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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Mike Nickeas Gets The Ax, Rob Johnson Promoted From Buffalo

An article by posted on July 25, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Nickeas Gets The Ax, Rob Johnson Promoted From Buffalo

  After a disastrous 0-6 homestand, a very ticked off Terry Collins fired off some no-holds-barred shots at his team’s poor performance to begin the second half of the season. The Mets manager promised that there would be changes and he promised they would come fast. It looks like catcher Mike Nickeas is the first […]

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Marlins Trade Hanley Ramirez To Dodgers

An article by posted on July 25, 2012 0 Comments
Marlins Trade Hanley Ramirez To Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired former NL batting champion Hanley Ramirez from Miami in a multi-player trade. The Dodgers also get reliever Randy Choate, while the Marlins receive pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and minor-league pitcher Scott McGough. This comes a day after the Marlins sent pitcher Anibal Sanchez and infielder Omar Infante to the Detroit Tigers […]

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Malaise Setting In As Listless Mets Fall To Nationals 5-2

An article by posted on July 24, 2012 0 Comments
Malaise Setting In As Listless Mets Fall To Nationals 5-2

Oh no, not another Joe D. game recap… Embrace the horror my friends. Nothing we do now will change anything. The time to strike was when the Mets were winning and they needed a general manager who could sustain that glorious run when the Mets never spent a day under ,500 and staked a solid […]

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Snooki and Building As Opposed To Buying and Selling

An article by posted on July 24, 2012 0 Comments
Snooki and Building As Opposed To Buying and Selling

Perfect day for a rant… You just know things are disintegrating fast when the biggest highlight in a Mets game was watching Jersey Shore’s Snooki getting booed every time she appeared on the giant scoreboard. I still don’t know why exactly the Mets are always pushing her on us and making such a huge deal […]

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Alderson Says Mets No Longer Buyers

An article by posted on July 23, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Says Mets No Longer Buyers

Sandy Alderson told reporters at Citi Field that while they are still exploring different scenarios on the trade market, they can no longer consider themselves buyers anymore. Alderson said the change in direction is due to the team’s poor performance since the All-Star Break. Mike Kerwick: Mets are no longer buyers, per Sandy, but that doesn’t […]

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Harvey To Wear No. 33, Had A Savior To Savior Talk With Sandy

An article by posted on July 23, 2012 0 Comments
Harvey To Wear No. 33, Had A Savior To Savior Talk With Sandy

According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Matt Harvey will be wearing uniform No. 33 when he makes his debut on Thursday night in Arizona. His customary No. 43 is of course already taken by R.A. Dickey. MetsBlog posted that Terry Collins said the plan is to keep Matt Harvey in the rotation for the remainder of the […]

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Cubs Deal Ryan Dempster To The Braves

An article by posted on July 23, 2012 0 Comments
Cubs Deal Ryan Dempster To The Braves

3:35 Update: Ryan Dempster tweets, “There is no trade. Don’t know where this info came from!” It came from MLB.com, Ryan… 3:00 Update: Atlanta acquired right-hander Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs, as first reported by MLB.com’s Mark Bowman. The full terms of the trade have yet to become available, but ESPN.com reports Randall Delgado could be heading to […]

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And Just Like That, We Go From Buyers To Sellers

An article by posted on July 23, 2012 0 Comments
And Just Like That, We Go From Buyers To Sellers

Every season has a defining moment. If the bandied about revamped bullpen that was billed as the one sure-fire strength for the 2012 season was the crowning achievement of the offseason, then it’s abysmal failure is the number one storyline of this season. The defining moment? That’s probably the indecision and precious time wasted in not addressing this problem […]

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The Curious Case Of Teddy Stankiewicz

An article by posted on July 23, 2012 0 Comments
The Curious Case Of Teddy Stankiewicz

With their second, second-round pick (75th overall) in this year’s First Year Player Draft, the Mets selected RHP Teddy Stankiewicz, an 18-year-old pitcher from Fort Worth, Texas. Stankiewicz went 12-2 with a 1.35 ERA this season, having struck out 135 batters in 93 1/3 innings. He was committed to Arkansas, one of the nation’s best […]

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Hits & Misses: Local Boys Making Noise, We Want Mike, Mets Bullpen Outperforming Rotation?

An article by posted on July 22, 2012 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Local Boys Making Noise, We Want Mike, Mets Bullpen Outperforming Rotation?

According to MetsBlog, since July 6, a span of 11 games, the Mets have pitched to a 5.99 ERA over 97 2/3 innings. Mets starting pitchers have pitched to a 6.93 ERA, the bullpen has pitched to a 4.42 ERA over that span. So yes, the worst bullpen in baseball is now out-performing our starting rotation. […]

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