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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After Catching Segura With Two Swipes Last Night, Young Eyes Stolen Base Crown

An article by posted on 27/09/2013 0 Comments
After Catching Segura With Two Swipes Last Night, Young Eyes Stolen Base Crown

Young gets in ahead of tag for his second steal of the game After two more swipes on Thursday night against the Brewers, Eric Young Jr. has caught Milwaukee’s Jean Segura for the National League lead with 44 stolen bases. With Segura currently sidelined with a hamstring strain, it looks like Young is just one stolen base away from […]

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Mike Piazza’s Most Memorable Mets Moments

An article by posted on 27/09/2013 45 Comments
Mike Piazza’s Most Memorable Mets Moments

Below are several memorable moments during Mike Piazza’s Mets tenure. May 22, 1998 – Acquired by the Mets from the Florida Marlins in exchange for minor leaguers Preston Wilson, Ed Yarnall and Geoff Goetz. May 23, 1998 – Makes his Mets debut at Shea Stadium, going 1-4 with an RBI double in a 3-0 win over Milwaukee. June […]

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Wright Feels Fine After Getting Hit In The Head, Could Play Tonight If Everything Checks Out

An article by posted on 27/09/2013 0 Comments
Wright Feels Fine After Getting Hit In The Head, Could Play Tonight If Everything Checks Out

David Wright was hit in the head by a pitch from Brewers starting pitcher Johnny Hellweg in the bottom of the third inning of during last night’s game against Milwaukee, Wright ducked in an attempt to get out of the way of the inside pitch which still drilled him off the the helmet. He went down initially, but […]

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Niese Will Pitch The Season Finale

An article by posted on 26/09/2013 0 Comments
Niese Will Pitch The Season Finale

Terry Collins told reporters that Jon Niese will start in the season finale against the Brewers on Sunday. After his last start on Tuesday, Collins said that there was a strong possibility that Niese would be shutdown for the season based on different factors. Niese missed nearly two months of this season rehabbing from a partially […]

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Baseball America Names Amed Rosario Top Prospect In Appy League

An article by posted on 26/09/2013 0 Comments
Baseball America Names Amed Rosario Top Prospect In Appy League

Mets shortstop Amed Rosario was named the Appalachian League’s top prospect by Baseball America. Clint Longenecker also ranked righthanders Robert Whalen (#15) and Chris Flexen (#19) to round out his top twenty. BA writes that Rosario showed “star potential” in his debut season and said he is an exceptional athlete with above-average speed. “He could be a star,” […]

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Harvey and Wright Crack Top 20 Best Selling Jerseys

An article by posted on 26/09/2013 0 Comments
Harvey and Wright Crack Top 20 Best Selling Jerseys

Matt Harvey (# 2) and David Wright (# 13) are among the top 20 selling jerseys in a list released by Major League Baseball. The list which follows, is based on MLB jersey sales since the All-Star break. Top 20 Selling Jerseys 1. Mariano Rivera, Yankees 2. Matt Harvey, Mets 3. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers 4. […]

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Duda Says He’s Done Enough For Everyday Job, But Does Sandy Share His Opinion?

An article by posted on 26/09/2013 0 Comments
Duda Says He’s Done Enough For Everyday Job, But Does Sandy Share His Opinion?

Lucas Duda fully understands the lay of the land in Flushing these days, and knows his hold on an everyday job at first base in 2014 is tenuous at best. While he feels he has done enough to be considered as an every-day player by Sandy Alderson, he understands the decision ultimately lies in the hands […]

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Lets Retire No. 31 While We’re At It…

An article by posted on 26/09/2013 0 Comments
Lets Retire No. 31 While We’re At It…

On Sunday, September 29 at Citi Field, Mike Piazza, the greatest home run-hitting catcher of all-time, will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame. Piazza will become the 27th member of the Mets Hall of Fame during the Mets Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony prior to the 1:10 PM game against the Milwaukee Brewers […]

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Could Dice-K Matsuzaka Be “That” Guy?

An article by posted on 26/09/2013 0 Comments
Could Dice-K Matsuzaka Be “That” Guy?

I’ll spare you the 50 word preamble as to why Sandy Alderson is looking to add a veteran starting pitcher this offseason… He just is and if you don’t know why, you must be new here. Yesterday, I was inspired to weigh in on Bronson Arroyo when I read a post elsewhere that called him […]

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Boras Targeting $100 Million For Choo This Winter

An article by posted on 26/09/2013 0 Comments
Boras Targeting $100 Million For Choo This Winter

MLB Trade Rumors posted some new information regarding pending free agent Shin-Soo Choo who has been connected to the Mets by various MLB executives in recent weeks. On of those baseball executives told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Choo could fetch as much as $90-$100 million on the open market this winter. Shockingly, Choo’s agent, Scott Boras, believes […]

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