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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Tejada Proving To Be A Core Player For The Mets

An article by posted on July 7, 2012 0 Comments
Tejada Proving To Be A Core Player For The Mets

I’m marveled at the incredible season we are seeing from our starting shortstop Ruben Tejada. Who could have expected such poise and confidence in someone so young and in fact younger than most of our top prospects who are still toiling in the minors. When the Mets let Jose Reyes go this Winter and announced that 22-year old Tejada […]

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Papel-Bombed: Reactions To Last Night’s Improbable Comeback!

An article by posted on July 6, 2012 0 Comments
Papel-Bombed: Reactions To Last Night’s Improbable Comeback!

Wow, still on a big-high from last night. I woke up happy and ready to take on the day this morning. The hell with breakfast, I’m brimming with plenty of energy. We’ve always called the Mets-Phillies match-ups a big rivalry, but let’s face it, it’s tough to call the last five years anything more than a […]

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NO WORDS!

An article by posted on July 6, 2012 0 Comments
NO WORDS!

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NL East Report: Ryan Howard Returns, Nationals Sweep Giants, Stanton Still Ailing

An article by posted on July 6, 2012 0 Comments
NL East Report: Ryan Howard Returns, Nationals Sweep Giants, Stanton Still Ailing

Atlanta Braves (43-39) The Braves and Phillies play the first game of a three-game set and the fourth of 18 contests between the two clubs this season. OF Jason Heyward and C Brian McCann each clubbed two-run homers off Matt Garza last night’. The two, two-run round-trippers marked the first time in 10 years that the Braves […]

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Mike Baxter Begins Rehab In Port St Lucie

An article by posted on July 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Baxter Begins Rehab In Port St Lucie

According to a report on ESPN New York, Mike Baxter’s recovery from a displaced collarbone is moving forward. Baxter told ESPNNewYork.com that he was heading to the Mets’ Port St. Lucie, Fla., complex later in the day. Baxter said he has full range of motion in the shoulder and has started hitting off a tee, “so […]

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Cyclones’ Cole Frenzel and Luis Mateo Named NYPL Players of the Week

An article by posted on July 5, 2012 0 Comments
Cyclones’ Cole Frenzel and Luis Mateo Named NYPL Players of the Week

The New York-Penn League have named Cyclones first baseman Cole Frenzel Player of the Week and teammate Luis Mateo Pitcher of the Week. Cole Frenzel has been raking since arriving to Brooklyn once Short-Season got underway. He leads the league in over a dozen different offensive categories and is really in the midst of a […]

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Marlins Acquire Carlos Lee For Two Minor Leaguers

An article by posted on July 4, 2012 0 Comments
Marlins Acquire Carlos Lee For Two Minor Leaguers

The Miami Marlins have acquired outfielder/first baseman Carlos Lee from the Houston Astros according to Fox Sports‘ Ken Rosenthal. Houston will receive two minor leaguers, third baseman Matt Dominguez and left-hander Rob Rasmussen in exchange for Lee. The Astros will pay almost all of the approximately $9 million remaining on Lee’s contract. Miami will assume the pro-rated […]

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Mets Recall Pedro Beato From Triple-A Buffalo, Option Jeremy Hefner

An article by posted on July 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Recall Pedro Beato From Triple-A Buffalo, Option Jeremy Hefner

The New York Mets today announced the club has recalled righthanded pitcher Pedro Beato from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League and optioned righthanded pitcher Jeremy Hefner to the Bisons. Beato, 25, will wear uniform #27 and will be available for Thursday night’s game vs. Philadelphia. Beato was 3-2 with a 1.16 ERA (three earned […]

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Mets Recall Red Hot Jordany Valdespin, DFA Justin Hampson

An article by posted on July 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Recall Red Hot Jordany Valdespin, DFA Justin Hampson

The Mets have designated Justin Hampson for assignment and recalled Jordany Valdespin fron Triple-A Buffalo. Valdespin, 24, has been on hot streak at Buffalo and is batting .333 in his last ten games with two homeruns, eight RBI and four stolen bases. For the season he has a .289 average in 136 at-bats. Hampson, 32, appeared in three games and […]

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Amazins Put On Early Fireworks Show In 11-1 Phillies Beat-Down!

An article by posted on July 4, 2012 0 Comments
Amazins Put On Early Fireworks Show In 11-1 Phillies Beat-Down!

On the eve of the Fourth of July, the Mets bats exploded for fifteen hits tonight and beat up the Philadelphia Phillies 11-1 in a sold out Citi Field. Jon Niese pitched a gem of a game going a full eight innings and holding the Phillies to just one run on three hits while striking […]

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