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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Marlins Acquire Carlos Lee For Two Minor Leaguers

An article by posted on July 4, 2012 0 Comments
Marlins Acquire Carlos Lee For Two Minor Leaguers

The Miami Marlins have acquired outfielder/first baseman Carlos Lee from the Houston Astros according to Fox Sports‘ Ken Rosenthal. Houston will receive two minor leaguers, third baseman Matt Dominguez and left-hander Rob Rasmussen in exchange for Lee. The Astros will pay almost all of the approximately $9 million remaining on Lee’s contract. Miami will assume the pro-rated […]

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Mets Recall Pedro Beato From Triple-A Buffalo, Option Jeremy Hefner

An article by posted on July 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Recall Pedro Beato From Triple-A Buffalo, Option Jeremy Hefner

The New York Mets today announced the club has recalled righthanded pitcher Pedro Beato from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League and optioned righthanded pitcher Jeremy Hefner to the Bisons. Beato, 25, will wear uniform #27 and will be available for Thursday night’s game vs. Philadelphia. Beato was 3-2 with a 1.16 ERA (three earned […]

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Mets Recall Red Hot Jordany Valdespin, DFA Justin Hampson

An article by posted on July 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Recall Red Hot Jordany Valdespin, DFA Justin Hampson

The Mets have designated Justin Hampson for assignment and recalled Jordany Valdespin fron Triple-A Buffalo. Valdespin, 24, has been on hot streak at Buffalo and is batting .333 in his last ten games with two homeruns, eight RBI and four stolen bases. For the season he has a .289 average in 136 at-bats. Hampson, 32, appeared in three games and […]

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Amazins Put On Early Fireworks Show In 11-1 Phillies Beat-Down!

An article by posted on July 4, 2012 0 Comments
Amazins Put On Early Fireworks Show In 11-1 Phillies Beat-Down!

On the eve of the Fourth of July, the Mets bats exploded for fifteen hits tonight and beat up the Philadelphia Phillies 11-1 in a sold out Citi Field. Jon Niese pitched a gem of a game going a full eight innings and holding the Phillies to just one run on three hits while striking […]

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Was The Mets GM Trolling Mets Fans On Twitter?

An article by posted on July 3, 2012 0 Comments
Was The Mets GM Trolling Mets Fans On Twitter?

You’ve heard the term used all the time, but what exactly is a troll and what is trolling, and was the Mets GM guilty of being a troll or trolling his own fan base on Twitter in recent days? I’ll let you be the judge on Alderson, but first lets define what a troll is. […]

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Credit Selig With The Annual All-Star Flubs, Snubs And Follies

An article by posted on July 3, 2012 0 Comments
Credit Selig With The Annual All-Star Flubs, Snubs And Follies

In this latest gathering of the Knights of the MMO Roundtable, we ponder the age-old question about the Mid-Summer Classic. What are your thoughts on All Star fan voting especially when Home-Field Advantage is at stake? Jessep – I think people need to remember this game was supposed to be fun. Nobody was really begging […]

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Andres Torres: The Agony and the Ecstasy

An article by posted on July 3, 2012 0 Comments
Andres Torres: The Agony and the Ecstasy

I was happy to see Andrew Keh of the New York Times hit on something that his been really bugging me this season and that is the play of Mets centerfielder Andres Torres. I find myself either screaming at him for some dumb misplay on the field or running the bases, or rooting and cheering […]

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Mets Have K-Rod On Their Radar

An article by posted on July 3, 2012 0 Comments

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, writes that the New York Mets want to upgrade their bullpen, and that former Met closer Francisco Rodriguez is one of a few players the front office is targeting according to what a source with knowledge of the situation. Davidoff points out a few good reasons why the Brewers may be in “sell […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Should Cut Justin Turner

An article by posted on July 2, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Should Cut Justin Turner

Chris McShane of Amazin Avenue get’s the nod in this weeks edition of Fair or Foul after arguing that the Mets should designate Justin Turner for assignment in all due haste. He writes, Last night, Terry Collins inexplicably started Justin Turner over Ike Davis at first base. He shouldn’t have had the option. In limited playing time this year, […]

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Mets Sign Dominican Shortstop For $1.75 Million As International Free Agency Begins

An article by posted on July 2, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Sign Dominican Shortstop For $1.75 Million As International Free Agency Begins

The Mets announced that they have signed Dominican SS Germán Ahmed Rosario during the first day of the International Free Agent signing period. Rosario will get a $1.75 million signing bonus, the highest bonus the Mets have ever paid an International Free Agent, topping the $1.3 million the Mets paid Fernando Martinez in 2005. Baseball America […]

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