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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Collateral Damage: Mike Baxter Out Six Weeks, Ramon Ramirez To DL

An article by posted on June 2, 2012 0 Comments
Collateral Damage: Mike Baxter Out Six Weeks, Ramon Ramirez To DL

During tonight’s post game interview, Terry Collins announced that outfielder Mike Baxter suffered a displaced right collar bone and an injured rib. He is expected to miss about six weeks. Baxter slammed into the left field wall after making a tremendous catch to preserve Johan Santana’s no-hitter in the seventh inning. He awoke to a lot […]

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No-Hitter Reactions: Oh, What A Night!

An article by posted on June 2, 2012 0 Comments
No-Hitter Reactions: Oh, What A Night!

Gregg – On this historic night the numbers, 57, 6/1/12, and 8020, will have significant meaning in the lexicon of Met fans. Johan Santana is the true ace of this ball club. Besides the no hitter, its now two complete game shutouts in a row. I caught Johan’s locker room speech on SNY, he more or less said, […]

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To Reach That Unreachable Star…

An article by posted on June 2, 2012 0 Comments
To Reach That Unreachable Star…

The Impossible Dream To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear with unbearable sorrow To run where the brave dare not go To right the unrightable wrong To love pure and chaste from afar To try when your arms are too weary To reach the unreachable star This is my quest […]

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Mets Option Rob Johnson To Buffalo, Place Chris Schwinden On Waivers

An article by posted on June 1, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Option Rob Johnson To Buffalo, Place Chris Schwinden On Waivers

Okay, so now everything is official… The Mets have optioned catcher Rob Johnson to Triple-A Buffalo to make room for Josh Thole who was just activated and will be in tonight’s lineup against the St. Louis cardinals. Earlier today, the Mets placed pitcher Chris Schwinden on waivers and officially added reliever Elvin Ramirez from Triple-A […]

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Welcome Back Carlos Beltran!

An article by posted on June 1, 2012 0 Comments
Welcome Back Carlos Beltran!

In less than ten hours, former Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran will make his first return to Citi Field since being traded to the Giants for Zack Wheeler almost eleven months ago. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Today, asked and answered the cosmic question that Mets fans will always be haunted by whenever they think […]

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Could Chris Young Be Back In Time To Face Yankees In Subway Series?

An article by posted on June 1, 2012 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that starting pitcher Chris Young is expected to remain with Triple-A Buffalo for one or two more starts as Sandy Alderson predicted earlier in the week. Young took a huge step toward re-joining the Mets rotation after he tossed six scoreless innings yesterday in a start for Triple-A Buffalo. The 33-year old […]

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How Many Times Must Collins Get Burned, Before He Stops Playing With Fire?

An article by posted on May 31, 2012 0 Comments
How Many Times Must Collins Get Burned, Before He Stops Playing With Fire?

Losing sucks in general, but losing the way we did last night always carries the added stigma that the loss might have been avoidable if not for a critical turning point that sealed the team’s fate in the most horrific of ways. Dillon Gee started the game and was pitching solidly coming of his nine-strikeout […]

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Chris Young and Jenrry Mejia Nearing Returns After Dominant Starts

An article by posted on May 31, 2012 0 Comments
Chris Young and Jenrry Mejia Nearing Returns After Dominant Starts

I haven’t talked minors in a bit so let me ramble off a few thoughts and a few factoids I’ve picked up from the beat writers and affiliates. Lets start with this little tidbit from the Buffalo Bisons who say that after one week of All-Star voting, Matt Harvey leads all Starting Pitchers in votes […]

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Jeff Wilpon Says No Urgency On Extending Wright

An article by posted on May 30, 2012 0 Comments
Jeff Wilpon Says No Urgency On Extending Wright

Updated 7:40 PM The big man upstairs has spoken according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York: Chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon, while expressing hope David Wright will be a Met long term, noted there is no urgency since Wright is under the team’s control through the 2013 season. The comments came a day after GM Sandy Alderson said he […]

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R.A. Dickey Named National League Player of the Week

An article by posted on May 29, 2012 0 Comments
R.A. Dickey Named National League Player of the Week

New York Mets right-hander R.A. Dickey has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending May 27th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network. Dickey was a perfect 2-0 in two starts last week and had a Major League-best 21 strikeouts. The knuckleballer allowed just a single earned […]

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