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 Offense Was Helpless Against Tigers Pitching In 3-0 Defeat

An article by posted on 24/08/2013 0 Comments
Mets Offense Was Helpless Against Tigers Pitching In 3-0 Defeat

The Detroit Tigers are just one more win away from completing a three-game sweep of the Mets after beating them 3-0 on Saturday evening at Citi Field. Matt Harvey started for the Mets and the Tigers had no problems knocking him around, and despite only scoring two runs off the Mets’ ace, they roughed him […]

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Checking In On Our Top Ten Prospects

An article by posted on 24/08/2013 0 Comments

Here’s our weekly look at our Mid-Season Top 10 Prospects as presented to you by Matt Musico of Mets Minors.net. Each week we summarize how each player as performed and update their status for the week. If you love the Mets Minors and still haven’t checked them out yet, maybe now’s the time. 1. Noah Syndergaard, […]

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Mets Officially Sign Dominican Outfielder Ricardo Cespedes

An article by posted on 24/08/2013 0 Comments
Mets Officially Sign Dominican Outfielder Ricardo Cespedes

Mets have officially signed Dominican outfielder Ricardo Cespedes. The Mets had already reached a verbal agreement with Cespedes during the International Free Agent signing period in July. But because he was only 15 years old, the rules of the new CBP prohibited the Mets from legally getting his name on a contract. Today, Cespedes turned […]

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Buck Will Catch Harvey In His All Star Showdown With Scherzer

An article by posted on 24/08/2013 0 Comments
Buck Will Catch Harvey In His All Star Showdown With Scherzer

It’s not exactly the fight of the century or even the Thrilla In Manilla, but when the Mets’ Matt Harvey and the Tigers’ Max Scherzer oppose each other on Saturday at Citi Field, it will mark the first time in MLB history that both All-Star Game starters have faced off at any point during the same […]

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DePodesta On Why It’s Taking So Long For Mets To Show Winning Results

An article by posted on 23/08/2013 0 Comments
DePodesta On Why It’s Taking So Long For Mets To Show Winning Results

I want to thank Liz Peterson from Nautilus, who was kind enough to allow us to share an interview one of her writers, Kevin Berger, conducted with the Mets Vice President of Player Development Paul DePodesta. In the interview, DePodesta discusses his early years with the Cleveland Indians and Oakland A’s as well as the […]

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Veteran’s Career Expo At Citi Field

An article by posted on 23/08/2013 0 Comments
Veteran’s Career Expo At Citi Field

Yesterday, I spent 13 hours at the VA Hospital going through a battery of tests and ending my late afternoon with a CT-Scan. Afterward, I was kind of hungry and thought I’d go and see if they had any food left at the cafeteria – eh, just sandwiches. I went with the chicken salad because […]

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Is Daniel Murphy Worth $4 Million Dollars?

An article by posted on 22/08/2013 0 Comments
Is Daniel Murphy Worth $4 Million Dollars?

I couldn’t help but notice something that was written on MetsBlog yesterday that suggested that Daniel Murphy was not worth $4 million dollars. Murphy is eligible for arbitration each of the next two seasons, and I expect he’ll earn around $4 million in 2014. It’s plausible to think Alderson views Murphy as not worth his […]

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Satin Homers, Niese Shines, But Blown Call Hands Mets 4-1 Loss To Braves

An article by posted on 21/08/2013 0 Comments
Satin Homers, Niese Shines, But Blown Call Hands Mets 4-1 Loss To Braves

The Mets dropped a heartbreaker to the Braves, 4-1, in 10 innings on Wednesday afternoon after a blown call at first base gave Atlanta an extra out and Chris Johnson blasted a go-ahead three-run homer off reliever Greg Burke. Ugh… Jon Niese started and delivered another solid performance allowing one run in 7.0 innings and racking […]

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Congratulations To Ichiro On Reaching 4,000 Career Hits

An article by posted on 21/08/2013 0 Comments
Congratulations To Ichiro On Reaching 4,000 Career Hits

Congratulations to Ichiro Suzuki, who slapped a single tonight for the 4,000th hit of his incredible career, split between Japan and the major leagues. Suzuki got his historic hit off Toronto’s R.A. Dickey. Ironically, his milestone single was his 2,722nd hit in the major leagues which also moved him ahead of Yankee legend Lou Gehrig on the All […]

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Is Juan Lagares An Everyday Center Fielder?

An article by posted on 21/08/2013 0 Comments
Is Juan Lagares An Everyday Center Fielder?

YES!!! Mets righthander Dillon Gee credits his improved performance to his defense because he doesn’t have to be afraid to pitch to contact, he especially singles out Juan Lagares. “It gives you confidence to keep attacking because you know you’ve got guys out there that are playing hard and making all the plays for you,” […]

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