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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That Big Sucking Sound You’re Hearing…

An article by posted on August 17, 2012 0 Comments
That Big Sucking Sound You’re Hearing…

I already ranted about this in last night’s game recap, but it bears repeating… In last night’s 8-4 win over the Reds, Frank Francisco nearly blew the game with yet another abysmal performance in the ninth inning, allowing three runs on a walk and four hits including a mammoth home run while registering only two outs. Jon Rauch […]

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Citi Field and Yankee Stadium To Be Testing Grounds For Advanced Replay

An article by posted on August 17, 2012 0 Comments
Citi Field and Yankee Stadium To Be Testing Grounds For Advanced Replay

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Citi Field and Yankee Stadium have been selected to be testing grounds for Instant Replay according to MLB Sources. Major League Baseball owners have agreed to test two different advanced replay systems live during games starting next week, and if they prove accurate they could precede an overhaul […]

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Harvey Paints The Town Red In Amazins’ 8-4 Win

An article by posted on August 17, 2012 0 Comments
Harvey Paints The Town Red In Amazins’ 8-4 Win

The Mets avoided the sweep tonight thanks to an all-around solid performance by rookie Matt Harvey as they defeated the Cincinnati Reds by the score of 8-4. Harvey was sensational on the mound as he held Reds batters to just one run on four hits in 7.2 impressive innings of work. His control was spot-on as he […]

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2013 Mets Taking Shape: Give Justin Turner An Outfielders Glove

An article by posted on August 16, 2012 0 Comments
2013 Mets Taking Shape: Give Justin Turner An Outfielders Glove

This just in from Terry Collins… The Mets are tossing around the idea of turning Justin Turner into an outfielder beginning next spring. That means two things basically; a hearty welcome back to Turner in 2013, and a pre-order for an extra case of Alka Seltzer for me. As is usually the case with our […]

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Pedro Beato To Red Sox As PTBNL In Shoppach Trade

An article by posted on August 16, 2012 0 Comments

Keith Law of ESPN, is reporting that the Mets have sent RHP Pedro Beato to the Boston Red Sox as the player to be named later in the trade they made to acquire catcher Kelly Shoppach. The Mets acquired Beato via the Rule 5 draft in 2010. Beato spent the entire 2011 season on the Major League […]

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Are You Happy With The Direction Of The Mets?

An article by posted on August 16, 2012 0 Comments
Are You Happy With The Direction Of The Mets?

Are you happy with the direction of this team? Never mind all that 2014 mantra you keep hearing about, lets be honest here… When do you think the Mets will ever advance to an NLCS again? Seriously… Are You Happy With The Direction Of The Mets? Robert P. – A few months ago I would […]

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Dickey Seeing Red After Losing Bracelet In 6-1 Mets Loss

An article by posted on August 15, 2012 0 Comments
Dickey Seeing Red After Losing Bracelet In 6-1 Mets Loss

R.A. Dickey‘s quest for a Cy Young hit a speed bump tonight in a bizarre 6-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. But Dickey will have to wait at least five more days to bolster his credentials. The knuckleballer served up a season-high three home runs to the Reds on Wednesday, dropping the Mets to a 6-1 loss. […]

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Mets Going To A Modified Six Man Rotation

An article by posted on August 15, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Going To A Modified Six Man Rotation

Terry Collins told reporters in Cincinnati that he will use a modified six-man rotation beginning Sunday, when Jeremy Hefner will start in Washington. The one exception is that R.A. Dickey will continue to pitch every fifth day. This is weird… So a heavily taxed bullpen will be short a man and Josh Edgin is still the lone lefty. Jim […]

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2013 Payroll Blurry, Mets Offseason Needs Overwhelming

An article by posted on August 15, 2012 0 Comments
2013 Payroll Blurry, Mets Offseason Needs Overwhelming

Sandy Alderson told Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal that he has not yet spoken with ownership regarding what the Mets’ 2013 payroll will be. When approached by reporters at Citi Field over the weekend, principal owner Fred Wilpon referred all questions to general manager Sandy Alderson. But in an interview Tuesday, Alderson said he isn’t sure […]

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Shoppach Will Wear Uniform No. 6

An article by posted on August 15, 2012 0 Comments
Shoppach Will Wear Uniform No. 6

As expected, the Mets announced they have activated Kelly Shoppach in time for tonight’s game against the Reds. To make room for Shoppach on the active roster, the Mets optioned Rob Johnson to Triple-A Buffalo. Shoppach will wear uniform #6. He was acquired yesterday from the Boston Red Sox on a waiver claim for a player to […]

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