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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Obligatory John Buck What If Post: Keep Him Or Trade Him At The Deadline?

An article by posted on April 10, 2013 0 Comments
Obligatory John Buck What If Post: Keep Him Or Trade Him At The Deadline?

This is the T-Shirt Tuesday design for the April 23 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, honoring Mets catcher John Buck. It bears a striking resemblance to Blitzen. In 31 plate appearances so far this season, Buck is batting .393/.387/.464 with four home runs and an NL leading 14 RBIs in eight games. Buck did […]

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Cowgill Now Batting .130, Valdespin Leads Mets Outfielders With .917 OPS Off Bench

An article by posted on April 10, 2013 0 Comments
Cowgill Now Batting .130, Valdespin Leads Mets Outfielders With .917 OPS Off Bench

Aside from Marlon Byrd, who is batting .269 on the young season, the rest of the Mets outfielders are all in a big rut at the plate. Worst among them is Oakland A’s import Collin Cowgill who is batting .130 after another 0-for-4 showing last night against left-hander Cliff Lee. Cowgill, who was initially proclaimed […]

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Nieuwenhuis Likely Odd Man Out When Mets Promote Quintanilla

An article by posted on April 10, 2013 0 Comments
Nieuwenhuis Likely Odd Man Out When Mets Promote Quintanilla

Yesterday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that the Mets decided to send Omar Quintanilla to Triple-A Vegas to start the season so they could minimize the risk of losing him to waivers early in the season. Quintanilla is not currently on the 40-man roster. Collins said the Mets were wary of carrying Quintanilla out of spring training […]

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Mets Minors: Familia Earns First Pro Save, Wheeler and Montero Both Take The Hill Tonight

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 88 Comments
Mets Minors: Familia Earns First Pro Save, Wheeler and Montero Both Take The Hill Tonight

Notes, Quotes, Tweets, and other assorted Mets Minors news from scouring the web… Las Vegas 51s Officially installed as the team’s closer, Jeurys Familia picked up his first professional save in Las Vegas’ 4-3 win at Fresno on Monday night. The big news today is that Zack Wheeler makes his second start for Las Vegas tonight […]

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What The Buck Is Going On Around Here?

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
What The Buck Is Going On Around Here?

When the Blue Jays forced Sandy Alderson to take John Buck‘s $6 million dollar contract as a condition of making the deal for Travis d’Arnaud, many people including me groaned. I loved the fact that Buck could actually catch (unlike Josh Thole) and would be an asset overall, but six million samoans for Buck was […]

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Harvey Is The Best Pitcher The Mets Have Drafted In Over 30 Years

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Is The Best Pitcher The Mets Have Drafted In Over 30 Years

Last night, at least six times, I heard fans, beat writers and announcers drawing comparisons to Tom Seaver when talking about Matt Harvey. He’s quickly becoming not just a Mets story limited only to the five surrounding boroughs, but a national baseball story as well. A cover on the front of Sports Illustrated or ESPN […]

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Mets Will Skip Laffey’s Turn In Rotation, Will Start Next Week Against Rockies

An article by posted on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Will Skip Laffey’s Turn In Rotation, Will Start Next Week Against Rockies

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reporting that the Mets will use a four-man rotation this week and that Aaron Laffey will make his next start next Tuesday, a week from tomorrow, against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Essentially, the team will be using the off-day on Thursday to skip the fifth spot in the rotation […]

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Mets Captain David Wright Enjoys Bossing Murphy and Davis Around

An article by posted on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Captain David Wright Enjoys Bossing Murphy and Davis Around

Sally Turner of IBTimes.tv sent me this video her crew shot with Mets third baseman David Wright during the just completed homestand. One of the things I thought was funny was when she asked him about his responsibilities as team captain, to which Wright said he enjoys bossing all the players around and particularly Ike […]

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Hits and Misses: Tejada’s Rut, Buck Is Keeping d’Arnaud On Ice, Satin, Montero, deGrom

An article by posted on April 7, 2013 0 Comments
Hits and Misses: Tejada’s Rut, Buck Is Keeping d’Arnaud On Ice, Satin, Montero, deGrom

No doubt that you’ve all seen or heard of the defensive woes of Ruben Tejada to start the season. This is frontpage news. The shortstop committed his fourth error yesterday. One person on twitter actually told me it was time to bring up Wilfredo Tovar. I thought he was pulling my leg, but he was serious. That’s not happening […]

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Mets Minors: Dropped Popup Opens Door for B-Mets 2-1 Victory

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Dropped Popup Opens Door for B-Mets 2-1 Victory

The Binghamton Mets scored the game-winning run without the aid of a hit and the bullpen provided four shutout innings of relief in a 2-1 victory over the Akron Aeros Friday night at Canal Park. With the game tied and the bases loaded on two walks and a hit batsman in the top of the […]

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