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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I Wouldn’t Swap Matt Harvey For Any Other Pitcher On The Planet

An article by posted on June 20, 2013 0 Comments
I Wouldn’t Swap Matt Harvey For Any Other Pitcher On The Planet

Yesterday, I called Matt Harvey one the biggest bad-asses in baseball after reading about this incident that took place last season, when Jon Rauch (good riddance) decided to haze the young rookie. During his rookie season last year, Harvey was tired and decided to take a nap in a side room of the Mets’ clubhouse. […]

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Everything’s Coming Up Apples…

An article by posted on June 20, 2013 0 Comments
Everything’s Coming Up Apples…

So all of a sudden these strangely colored orbs are appearing all over our great city. Have you come across any of them? Most of you have probably seen this one, which stands outside the Mets Shop at Citi Field, but what about all the others? Here’s a map of where all these forbidden fruits […]

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Mets Have Inked Their Top 14 Draft Picks

An article by posted on June 20, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have Inked Their Top 14 Draft Picks

L.J. Mazzilli and his dad Lee before the Cyclones game on Wednesday 2013 draftees, second baseman L.J. Mazzilli and first baseman Matthew Oberste have already hit the ground running for the Low-A Brooklyn Cyclones. Both are batting .375 (3-for-8) as the Clones begin their short season this week. Meanwhile, first-round pick Dominic Smith singled in his […]

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MMO Book Review: The Happiest Recap by Greg Prince

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Book Review: The Happiest Recap by Greg Prince

Just before the season started, Greg Prince of Faith and Fear in Flushing, was kind enough to send me out a copy of his new book, The Happiest Recap : First Base 1962-1973. It’s the first of four volumes chronicling the rich fifty year history of the New York Mets, told only the way you would expect from […]

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Dominic Smith Thanks Mets Fans, Officially Signs His $2.6 Million Deal

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
Dominic Smith Thanks Mets Fans, Officially Signs His $2.6 Million Deal

It is official… The Mets have agreed to terms with first-round pick 1B Dominic Smith who signed his contract today at Port St. Lucie where he has been working out. Smith, a big left-handed first baseman out Serra High School in California, was selected 11th overall in this month’s First-Year Player Draft. The Mets reportedly […]

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Last Night We Saw A Big Chunk Of “The Plan”

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
Last Night We Saw A Big Chunk Of “The Plan”

Believe it or not, I ended up missing most of the game last night tending to some medical issues. But you have to love the the technology era we live in. Thanks to my phone, those mid-inning video updates from the MLB app, my Twitter app, and of course DVR. It felt like I was […]

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Where Does Wheeler Rank Among Best Mets Pitching Debuts?

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
Where Does Wheeler Rank Among Best Mets Pitching Debuts?

Mark Simon of ESPN New York had a great post on Sunday in which he ranked the Top 11 memorable Mets debuts over the team’s history. He included both pitching and hitting debuts. Check out his work and research here. (This is great for some of you younger Mets fans) I pulled the pitchers out […]

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Mets Acquire Eric Young Jr. For Collin McHugh, DFA Cowgill and Promote Brown

An article by posted on June 18, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Acquire Eric Young Jr. For Collin McHugh, DFA Cowgill and Promote Brown

The Mets announced that they have acquired outfielder Eric Young Jr. from Colorado for RHP Collin McHugh. On Wednesday, the Rockies designated Young for assignment giving them 10 days to trade him. Young, 28, hit just .261 with a .671 OPS in 313 career games and is a .211 career hitter away from Coors Field. Young […]

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Harvey Flirts With No-Hitter And Ks 13 As Mets Top Braves 4-3

An article by posted on June 18, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Flirts With No-Hitter And Ks 13 As Mets Top Braves 4-3

It never comes easy for the Mets my friends, even when our ace Matt Harvey is on the mound. But the good news is that as the curtain closed on first act of Super Tuesday, the Mets defeated those annoying Braves by the score of 4-3 today at Turner Field. Harvey flirted with history today, […]

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Ojeda Says Six-Man Rotation Would Be Disastrous, SNY Ratings On Life Support

An article by posted on June 18, 2013 0 Comments
Ojeda Says Six-Man Rotation Would Be Disastrous, SNY Ratings On Life Support

Wheeler’s debut should help SNY’s sagging ratings according to Neil Best of Newsday who writes: SNY is on pace for the lowest Mets ratings in its eight-season history, stuck with a team out of contention earlier than any other in that span, and suddenly has been gifted with a marquee attraction. “I think this team, fan […]

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