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 Minors: Backman Says Wheeler Not Far Away

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 9 Comments
Mets Minors: Backman Says Wheeler Not Far Away

According to Mark Hale of the New York Post, Triple-A manager Wally Backman believes Zack Wheeler is not far away from being promoted to the Mets despite his rough outing on Thursday, and drew comparisons to Matt Harvey. “He is the same spot Matt Harvey was at last year, I would say,” Backman said of Wheeler […]

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Mets Minors: When Could We See Montero Make MLB Debut?

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 19 Comments
Mets Minors: When Could We See Montero Make MLB Debut?

Tommy K. asks… When do you think we’ll see Rafael Montero in Citi Field? Joe D. replies… Good question. The organization is very high on Montero and not too many 22-year old pitching prospects from A-Ball get invited to spring training and stick around as long as he did. Montero needs a little work mechanically […]

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What Determines A Prospect’s Promotion: Super Two Or Team Need and MLB Readiness?

An article by posted on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
What Determines A Prospect’s Promotion: Super Two Or Team Need and MLB Readiness?

Andy Martino of the Daily News, answers the question as to why Aaron Laffey will get the start on Sunday instead of some guy named Wheeler-something? The strategy is this, according to team insiders: Bide their time and plug it up until Zack Wheeler arrives in town. “That can be read as a good sign for […]

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No Timetable For Shaun Marcum To Pitch Again

An article by posted on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
No Timetable For Shaun Marcum To Pitch Again

Updated at 4:45 PM Terry Collins said he doesn’t have a timetable for Shaun Marcum and said it could be a week or 2 before they know. #Mets — Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) April 5, 2013 Original Post at 11:00 AM MMO’s John Delcos reported on April 2 that Shaun Marcum was scratched from his simulated start […]

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Baseball America: Mets Minor League Roster Analysis

An article by posted on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball America: Mets Minor League Roster Analysis

Baseball America released a brief minor league roster analysis for each team’s Top 10 Prospects. Here is Matt Eddy’s lowdown on the Mets. Things they said: The top two starters from the 2012 short-season Brooklyn club will skip a level and proceed directly to high Class A St. Lucie. RHP Luis Mateo’s wicked fastball-slider combo enabled him […]

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Mets Minors: B-Mets Announce Roster, Opening Night Notes

An article by posted on April 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: B-Mets Announce Roster, Opening Night Notes

The Binghamton Mets have announced their 2013 Opening Day roster in preparation of their 22nd season in the Southern Tier. The roster is loaded with new faces, as 16 players will wear the B-Mets jersey for the first time in their careers. Binghamton is happy to welcome back 9 players who took the field last […]

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Mets Minors: Looks Like Gorski Will Replace Laffey At Triple-A

An article by posted on April 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Looks Like Gorski Will Replace Laffey At Triple-A

With Aaron Laffey officially named the starter on Sunday, when the Mets complete their series against the Miami Marlins, the front office have a corresponding move to make. It looks like the beneficiary will be Darin Gorski who was initially assigned to Double-A Binghamton. The left-hander, who I had pegged for Vegas all along, had a solid […]

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Harvey-Mania Is Taking The Citi By Storm!

An article by posted on April 4, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey-Mania Is Taking The Citi By Storm!

What a game by Matt Harvey last night, and if you missed our interview with him on Monday, you should check it out. As we stated last night, this is exactly what aces are supposed to do. The young right-hander went 7.0 innings and surrendered one hit last night, tied for the fewest he’s allowed […]

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Mets Minors: Sand Gnats Release Roster, Opening Night Notes

An article by posted on April 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Sand Gnats Release Roster, Opening Night Notes

Press Release: In conjunction with the New York Mets, the Savannah Sand Gnats are pleased to announce their Official 2013 Opening Day roster. The roster is led by the two highest draft picks to play for the Gnats since the team became a Mets affiliate in the 2007 season: outfielder Brandon Nimmo and catcher Kevin Plawecki. When he […]

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Mets Minors: Starters For All Four Mets Affiliates Tonight

An article by posted on April 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Starters For All Four Mets Affiliates Tonight

Four of New York’s minor league teams open action tonight and here are tonight’s starters: RHP Zack Wheeler is scheduled to start for Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League at Sacramento. Game time is 10:05 PM EDT. RHP Rafael Montero will take the hill for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League at Akron. Game time is […]

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MMO Exclusive: Put This Howie Rose Interview In The Books!

An article by posted on April 4, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Put This Howie Rose Interview In The Books!

Here’s a special treat for everyone. The great Howie Rose was kind enough to give me some of his time to answer a few questions for me and also a few of our readers here on the site and our followers on Twitter at @Metsmerized. (5,015 strong, and growing!) Howie is a tremendous resource of […]

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