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 Place Thole On 7-Day DL, Call Up Rob Johnson

An article by posted on May 8, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Place Thole On 7-Day DL, Call Up Rob Johnson

The New York Mets announced the club has placed catcher Josh Thole on the 7-Day Disabled List with a concussion and selected the contract of Rob Johnson from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League. Johnson will wear #16 and will be available for tonight’s game. Righthanded pitcher Pedro Beato was transferred to the 60-Day Disabled […]

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Pitching Is A National Treasure In Washington

An article by posted on May 8, 2012 0 Comments
Pitching Is A National Treasure In Washington

It’s amazing what that Gio Gozalez trade has done for the Washington Nationals. A lot of those who squawked that the Nats gave up too much are eating crow these days. Damn, I wanted the Mets to go after him so bad last Winter. The Nationals were smart in locking him up to a five-year, $42 million dollar contract […]

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Thole Headed To 15 Day DL With Symptoms Of Concussion

An article by posted on May 8, 2012 0 Comments
Thole Headed To 15 Day DL With Symptoms Of Concussion

During last night’s 5-3 win over the Phillies, former Met Ty Wigginton barreled into Josh Thole in the bottom of the eighth on a play at the plate. Thole took a jolt to the head from Wigginton’s left shoulder. Thole held onto the ball, preserving the 2-2 score, but it was a jarring blow to the head and […]

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It’s The DL For Ruben Tejada, Mets Add Valdespin To Roster

An article by posted on May 7, 2012 0 Comments
It’s The DL For Ruben Tejada, Mets Add Valdespin To Roster

The Mets have put Ruben Tejada on the disabled list with a right quad strain and infielder Jordany Vladespin has been added to the 25-man roster and is available for tonight’s game. The NY Post reported yesterday that a Mets source told him Ruben Tejada’s MRI results were not good and that a DL stint was very likely. We’ll have […]

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Teams Interested In Trading For Parnell

An article by posted on May 6, 2012 0 Comments
Teams Interested In Trading For Parnell

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported this morning that several teams have called the New York Mets with serious interest in dealing for reliever Bobby Parnell. Parnell has bounced back after struggling last season and has mostly pitched in the 6-8 innings this season after a failed attempt at closing in 2011. He currently has 2.84 ERA in […]

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Santana Earns First Win Of The Season As Mets Top D-Backs 4-3

An article by posted on May 6, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Earns First Win Of The Season As Mets Top D-Backs 4-3

The Mets defeated the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Saturday as Johan Santana grinded out a hard fought win – his first since September of 2010. Santana (1-2) allowed nine hits but gave up only three runs, striking out five and walking one. He threw a season high 108 pitches and did a fantastic job of gutting out […]

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Mets Activate Carrasco From DL, Option Valdespin to Buffalo

An article by posted on May 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Activate Carrasco From DL, Option Valdespin to Buffalo

The Mets have activated D.J. Carrasco from the disabled list. Carrasco began the season on the DL after twisting his ankle in a Spring Training game. Carrasco is coming off of a down season in which he went 1-2 with a 6.02 ERA in 49 innings pitched. To make room for Carrasco on the roster, the Mets optioned […]

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Collins Tabs Batista To Join Rotation, Will Start Tuesday Against Phillies At CBP

An article by posted on May 5, 2012 0 Comments
Collins Tabs Batista To Join Rotation, Will Start Tuesday Against Phillies At CBP

Prior to last night’s game Mets Manager Terry Collins announced to reporters that right-hander Miguel Batista will join the rotation and start on Tuesday against Phillies in Citizens Bank Park. Batista will try to improve on the two failed attempts to replace Mike Pelfrey by Chris Schwinden who was demoted to Baffalo before the game.   “One of the things […]

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Mets Option Chris Schwinden, Call-up Vinny Rottino

An article by posted on May 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Option Chris Schwinden, Call-up Vinny Rottino

The New York Mets today announced the team has selected the contract of outfielder Vinny Rottino from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League and optioned righthanded pitcher Chris Schwinden to the Bisons.  Rottino will wear uniform #33 and will be available for tonight’s game vs. Arizona. In addition, righthanded pitcher Mike Pelfrey was transferred to […]

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Alderson: Harvey Is Not Ready, Still A Work In Progress

An article by posted on May 4, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson: Harvey Is Not Ready, Still A Work In Progress

Andy Martino of the Daily News, had some candid comments from Mets GM Sandy Alderson regarding the readiness on Mets pitching prospect Matt Harvey. Regarding his readiness, Alderson echoed what we’ve been preaching here on MMO since Spring Training: “Aside from Matt himself — and I love that he thinks this way — there is no […]

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