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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Morning Grind: We Sure Could Use Someone Like Angel Pagan In Centerfield Right Now

An article by posted on May 22, 2012 0 Comments
Morning Grind: We Sure Could Use Someone Like Angel Pagan In Centerfield Right Now

Alright, I’ve gone too long without a good rant and after a loss like last night’s stinker against the Bucs, today’s as good a day as any. Let me begin with Andres Torres who has stunk up the joint considerably since his hot week after coming off of the disabled list. Torres is now batting […]

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Injury Updates: Beato Solid In Rehab, Bay and Thole To Begin Baseball Activities

An article by posted on May 22, 2012 0 Comments
Injury Updates: Beato Solid In Rehab, Bay and Thole To Begin Baseball Activities

Last night, reliever Pedro Beato allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless inning. It was his second rehab appearance as he looks to return from a strained right rotator cuff that sidelined him in spring training. So far Beato has pitched two hitless innings since he began pitching in rehab games last week. He is eligible to […]

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Errors Galore In Ugly 5-4 Mets Loss To Bucs

An article by posted on May 21, 2012 0 Comments
Errors Galore In Ugly 5-4 Mets Loss To Bucs

Yuck, this loss was U-G-L-Y! The Mets jumped to an early 4-0 lead with their ace Johan Santana on the mound and looking pretty good. It was supposed to be a recipe for success, but it ended up being a recipe for disaster instead. The Mets committed three errors in the game including two by […]

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Acosta And His 10.53 ERA Survives As Mets Cut Schwinden To Make Room For Rottino

An article by posted on May 21, 2012 0 Comments
Acosta And His 10.53 ERA Survives As Mets Cut Schwinden To Make Room For Rottino

Right-hander Chris Schwinden officially has been optioned back to Triple-A Buffalo to make room for Vinny Rottino is back with the Mets. Manny Acosta has more lives than a cat… Original Post 8:00 AM According to Adam Rubin, a baseball source says that the Mets are expected to re-call utility player Vinny Rottino ifrom Triple-A Buffalo and that he will rejoin the Mets […]

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Enough Is Enough, Send Ike Down Already

An article by posted on May 21, 2012 0 Comments
Enough Is Enough, Send Ike Down Already

Dear Ike, It’s me Joe D. just checking in with you to see how things are coming along. I hope you’re still not mad at me because I suggested you go to the minor leagues to recharge your batteries almost a month ago. I was only saying it in the best interest of what was […]

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Mets Place Batista On DL, Collins Says Hefner Will Start On Thursday

An article by posted on May 20, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Place Batista On DL, Collins Says Hefner Will Start On Thursday

The Mets announced that they have placed RHP Miguel Batista on the disabled list after he strained a muscle in his lower back during yesterday’s start against the Blue Jays. Chris Schwinden was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo and will replace Batista on the 25-man roster, but expect Jeremy Hefner to take Batista’s turn in the rotation on Thursday, […]

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Can We Stop Worrying About Murphy At 2B Now?

An article by posted on May 18, 2012 0 Comments
Can We Stop Worrying About Murphy At 2B Now?

I got this question about a week ago and never got a chance to respond. It comes from one of our longtime readers, Hitman, who asks; During the Mets/Phillies game (05/08), Gary & Keith pointed out the progression of Daniel Murphy’s defense at 2nd base. Has Murphy changed your outlook of him holding it down […]

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Josh Thole Nearing A Return To Action

An article by posted on May 17, 2012 0 Comments
Josh Thole Nearing A Return To Action

Before yesterday’s game against the Reds, Terry Collins told reporters that catcher Josh Thole has been headache-free for several days. The plan is now for Thole to begin a rehab assignment before he’s activated from the disabled list. The Mets haven’t gotten much offensive help since Thole was sidelined, but the pitchers have said they like […]

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Mets Release D.J. Carrasco

An article by posted on May 17, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Release D.J. Carrasco

Sandy Alderson has only made two multi-year free agent signings as Mets GM. The first of those was reliever D.J. Carrasco, who was finally released after parts of two dismal seasons. Frank Francisco was the other beneficiary of a multi year deal, after being signed to a $12 million, two year deal in the Winter. […]

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Bud Selig Officially Announces Mets 2013 All-Star Game Hosts

An article by posted on May 16, 2012 0 Comments
Bud Selig Officially Announces Mets 2013 All-Star Game Hosts

Updated 5/16 at 1:30pm: The Mets have been awarded the 2013 All-Star Game announced MLB commissioner Bud Selig today at a press conference at City Hall. In addition to Selig,  Mayor Bloomberg, Fred Wilpon and of course Mr. Met were on hand for the announcement. “As we celebrate the franchise’s golden anniversary this year, I am pleased […]

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