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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Davey Johnson On Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on July 1, 2013 0 Comments
Davey Johnson On Zack Wheeler

Barbara Barker of Newsday caught up with Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson who had some nice things to say about Zack Wheeler, but also pointed out what the young right-hander’s main problem is. “You’ve got to like his arm,” Nationals manager Davey Johnson said. “He has a good fastball and breaking stuff. But it’s command. […]

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D’Arnaud Feeling Discomfort In Foot

An article by posted on June 30, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Feeling Discomfort In Foot

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Travis d’Arnaud recently felt discomfort in his foot while running on flat ground. Travis d’Arnaud (broken left foot) had some discomfort while running on flat ground, but that is to be expected during his rehab, according to Mets personnel. D’Arnaud has been rehabbing and trying to come […]

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Zack Wheeler And Why Hype Can Be A B**ch

An article by posted on June 30, 2013 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler And Why Hype Can Be A B**ch

Andy Martino of the Daily News weighs in on the problem with hype, projection, unrealised expectations, and something about Mike Pelfrey being the devil. It is dehumanizing, what happens to phenoms like Zack Wheeler over the long arc of a professional baseball career. In the minor leagues, you are an abstraction, a blank screen onto […]

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Gee Solid In Mets 5-1 Win Over Nats

An article by posted on June 29, 2013 0 Comments
Gee Solid In Mets 5-1 Win Over Nats

Dillon Gee rebounded from from a poor start to give the Mets six solid innings in a 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals today at Citi Field. Gee has always had success against the Nats and had a 2.70 ERA in eight starts against them going into today. The right-hander had his changeup working and […]

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Have The Mets Found The Leadoff Hitter They’ve Lacked Since Reyes?

An article by posted on June 29, 2013 0 Comments
Have The Mets Found The Leadoff Hitter They’ve Lacked Since Reyes?

Eric Young extended his hitting streak to seven games last night, one shy of his career-high. Young is hitting .419 (13-31) during that current stretch. Young’s career-best is an eight-game hitting streak, September 6-13, 2010. Since joining the Mets on June 19,  Young is batting .359 (14-39) with five runs scored, four doubles and six RBI. He […]

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Baseball’s All-Time Underachievers: 2006-2008 Mets?

An article by posted on June 28, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball’s All-Time Underachievers: 2006-2008 Mets?

Ken Davidoff of the NY Post ranked his Top 5 All-Time MLB Underachievers and listed the 2006-2008 Mets second behind the 1980s Expos. About why he chose the Mets, he writes: 2000s Mets. Carlos Beltran would be a Hall of Famer if he retired today. David Wright is on a Cooperstown track. Carlos Delgado probably […]

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Marlon Byrd vs Justin Upton

An article by posted on June 28, 2013 0 Comments
Marlon Byrd vs Justin Upton

Michael G. Baron of SNY posted this info-graphic on Twitter after the game last night. Seeing his numbers jump out like that next to Justin Upton is mind boggling to say the least… Upton is owed $9.75M for 2013 by the Braves, and will earn an additional $14.25M next season and $14.5M in 2015. Meanwhile, Byrd is being […]

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2013 All Star Game Menu and David Wright’s Home Run Derby Jersey

An article by posted on June 28, 2013 0 Comments
2013 All Star Game Menu and David Wright’s Home Run Derby Jersey

Here’s a look at David Wright’s All Star Game batting practice jersey… It complete with the “C” as one of the official captains for the Home Run Derby. These are the jerseys that they will be wearing for the Home Run Derby and are different from the actual All Star Game jerseys that do not […]

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Buck Wasn’t Happy About Being Lifted For Pinch-Hitter

An article by posted on June 27, 2013 0 Comments
Buck Wasn’t Happy About Being Lifted For Pinch-Hitter

John Buck wen’t 0-for-4 in last night’s win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. He struck out all four time to earn the dreaded Golden Sombrero. In my recap of the 3-0 win, I mentioned that it may be time to start giving Anthony Recker a few more starts – not so much because he’s […]

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Marcum Hurls Eight Scoreless In Mets 3-0 Win

An article by posted on June 26, 2013 0 Comments
Marcum Hurls Eight Scoreless In Mets 3-0 Win

Wow, Shaun Marcum must be feeling like the weight of the world has been lifted off his shoulders. The righthander tossed eight scoreless innings as the Mets beat the White Sox by the score of 3-0 tonight at U.S. Cellular Field. Marcum was solid all night long allowing just four hits and walking two with […]

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