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 Notes: Kelly Shoppach Packs Some Power

An article by posted on August 29, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Kelly Shoppach Packs Some Power

Shoppach had a two-run homer and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-5 Tuesday night for their third straight victory. Shoppach also hit a game tying double in the eighth and a single in his first at-bat to finish a triple shy of the cycle. “I knew it when I hit it,” Shoppach […]

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Hamels Scratched, Phillies Prospect Tyler Cloyd To Make MLB Debut Against Mets

An article by posted on August 29, 2012 0 Comments
Hamels Scratched, Phillies Prospect Tyler Cloyd To Make MLB Debut Against Mets

Cole Hamels has been scratched from Wednesday night’s start against the Mets because of a stomach ailment, according to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki. Phillies pitching prospect Tyler Cloyd will be called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make tonight’s start against Matt Harvey and the Mets. Yes, it’s finally happening. Phillies fans have been asking for weeks […]

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MMO Mailbag: Who Is The Mets Most Valuable Trade Chip?

An article by posted on August 29, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Who Is The Mets Most Valuable Trade Chip?

I had the following question emailed to me yesterday, but there was no name attached, so we’ll call him Anonymous. If Jordany Valdespin is part of the future then why was he sent back to Buffalo? The Mets have no idea right now what the outfield of the future looks like. They’ve spent this season […]

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Mets Top Pick Gavin Cecchini Promoted To Brooklyn

An article by posted on August 29, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Top Pick Gavin Cecchini Promoted To Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Cyclones have announced that Mets 2012 first round pick, Gavin Cecchini, has been promoted from the Kingsport Mets to the Cyclones. Cecchini, 18, will join the team later today when the Cyclones play the first place Renegades in Hudson Valley. MMO is en route and will get to speak to Gavin today as well […]

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Should Mets Target An Outfielder Like Michael Bourn This Offseason?

An article by posted on August 29, 2012 0 Comments
Should Mets Target An Outfielder Like Michael Bourn This Offseason?

I read yesterday an interesting post on MetsBlog where he discussed the pros and cons of acquiring outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury of the Red Sox. While the 28 year old centerfield is in the throws of an injury-marred season, I do like his upside, but I’m not sure I’d want to give up any prospects to […]

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Hairston Claimed On Waivers, Unlikely He’ll Be Traded

An article by posted on August 27, 2012 0 Comments
Hairston Claimed On Waivers, Unlikely He’ll Be Traded

Jon Heyman reports that Scott Hairston has been claimed on trade waivers. Speculates that it could be Giants or Dodgers to block them. Meanwhile, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says the claim put in on Hairston was designed to block him from another team, and is unlikely to be traded. The Mets could try and work […]

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Was Dodgers Deal A Missed Opportunity For Rebuilding Mets?

An article by posted on August 27, 2012 0 Comments
Was Dodgers Deal A Missed Opportunity For Rebuilding Mets?

I alluded to it in an earlier post about Scott Hairston, but what are we doing here? What is the plan exactly? If we are rebuilding then why aren’t we acting like a team that is rebuilding? It’s obvious that we are not bulking up for a championship run. It’s also obvious we are not […]

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MMO Roundtable: Has This Team Quit On Terry Collins?

An article by posted on August 27, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Has This Team Quit On Terry Collins?

Has this team quit on Terry Collins? Should he keep his job after the season? That was the question I posed to our mighty staff this morning as we consider Terry Collins’ performance this season, the recent collapse, and his future moving forward. Clare Lafferty – I think that the team is just like the […]

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Mets Tell Collins To Readjust Goals; Finish Ahead Of Marlins and Phillies To Create Good Vibes

An article by posted on August 27, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Tell Collins To Readjust Goals; Finish Ahead Of Marlins and Phillies To Create Good Vibes

A club source told Mike Puma of the New York Post. that there is “no chance” the Mets manager will become a scapegoat for the team’s second-half collapse and be fired this offseason or before the season concludes. Don’t be surprised if a potential Collins contract extension is tied to how the Mets finish this season. The source […]

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Dillon Gee Gets Clean Bill Of Health, Will Begin Throwing

An article by posted on August 26, 2012 0 Comments
Dillon Gee Gets Clean Bill Of Health, Will Begin Throwing

Here’s some good news… New York Mets right-hander Dillon Gee received a clean bill of health after having an angiogram in St. Louis on Friday, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The test was administered by the same doctor who performed surgery to repair a damaged artery in Gee’s pitching shoulder six weeks earlier. […]

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