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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Marcum Cops An Attitude When Asked About MRI

An article by posted on July 3, 2013 0 Comments
Marcum Cops An Attitude When Asked About MRI

This from ESPN New York: Mets starter Shaun Marcum visited the team doctor on Tuesday, according to a source. Marcum started Monday against Arizona, and was seen in the dugout rolling his neck and pointing to his shoulder area. He told reporters after the game that he was fine. Marcum was evasive following the Mets’ 9-1 win […]

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Wilmer Flores Is Ready For The Mets, But Are The Mets Ready For Him?

An article by posted on July 3, 2013 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Is Ready For The Mets, But Are The Mets Ready For Him?

After being selected to the Triple-A All Star team for the Pacific Coast League, Wilmer Flores celebrated the occasion by going  5-for-6 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored. He’s now boasting a .320/.367/.520 batting line with 27 doubles, four triples and ten home runs in 325 at-bats while scoring 53 runs. Amazingly for a […]

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Terry Collins: Josh Satin Is Our Savior Right Now

An article by posted on July 2, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins: Josh Satin Is Our Savior Right Now

According to a post by Adam Rubin on ESPN New York, it now appears that Josh Satin’s hot bat will be keeping Ike Davis in Triple-A Las Vegas longer than what some may have initially thought. Satin, whose RBI single in the bottom of the ninth forced extra innings last night, went 3-for-6 with two doubles and […]

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Mets Name DePaoli Chief Revenue Officer

An article by posted on July 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Name DePaoli Chief Revenue Officer

Straight from the New York Mets… The Mets have named Lou DePaoli executive vice president and chief revenue officer, a newly created position within the organization. DePaoli, who has been executive vice president and chief marketing officer for the Pirates since 2008, will be responsible for leading the strategic development and management of all revenue generation […]

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Don’t Expect Mets To Add A Carlos Gonzalez-Type Outfielder

An article by posted on July 1, 2013 0 Comments
Don’t Expect Mets To Add A Carlos Gonzalez-Type Outfielder

The Mets aren’t expecting a significant building block like a Carlos Gonzalez-type outfielder to land in their laps before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. “I don’t think that’s something for right now,” a club official said yesterday. “That’s probably something more for the offseason.” It […]

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Davey Johnson On Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on July 1, 2013 0 Comments
Davey Johnson On Zack Wheeler

Barbara Barker of Newsday caught up with Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson who had some nice things to say about Zack Wheeler, but also pointed out what the young right-hander’s main problem is. “You’ve got to like his arm,” Nationals manager Davey Johnson said. “He has a good fastball and breaking stuff. But it’s command. […]

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D’Arnaud Feeling Discomfort In Foot

An article by posted on June 30, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Feeling Discomfort In Foot

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Travis d’Arnaud recently felt discomfort in his foot while running on flat ground. Travis d’Arnaud (broken left foot) had some discomfort while running on flat ground, but that is to be expected during his rehab, according to Mets personnel. D’Arnaud has been rehabbing and trying to come […]

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Zack Wheeler And Why Hype Can Be A B**ch

An article by posted on June 30, 2013 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler And Why Hype Can Be A B**ch

Andy Martino of the Daily News weighs in on the problem with hype, projection, unrealised expectations, and something about Mike Pelfrey being the devil. It is dehumanizing, what happens to phenoms like Zack Wheeler over the long arc of a professional baseball career. In the minor leagues, you are an abstraction, a blank screen onto […]

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Gee Solid In Mets 5-1 Win Over Nats

An article by posted on June 29, 2013 0 Comments
Gee Solid In Mets 5-1 Win Over Nats

Dillon Gee rebounded from from a poor start to give the Mets six solid innings in a 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals today at Citi Field. Gee has always had success against the Nats and had a 2.70 ERA in eight starts against them going into today. The right-hander had his changeup working and […]

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Have The Mets Found The Leadoff Hitter They’ve Lacked Since Reyes?

An article by posted on June 29, 2013 0 Comments
Have The Mets Found The Leadoff Hitter They’ve Lacked Since Reyes?

Eric Young extended his hitting streak to seven games last night, one shy of his career-high. Young is hitting .419 (13-31) during that current stretch. Young’s career-best is an eight-game hitting streak, September 6-13, 2010. Since joining the Mets on June 19,  Young is batting .359 (14-39) with five runs scored, four doubles and six RBI. He […]

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