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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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 59 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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Prospect Spotlight: Time To Promote Josh Satin and Platoon Him With Ike Davis

An article by posted on April 17, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Spotlight: Time To Promote Josh Satin and Platoon Him With Ike Davis

This post is not about Zack Wheeler, Travis d’Arnaud, Brandon Nimmo or Noah Syndergaard. I hope that is okay with you as last night I was informed by several people at SNY that those four are all that average Mets fans care about as far as Mets prospects go. I’m sure not all SNY connected […]

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Mets Suffer A Frosty and Brrrutal Sweep In Colorado

An article by posted on April 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Suffer A Frosty and Brrrutal Sweep In Colorado

After losing the first game of their doubleheader with the Colorado Rockies 8-4, it looked as though the Mets might pull out a win in the finale after taking a commanding 8-1 lead through the top of the fifth. But it all fell apart as the blunders, errors and shoddy pitching saw the Rockies mount […]

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Mets Interested In Rangers Outfielder Julio Borbon

An article by posted on April 17, 2013 44 Comments
Mets Interested In Rangers Outfielder Julio Borbon

According to this tweet by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mets may have something cooking with the Texas Rangers who are seeking to move outfielder Julio Borbon. Borbon, 27, was designated for assignment last week and the Rangers have until this afternoon to trade him or place him on irrevocable waivers. He has a slash of […]

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Alderson Blasted Collins Five Times A Day Regarding Mets’ Offensive Approach

An article by posted on April 16, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Blasted Collins Five Times A Day Regarding Mets’ Offensive Approach

Mike Puma of the New York Post, reports that Terry Collins was yelled at five times a day by general manager Sandy Alderson regarding the team’s approach during Spring Training, according to a team source. Alderson insisted that the team had to show the kind of selectivity at the plate that has been a hallmark […]

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