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 Is Raking In Vegas

An article by posted on August 20, 2013 0 Comments
Matt den Dekker Is Raking In Vegas

As we draw towards the end of the season and wild card hopes slowly dissipate for the New York Mets, it might be time for Marlon Byrd to ease into a lesser role to have as take a glimpse at Matt den Dekker, just as John Buck steps aside for Travis d’Arnaud. There’s still ten […]

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MMO Mailbag: Why Do The Mets Baby Their Starting Pitchers?

An article by posted on August 20, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Why Do The Mets Baby Their Starting Pitchers?

Justin asks… Why are the Mets always babying their pitchers? It’s not like any of these inning caps and pitch counts have resulted in fewer injuries. Look at Matz and Fulmer and Mejia just this year alone. I just don’t get this obsession. Nobody worried about these things with Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Nolan Ryan […]

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Jake deGrom Will Start On Friday, But It Won’t Be For The Mets… Alderson Shoots Down Idea…

An article by posted on August 20, 2013 0 Comments

Well it looks like Sandy Alderson didn’t agree with my pleas to give Jake deGrom the start on Friday… He unambiguously shot down the idea last night, and said that “DeGrom is not on the table.” Instead, the Mets have decided to take Carlos Torres out of the bullpen where he has done a stellar job, and […]

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Mets Sign A Pair Of Right-Handers To Minor League Deals

An article by posted on August 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign A Pair Of Right-Handers To Minor League Deals

The Mets announced they have signed a pair of righthanded pitchers, Mitch Talbot and Daryl Thompson, to minor league deals. They were both assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas. MITCH TALBOT: The Mets signed righthanded pitcher Mitch Talbot today and assigned him to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. The 6-1, 180-pound native of […]

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All Six Mets’ Rookies Have Been Productive This Season

An article by posted on August 19, 2013 0 Comments
All Six Mets’ Rookies Have Been Productive This Season

It has been a long time since the Mets have had so many players make their major league debuts and to do so as successfully as they have. Last night, Travis d’Arnaud joined the party and became the sixth Met to make his major league debut this season, joining: Wilmer Flores, Zack Wheeler, Gonzalez Germen, Juan Lagares and […]

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Sickels Projects d’Arnaud In His Prospect of Day Feature

An article by posted on August 19, 2013 0 Comments
Sickels Projects d’Arnaud In His Prospect of Day Feature

John Sickels on Minor League Ball featured Travis d’Arnaud as his Prospect of the Day and pointed out how steadily his throwing has improved as evidenced by increasing caught-stealing percentages since turning pro. So for those of you worried about those three stolen bases against him this weekend, don’t go jumping to any conclusions, and […]

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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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