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 Minors: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not

An article by posted on April 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not

Who says you can’t bring the dead back to life? Welcome to the newly resurrected Minor League edition of Who’s Hot, Who’s Not. Here is where we get a weekly snapshot of whose shaking and baking down on the farm, and who’s moving in the wrong direction. Enjoy… Who’s Hot  Bobby Scales, 2B (Buffalo) - And the crowd […]

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Mets Never Saw Reyes As Longterm Investment, Cautious Wright May Be Injury Prone

An article by posted on April 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Never Saw Reyes As Longterm Investment, Cautious Wright May Be Injury Prone

Andy Martino of the Daily News may have opened up a can of worms this morning with a couple of quotes in which he matter of factly states the following: As the Daily News reported in February, the Mets hope that Wright will justify another multi-year commitment, and remain the face of their franchise for years. The team’s outlook […]

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Mets Official: Tribute To Chipper Will be Extremely Low Key

An article by posted on April 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Official: Tribute To Chipper Will be Extremely Low Key

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, a team official told him that while the Mets do plan to acknowledge Jones’ distinguished career in some small way, they will not hold an on-field ceremony, present Jones with a gift or stage anything elaborate. Any tribute to Jones, the official said, will be extremely low-key. […]

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No Ambulance Needed

An article by posted on April 12, 2012 0 Comments
No Ambulance Needed

One of the more light-hearted moments during yesterday’s SNY broadcast of the Mets 4-0 loss to the Nationals, came right after starter Stephen Strasburg threw pitch number 100 during the game. It was the first time Strasburg has hit the century mark in pitches thrown in his pro career with the Nats, said Gary Cohen. […]

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Hits & Misses: Johan’s Back, Boo Bay Out Of Town, Kirk Needs More Seasoning

An article by posted on April 12, 2012 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Johan’s Back, Boo Bay Out Of Town, Kirk Needs More Seasoning

The Mets got out of the gate with guns blazing to start the season, but were shooting blanks by the time they got on the first stage coach out of town and heading for Philly. Luckily, we did manage to learn a few things along the way. Any success that comes out of this season […]

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MMO 2012 Projections – Division Winners, Post Season Glory

An article by posted on April 11, 2012 0 Comments
MMO 2012 Projections – Division Winners, Post Season Glory

You know, with all the excitement to the start of this Mets season, I never got a chance to post our MMO 2012 Predictions. I ended up selecting the Rays, Tigers and Rangers as division winners in the American League with the Angels and Red Sox earning the two Wild Card spots. In the National […]

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Morning Grind: Bay Is Having A Negative Impact On Davis’ Performance

An article by posted on April 11, 2012 0 Comments
Morning Grind: Bay Is Having A Negative Impact On Davis’ Performance

I couldn’t be more thrilled right now with the 4-1 start this team is off to. For a team that was low on expectations, a fast start was critical to establishing a good foundation built on confidence in themselves and the knowledge that they are capable of winning any game when the team executes. That […]

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Santana On Strict Pitch Count, Excited To Face Strasburg

An article by posted on April 11, 2012 0 Comments
Santana On Strict Pitch Count, Excited To Face Strasburg

Yesterday, Terry Collins said Johan Santana will likely be on a strict pitch count of 95 pitches max when he opposes Stephen Strasburg this afternoon in the series finale. Additionally, Santana will pitch on an extra day of rest for the next six starts, including today, because of the way team days off fall. “It will still be monitored very closely,” Collins said. “One […]

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Guillen Apologizes After Marlins Hand Down Suspension

An article by posted on April 10, 2012 0 Comments
Guillen Apologizes After Marlins Hand Down Suspension

The Miami Marlins announced today the suspension of manager Ozzie Guillen for five games effective immediately. “The Marlins acknowledge the seriousness of the comments attributed to Guillen,’’ the team said in a statement. “The pain and suffering caused by Fidel Castro cannot be minimized, especially in a community filled with victims of the dictatorship.’’ Bench […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: December 6, 2011 – A Day That Will Live In Mets Infamy?

An article by posted on April 10, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: December 6, 2011 – A Day That Will Live In Mets Infamy?

Here’s an interesting take on why the Mets are off to a 4-0 start as written by our friends at SprungOnSports. Read on and then tell us whether you agree or disagree. On December 6, 2011, Mets GM Sandy Alderson signed relievers Frank Francisco and Jon Rauch and acquired Ramon Ramirez along with CF Andres Torres from the […]

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