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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I read this quote in the Daily News by R.A. Dickey which I thought was interesting because it’s an actual player’s reaction to the Beltran trade. “One of the things you can’t help but communicate to the team with a move like that,” says R.A. Dickey, speaking of the front office, “is, ‘You may do it, but […]
As the Mets winning streak came to a halt at five games last night after a 3-0 loss to the Washington Nationals, I couldn’t help wondering if Carlos Beltran would’ve made a difference. Out of curiosity I decided to look up how Beltran had performed against the Nationals in his career. I was surprised to […]
Nothing lasts forever and the Mets found that out when their five-game winning streak came to a screeching halt Saturday night in a 3-0 loss to the Washington Nationals. For the Mets it was their fifth shutout loss of the season and it cut short what had been a phenomenal stretch of run production for […]
Willie Harris pulled a Tug McGraw before one of the games in Cincinnati and shouted out “Ya Gotta Believe!” after Terry Collins had addressed the team. Harris told his teammates that this season was far from over and that the odds the Mets could rally to make the playoffs were very good. He even joked […]
Johan Santana was back on the mound for the first time in almost 11 months Thursday night and looked solid for three innings. Originally slated to throw 45 pitches, the New York Mets left-hander threw 33 pitches — 26 for strikes — to get through the three innings against the Daytona Cubs. He allowed two hits, […]
The monster that wouldn’t die… For the first time in their fifty year history, the Mets completed a four-game sweep of the Reds after winning a 10-9 nail-biter in Cincinnati on Thursday afternoon. Game Highlights Jason Bay went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs today. The doubles were his first in 50 games after a 195 […]
Mets GM Sandy Alderson held a conference call today to officially announce the acquisition of RHP Zack Wheeler from the Giants in exchange for Carlos Beltran and cash considerations. - The Mets are done dealing so don’t expect any last minuted deals at the buzzer before the trade deadline expires on Sunday night at midnight. Alderson is fully […]
The New York Mets today announced that they have acquired minor league righthanded pitcher Zack Wheeler from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for outfielder Carlos Beltran and cash considerations. Wheeler, the Giants’ first-round selection and the sixth player picked overall in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, is 7-5 with a 3.99 ERA (39 earned […]
It’s probably not a surprise to those of you who know me, that the word of Carlos Beltran’s impending trade broke my heart in two. Carlos is the reason I fell in love with baseball. It wasn’t just his smile or his stats, it was the way he played the game. I had never seen […]
Joe Petruccio who does an incredible job covering the Mets day by day with his art on his website My Mets Journal, does an outstanding job capturing the sentiment of the Carlos Beltran trade. Great Job, Joe… You nailed it! Make Joe’s website My Mets Journal, a daily stop Mets fans!
Wheeler has two pitches that could surface as plus, in his fastball and curveball. The changeup I saw doesn’t look like it will be more than a slightly above-average pitch. He could use more seasoning with his changeup as well as his command, but he could be a back-of-the-rotation starter in the big leagues tomorrow. His […]