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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Are Mets Pushing It With Josh Edgin?

An article by posted on August 26, 2012 0 Comments
Are Mets Pushing It With Josh Edgin?

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have a rule in the minors that prohibits pitchers from being used three straight days. Yet now, in the absence of Tim Byrdak, rookie left-hander Josh Edgin has been used in six games in a seven-day span in the major league bullpen. Are the Mets using Edgin too […]

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An American Hero Passes Away As A Nation Mourns

An article by posted on August 25, 2012 0 Comments
An American Hero Passes Away As A Nation Mourns

Iconic American astronaut Neil Armstrong, who was the first person to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said on Saturday. Armstrong died following complications from heart-bypass surgery he underwent earlier this month, the family said in a statement, just two days after his birthday on August 5. As […]

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Who Inherited The Better Farm System?

An article by posted on August 25, 2012 0 Comments
Who Inherited The Better Farm System?

In one of yesterday’s posts, I saw a little debate pop up as to which GM inherited a better farm system between Omar Minaya and Sandy Alderson. In my mind, the perception was that Alderson had a significantly stronger base of prospects to work with than Minaya did, but I decided to see what I could dig […]

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Red Sox and Dodgers Closing In On Blockbuster Deal For Beckett, Gonzalez, Crawford

An article by posted on August 24, 2012 0 Comments
Red Sox and Dodgers Closing In On Blockbuster Deal For Beckett, Gonzalez, Crawford

Looks like the New York Mets acted just in time grabbing catcher Kelly Shoppach from the Red Sox when they did. It now appears that the Dodgers are willing to take the leftovers in a nine-player blockbuster trade that have first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, outfielder Carl Crawford, infielder Nick Punto and starting pitcher Josh Becket […]

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MMO Crossfire: Sandy Alderson’s 2013 Plan

An article by posted on August 24, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Crossfire: Sandy Alderson’s 2013 Plan

In this edition of MMO Crossfire, me and Jessep debate Sandy Alderson’s recent appearance on WFAN where he tries to convince Mike Francesa there’s a bright future ahead beginning as soon as 2013. Jessep’s Take… To me, this was the most honest and up front interview I have heard Sandy Alderson give as the GM […]

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MMO Roundtable: Are The Mets Moving In The Right Direction

An article by posted on August 24, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Are The Mets Moving In The Right Direction

The Mets have lost 14 of their last 16 games at  home, and are 12 and 30 in their last 42 games. They are now officially worse than the 2009 team. Do you still think we are moving in the right direction? Joe Spector – It’s amazing what a difference a month makes in this […]

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This Team Has Reached A Low Point That Is Unbelievable!!!

An article by posted on August 24, 2012 0 Comments
This Team Has Reached A Low Point That Is Unbelievable!!!

Mike Francesa was at it again today and went completely postal on the Mets today…. He lambasted them like I’ve never heard before…. “I would be afraid to show my face in public if I owned this team!” “Murphy and Thole are getting beat on 80 mph fastballs, you gotta be kidding me!” The Mets […]

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A Smashing Debut For Collin McHugh!

An article by posted on August 23, 2012 0 Comments
A Smashing Debut For Collin McHugh!

This is why we’ve been downplaying all these insane notions of bringing up Zack Wheeler in the last few months. As I said before, Collin McHugh is more deserving and more polished, and his debut today has validated everything we’ve been saying about him all season long. McHugh won’t figure into the decision, but his […]

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KNUCKLEBALL! Opening Soon At IFC Center In NYC

An article by posted on August 23, 2012 0 Comments
KNUCKLEBALL! Opening Soon At IFC Center In NYC

FilmBuff Presents KNUCKLEBALL! A film by Ricki Stern & Annie Sundberg **Opening on Thursday, September 20th at the IFC Center in NYC** KNUCKLEBALL! is the story of a few good men, a handful of pitchers in the entire history of baseball forced to resort to the lowest rung on the credibility ladder in their sport: throwing […]

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Sandy Alderson: Mets Shutting Down Johan Santana For 2012

An article by posted on August 22, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson: Mets Shutting Down Johan Santana For 2012

Sandy Alderson spoke to a gathering of reporters at Citi Field before tonight’s game between the Mets and the Rockies. The purpose of which was to explain the team’s plan regarding Johan Santana moving forward. “The New York Mets are going to shutdown Johan Santana for the remainder of 2012 season.” Santana had an MRI yesterday which […]

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