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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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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Mets Minors: A Closer Look At Park Factors

An article by posted on April 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: A Closer Look At Park Factors

Ashley Marshall of MiLB.com, posted a terrific analysis on how varied park factors can be throughout minor league ballparks. I appreciate the incredible amount of time and research Marshall put into it as it includes a five-year window for each park factor to minimize all the anomalies. That couldn’t have been easy. Most of us Mets […]

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Mets Opening Day Sold Out As Fans Flocked To Citi Field

An article by posted on April 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Opening Day Sold Out As Fans Flocked To Citi Field

The attendance for Opening Day at Citi Field was 41,053 and it was a complete sellout. The team later announced that another 1,000 tickets on top of that were given away to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Newsday reports that it was the 15th straight year the Mets sold out their home opener. You could see […]

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Scott Rice Gives The Game Ball To His Dad

An article by posted on April 1, 2013 0 Comments
Scott Rice Gives The Game Ball To His Dad

Scott Rice made his Mets and major league debut by pitching a perfect ninth inning in this afternoon’s 11-2 Opening Day win over the San Diego Padres. After the game, Rice told reporters he intends to relich the moment as long as he can and let it all sink in. “Obviously I had a little […]

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Mets Win Home Opener With Convincing 11-2 Win Over The Padres

An article by posted on April 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Win Home Opener With Convincing 11-2 Win Over The Padres

LIVE BLOGGING FROM CITI FIELD This game’s over and the Mets pounded the Padres 11-2 today at Citi Field. It was an “All Hands On Deck Effort” by this revamped Mets team which was great to see. Collin Cowgill with a huge Mets debut and big contributions also from Byrd, Buck, Wright, Tejada, Murphy and […]

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Mets Minors: Projected 2013 Starting Rotations

An article by posted on March 31, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Projected 2013 Starting Rotations

Two months ago I rolled out my first pass at pre-season projections for our Mets minor league rotations. We now have more mush clarity and some official assignments that have been announced. Many of the pitchers I reached out to at the lower levels have replied back to me with their assignments. I’ve asked Teddy, […]

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What Was Alderson’s Part In Santana-Gate?

An article by posted on March 30, 2013 0 Comments
What Was Alderson’s Part In Santana-Gate?

Do you think Sandy Alderson was willfully blind when he traded R.A. Dickey and counted on Johan Santana to be his Rock of Gibraltar and retake the reins as the ace of the Mets rotation? Yesterday, I faulted Santana for not keeping the Mets in the loop this Winter about his questionable shoulder and how he was […]

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Mets Release RHP Brad Holt; A Disappointing End To What Began As A Promising Career

An article by posted on March 30, 2013 63 Comments
Mets Release RHP Brad Holt; A Disappointing End To What Began As A Promising Career

The Mets have announced that they’ve released P Brad Holt, P Danny Herrera, P Craig Hansen,OF Mike Wilson, OF Corey Patterson, OF Pedro Zapata & INF Brandon Brown. Of course the name that jumps out at you here is 2008 first rounder Brad Holt who was once held in the same regard as Michael Fulmer […]

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