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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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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Mets Confident They Will Keep Jose Reyes, Err, David Wright

An article by posted on July 29, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Confident They Will Keep Jose Reyes, Err, David Wright

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that the Mets remain confident they can retain David Wright beyond 2013. Where have we heard that before? Sherman cites a a more secure financial outlook as why he sees the Mets offering Wright an extension  that will keep their all star third baseman from bolting for free agency. That’s great and […]

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Frank Francisco Suffers Another Setback In Hs Rehab

An article by posted on July 29, 2012 0 Comments
Frank Francisco Suffers Another Setback In Hs Rehab

Frank Francisco has suffered another setback in his rehab from his strained oblique, Terry Collins told reporters after last night’s 6-3 loss to the Diamondbacks, Lynn Worthy of the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reported that the Mets closer had “soreness on his left side.” Francisco was supposed to pitch in his third rehab game for the B-Mets […]

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Ike Blasts Three Homers In Mets’ 6-3 Loss To Diamondbacks

An article by posted on July 29, 2012 0 Comments
Ike Blasts Three Homers In Mets’ 6-3 Loss To Diamondbacks

Aside from Ike Davis, the Mets offense fired blanks on Saturday night as the D’Backs handed them a 6-3 loss. Chris Young struggled again and allowed six runs on seven hits and two walks in four innings to raise his earned run average rise to 4.58 for the season. The six runs were the most Young has allowed […]

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Mets Fear Hairston Will Be Too Pricey To Bring Back In 2013

An article by posted on July 28, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Fear Hairston Will Be Too Pricey To Bring Back In 2013

Updated 7/28 3:15 PM Buster Olney of ESPN tweets that the Texas Rangers also have interest in acquiring Scott Hairston, but so far there’s nothing happening and nothing to report. In 83 games Hairston is batting .259 with 12 home runs and 39 RBI in 220 at-bats with most of his damage coming against left-handed pitching. According to […]

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Mike Baxter Could Replace Jason Bay

An article by posted on July 28, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Baxter Could Replace Jason Bay

It almost happened again during last night’s game. I’m talking about Jason Bay slamming his right knee into the wall while making an inning-ending catch in the second inning on Jason Kubel’s pop fly. As he limped off the field and into the dugout, I couldn’t help thing – not again. Afterward, Bay had the knee wrapped, but said it […]

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Don’t Expect A 1973 Finish, With This Front Office

An article by posted on July 28, 2012 0 Comments
Don’t Expect A 1973 Finish, With This Front Office

The season is three months and 27 days old as of today. The Mets have spent only ten of those days with a losing record and by that I mean sub .500. And in that regard today the Mets are only a whopping three games under .500. In 1973, after 99 games the Mets were 44-55, eleven […]

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