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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Armed and Ready: Marcum To Start Saturday, Niese On Sunday

An article by posted on April 26, 2013 0 Comments
Armed and Ready: Marcum To Start Saturday, Niese On Sunday

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, team officials are saying that lefthanded starter Jon Niese reported no issues and is set to return to the rotation on Sunday against the Phillies. “A little swollen, but it feels good,” Niese describe the injury Thursday morning. Manager Terry Collins said they didn’t want Niese to break […]

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Mets Minors: Gabe Ynoa Sizzling In Savannah, Moving Up The Mets Top Prospect Rankings

An article by posted on April 26, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Gabe Ynoa Sizzling In Savannah, Moving Up The Mets Top Prospect Rankings

Mike Newman of ROTOscouting posted an article on FanGraphs regarding some of the Mets’ exciting Dominican arms who he says ranks among the top-15 prospects in the organization. I mentioned one of them in our Minor League report today, Gabriel Ynoa, about whom he writes: Against Savannah, Ynoa sat 91-92 with his fastball, touching 93 mph. With […]

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Mets Squander Solid Start By Hefner In 3-2 Loss To Dodgers

An article by posted on April 25, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Squander Solid Start By Hefner In 3-2 Loss To Dodgers

There were no extra-inning dramatics in this one – no buck shots either – as the Mets squandered a solid start from Jeremy Hefner in a 3-2 matinee loss to the Dodgers. Hefner gave the Mets seven solid innings on the mound, allowing just one run on three hits and three walks while striking out […]

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Pie In The Face Was A Cheap Shot, Valdespin’s Teammates Owe Him An Apology

An article by posted on April 25, 2013 0 Comments
Pie In The Face Was A Cheap Shot, Valdespin’s Teammates Owe Him An Apology

What was supposed to be a thrilling night after a dramatic walk-off win courtesy of a Jordany Valdespin grand slam has turned into an evening of anger and confusion. What the hell was the deal with that pie to the face by John Buck? Check out this GIF courtesy of @MetsKevin11 on Twiitter: That was messed up. It was a […]

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Valdespin Wins It With A Walk-Off Grand Slam In Dramatic 7-3 Win

An article by posted on April 24, 2013 0 Comments
Valdespin Wins It With A Walk-Off Grand Slam In Dramatic 7-3 Win

After a David Wright single tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth, the Mets loaded the bases in the bottom of the tenth to set up a dramatic walk-off grand slam by Jordany Valdespin in the Metes 7-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The walk-off grand slam by Spin was […]

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Welcome To The Show: Lagares Singles In Major League Debut

An article by posted on April 24, 2013 0 Comments

Last night, in the Mets 7-2 loss to the Dodgers, Juan Lagares entered the game in the top of the fifth inning to play center field as part of a double-switch – officially marking his major league debut. Lagares led off in the bottom half of the fifth with a hard hit fly to the […]

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Mets Official: If Zack Wheeler Wants To Be Here, Start Throwing Strikes

An article by posted on April 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Official: If Zack Wheeler Wants To Be Here, Start Throwing Strikes

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post spoke to a Mets official during last night’s 7-2 loss to the Dodgers and the subject of Mets prospect Zack Wheeler came up after an injured Jon Niese came out of the game and potential options were discussed. “If Zack Wheeler wants to be here, start throwing strikes,” […]

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Wright Named Official Spokesman For 2013 All Star FanFest

An article by posted on April 24, 2013 0 Comments
Wright Named Official Spokesman For 2013 All Star FanFest

Updated 12:15 PM David Wright on Wednesday joined New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Mets favorites in kicking off this year’s All-Star Game festivities at City Hall, with less than three months to go before the Midsummer Classic at Citi Field. Wright was named Major League Baseball’s official spokesman for the T-Mobile All-Star […]

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Mets Lose To Dodgers 7-2, Niese Day To Day After Leaving With Leg Injury

An article by posted on April 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Lose To Dodgers 7-2, Niese Day To Day After Leaving With Leg Injury

Mark Ellis was a one man wrecking crew as the Mets lost to the Dodgers by the score of 7-2 last night at Citi Field. The Dodgers’ second baseman had four hits, two home runs, four RBI and even knocked starter Jon Niese out of the game. In the top of the third inning, a comebacker […]

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Nieuwenhuis Optioned To Vegas, Lagares To Make His MLB Debut

An article by posted on April 23, 2013 0 Comments

Updated 2:30 PM Whatever I said below, it’s now official… Updated at 11:30 PM Outfield prospect Juan Lagares, who is tearing up the Pacific Coast League, likely will join the Mets as soon as Tuesday, baseball sources told ESPN New York. Lagares, 24, is hitting .346 with three homers and nine RBIs through 78 at-bats […]

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