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 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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Melky Cabrera Suspended 50 Games For PEDs

An article by posted on August 15, 2012 0 Comments
Melky Cabrera Suspended 50 Games For PEDs

San Francisco Giants OF Melky Cabrera has been suspended 50 games without pay after testing positive for testosterone, Major League Baseball announced. Cabrera, whose breakout season with the San Francisco Giants was highlighted by his MVP performance in the All-Star Game, will miss the remainder of the season plus five more games. Cabrera, a 27-year-old outfielder, has produced […]

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Cam Maron: He Wants To Be Like Mike

An article by posted on August 15, 2012 0 Comments
Cam Maron: He Wants To Be Like Mike

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, had a nice piece on Mets catching prospect Camden Maron. The Long Island native grew up a big Mets fan who rooted hard for Mike Piazza. “Piazza was my guy. I used to love watching him. I liked watching Jose Reyes, too, when I was younger. When he was coming […]

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Decision On Dickey Looms Large Too After This Season

An article by posted on August 14, 2012 0 Comments
Decision On Dickey Looms Large Too After This Season

According to Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger, R.A. Dickey and the Mets discussed a short-term extension into at least 2014 earlier this season, people with knowledge of the talks have said. The team elected to wait and observe Dickey during the course of the season. The cost of waiting always seems to burn the […]

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Mets Get Just One Shot This Offseason To Sign Wright

An article by posted on August 14, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Get Just One Shot This Offseason To Sign Wright

While speaking with reporters, which you can read here in the New York Post, Mets third baseman emphasized that whether or not he re-signs with the Mets will be based on winning a World Series and not as much by money. “The money issue for me, I don’t think that will be the deciding factor,” […]

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Mets May Trade Scott Hairston

An article by posted on August 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets May Trade Scott Hairston

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post writes: The Mets have yet to place Scott Hairston on waivers this month, according to an industry source, which makes sense. It figures that the Mets want to reap the benefits of Hairston for a while longer before putting him through the waivers process, at which time they’ll […]

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Will Tejada and Murphy Be Our Middle Infield Combo Again In 2013?

An article by posted on August 12, 2012 0 Comments
Will Tejada and Murphy Be Our Middle Infield Combo Again In 2013?

Ruben Tejada ranks fourth in the majors with a .404 (19-for-47) batting average on Sundays (min. 40 at-bats). Tejada has at least one hit in 15 of his last 16 games, and is hitting .352 (25-for-71) over these 16 games. Tejada’s .321 batting average is the highest among all major league shortstops (min. 280 at-bats) […]

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Sandy Alderson Is The Teflon GM

An article by posted on August 12, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Is The Teflon GM

There is rampant evidence that the Mets’ 2012 season is officially over. Just like the smell of fresh cut grass and tender green foliage signals the beginning of Spring and the start of another baseball season, the Mets second half fade is also filled with tell-tale happenings that you come to expect whenever the end is near […]

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