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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Cowgill Optioned To Triple-A, Andrew Brown Called Up And Is With The Team

An article by posted on May 3, 2013 0 Comments
Cowgill Optioned To Triple-A, Andrew Brown Called Up And Is With The Team

Updated on May 3 at 2:40 PM The Mets have selected the contract of OF Andrew Brown from Triple-A Las Vegas and added him to the 40 man roster, the team announced. The 28-year old was batting a sizzling .367/.440/.622 to go along with 13 doubles, three triples, and two home runs. He was leading the team […]

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Scott Rice Leading The Bullpen In Appearances, Reliability And Effectiveness

An article by posted on May 3, 2013 0 Comments
Scott Rice Leading The Bullpen In Appearances, Reliability And Effectiveness

When you glance at this morning’s Mets pitching leaders, you see two names that belong in Matt Harvey and Bobby Parnell. Each of them have been nothing short of phenomenal in their roles of closer and staff ace. But just below them is a name nobody expected much from this season – that is unless you […]

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Matt Harvey Named National League Pitcher of the Month

An article by posted on May 2, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Named National League Pitcher of the Month

Matt Harvey was named the Pitcher of the Month for April, the first Met to win the honor since R.A. Dickey last did so in June, 2012. Harvey, 24, went 4-0 with a 1.56 ERA and 46 strikeouts in six April starts. His four wins tied for the National League lead, while his 1.56 ERA […]

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Valdespin Comes Through Again In Mets 7-6 Comeback Win!

An article by posted on May 2, 2013 0 Comments
Valdespin Comes Through Again In Mets 7-6 Comeback Win!

Just call him Mr. Clutch or as our own Daniel Nelson likes to refer to him, “El Dramatico”. Yes, of course we’re talking about the incredible Jordany Valdespin who came off the bench once again and delivered another dramatic pinch-hit home run to help the Mets beat the Marlins 7-6 and salvage the final game […]

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Josh Satin: Brender Interview, Platooning Ike Davis, Time To Make The Call

An article by posted on May 1, 2013 0 Comments
Josh Satin: Brender Interview, Platooning Ike Davis, Time To Make The Call

A couple of weeks ago I profiled Josh Satin and called for him to be promoted and at the very least platoon have him with Ike Davis at first base as he continues to struggle against left-handed pitching. Rob Brender, a contributor to Mets Minor League Blog, got a chance to ask Satin a few […]

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The Terry Collins Watch Keeps Ticking

An article by posted on May 1, 2013 0 Comments
The Terry Collins Watch Keeps Ticking

Updated on 5/1 Bob Klapisch of The Record, mirrors my post from Monday that the Terry Collins watch has begun: The countdown on Terry Collins began on the first day of pitchers and catchers and nothing so far has made it any easier to believe he’ll be back with the Mets in 2014. Of course, […]

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Sounding Off: Wright and Recker Both Take The Blame For Last Night’s Loss

An article by posted on May 1, 2013 0 Comments
Sounding Off: Wright and Recker Both Take The Blame For Last Night’s Loss

After yesterday’s 2-1 ninth inning loss, David Wright didn’t blame the bad call at third base and instead pointed the finger of blame for the loss on himself and the rest of the offense. “Sometimes the calls go your way. Sometimes they don’t. What we need to do a better job of is offensively going […]

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Another Stunning Walk-Off Defeat As Mets Squander Brilliant Start By Hefner

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 105 Comments
Another Stunning Walk-Off Defeat As Mets Squander Brilliant Start By Hefner

Wow, that one hurt. What a punch in the gut… The Miami Marlins came back in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Mets 2-1 in stunning fashion as the winning run scored on a Brandon Lyon wild pitch. The loss is the sixth straight defeat for the Mets, matching their longest losing streak of […]

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April Report Cards: Syndergaard Is Only Top 5 Prospect To Earn An “A”

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 24 Comments
April Report Cards: Syndergaard Is Only Top 5 Prospect To Earn An “A”

Noah Syndergaard accomplished two important things on Sunday. He picked up his first win of the season and he pitched seven innings for the first time in his professional career. That according to Jonathan Raymond who got a chance to get up close to the Mets pitching prospect in his last start. Syndergaard is trying […]

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Brandon Lyon Is Cashing In Despite A Team Worst ERA Among Mets Relievers

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 101 Comments
Brandon Lyon Is Cashing In Despite A Team Worst ERA Among Mets Relievers

I couldn’t help but get somewhat annoyed when MetsBlog posted that reliever Brandon Lyon is currently cashing in on some large monthly incentive bonus checks. His contract stipulates that Lyon is to receive roster bonuses of $100,000-$125,000 roughly once a month. The 34-year-old righty who signed a  a guaranteed $750,000 deal with the Mets before the season, received his […]

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