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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What The Heck Are We Waiting For?

An article by posted on June 26, 2012 0 Comments
What The Heck Are We Waiting For?

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post,says the Mets are looking outside the organization for bullpen help and are expected to be involved in trade talks for San Diego Padres closer Huston Street (how many times has his name been tied to the Mets?), Oakland A’s closer Grant Balfour, and Houston Astros starter Brett Myers. I can just envision it now […]

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Jenrry Mejia Going Back To Buffalo Rotation

An article by posted on June 26, 2012 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia Going Back To Buffalo Rotation

This is via Adam Rubin, but according to Terry Collins, after Jenrry Mejia’s two-week reintroduction to bullpen Mejia very well may be headed back to starting rotation work with the Bisons — not the major league bullpen! After rehabbing from Tommy John surgery as a starting pitcher, Mejia has underwhelmed in five relief appearances with Buffalo, […]

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Cyclone Roller Coasters: Nimmo Enjoys A Good Walk, Ynoa and Mateo Are Sizzling Hot

An article by posted on June 26, 2012 0 Comments
Cyclone Roller Coasters: Nimmo Enjoys A Good Walk, Ynoa and Mateo Are Sizzling Hot

Hey, I just wanted to let you know that Pete will be at Hudson Valley in a little bit to cover the Brooklyn Cyclones on the road. Stay tuned for some great pictures, insights from Rich Donnelly and the other coaches and players, and a few impromptu player interviews. The Cyclones are off to a […]

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Talking Mets Minors With Mets Prospect Hub

An article by posted on June 26, 2012 0 Comments
Talking Mets Minors With Mets Prospect Hub

A couple of weeks ago I had a chance to send out a few general questions to our old pal Tejesh of Mets Prospect Hub. Tej was kind enough to take some time to share his thoughts about the Mets with regard to the First Year Player Draft and some other minor league things I […]

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Collins Calls Mets Flat, I Call Last Night’s Performance A Joke

An article by posted on June 26, 2012 0 Comments
Collins Calls Mets Flat, I Call Last Night’s Performance A Joke

Terry Collins didn’t mince words last night, and his pre-game concerns of how he sensed a lack of energy from the Mets inside the clubhouse before the game, proved to be prophetic. “We were a little flat,” Collins said. “They’re human beings and the adrenaline knock out for a while, and the fact that they […]

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Parnell Back As Mets Closer… Hold On To Your Butts…

An article by posted on June 25, 2012 0 Comments
Parnell Back As Mets Closer… Hold On To Your Butts…

Bobby Parnell is on the hot seat again as an oblique injury to Frank Francisco has once again led the 27-year old reliever to assume the role of Mets closer. It’s a role he’s held three times before, but never could retain for more than a week or two and never with any success. While […]

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Regrets… I Have A Few…

An article by posted on June 25, 2012 0 Comments
Regrets… I Have A Few…

How many times have we seen this already this season… I’m talking about Terry Collins lamenting about what he could have done to prevent another bone-jarring moment in a Mets loss. He has compiled enough material to complete his own personal volume of a Book of Lamentations. Last night, was another typical Mets loss you […]

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Mets Add Justin Hampson From Buffalo To Depleted Bullpen

An article by posted on June 25, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Add Justin Hampson From Buffalo To Depleted Bullpen

After trying to survive an entire season with just one left-hander in the bullpen, the Mets came to their senses and called up southpaw Justin Hampson from Triple-A Buffalo. Hampson was 4-2 with a 2.13 ERA and two saves in 28 appearances with Buffalo, and lefty batters are hitting .218 against him this season. Hampson, 32, has a […]

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Mets News: Valdespin Is Out As Mets Activate Tejada From DL

An article by posted on June 24, 2012 0 Comments
Mets News: Valdespin Is Out As Mets Activate Tejada From DL

In somewhat of a surprise, the Mets have announced that Jordany Valdespin has been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo to make room for shortstop Ruben Tejada who was activated from the disabled list and is batting second in tonight’s lineup. The Mets have also activated Ramon Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list, but have yet to announce a corresponding move. I […]

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End Of An Era In Beantown As Red Sox Trade Youkilis To White Sox

An article by posted on June 24, 2012 0 Comments
End Of An Era In Beantown As Red Sox Trade Youkilis To White Sox

According to multiple reports, Kevin Youkilis’ nine-year career with the Boston Red Sox has come to an end. Youkilis was traded to the White Sox in exchange for pitching prospect Zach Stewart and utility player Brent Lillibridge, according to a White Sox official familiar with the deal. The Red Sox will also pick up a […]

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