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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Hairston Becomes 10th Met Ever To Hit For Cycle

An article by posted on April 27, 2012 0 Comments
Hairston Becomes 10th Met Ever To Hit For Cycle

  Mets outfielder Scott Hairston has just hit for the cycle tonight in Colorado. He is the 10th Mets player to record a cycle in team history and the first to accomplish the feat since Jose Reyes did it on June 21, 2006 against the Cincinnati Reds. Hairston started things off with a single in the second inning, a […]

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Bryce Harper: Ready Or Not Here He Comes

An article by posted on April 27, 2012 0 Comments
Bryce Harper: Ready Or Not Here He Comes

After placing third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, the Nationals promoted Bryce Harper from Class AAA Syracuse today . The 19-year-old will make his major league debut Saturday at Dodger Stadium. The Nationals made the final decision this afternoon, after Zimmerman visited a doctor in Los Angeles, who confirmed that the third baseman needed […]

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Video: Pelfrey To Have Tommy John Surgery

An article by posted on April 26, 2012 0 Comments
Video: Pelfrey To Have Tommy John Surgery

(Video courtesy of SNY) Mike Pelfrey will undergo Tommy John Surgery on his right elbow, and miss the remainder of the season. His recovery and return could be anywhere between 12 and 18 months depending on how the elbow responds and any potential setbacks. Pelfrey does have youth on his side which could bode well for […]

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Terry Collins On Today’s All Homegrown Mets Lineup

An article by posted on April 26, 2012 0 Comments
Terry Collins On Today’s All Homegrown Mets Lineup

I wanted to update this with a comment Terry Collins made regarding today’s all homegrown lineup: “Coming from player development,” said Collins, “this really is a great tribute to the scouts that go out there and get no glory except for reading the box scores every day and hoping that someday one of the players […]

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MMO Mailbag: Have We Seen The Last Of Pelfrey?

An article by posted on April 26, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Have We Seen The Last Of Pelfrey?

Douglas Cook asks: Will Harvey or Wheeler be called up this year or do they need more minor league seasoning? We spoke to Wally Backman and asked him that question on Tuesday. He said that Harvey will certainly be with the Mets by September at the latest. I happen to think that if the Mets fall […]

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Matt Harvey Delivers His Most Dominating Performance Of The Season!

An article by posted on April 25, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Delivers His Most Dominating Performance Of The Season!

Mets top pitching prospect Matt Harvey was lights-out today in the Bisons 12-1 drubbing of the Iron Pigs today at Coca Cola Park in Lehigh Valley. We were there and we’ll have some great shots of Harvey in action later today, but let’s discuss his incredible outing for now. Harvey was as composed today as […]

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Mets Sign OF Dustin Martin to Minor League Deal

An article by posted on April 24, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Sign OF Dustin Martin to Minor League Deal

Mets Sign OF Dustin Martin The New York Mets today announced that they have signed OF DUSTIN MARTIN to a minor league contract. Martin has been activated to the Buffalo Bisons roster and will join the team in Lehigh Valley for tonight’s game against the IronPigs. Martin went to 2012 major league spring training with […]

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Breaking News: Jason Bay Placed On DL, Mets Call Up Zach Lutz

An article by posted on April 24, 2012 0 Comments
Breaking News: Jason Bay Placed On DL, Mets Call Up Zach Lutz

The New York Mets today announced the team placed outfielder Jason Bay on the 15-Day Disabled List with a nondisplaced fracture of a rib on the left side and recalled infielder Zach Lutz from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League.  Bay, 33, is hitting .240 (12-50) with three home runs and five RBI in 15 […]

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Hudgens Said What??

An article by posted on April 24, 2012 0 Comments
Hudgens Said What??

“You always like to have speed, but it’s just a matter of, we need to get on base at a high rate,” Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens said. “We get on base at a high rate, we’ve got good offensive players, we’ll score runs.” Excuse me Dave for interjecting here, but the Mets were second […]

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I Like Ike, But This Is Ridiculous

An article by posted on April 24, 2012 0 Comments
I Like Ike, But This Is Ridiculous

Geez, What the heck is up with Ike Davis? Spare me the “It’s only April diatribes”  I’m not in the mood for cliches and simplistic excuses this morning. Ike Davis stranded the bases loaded three times in Monday’s doubleheader sweep by the Giants, although the first baseman cautiously noted that the final instance — a called […]

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