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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It’s The DL For Ruben Tejada, Mets Add Valdespin To Roster

An article by posted on May 7, 2012 0 Comments
It’s The DL For Ruben Tejada, Mets Add Valdespin To Roster

The Mets have put Ruben Tejada on the disabled list with a right quad strain and infielder Jordany Vladespin has been added to the 25-man roster and is available for tonight’s game. The NY Post reported yesterday that a Mets source told him Ruben Tejada’s MRI results were not good and that a DL stint was very likely. We’ll have […]

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Teams Interested In Trading For Parnell

An article by posted on May 6, 2012 0 Comments
Teams Interested In Trading For Parnell

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported this morning that several teams have called the New York Mets with serious interest in dealing for reliever Bobby Parnell. Parnell has bounced back after struggling last season and has mostly pitched in the 6-8 innings this season after a failed attempt at closing in 2011. He currently has 2.84 ERA in […]

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Santana Earns First Win Of The Season As Mets Top D-Backs 4-3

An article by posted on May 6, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Earns First Win Of The Season As Mets Top D-Backs 4-3

The Mets defeated the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Saturday as Johan Santana grinded out a hard fought win – his first since September of 2010. Santana (1-2) allowed nine hits but gave up only three runs, striking out five and walking one. He threw a season high 108 pitches and did a fantastic job of gutting out […]

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Mets Activate Carrasco From DL, Option Valdespin to Buffalo

An article by posted on May 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Activate Carrasco From DL, Option Valdespin to Buffalo

The Mets have activated D.J. Carrasco from the disabled list. Carrasco began the season on the DL after twisting his ankle in a Spring Training game. Carrasco is coming off of a down season in which he went 1-2 with a 6.02 ERA in 49 innings pitched. To make room for Carrasco on the roster, the Mets optioned […]

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Collins Tabs Batista To Join Rotation, Will Start Tuesday Against Phillies At CBP

An article by posted on May 5, 2012 0 Comments
Collins Tabs Batista To Join Rotation, Will Start Tuesday Against Phillies At CBP

Prior to last night’s game Mets Manager Terry Collins announced to reporters that right-hander Miguel Batista will join the rotation and start on Tuesday against Phillies in Citizens Bank Park. Batista will try to improve on the two failed attempts to replace Mike Pelfrey by Chris Schwinden who was demoted to Baffalo before the game.   “One of the things […]

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Mets Option Chris Schwinden, Call-up Vinny Rottino

An article by posted on May 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Option Chris Schwinden, Call-up Vinny Rottino

The New York Mets today announced the team has selected the contract of outfielder Vinny Rottino from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League and optioned righthanded pitcher Chris Schwinden to the Bisons.  Rottino will wear uniform #33 and will be available for tonight’s game vs. Arizona. In addition, righthanded pitcher Mike Pelfrey was transferred to […]

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Alderson: Harvey Is Not Ready, Still A Work In Progress

An article by posted on May 4, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson: Harvey Is Not Ready, Still A Work In Progress

Andy Martino of the Daily News, had some candid comments from Mets GM Sandy Alderson regarding the readiness on Mets pitching prospect Matt Harvey. Regarding his readiness, Alderson echoed what we’ve been preaching here on MMO since Spring Training: “Aside from Matt himself — and I love that he thinks this way — there is no […]

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What Could Wright Net The Mets In A Trade?

An article by posted on May 3, 2012 0 Comments
What Could Wright Net The Mets In A Trade?

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, tackles some interesting questions in his regular weekly mailbag feature including this question regarding David Wright’s trade value. What type of package can you get for Wright if he is 100 percent healthy and playing at his All-Star level? – Adrian G., Bordentown, N.J. History would indicate a player of Wright’s caliber […]

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Mets Hitting Up Other Teams For Starting Pitching

An article by posted on May 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Hitting Up Other Teams For Starting Pitching

Hey I just wanted to say thanks to all of you for continuing to support our site. Every site owner including me likes to talk about our traffic all the time and how well we are doing, but someone reminded me yesterday that we have something better than traffic and she’s right. We have a […]

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Is Mets Home-Grown Talent Overrated?

An article by posted on May 2, 2012 0 Comments
Is Mets Home-Grown Talent Overrated?

In this edition of MMO Fair or Foul, Seth Shapiro of Mets Fever picks apart some of the Mets newbies in his post entitled “Mets Home-Grown Talent Overrated“. Here are a few snippets from his post, but I would urge you to read it in it’s entirety so that you can see everything in context. […]

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