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 and '00, 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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Morning Grind – Blow Up The Bullpen, Take Down Those Walls

An article by posted on August 15, 2011 0 Comments
Morning Grind – Blow Up The Bullpen, Take Down Those Walls

One look at this morning’s standings, and even the the most optimistic of Mets fans, Mr. Met, would have to agree that any chance for the Mets to make the post season is clearly over. The Mets now find themselves 20.5 games out of first place in the NL East and 11.5 games out of a […]

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Closing In On Nimmo…

An article by posted on August 14, 2011 0 Comments

Heyman says Mets are closing in on Nimmo… [blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/SI_JonHeyman/status/103309087898472448"] Update 3:40 PM According to Jim Callis of Baseball America, 15th round selection Phillip Evans has agreed to a contract with the Mets. [blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/jimcallisBA/status/103186770790854657"] Hopefully the others will be following suit shortly… Original Post 7:00 AM There are less than 16 hours remaining for all […]

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Mets Prospects Updates: Valdespin, Wheeler, Satin, Familia

An article by posted on August 14, 2011 0 Comments

Jordany Valdespin Mets infield prospect Jordany Valdespin is having himself a breakthrough season with his bat and was recently promoted from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Buffalo last week. So far, he’s been on a tear since joining the Bisons and has collected hits in each of his first three games batting an impressive .364 (4-11). […]

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WSJ – Mets’ Beacon Of Hope, Matt Harvey

An article by posted on August 13, 2011 0 Comments
WSJ – Mets’ Beacon Of Hope, Matt Harvey

Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal had a great post this morning for those of you who can’t get enough on Mets pitching prospect Matt Harvey. The Mets top selection in 2010 started out the season with a dominating performance in Single-A Port St. Lucie, where he was recently named the Top Pitching Prospect in […]

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Pelfrey Bombshell: Never Gave Mets A Chance For 2011

An article by posted on August 13, 2011 0 Comments
Pelfrey Bombshell: Never Gave Mets A Chance For 2011

According to a report by Mike Puma in the NY Post, Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey admitted that he never gave the Mets much of a chance in 2011. “It’s unrealistic for anybody at the end of last year to come in and say - The Mets, this is a one-year thing, next year we’re going to win […]

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MetsBlog: Mets Looking For Big Bat In Outfield

An article by posted on August 12, 2011 0 Comments

Caught this quote on MetsBlog this afternoon and thought I’d pass it along. The word is the Mets want a big bat in the outfield, someone who can clear the bases and give quick runs with one swing. The quote by Matt Cerrone was in response to a question on if the Mets would go […]

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Wright Passes Kranepool, Breaks Franchise Record For Career Total Bases

An article by posted on August 12, 2011 0 Comments
Wright Passes Kranepool, Breaks Franchise Record  For Career Total Bases

It took former Met Eddie Kranepool 18 seasons and 1,853 games to amass his 2,047 total bases to set the Mets franchise record. Last night, David Wright eclipsed that mark with his fifth-inning single off San Diego’s Cory Luebke at Citi Field. It gave Wright 2,048 total bases, surpassing Kranepool’s record that had stood for more than 30 […]

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Mets Sign Three Dominican Prospects, Have Until Monday To Sign Nimmo

An article by posted on August 11, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sign Three Dominican Prospects, Have Until Monday To Sign Nimmo

According to the website Dominican Prospect League, the New York Mets have come to terms with three prospects from the Dominican Republic in right-handed pitchers Jesus Lugo (age 17) and Nadir Crismatt (age 16), and Dionis Rodriguez (age 16). Here are players capsules on each:   Jesus Lugo RHP - March 31, 1994; 6’1, 175lb (Trainer – Miguel […]

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The Audacity Of Second Guessing Success and The Myth That The Sacrifice Bunt Is Obsolete

An article by posted on August 10, 2011 0 Comments
The Audacity Of Second Guessing Success and The Myth That The Sacrifice Bunt Is Obsolete

I can’t help tossing my hat into the ring over this silly debate about Lucas Duda dropping down a successful sacrifice bunt in the eight inning of last night’s 5-4 win over the Padres. With the Mets down by a run and nobody out, Duda came to the plate with runners on first and second and dropped […]

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Mets Stage Another Late Comeback To Beat The Padres 5-4

An article by posted on August 10, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Stage Another Late Comeback To Beat The Padres 5-4

Closer Jason Isringhausen celebrates his 299th save as the New York Mets defeated the San Diego Padres tonight by a score of 5-4 after staging yet another late-game comeback at Citi Field. Veteran left-hander Chris Capuano started for the Mets and was king of shaky at times allowing four runs on nine hits and a walk, […]

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