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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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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Mets Send Cedeno To DL, Hefner Called Up, Edgin To Buffalo

An article by posted on April 23, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Send Cedeno To DL, Hefner Called Up, Edgin To Buffalo

Update 4:00 PM Ronny Cedeno has been placed on the 15-day DL with a strained intercostal muscle. To take Cedeno’s place on the roster, the Mets recalled RHP Jeremy Hefner from Triple-A Buffalo who had been put on the taxi squad earlier. Cedeno, 29, is hitting .250 (3-12) in 10 games, three starts, this season. […]

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Collins Says Francisco Is Still The Closer, But For How Long?

An article by posted on April 23, 2012 0 Comments
Collins Says Francisco Is Still The Closer, But For How Long?

Well it looks like manager Terry Collins had his little pow-wow with quasi-closer Frank Francisco on Sunday and two of them passed around a peace pipe resulting in Collins affirming his trust and confidence in Francisco as his closer. “Everybody wants to hear something positive,” Collins said. “I just went to him this morning and […]

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Minor League Notes: Ratliff Announces Retirement, Mejia Pulled From Start, Verrett To DL

An article by posted on April 23, 2012 0 Comments
Minor League Notes: Ratliff Announces Retirement, Mejia Pulled From Start, Verrett To DL

Our friend Sean Ratliff has announced that he has retired. Sean was attempting to come back from major surgery last year after a foul ball struck him near his eye while standing in the on-deck circle. The injury resulted in six broken bones surrounding his eye. MMO’s Pete Shapiro spoke to Sean in February and he […]

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Wild And Wacky Finish In Mets 5-4 Win Over Giants

An article by posted on April 22, 2012 0 Comments
Wild And Wacky Finish In Mets 5-4 Win Over Giants

The Mets beat the Giants 5-4 this afternoon in what could only be described as a comedy of errors and I hereby do dub Terry Collins the Clown Prince. Mike Pelfrey was awesome and was still dealing after eight innings, but with the Mets up 4-1 Collins made the foolish decision to pull the right-hander in […]

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Morning Grind: I Hate Losses Like Last Night, Kirk Keeps Coming At Ya, Niese Is All Growed Up

An article by posted on April 21, 2012 0 Comments
Morning Grind: I Hate Losses Like Last Night, Kirk Keeps Coming At Ya, Niese Is All Growed Up

You can always count on a Morning Grind from me after a loss like last night. I embrace my Met fandom and take great pride in the moaning and groaning I do after a loss. It was something I picked up in the mid seventies and I never could quite kick the habit. It looks […]

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