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 Need To Get Out Of Wheeler’s Way

An article by posted on June 26, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Need To Get Out Of Wheeler’s Way

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s some sage advice for a franchise who oftentimes ends up making a good situation bad, and a bad situation worse. The Mets have always been an organization that loves to get their grubby little hands into everything. Sometimes their meanderings are harmless, but every now and then […]

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White Sox Edge The Mets 5-4 After Walk-off Single In Ninth

An article by posted on June 25, 2013 0 Comments
White Sox Edge The Mets 5-4 After Walk-off Single In Ninth

White Sox 5, Mets 4 The Mets lost the series opener to the White Sox tonight by the score of 5-4 on a walkoff single in the ninth at U.S. Cellular Field. Zack Wheeler made his second start of the season and didn’t fare very well, working out of trouble throughout his stint and having […]

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Mets Trade Collin Cowgill To Angels For Kyle Johnson

An article by posted on June 25, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Trade Collin Cowgill To Angels For Kyle Johnson

The Mets have traded Collin Cowgill to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for minor league right fielder Kyle Johnson. Johnson, 23, was batting .310 with with a .414 on base and had 16 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 30 RBI in 67 games for Single-A Burlington. He also had 30 stolen bases. […]

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2013 All Star Game: Give Matt Harvey The Damn Ball

An article by posted on June 25, 2013 0 Comments
2013 All Star Game: Give Matt Harvey The Damn Ball

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York wrote what I felt was one of the strongest arguments in making the case for Matt Harvey starting the All Star Game for the National League. He first compares Harvey, who he calls the NL’s Justin Verlander, to last season’s NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey: Through 16 starts, […]

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Syndergaard and D’Arnaud Featured On BP’s Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects

An article by posted on June 25, 2013 0 Comments

Baseball Prospectus just unveiled their 2013 mid-season Top 50 Prospect Rankings. For the Mets, right-hander Noah Syndergaard checked in at No. 23, while catcher Travis d’Arnaud was ranked at No. 28. Both players of course, were acquired before the season from Toronto in the R.A. Dickey deal. Syndergaard, recently made a sparkling debut for Double-A Binghamton on […]

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June 18, 2013 Was A Turning Point For The New York Mets

An article by posted on June 25, 2013 0 Comments
June 18, 2013 Was A Turning Point For The New York Mets

They say that every great run of success usually had its roots in a turning point. Looking at Mets history you can say we’ve had quite a few turning points – both good and bad. Gil Hodges and Tom Seaver were certainly turning points for the Mets – when they went from lovable losers to […]

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Ike Davis Outraged After Being Bypassed, Alderson Had To Calm Him Down

An article by posted on June 25, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Outraged After Being Bypassed, Alderson Had To Calm Him Down

This morning on WFAN, Craig Carton was ripping Ike Davis over a report from a source who told him that Davis went ballistic in the clubhouse after the Mets opted to promote Zach Lutz instead of him. “How can they promote him over ****ing me,” he reportedly screamed at manager Wally Backman.. He became such […]

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Wheeler Ready For White Sox, Looks To Cut Down Walks

An article by posted on June 24, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Ready For White Sox, Looks To Cut Down Walks

With Wheeler Day less than a day away, the young right-hander has one goal he’d like to accomplish tomorrow night at U.S. Cellular Field when he takes on Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox and that is to cut down the free passes. Speaking on a conference call with reporters, Zack Wheeler said, “I walked […]

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Jayce Boyd Is Now Menacing Florida State League Pitching

An article by posted on June 24, 2013 0 Comments
Jayce Boyd Is Now Menacing Florida State League Pitching

Jayce Boyd finally got that long waited promotion to Advanced-A, right after the SAL All Star Game as I had speculated. But don’t think for a moment that the better class of pitching has slowed him down any… It hasn’t. The right-handed first-bagger has a four game hitting streak and has nine hits in his […]

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Murphy Is Batting .195 In June, Flores Raking In Vegas, Something’s Gotta Give

An article by posted on June 24, 2013 0 Comments
Murphy Is Batting .195 In June, Flores Raking In Vegas, Something’s Gotta Give

After a torrid start to the season, second baseman Daniel Murphy, who occasionally moonlights at first base as well, is mired in one of his longest funks of the season and perhaps his career. With the ongoing exploits of Marlon Byrd and David Wright, and the resurgence of newly acquired Eric Young Jr., Murphy’s slump […]

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