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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Matt den Dekker Ready To Start Playing In Games

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
Matt den Dekker Ready To Start Playing In Games

Center fielder Matt den Dekker, who suffered a fractured right wrist during a March 24 Grapefruit League game, is ready to get into games according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Den Dekker was scheduled to DH in a back-field game in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Thursday until heavy rains forced a postponement. Den […]

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Reactions To Mets First Round Selection Dominic Smith

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
Reactions To Mets First Round Selection Dominic Smith

Paul DePodesta: Fired up to select Dominic Smith! Chance to hit for average and power while playing great defense. Special human being, too! Keith Law: Smith is one of the best pure hitters in the high school class, showing a smooth left-handed swing with power and a plus glove at first base. When he keeps […]

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Red Hot Puello Blasts Two More Homers

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments

Right fielder Cesar Puello hit two solo home runs, including the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Binghamton Mets defeated the Trenton Thunder, 5-4, Thursday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. The red-hot Puello hit four home runs in the series and now has 12 on the season while batting .320/.401/.588 in 50 […]

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Paul DePodesta On Why Dominic Smith Will Stay At First Base

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
Paul DePodesta On Why Dominic Smith Will Stay At First Base

The New York Mets today announced the selection of first baseman Dominic Smith from Serra High School (CA) with the 11th pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Smith, 17, who bats and throws lefthanded, hit .493 (33-67) with seven home runs and 38 RBI in 27 games to help Serra to the CIF D3 […]

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Jeff Wilpon Preaches Patience, Is Satisfied With The Plan

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
Jeff Wilpon Preaches Patience, Is Satisfied With The Plan

New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon told Lynn Worthy of the Press & Sun-Bulletin, that he remains committed to the organization’s focus on player development that general manager Sandy Alderson has championed since being hired in October 2010. Wilpon visited Double-A Binghamton yesterday and preached patience and satisfaction with the plan. “There’s a plan. You […]

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Would Andre Ethier Be A Good Fit For Mets?

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
Would Andre Ethier Be A Good Fit For Mets?

It’s become very apparent that the Mets have made little progress in fixing a glaring need in the outfield that prompted GM Sandy Alderson to famously say, “Outfield? What outfield” last November. Wile there was a halfhearted attempt made in trading for Justin Upton or signing free agent Michael Bourn, readers here will remember my […]

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Byrd Predicts He’d Hit Two Homers, Then Goes Out And Does It

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
Byrd Predicts He’d Hit Two Homers, Then Goes Out And Does It

Byrd’s the word these days for the Mets, as their veteran offseason signing continues to produce at a level far beyond what anyone expected. Last night, Marlon Byrd struck again and this time he hit not one, but two home runs in the Mets 10-1 rout of the Washington Nationals. Better still was the fact that […]

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Jon Niese Ready For His Start Against The Marlins On Saturday

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
Jon Niese Ready For His Start Against The Marlins On Saturday

In case you missed it, lefthander Jon Niese tossed 39 pitches yesterday, in a successful bullpen session at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. Niese said he had no problems, threw the ball free and easy, and was able to get his arm angle to where he wanted to. He does not foresee any after effects tomorrow […]

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2013 MLB Draft Primer and Coverage Details

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
2013 MLB Draft Primer and Coverage Details

2013 MLB Draft Schedule Rounds 1-2 will be streamed live on MLB.com and broadcast on MLB Network beginning with a preview show at 6:00 pm. Rounds 3-10 will be streamed live on MLB.com on Friday, beginning with a preview show at 12:30 pm. Rounds 11-40 will be streamed live on MLB.com on Saturday, starting at […]

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Mets Go Yard Three Times In 10-1 Rout Over The Nats

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Go Yard Three Times In 10-1 Rout Over The Nats

The New York Mets pounded out a season high 15 hits to beat the Washington Nationals by the score of 10-1 tonight at Nationals Park. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Mets who last won against the Yankees in the Subway Series oh so long ago. Marlon Byrd walloped two home runs, […]

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