

Jonathon Niese has been diagnosed with a partially torn rotator cuff, although surgery may be avoided according to assistant general manager John Ricco. The diagnosis came after Niese was examined by team doctor David Altchek on Friday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Ricco said doctors believe the tear is small and surgery may […]

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Mets Take The Series: Wright Homers Twice In 4-3 Win Over Braves

An article by posted on June 20, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Take The Series: Wright Homers Twice In 4-3 Win Over Braves

Wright rounds the bases after hitting his second home run of the game tonight… On the strength of three home runs, two of them by David Wright, the Mets beat the Braves by the score of 4-3 tonight at Turner Field to take the rubber game of a five-game series. Unfortunately, it wasn’t all good […]

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My Review of “DOC – A Memoir” by Dwight Gooden

An article by posted on June 20, 2013 0 Comments
My Review of “DOC – A Memoir” by Dwight Gooden

DOC – A Memoir I finally got a chance to read Doc: A Memoir by Dwight Gooden and it took all of a day and a half last weekend. I really didn’t know what to expect when I got my copy, but I put aside any preconceptions and opened up my book on Saturday night… […]

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I Wouldn’t Swap Matt Harvey For Any Other Pitcher On The Planet

An article by posted on June 20, 2013 0 Comments
I Wouldn’t Swap Matt Harvey For Any Other Pitcher On The Planet

Yesterday, I called Matt Harvey one the biggest bad-asses in baseball after reading about this incident that took place last season, when Jon Rauch (good riddance) decided to haze the young rookie. During his rookie season last year, Harvey was tired and decided to take a nap in a side room of the Mets’ clubhouse. […]

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Everything’s Coming Up Apples…

An article by posted on June 20, 2013 0 Comments
Everything’s Coming Up Apples…

So all of a sudden these strangely colored orbs are appearing all over our great city. Have you come across any of them? Most of you have probably seen this one, which stands outside the Mets Shop at Citi Field, but what about all the others? Here’s a map of where all these forbidden fruits […]

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Mets Have Inked Their Top 14 Draft Picks

An article by posted on June 20, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have Inked Their Top 14 Draft Picks

L.J. Mazzilli and his dad Lee before the Cyclones game on Wednesday 2013 draftees, second baseman L.J. Mazzilli and first baseman Matthew Oberste have already hit the ground running for the Low-A Brooklyn Cyclones. Both are batting .375 (3-for-8) as the Clones begin their short season this week. Meanwhile, first-round pick Dominic Smith singled in his […]

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MMO Book Review: The Happiest Recap by Greg Prince

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Book Review: The Happiest Recap by Greg Prince

Just before the season started, Greg Prince of Faith and Fear in Flushing, was kind enough to send me out a copy of his new book, The Happiest Recap : First Base 1962-1973. It’s the first of four volumes chronicling the rich fifty year history of the New York Mets, told only the way you would expect from […]

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Dominic Smith Thanks Mets Fans, Officially Signs His $2.6 Million Deal

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
Dominic Smith Thanks Mets Fans, Officially Signs His $2.6 Million Deal

It is official… The Mets have agreed to terms with first-round pick 1B Dominic Smith who signed his contract today at Port St. Lucie where he has been working out. Smith, a big left-handed first baseman out Serra High School in California, was selected 11th overall in this month’s First-Year Player Draft. The Mets reportedly […]

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