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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MMO Mailbag: Why Don’t The Mets Call Up Fred Lewis?

An article by posted on August 2, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Why Don’t The Mets Call Up Fred Lewis?

I received an interesting question from @GWNY on Twitter who asked me: Why don’t the Mets call up Fred Lewis to play LF? It’s a great question and one we’ve grappled with a couple of times in our Minor League comment threads this season. The answer as to why Lewis is still languishing in Buffalo […]

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Win A Free Pair Of Tickets To See The Marlins vs Mets On August 7

An article by posted on August 1, 2012 0 Comments
Win A Free Pair Of Tickets To See The Marlins vs Mets On August 7

Hey Mets fans… We are at it again with yet another great MMO Fan Giveaway! This time we are going to present one lucky Mets fan with a Free Pair of Tickets for Tuesday, August 7th when the Mets open up their six-game homestand against Jose Reyes and the Miami Marlins! It looks like the starter […]

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Mets and Marlins Discussed A Jason Bay For Heath Bell Swap

An article by posted on August 1, 2012 0 Comments
Mets and Marlins Discussed A Jason Bay For Heath Bell Swap

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Mets and the Marlins discussed a trade that would have sent Jason Bay to Miami for Heath Bell and John Buck before the trade deadline. Basically it’s a swap of bad contracts and underperforming players. Bell is 2-5 this season with a 5.66 ERA 41 1/3 innings […]

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Despite Solid Effort, Harvey Gets No Defense or Run Support In Mets 4-1 Loss

An article by posted on August 1, 2012 0 Comments
Despite Solid Effort, Harvey Gets No Defense or Run Support In Mets 4-1 Loss

Despite a solid effort by Matt Harvey, the Mets combined sloppy defense and little run support to saddle their rookie with a loss as the Mets (50-54) fell to the Giants (56-47) by the score of 4-1 Tuesday night in San Francisco. Matt Harvey gave up three runs, only two earned, on four hits, three walks […]

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Congratulations To These Five Awesome Mets Fans!

An article by posted on August 1, 2012 0 Comments
Congratulations To These Five Awesome Mets Fans!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE 5 WINNERS! 1. Mike A. from East Northport, NY 2. Ryan M. from Knoxville, TN 3, Anna D. from Port Washington, NY 4. Gregg R. from Fort Lauderdale, FL 5. Dan V. from Manassas, VA The five of you have shown yourselves to be the best of the best and true die-hard […]

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Alderson On Trade Deadline, Keeping Hairston, Being Competitive

An article by posted on July 31, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson On Trade Deadline, Keeping Hairston, Being Competitive

At 4:00 PM today the trade deadline came to and end with nary a move from the New York Mets. As the song says not a creature was stirring not even a mouse…. We weren’t buyers, nor were we sellers…. We were what you’d call not-so-innocent bystanders. Life goes on. In a conference call at […]

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Who’s Ready For Some More Matt Harvey!

An article by posted on July 31, 2012 0 Comments
Who’s Ready For Some More Matt Harvey!

I really loved this post by Bob Klapisch of The Record this morning on Mets rookie pitching phenom Matt Harvey. Harvey isn’t just some overhyped prospect being pimped by desperate ownership. To the contrary: Rival executives believe the 23-year-old right-hander is the most gifted rookie pitcher the Mets have produced since Doc Gooden. Granted, that’s […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Demoting Nieuwenhuis Was A Mistake

An article by posted on July 30, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Demoting Nieuwenhuis Was A Mistake

This edition of Fair or Foul examines the following post by Toby Hyde of MetsMinorLeagueBlog who says that demoting struggling outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was a mistake. As usual, here is part of what his post, followed by my own thoughts. Remember to read his full post by clicking the link above. Sunday, the Mets optioned OF Kirk […]

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Mets To Activate Mike Baxter and Option Kirk Nieuwenhuis To Buffalo

An article by posted on July 29, 2012 0 Comments
Mets To Activate Mike Baxter and Option Kirk Nieuwenhuis To Buffalo

The Mets have announced that they will activate Mike Baxter from the disabled list tomorrow and option Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Buffalo to make room for him. This is the right move for the team as K-New has been completely overmatched at the plate after getting off to a hot start when the Mets called him up in April to replace an injured […]

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Is Ike Davis The Mets First Baseman Of The Future?

An article by posted on July 29, 2012 0 Comments
Is Ike Davis The Mets First Baseman Of The Future?

On Saturday night, Ike Davis equaled a franchise record and became the ninth player in team history to hit three home runs in a game. The feat was last accomplished by Carlos Beltran on May 12, 2011 at Colorado. The Arizona native, has four home runs in his last two games and will attempt to tie the club […]

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