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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The Gospel According To Matthew: “Harvey Never Wins A Cy Young”

An article by posted on April 20, 2013 0 Comments
The Gospel According To Matthew: “Harvey Never Wins A Cy Young”

Everytime I watch Matt Harvey pitch, those words come to mind and it’s not just me. It’s become the Mets Meme on Twitter every time Harvey pitches. It’s brought up mockingly when you’re watching the game with other fans. Who knows, maybe those words give Matt Harvey a little extra motivation to prove SNY’s Matthew Cerrone wrong […]

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Mets Minors Report 4/20: Wheeler Out Of Control, Lagares and Nimmo Are Hitting Machines, Cuan Shelled

An article by posted on April 20, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors Report 4/20: Wheeler Out Of Control, Lagares and Nimmo Are Hitting Machines, Cuan Shelled

Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas Tops Sacramento 10-5 New Hampshire Tops Binghamton 5-2 Fort Myers Routed St. Lucie 14-2 Savannah Tops Lakewood 7-2 Prospect Pipeline This is now fourth straight starts in which Zack Wheeler failed to deliver six innings. It was another start where his pitch count was remarkably bad. 108 pitches and […]

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Minors News: D’Arnaud Out Eight Weeks, Mateo Out Three Weeks, Mazzoni Will Rest Three Days

An article by posted on April 19, 2013 0 Comments
Minors News: D’Arnaud Out Eight Weeks, Mateo Out Three Weeks, Mazzoni Will Rest Three Days

MMO’s John Delcos reports that Terry Collins said that catcher Travis d’Arnaud will not require surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot which he sustained on Wednesday. The plan is for him to remain in a boot and miss about eight weeks, but could be back sooner than that, Collins added. As we previously first […]

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Mets Might Consider Wheeler For Back End Of Rotation If Things Don’t Improve

An article by posted on April 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Might Consider Wheeler For Back End Of Rotation If Things Don’t Improve

Terry Collins told Mike Francesa on WFAN on Wednesday, that they might consider calling Zack Wheeler up to the Major Leagues to make his debut, if the back end of the rotation doesn’t improve soon. Jeremy Hefner, Dillon Gee and Aaron Laffey – You’ve all been warned. Or maybe not. Collins also said yesterday that it was […]

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Right On Cue: NY Post Suggests D’Arnaud Is Injury Prone

An article by posted on April 19, 2013 0 Comments
Right On Cue: NY Post Suggests D’Arnaud Is Injury Prone

Updated on 4/18 by Joe D. And right on cue, in his column for the New York Post, Joel Sherman says that injuries to D’Arnaud’s back, knee and now foot could suggest that he is “injury-prone.” Let us also remember the ticking clock does not stop. D’Arnaud is no baby,” Sherman writes. “He is 24 — […]

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Tonight’s Dream Matchup: Strasburg vs Harvey

An article by posted on April 19, 2013 0 Comments
Tonight’s Dream Matchup: Strasburg vs Harvey

(Photos by US Presswire, Collage by Joe D.) If you’re the kind of baseball fan that still loves a good old-fashioned pitching duel like thrill of a Tom Seaver vs. Steve Carlton matchup, then tonight’s contest between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets will be right up your alley. As I said last week, every […]

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The Perils of the Poison Pen and the Promise of Tomorrow

An article by posted on April 18, 2013 0 Comments
The Perils of the Poison Pen and the Promise of Tomorrow

Jon Niese gets credit for a quality start according to those stats… As for the others? Well this, my friends, is where our story begins… Behold the Mets’ poison pen and embrace the horror… Josh Edgin has a 9.75 ERA and his fastball is slowing down in velocity by the day. The situation with him […]

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Marcum Tosses Four No-Hit Innings, Could Be Activated During Next Homestand

An article by posted on April 18, 2013 2 Comments
Marcum Tosses Four No-Hit Innings, Could Be Activated During Next Homestand

Shaun Marcum looks to be making steady progress. According to Adam Rubin, the veteran right-hander tossed four no-hit innings in an extended spring training game today. Marcum has been on the 15-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis, retroactive to March 22, but has been rehabbing and tossing from a mound over the past ten days. The Mets […]

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Sandy Alderson: Wheeler’s Performance In Triple-A Will Determine If He Gets Promoted

An article by posted on April 17, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson: Wheeler’s Performance In Triple-A Will Determine If He Gets Promoted

Updated by Joe D. on 4/17 Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, spoke to Mets GM Sandy Alderson who essentially said that Zack Wheeler’s performance at Triple-A Las Vegas is the primary consideration for him to be promoted to the big leagues. Or in other words, what I’ve been saying all along and you can read below this update. “Super […]

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Mets News: Jeurys Familia Promoted and Activated, Greg Burke Optioned To Triple-A

An article by posted on April 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets News: Jeurys Familia Promoted and Activated, Greg Burke Optioned To Triple-A

Updated by Joe D. at 3:50 PM It’s official. The Mets just announced that they have recalled RHP Jeurys Familia from Las Vegas (AAA) and optioned RHP Greg Burke to Las Vegas. Hat tip to Mr. North Jersey…. Original Post 2:40 PM The Mets’ bullpen allowed 14 hits, 10 runs, eight earned over 9.0 innings during […]

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