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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Buck Will Catch Harvey In His All Star Showdown With Scherzer

An article by posted on August 24, 2013 0 Comments
Buck Will Catch Harvey In His All Star Showdown With Scherzer

It’s not exactly the fight of the century or even the Thrilla In Manilla, but when the Mets’ Matt Harvey and the Tigers’ Max Scherzer oppose each other on Saturday at Citi Field, it will mark the first time in MLB history that both All-Star Game starters have faced off at any point during the same […]

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DePodesta On Why It’s Taking So Long For Mets To Show Winning Results

An article by posted on August 23, 2013 0 Comments
DePodesta On Why It’s Taking So Long For Mets To Show Winning Results

I want to thank Liz Peterson from Nautilus, who was kind enough to allow us to share an interview one of her writers, Kevin Berger, conducted with the Mets Vice President of Player Development Paul DePodesta. In the interview, DePodesta discusses his early years with the Cleveland Indians and Oakland A’s as well as the […]

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Veteran’s Career Expo At Citi Field

An article by posted on August 23, 2013 0 Comments
Veteran’s Career Expo At Citi Field

Yesterday, I spent 13 hours at the VA Hospital going through a battery of tests and ending my late afternoon with a CT-Scan. Afterward, I was kind of hungry and thought I’d go and see if they had any food left at the cafeteria – eh, just sandwiches. I went with the chicken salad because […]

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Is Daniel Murphy Worth $4 Million Dollars?

An article by posted on August 22, 2013 0 Comments
Is Daniel Murphy Worth $4 Million Dollars?

I couldn’t help but notice something that was written on MetsBlog yesterday that suggested that Daniel Murphy was not worth $4 million dollars. Murphy is eligible for arbitration each of the next two seasons, and I expect he’ll earn around $4 million in 2014. It’s plausible to think Alderson views Murphy as not worth his […]

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Satin Homers, Niese Shines, But Blown Call Hands Mets 4-1 Loss To Braves

An article by posted on August 21, 2013 0 Comments
Satin Homers, Niese Shines, But Blown Call Hands Mets 4-1 Loss To Braves

The Mets dropped a heartbreaker to the Braves, 4-1, in 10 innings on Wednesday afternoon after a blown call at first base gave Atlanta an extra out and Chris Johnson blasted a go-ahead three-run homer off reliever Greg Burke. Ugh… Jon Niese started and delivered another solid performance allowing one run in 7.0 innings and racking […]

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Congratulations To Ichiro On Reaching 4,000 Career Hits

An article by posted on August 21, 2013 0 Comments
Congratulations To Ichiro On Reaching 4,000 Career Hits

Congratulations to Ichiro Suzuki, who slapped a single tonight for the 4,000th hit of his incredible career, split between Japan and the major leagues. Suzuki got his historic hit off Toronto’s R.A. Dickey. Ironically, his milestone single was his 2,722nd hit in the major leagues which also moved him ahead of Yankee legend Lou Gehrig on the All […]

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Is Juan Lagares An Everyday Center Fielder?

An article by posted on August 21, 2013 0 Comments
Is Juan Lagares An Everyday Center Fielder?

YES!!! Mets righthander Dillon Gee credits his improved performance to his defense because he doesn’t have to be afraid to pitch to contact, he especially singles out Juan Lagares. “It gives you confidence to keep attacking because you know you’ve got guys out there that are playing hard and making all the plays for you,” […]

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Dillon Gee Has A 2.27 ERA In His Last 15 Starts

An article by posted on August 21, 2013 0 Comments
Dillon Gee Has A 2.27 ERA In His Last 15 Starts

I read a comment this morning in our threads from one reader asking another why he left out Gee in his projected 2014 rotation. In addition to MMO, I spend a lot of time reading comment threads at MetsBlog and on other Mets Forums and I see that a lot. Mostly I see future Mets […]

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Dustin Lawley Named 2013 FSL Player Of The Year

An article by posted on August 21, 2013 0 Comments
Dustin Lawley Named 2013 FSL Player Of The Year

The Player of the Year in the Florida State League for 2013 was just announced and St. Lucie Mets slugger Dustin Lawley got the nod with a spectacular season leading the FSL with 25 home runs 90 RBIs. He is coming off a hot week where he went 8-for-18 with one home run, two doubles and […]

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Should Sandy Alderson Allocate Roughly 10% Of His Budget On Jose Abreu?

An article by posted on August 21, 2013 0 Comments
Should Sandy Alderson Allocate Roughly 10% Of His Budget On Jose Abreu?

Just read this post on MetsBlog about Jose Abreu, the 26-year old Cuban defector that has been called a better hitter than Yasiel Puig. For the most part me and Matt Cerrone agree that it’s unlikely the Mets will do anything more than show some slight interest in what night be the next great baseball […]

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