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 Add Justin Hampson From Buffalo To Depleted Bullpen

An article by posted on June 25, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Add Justin Hampson From Buffalo To Depleted Bullpen

After trying to survive an entire season with just one left-hander in the bullpen, the Mets came to their senses and called up southpaw Justin Hampson from Triple-A Buffalo. Hampson was 4-2 with a 2.13 ERA and two saves in 28 appearances with Buffalo, and lefty batters are hitting .218 against him this season. Hampson, 32, has a […]

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Mets News: Valdespin Is Out As Mets Activate Tejada From DL

An article by posted on June 24, 2012 0 Comments
Mets News: Valdespin Is Out As Mets Activate Tejada From DL

In somewhat of a surprise, the Mets have announced that Jordany Valdespin has been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo to make room for shortstop Ruben Tejada who was activated from the disabled list and is batting second in tonight’s lineup. The Mets have also activated Ramon Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list, but have yet to announce a corresponding move. I […]

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End Of An Era In Beantown As Red Sox Trade Youkilis To White Sox

An article by posted on June 24, 2012 0 Comments
End Of An Era In Beantown As Red Sox Trade Youkilis To White Sox

According to multiple reports, Kevin Youkilis’ nine-year career with the Boston Red Sox has come to an end. Youkilis was traded to the White Sox in exchange for pitching prospect Zach Stewart and utility player Brent Lillibridge, according to a White Sox official familiar with the deal. The Red Sox will also pick up a […]

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Mejia To The Mets Bullpen? Not So Fast…

An article by posted on June 24, 2012 0 Comments
Mejia To The Mets Bullpen? Not So Fast…

Our own Connor O’Brien posted an nice piece on his site Up Along First in which he reviews the Jenrry Mejia to the bullpen experiment – version 2.0. “Since moving to the ‘pen, Mejia has been dreadful”, Connor writes. .”He has allowed runs in three of his five appearances, including last night’s game in which he […]

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Is Monday Zack Wheeler Day For Buffalo?

An article by posted on June 24, 2012 0 Comments
Is Monday Zack Wheeler Day For Buffalo?

That’s just one theory that’s floating around after ESPN’s Adam Rubin posted this on Twitter: For conspiracy theorists: Buffalo lists Monday starter as TBA (Owen on DL). That’s ZACK WHEELER day w/ B-Mets. Heard zero promotion chatter though. We actually came to that same conclusion a couple of weeks ago when we pegged Collin McHugh […]

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Subway Series Notes: Cedeno Activated, Hairston Is Hot, Davis Is Getting There

An article by posted on June 22, 2012 0 Comments
Subway Series Notes: Cedeno Activated, Hairston Is Hot, Davis Is Getting There

SUBWAY SERIES HOME RUNS: David Wright is tied with Mike Piazza and Cliff Floyd for the most regular season home runs by a Met against the Yankees with eight. IKE DAVIS: Is hitting .364 (12-33) with two doubles, two home runs and 12 RBI over his last 11 games…Davis has collected at least one hit in nine of those […]

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Gee Dazzles In 4-3 Win As Mets Complete Sweep Of The O’s

An article by posted on June 20, 2012 0 Comments
Gee Dazzles In 4-3 Win As Mets Complete Sweep Of The O’s

The Mets improved to 38-32 after completing a three-game sweep of the Orioles with a thrilling 4-3 victory tonight in Citi Field. Dillon Gee started and delivered his best performance of the season tossing 7.1 innings and allowing just two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out nine. Gee was in command and […]

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Mets Shuffling Around Some Prospects, Who Wins and Who Loses?

An article by posted on June 20, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Shuffling Around Some Prospects, Who Wins and Who Loses?

Earlier today we posted on the promotions of Wilmer Flores and Cory Mazzoni from St. Lucie to Binghamton. You can read more about that here. No surprise there as we expected Flores to advance very soon and in fact we speculated that Cory Mazzoni would get the start in one of the games in tonight’s […]

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Mets Lead NL With 8 Shutouts, Valdespin Is Hot, Duda Blasts His 11th Home Run

An article by posted on June 20, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Lead NL With 8 Shutouts, Valdespin Is Hot, Duda Blasts His 11th Home Run

Here are some notes from the Mets on last night’s game. There’s some good stuff happening here… SCORELESS STREAK: The Mets have tossed 22.0 consecutive scoreless innings dating back to the sixth inning on June 17…It’s the third scoreless streak this season of 20 or more innings by New York’s staff…The club’s season-high is 28.0 shutout […]

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Hits & Misses: Ridiculously Amazin’ Dickey, Ike’s Back, Where Are The Fans?

An article by posted on June 19, 2012 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Ridiculously Amazin’ Dickey, Ike’s Back, Where Are The Fans?

Jessep texted me a great question last night, right around the seventh inning. “I can’t understand why Dickey’s games aren’t sell-outs?”  That’s an easy one to answer. There was a lot of brainwashing going on in the offseason. Something about silly protests and not putting any money in Fred Wilpon’s pockets. Then you still have […]

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