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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Mets Lose Mejia To A Sore Elbow In 8-2 Loss To Padres

An article by posted on August 18, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Lose Mejia To A Sore Elbow In 8-2 Loss To Padres

After taking the first two games of their four-game set against the Padres, the Mets got shelled in an 8-2 loss at Petco Park on Saturday night. The Mets may have also lost starter Jenrry Mejia for the season after he was removed from the game after throwing two pitches in the fourth inning. Mejia […]

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Featured Post: The Future Of The Mets Rotation

An article by posted on August 17, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Future Of The Mets Rotation

The following post adds some perspective and a longer view to what the future may hold for the Mets starting rotation. It’s important to understand the approach that the front office takes with regards to how they determine the progression of their top pitching prospects through the Mets minor league system. Sometimes you look at […]

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Mets Activate Travis d’Arnaud, Place John Buck On Paternity Leave

An article by posted on August 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Activate Travis d’Arnaud, Place John Buck On Paternity Leave

The Mets have officially activated catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud after recalling him from Triple-A Las Vegas and then placed John Buck on paternity leave. He will make his much anticipated major league debut tonight against the San Diego Padres. “It will be nice to see him in a New York Mets uniform,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson […]

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Mets Minors: Cecchini Extends Hitting Streak To 14 Games

An article by posted on August 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Cecchini Extends Hitting Streak To 14 Games

At just 19-years old, shortstop Gavin Cecchini is now beginning to deliver on some of the potential some that led the Mets to select him with their top pick (12th overall) in the 2012 First Year Play Draft. Last night for the Brooklyn Cyclones, Cecchini went 1-for-4 with walk to extend his hitting streak to […]

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Flores Ran The Bases, Should Be Back In Tonight’s Lineup

An article by posted on August 17, 2013 0 Comments
Flores Ran The Bases, Should Be Back In Tonight’s Lineup

Terry Collins told reporters in San Diego, that Wilmer Flores has continued to show improvement on his injured ankle and that he performed some base-running drills before Friday’s game. After the game, Collins told reporters Flores did not suffer any setbacks and the 22-year-old should be able to play in tonight’s game. With the exception of a […]

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A Word of Thanks To Gordon Donovan and Kelly Madden

An article by posted on August 17, 2013 0 Comments
A Word of Thanks To Gordon Donovan and Kelly Madden

I wanted to post some amazing photographs taken by Kelly Madden and Gordon Donovan who were at last night’s game at NYSEG Stadium where a dominant performance by Noah Syndergaard propelled Binghamton to a 5-4 win over the New Britain Rock Cats. That first shot you see there, was taken by Kelly last night. What a […]

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Wheeler’s Command Is Improving; Only One Walk Over His Last Two Starts

An article by posted on August 16, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler’s Command Is Improving; Only One Walk Over His Last Two Starts

The legend of Zack Wheeler continues to grow as last night he joined some pretty impressive company… GREAT COMPANY: Zack Wheeler joins Pedro Martinez & Nolan Ryan as the only Mets pitchers ever to strikeout 12 batters in six innings or less. — Mets Merized Online (@MetsMerized) August 16, 2013 Wheeler set career highs Thursday with […]

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Mets Bullpen Has Risen To The Occasion This Season

An article by posted on August 16, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Bullpen Has Risen To The Occasion This Season

After 3-4 consecutive seasons of bullpen failures and a couple of unsuccessful revamps and overhauls by Sandy Alderson in 2011 and 2012, it looks like the Mets have finally turned a corner and figured things out this season. In doing so they’ve also uncovered a few potential keepers for 2014 and beyond, some of them […]

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Is Elvis Andrus An Option For The Mets This Winter?

An article by posted on August 16, 2013 0 Comments
Is Elvis Andrus An Option For The Mets This Winter?

Hey Joe, Just read today that Elvis Andrus had cleared waivers. As you posted yesterday and in the past, a glaring hole that needs to be filled going forward is a legitimate everyday shortstop. I believe you also mentioned his name along with Jurickson Profar as well. Just a couple of comments. If indeed he did clear […]

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How The Mets Almost Derailed The Career Of Juan Lagares

An article by posted on August 16, 2013 0 Comments
How The Mets Almost Derailed The Career Of Juan Lagares

In a chat for ESPN Insider, baseball analyst Keith Law fielded a couple of questions about the Mets including one on Juan Lagares. Keith Law: Pretty darn good defender, better than I’d ever heard (never saw him before he reached the majors). He was 10th on my Mets prospect rankings before 2012, so he was on […]

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