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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Ricciardi Non-Committal On Harvey Promotion

An article by posted on July 17, 2012 0 Comments
Ricciardi Non-Committal On Harvey Promotion

Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi was one of the Mets entourage on hand as prospect Matt Harvey pitched 6.2 innings and allowed two runs in what was tabbed as his audition for a possible major league debut this Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. “He’s a good one,” said Ricciardi, who sat behind home plate. […]

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MMO Hits & Misses: Don’t Blame Johan, Do You Believe What You See?

An article by posted on July 16, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Hits & Misses: Don’t Blame Johan, Do You Believe What You See?

Anybody else notice how awful Johan Santana has pitched whenever Terry Collins makes a big issue of giving his ace some extra days of rest? First there was the debacle against the Yankees in the Bronx, then of course we had last night against the Braves. What was odd to me was how emphatic Santana was […]

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Changes Are Coming For The Mets, But Will It Be Too Little, Too Late?

An article by posted on July 15, 2012 0 Comments
Changes Are Coming For The Mets, But Will It Be Too Little, Too Late?

As we posted here yesterday, the Mets will be sending an entourage to Buffalo and all eyes will be on right-handed starter Matt Harvey who could be auditioning for a chance to make his Major League debut next Saturday.against the Dodgers. If Harvey were to convince the Mets that he is up for the challenge, […]

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Worried Harvey Is Being Rushed? Collins Says Wheeler Could Be Coming Too…

An article by posted on July 14, 2012 0 Comments
Worried Harvey Is Being Rushed? Collins Says Wheeler Could Be Coming Too…

If you had any concerns about the Mets possibly rushing Matt Harvey to the majors too soon, then you might want to sit down for this one… According to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, Terry Collins told reporters this afternoon that Zack Wheeler is not out of the mix for a promotion to the majors this […]

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D-Day For Harvey: Prospect To Audition For Mets Officials In Buffalo On Monday

An article by posted on July 14, 2012 0 Comments
D-Day For Harvey: Prospect To Audition For Mets Officials In Buffalo On Monday

This afternoon in Atlanta, Terry Collins spoke with reporters about the future of the rotation and what it means for Mets prized prospect Matt Harvey. The Mets manager said that in all likelihood, Harvey or Miguel Batista will start next Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. Harvey will be pitching on Monday for […]

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MMO Mailbag: Can’t See Mets Making A Serious Bid For Quentin

An article by posted on July 13, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Can’t See Mets Making A Serious Bid For Quentin

I received a couple of emails last week… Better late than never… Ryan writes: Can you please address the abysmal OBP’s of Daniel Murphy and Josh Thole? It is the only reason they are on the team. Do you also find Mike Nickeas’ presence to be insulting to the other players on the team? Awesome site I […]

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Press Release: Dillon Gee Underwent Surgery To Repair Artery

An article by posted on July 13, 2012 0 Comments
Press Release: Dillon Gee Underwent Surgery To Repair Artery

The following update was just issued by the Mets: Dillon Gee underwent surgery today on his right shoulder to replace a portion of a damaged artery.  The surgery, which went as expected, was performed by Dr. Robert Thompson in St. Louis. Dillon is expected to be discharged from the hospital either Tuesday or Wednesday. Dillon’s […]

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Mets Sign CJ Nitkowski To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on July 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Sign CJ Nitkowski To Minor League Deal

Left-handed reliever CJ Nitkowski announced on Twitter that he has signed with the Mets and is headed to Double-A Binghamton. Back in March, Nitkowski auditioned for the Mets in front of J.P. Ricciardi and Dan Warthen, and it was later reported they would offer him a minor league deal. “They liked what they saw,” Nitkowski said at the […]

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Josh Edgin In Atlanta, Added To Mets Active Roster

An article by posted on July 13, 2012 0 Comments
Josh Edgin In Atlanta, Added To Mets Active Roster

Josh Edgin will be added to the 25-man roster today and wear uniform #66. Edgin, 25, was 3-2 with one save and a 3.89 ERA in 35 games for Buffalo (AAA) and struck out 40 batters. The 6-1, 225-pounder also pitched for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League this year, recording two saves and a 1.42 ERA (one earned run/6.1 […]

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Terry Collins: If The People Who See Harvey Say He’s Ready, Bring Him Up

An article by posted on July 13, 2012 0 Comments
Terry Collins: If The People Who See Harvey Say He’s Ready, Bring Him Up

Harvey Hysteria is gripping the Mets fanbase and I think even manager Terry Collins is getting caught up in it as he continues to weigh in daily and leans toward bringing him up with each passing day. Maybe during an idle moment, Collins had an opportunity to take a gander at Miguel Batista’s and Jeremy […]

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