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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Mets To Host All Star Game In 2013

An article by posted on June 12, 2010 0 Comments

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today via Twitter, the Mets will host the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. Selig will say Wednesday that KC will host the 2012 All-Star Game.The Mets will get the game in 2013, Minnesota in 2014, and DC in 2015. Hopefully, Citi Field will have already hosted a World Series by then…

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Mark Cohoon Hurls Consecutive CG Shutouts

An article by posted on June 11, 2010 0 Comments

Last night while Jon Niese was throwing a complete game shutout against the San Diego Padres, another young southpaw was doing the same thing for the Mets Single-A affiliate, the Savannah Sand Gnats. Starting pitcher Mark Cohoon tossed his second consecutive complete game shutout on Thursday night to beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 7-0. Cohoon allowed just three hits and […]

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Santana Struggles, Niese Dazzles In Doubleheader Split

An article by posted on June 10, 2010 0 Comments

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it […]

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Mets And The Pitching Market

An article by posted on June 10, 2010 0 Comments

Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog reported that the Mets are scouting the Baltimore Orioles and had scouts in attendance during Kevin Millwood’s (0-7 4.64 ERA) start against the Yankees. It’s possible that they may also have some interest in Jeremy Guthrie (3-6 3.71 ERA) among other O’s starting pitchers. As has been widely reported already, the Mets have no […]

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Pat Misch Is Outperforming Gee, Parnell and Stoner

An article by posted on June 10, 2010 0 Comments

Remember Pat Misch? While taking a look at how our minor league teams  were doing, I was surprised to see how well Pat Misch was still doing at Class-AAA Buffalo. He got off to a great start in April and I thought he would eventually cool off, but I was dead wrong. As of last […]

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Omar Minaya Gets Heaps Of Praise From Me

An article by posted on June 9, 2010 0 Comments

As we bask in the glory of an ever so dramatic win last night, and take in the images of all that transpired during and after one of the best games of the season thus far, it feels so good to be a Mets fan. Watching how Mike Pelfrey has evolved this season has been […]

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Mets Hype Machine Already Hard At Work

An article by posted on June 8, 2010 0 Comments

It never ceases to amaze me how the Mets over-hype their prospects to no end. I’m not talking about your garden variety hype mind you, all teams are entitled and expected to hype their prospects. But with the Mets it’s completely over the top and it always leads to lofty unrealistic expectations for the prospects […]

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Drafting Harvey Was Easy, Dealing With Boras Won’t Be

An article by posted on June 7, 2010 0 Comments

Now that the Mets have drafted UNC product Matt Harvey with the seventh overall pick in the draft, the task at hand now becomes signing him before the August 16th deadline. I was a little shocked by the Mets selection, not because he was reach or not as talented as those they passsed on, but I didn’t […]

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Mets Select Starting Pitcher Matt Harvey In First Round

An article by posted on June 7, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets selected RH pitcher Matt Harvey from UNC with the seventh overall pick of the 2010 MLB Draft. Tale Of The Tape North Carolina, Junior Birthdate: 3/27/89 Height: 6-4 Weight: 225 lbs. Bats: R Throws: R MLB – Scouting Report Fastball: Harvey was throwing his fastball up to 96-97 mph and sustaining the velocity deep into his […]

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Mets Won’t Move Ruben Tejada For Houston Ace Roy Oswalt

An article by posted on June 7, 2010 0 Comments

From the files of the strange, but true… According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Mets will not part with “B Level” prospect Ruben Tejada, even if it meant acquiring a top of the rotation starter like Houston Astros Ace, Roy Oswalt. The Mets are so high on rookie infielder Ruben Tejada, their fill-in second […]

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