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: Familia Earns First Pro Save, Wheeler and Montero Both Take The Hill Tonight

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 6 Comments
Mets Minors: Familia Earns First Pro Save, Wheeler and Montero Both Take The Hill Tonight

Notes, Quotes, Tweets, and other assorted Mets Minors news from scouring the web… Las Vegas 51s Officially installed as the team’s closer, Jeurys Familia picked up his first professional save in Las Vegas’ 4-3 win at Fresno on Monday night. The big news today is that Zack Wheeler makes his second start for Las Vegas tonight […]

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What The Buck Is Going On Around Here?

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
What The Buck Is Going On Around Here?

When the Blue Jays forced Sandy Alderson to take John Buck‘s $6 million dollar contract as a condition of making the deal for Travis d’Arnaud, many people including me groaned. I loved the fact that Buck could actually catch (unlike Josh Thole) and would be an asset overall, but six million samoans for Buck was […]

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Harvey Is The Best Pitcher The Mets Have Drafted In Over 30 Years

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Is The Best Pitcher The Mets Have Drafted In Over 30 Years

Last night, at least six times, I heard fans, beat writers and announcers drawing comparisons to Tom Seaver when talking about Matt Harvey. He’s quickly becoming not just a Mets story limited only to the five surrounding boroughs, but a national baseball story as well. A cover on the front of Sports Illustrated or ESPN […]

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Mets Will Skip Laffey’s Turn In Rotation, Will Start Next Week Against Rockies

An article by posted on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Will Skip Laffey’s Turn In Rotation, Will Start Next Week Against Rockies

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reporting that the Mets will use a four-man rotation this week and that Aaron Laffey will make his next start next Tuesday, a week from tomorrow, against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Essentially, the team will be using the off-day on Thursday to skip the fifth spot in the rotation […]

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Mets Captain David Wright Enjoys Bossing Murphy and Davis Around

An article by posted on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Captain David Wright Enjoys Bossing Murphy and Davis Around

Sally Turner of IBTimes.tv sent me this video her crew shot with Mets third baseman David Wright during the just completed homestand. One of the things I thought was funny was when she asked him about his responsibilities as team captain, to which Wright said he enjoys bossing all the players around and particularly Ike […]

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Hits and Misses: Tejada’s Rut, Buck Is Keeping d’Arnaud On Ice, Satin, Montero, deGrom

An article by posted on April 7, 2013 0 Comments
Hits and Misses: Tejada’s Rut, Buck Is Keeping d’Arnaud On Ice, Satin, Montero, deGrom

No doubt that you’ve all seen or heard of the defensive woes of Ruben Tejada to start the season. This is frontpage news. The shortstop committed his fourth error yesterday. One person on twitter actually told me it was time to bring up Wilfredo Tovar. I thought he was pulling my leg, but he was serious. That’s not happening […]

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Mets Minors: Dropped Popup Opens Door for B-Mets 2-1 Victory

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Dropped Popup Opens Door for B-Mets 2-1 Victory

The Binghamton Mets scored the game-winning run without the aid of a hit and the bullpen provided four shutout innings of relief in a 2-1 victory over the Akron Aeros Friday night at Canal Park. With the game tied and the bases loaded on two walks and a hit batsman in the top of the […]

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Mets Minors: Backman Says Wheeler Not Far Away

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 8 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 6 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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