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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Subway Series Scaled Down From Six Games To Four Beginning Next Season

An article by posted on July 11, 2012 0 Comments
Subway Series Scaled Down From Six Games To Four Beginning Next Season

Yesterday in Kansas City, MLB Players Association chief Michael Weiner told reporters that the Mets and Yankees and other interleague rivals will play three or four games beginning in 2013, not six according to a Associated Press report. “It wasn’t fair to have six games against an opponent that other teams in your division didn’t,” Weiner said at a […]

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MMO Crossfire: The Case For and Against Trading For Justin Upton

An article by posted on July 9, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Crossfire: The Case For and Against Trading For Justin Upton

In the first edition of a new feature here on Metsmerized, Jessep and XtreemIcon argue their cases for and against Justin Upton who is once again on the trading block for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and this time it sounds like they mean it. The talented young outfielder is only 24, but there’s a compelling case to be […]

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Mets Trade Buzz: Ramon Hernandez Is Mets Top Target, But Carlos Quentin Also On Radar

An article by posted on July 9, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Trade Buzz: Ramon Hernandez Is Mets Top Target, But Carlos Quentin Also On Radar

As was posted on MMO yesterday by Pete Shapiro, rumors circulated that the Mets were talking to the Colorado Rockies and were possibly interested in catcher Ramon Hernandez. Today, Joel Sherman of the New York Post confirms and also writes that the Rockies’ veteran catcher is the number one priority on their wish list. The Mets […]

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Alderson On Chemistry, Valdespin, Trade Market, Harvey, Wheeler

An article by posted on July 8, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson On Chemistry, Valdespin, Trade Market, Harvey, Wheeler

Sandy Alderson was a guest during the sixth inning of this afternoon’s SNY Cubs vs. Mets broadcast. Gary Cohen hit him up with some great questions in the short time that he had, and ended up getting some nice insights into what the Mets GM is thinking about regarding a wide range of topics. Matt […]

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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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