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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Vaughn, Bradford, Maron, Aderlin and Robles To Represent Mets In AFL

An article by posted on August 27, 2013 0 Comments
Vaughn, Bradford, Maron, Aderlin and Robles To Represent Mets In AFL

The 2013 Arizona Fall League Rosters were announced today. Representing the New York Mets will be OF Cory Vaughn, C Cam Maron, 3B Aderlin Rodriguez, RHP Hansel Robles, and RHP Chasen Bradford. MMO’s Prince Rahman interviewed Bradford yesterday, here is part of it: AA is often believed to be the toughest level for players to […]

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Buck and Byrd Traded To Pirates For 2B Prospect Dilson Herrera and PTBNL

An article by posted on August 27, 2013 0 Comments
Buck and Byrd Traded To Pirates For 2B Prospect Dilson Herrera and PTBNL

The Mets have traded John Buck and Marlon Byrd and cash considerations to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 19-year-old Single-A second baseman Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later, according to ESPN New York. Herrera is the 20th best prospect in the Pirates minor leagues according to Baseball America and 11th best according to MiLB.com who also ranked him […]

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Jeremy Hefner To Undergo Tommy John Surgery Tomorrow

An article by posted on August 27, 2013 0 Comments
Jeremy Hefner To Undergo Tommy John Surgery Tomorrow

Jeremy Hefner announced via Twitter that he will be undergoing Tommy John Surgery on Wednesday morning and likely miss most if not all of the 2014 season. After seeking a second opinion, an examination on Monday with Dr. James Andrews confirmed the initial diagnosis and surgery was recommended. An MRI a week ago, showed that […]

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Wheeler Continues To Make Great Strides

An article by posted on August 27, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Continues To Make Great Strides

On the day the team and its loyal fanbase learned the devastating news that Matt Harvey will likely need Tommy John surgery to repair a partially torn UCL in his elbow, Zack Wheeler took the mound and delivered the goods. Despite the 2-1 loss to the Phillies, the young righthander gave us the reassuring start we all […]

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Harvey Has Partially Torn UCL, Tommy John Surgery Not Being Ruled Out

An article by posted on August 26, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Has Partially Torn UCL, Tommy John Surgery Not Being Ruled Out

Update 4:15 PM According to Marc Carig, Mets right-hander Matt Harvey underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery this morning for an undisclosed reason and WFAN’s Mike Francesa is reporting that Matt Harvey has a partially torn UCL. Sandy Alderson held a press conference and said that Matt Harvey will likely be shutdown for the […]

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Mets Minors: Whalen, Flexen and Gsellman Deliver Strong Performances

An article by posted on August 26, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Whalen, Flexen and Gsellman Deliver Strong Performances

What a great week for Mets pitching prospects… We’ll begin with Binghamton Mets lefthander Darin Gorski, who has been named the Eastern League pitcher of the week for the week ending August 25th. Gorski tossed 14.2 innings in two starts and allowing three runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out ten. Overall, Gorski is 4-1 with a […]

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The Mets and Mike Trout… What If…

An article by posted on August 26, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets and Mike Trout… What If…

One of our readers sent me a link to an article by Dave Cameron of FanGraphs who asked, How much would you pay for one year of Mike Trout? Yes, yes, yes, it’s a completely speculative piece and the question is hypothetical, but here him out… Recently, I was asked what I think turns out […]

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D’Arnaud Homers, But Mets Can’t Avoid Sweep After 11-3 Mauling By Tigers

An article by posted on August 25, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Homers, But Mets Can’t Avoid Sweep After 11-3 Mauling By Tigers

TIGERS LEAVE METS IN TATTERS AFTER 11-3 MAULING The Mets got pounced on by the Tigers who beat them 11-3 this afternoon at Citi Field to complete a three game sweep and leave them licking their wounds. Dillon Gee started for the Mets and wasn’t nearly as sharp as we’ve seen from him of late. […]

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Watch D’Arnaud Hit His First Major League Home Run

An article by posted on August 25, 2013 0 Comments
Watch D’Arnaud Hit His First Major League Home Run

Congratulations to Mets top prospect Travis d’Arnaud who got just enough of a Rick Porcello fastball to send it over the left-center field wall for his first career home run. It was a two-run shot in the fourth to put the Mets ahead 3-2 at the time, and after a hearty round of congratulations from his teammates, […]

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Lucas Duda Is Glad To Be Back Even If It’s In A Reduced Role

An article by posted on August 25, 2013 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Is Glad To Be Back Even If It’s In A Reduced Role

Yesterday, after the team recalled Lucas Duda from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned outfielder Mike Baxter back to the minors, the former everyday left fielder for the Mets was all smiles. “Anytime you’re in the big leagues everything is good,” Duda said. ”I wasn’t hitting too good in my rehab assignment, so it is what it is. […]

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