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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Jordany Valdespin: Just Let The Kid Freaking Play

An article by posted on April 23, 2013 0 Comments
Jordany Valdespin: Just Let The Kid Freaking Play

I came across this post by Matt Myers on ESNY New York, that was about outfielder (or infielder) Jordany Valdespin. It really had little to do with Valdespin’s performance, well maybe just a tiny bit. but ventured more into Spn’s personality, cockiness and how it drives some fans crazy. Whether it’s hitting a game-winning homer […]

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Minor League Hops: Robles With Another Gem, Mets Sign D.J. Mitchell, Vaughn On A Tear

An article by posted on April 22, 2013 0 Comments
Minor League Hops: Robles With Another Gem, Mets Sign D.J. Mitchell, Vaughn On A Tear

Quick Hops RHP Jacob deGrom makes his second career Double-A start for Binghamton. After being promoted from St. Lucie, he was stellar in his debut on 4/17 against Portland. Unfortunately he was tagged with the loss, although he only gave up one run on eight innings in an eventual 1-0 shutout loss to Portland. He surrendered just […]

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Not Batting Duda Cleanup Is The Right Call

An article by posted on April 22, 2013 0 Comments
Not Batting Duda Cleanup Is The Right Call

After last night’s invigorating 2-0 shutout victory over the Nationals. Terry Collins said  he would not move Lucas Duda from the No. 6 slot to the cleanup spot in the batting order. Despite Ike Davis’ Feats of Strength (I thought Festivus was in December) on Friday night when he and Duda each slugged a pair of home runs, […]

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The Matt Harvey Phenomenon: I’ve Seen Meteoric Rises Like This Before

An article by posted on April 22, 2013 0 Comments
The Matt Harvey Phenomenon: I’ve Seen Meteoric Rises Like This Before

Matt Harvey has been compared to some of the biggest names of the game both past and present. Whether it’s because of his lethal arsenal, his no-nonsense demeanor on the mound, or just his determination to keep getting better. In 14 starts he is breaking down long-standing records with such ease. While expectations and pressure like […]

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The Buck Stops Here: Mets Take The Series With 2-0 Win Over Nats

An article by posted on April 21, 2013 0 Comments
The Buck Stops Here: Mets Take The Series With 2-0 Win Over Nats

The New York Mets (9-8) bounced back from a disappointing 7-6 loss to the Washington Nationals on Saturday, and took the series with a convincing 2-0 win this afternoon at Citi Field. The team is once again, a game over .500 for the year. Dillon Gee bounced back from a couple of brutal starts and […]

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Overhauling the Backend of the Mets Rotation; McHugh In, Hefner Out

An article by posted on April 21, 2013 0 Comments
Overhauling the Backend of the Mets Rotation; McHugh In, Hefner Out

Updated Post 4/23 A day after publishing my post calling for the promotion of Collin McHugh to the Mets (which you can read below), I took some flack the following day when he had a less than stellar outing for Triple-A Las Vegas against Colorado Springs.   Original Post 4/21 Laffey or McHugh? Laffey or […]

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Mets Recall Robert Carson and DFA Aaron Laffey

An article by posted on April 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Recall Robert Carson and DFA Aaron Laffey

The Mets have announced that they have recalled LHP Robert Carson from Triple-A Las Vegas. Carson, 24, is 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA in eight appearances with Triple-A Las Vegas and has allowed two hits, two walks, while striking out seven in 7.2 innings pitched. To make room on the active roster for Carson, the […]

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Bryce Goes Yard Twice As Hefner and Bullpen Hand Nats 7-6 Win

An article by posted on April 21, 2013 0 Comments
Bryce Goes Yard Twice As Hefner and Bullpen Hand Nats 7-6 Win

One of the most revealing things about the Mets’ 7-6 loss to the Nationals today, is that they are 7-1 this season when Jon Niese and Matt Harvey start, and 1-7 when they turn to Dillon Gee, Jeremy Hefner and Aaron Laffey. That says a lot, doesn’t it? Today’s sacrificial lamb was 26-year old Jeremy Hefner who […]

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The Gospel According To Matthew: “Harvey Never Wins A Cy Young”

An article by posted on April 20, 2013 0 Comments
The Gospel According To Matthew: “Harvey Never Wins A Cy Young”

Everytime I watch Matt Harvey pitch, those words come to mind and it’s not just me. It’s become the Mets Meme on Twitter every time Harvey pitches. It’s brought up mockingly when you’re watching the game with other fans. Who knows, maybe those words give Matt Harvey a little extra motivation to prove SNY’s Matthew Cerrone wrong […]

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Mets Minors Report 4/20: Wheeler Out Of Control, Lagares and Nimmo Are Hitting Machines, Cuan Shelled

An article by posted on April 20, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors Report 4/20: Wheeler Out Of Control, Lagares and Nimmo Are Hitting Machines, Cuan Shelled

Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas Tops Sacramento 10-5 New Hampshire Tops Binghamton 5-2 Fort Myers Routed St. Lucie 14-2 Savannah Tops Lakewood 7-2 Prospect Pipeline This is now fourth straight starts in which Zack Wheeler failed to deliver six innings. It was another start where his pitch count was remarkably bad. 108 pitches and […]

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Minors News: D’Arnaud Out Eight Weeks, Mateo Out Three Weeks, Mazzoni Will Rest Three Days

An article by posted on April 19, 2013 0 Comments
Minors News: D’Arnaud Out Eight Weeks, Mateo Out Three Weeks, Mazzoni Will Rest Three Days

MMO’s John Delcos reports that Terry Collins said that catcher Travis d’Arnaud will not require surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot which he sustained on Wednesday. The plan is for him to remain in a boot and miss about eight weeks, but could be back sooner than that, Collins added. As we previously first […]

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