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 Trade Quintanilla To Orioles For Cash

An article by posted on July 20, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Trade Quintanilla To Orioles For Cash

The New York Mets today announced that they have traded infielder Omar Quintanilla to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations. Quintanilla, 30, hit .257 (18-70) with one home run and four RBI in 29 games with the Mets. He was designated for assignment on July 17. The 5-9, 185-pounder has hit .218 (129-592) with 30 […]

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Are You Worried About Johan Santana?

An article by posted on July 20, 2012 0 Comments
Are You Worried About Johan Santana?

I’m sure you all remember the tearful post-game presser by Terry Collins on the night of June 1, 2012. That was the historic date of Johan Santana’s no-hitter, the first in Mets franchise history. Collins had originally intended to cap Johan’s pitches at 115, and you could se him agonizing after every pitch that went […]

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Brandon Lyon Goes To Blue Jays In 10-Player Swap

An article by posted on July 20, 2012 0 Comments
Brandon Lyon Goes To Blue Jays In 10-Player Swap

The Astros and Blue Jays completed a 10-player trade on Friday, with Houston getting seven players and sending three pitchers including Brandon Lyon to Toronto. The Blue Jays received left-hander J.A. Happ and right-handers Brandon Lyon and David Carpenter. The Astros acquired two Major League players — reliever Francisco Cordero and outfielder Ben Francisco — […]

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Harvey Could Still Get Call If Batista Fails To Impress On Saturday

An article by posted on July 19, 2012 0 Comments

It looks like this is the story that won’t go away this season. It feels like every week going back to Spring Training we’ve been reading or hearing about Matt Harvey after every mound appearance and then some. I often wonder if it’s like this with all teams regarding their top prospects or if this […]

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Mets To Host Star Wars Night This Monday At Citi Field

An article by posted on July 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mets To Host Star Wars Night This Monday At Citi Field

METS TO HOST STAR WARS™ NIGHT THIS MONDAY, JULY 23 AT CITI FIELD Pre-Game Photo Ops with Characters and Costume Contest in Bullpen Plaza. FLUSHING, N.Y., July 19, 2012 – The New York Mets today announced they are teaming up with Lucasfilm Ltd. to host the second annual Star Wars Night at Citi Field this Monday, July 23 when the […]

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I’m Getting Lost In The Spinsanity

An article by posted on July 18, 2012 0 Comments
I’m Getting Lost In The Spinsanity

When Jason Bay was pulled out of the game in the ninth inning last night and replaced by hot-shot rookie Jordany Valdespin, it may have been a turning point as far as the state of the Mets left field position was concerned. Bay said all the right things after the game when asked to comment […]

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Take Me Out To The Bawl Game

An article by posted on July 18, 2012 0 Comments
Take Me Out To The Bawl Game

So what’s that five in a row now? I’m not in the mood to check, but I’m pretty certain this may be our longest losing streak of the season. The worst part of course is that three of those five games should have been in the win column including last night’s. Ugh… Last night… With […]

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I Can Fix Josh Thole In Two Minutes

An article by posted on July 18, 2012 0 Comments
I Can Fix Josh Thole In Two Minutes

Poor Josh Thole just cant seem to catch a break these days… Whispers about his game-calling… Too many passed balls… A god awful amount of wild pitches… You just gotta feel bad for the guy… To make matters worse, Terry Collins is calling for a team meeting apparently because of comments Pedro Beato made after […]

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Mets Will Be Buyers At Deadline, Eyeing Jonathan Broxton

An article by posted on July 17, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Will Be Buyers At Deadline, Eyeing Jonathan Broxton

Sandy Alderson told reporters today that the Mets will be buyers at the July 31 trade deadline. Alderson said that while he does not intend to acquire a starting pitcher this month, but that he is focused on improving the bullpen as his number one priority. To a lesser degree, the Mets GM said he’ll […]

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Harvey Won’t Debut On Saturday, No Chance Wheeler Is A Met In 2012

An article by posted on July 17, 2012 0 Comments
Harvey Won’t Debut On Saturday, No Chance Wheeler Is A Met In 2012

The verdict is in on Harvey… Today in Washington, Sandy Alderson  announced that Miguel Batista will start Saturday’s game against the Dodgers and NOT Matt Harvey.. Last night for the Bisons, Harvey allowed two runs and three hits with four walks and four strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings against Triple-A Toledo in front of a group of […]

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