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 Confident They Will Keep Jose Reyes, Err, David Wright

An article by posted on July 29, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Confident They Will Keep Jose Reyes, Err, David Wright

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that the Mets remain confident they can retain David Wright beyond 2013. Where have we heard that before? Sherman cites a a more secure financial outlook as why he sees the Mets offering Wright an extension  that will keep their all star third baseman from bolting for free agency. That’s great and […]

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Frank Francisco Suffers Another Setback In Hs Rehab

An article by posted on July 29, 2012 0 Comments
Frank Francisco Suffers Another Setback In Hs Rehab

Frank Francisco has suffered another setback in his rehab from his strained oblique, Terry Collins told reporters after last night’s 6-3 loss to the Diamondbacks, Lynn Worthy of the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reported that the Mets closer had “soreness on his left side.” Francisco was supposed to pitch in his third rehab game for the B-Mets […]

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Ike Blasts Three Homers In Mets’ 6-3 Loss To Diamondbacks

An article by posted on July 29, 2012 0 Comments
Ike Blasts Three Homers In Mets’ 6-3 Loss To Diamondbacks

Aside from Ike Davis, the Mets offense fired blanks on Saturday night as the D’Backs handed them a 6-3 loss. Chris Young struggled again and allowed six runs on seven hits and two walks in four innings to raise his earned run average rise to 4.58 for the season. The six runs were the most Young has allowed […]

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Mets Fear Hairston Will Be Too Pricey To Bring Back In 2013

An article by posted on July 28, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Fear Hairston Will Be Too Pricey To Bring Back In 2013

Updated 7/28 3:15 PM Buster Olney of ESPN tweets that the Texas Rangers also have interest in acquiring Scott Hairston, but so far there’s nothing happening and nothing to report. In 83 games Hairston is batting .259 with 12 home runs and 39 RBI in 220 at-bats with most of his damage coming against left-handed pitching. According to […]

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Mike Baxter Could Replace Jason Bay

An article by posted on July 28, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Baxter Could Replace Jason Bay

It almost happened again during last night’s game. I’m talking about Jason Bay slamming his right knee into the wall while making an inning-ending catch in the second inning on Jason Kubel’s pop fly. As he limped off the field and into the dugout, I couldn’t help thing – not again. Afterward, Bay had the knee wrapped, but said it […]

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Don’t Expect A 1973 Finish, With This Front Office

An article by posted on July 28, 2012 0 Comments
Don’t Expect A 1973 Finish, With This Front Office

The season is three months and 27 days old as of today. The Mets have spent only ten of those days with a losing record and by that I mean sub .500. And in that regard today the Mets are only a whopping three games under .500. In 1973, after 99 games the Mets were 44-55, eleven […]

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Dazzling Debut: Harvey Strikes Out 11 To Set New Mets Franchise Record

An article by posted on July 27, 2012 0 Comments
Dazzling Debut: Harvey Strikes Out 11 To Set New Mets Franchise Record

“When I was warming up, I looked around & took everything in. At that moment I really did believe I was meant to pitch in the big leagues.”  ~  Matt Harvey With a record-setting performance that won’t soon be forgotten, top prospect Matt Harvey wrote his name into the Mets history books with a brilliant […]

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Batista Officially Released By Mets

An article by posted on July 26, 2012 0 Comments
Batista Officially Released By Mets

Updated 7/26 Adam Rubin of ESPN New York says the Mets have released RHP Miguel Batista. He was designated for assignment after last Saturday’s game against the Dodgers. This just mean’s he’s officially an ex-Met. So who’s next? Original Post 7/22 Batista struggled this season for the Mets, going 1-3 with a 4.82 ERA, having allowed 25 earned runs, 53 hits, […]

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Santana Due Back Next Homestand, Baxter Could Join Team In San Francisco

An article by posted on July 26, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Due Back Next Homestand, Baxter Could Join Team In San Francisco

According to the team, the Mets plan to activate Johan Santana from the disabled list after they return from their 11-game road trip, which begins tonight in Arizona. Terry Collins said before Wednesday’s game that Santana will start one of the games on either August 8th or 9th against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. “He’s going to continue […]

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Mets Turn Down Padres Offer For Murphy

An article by posted on July 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Turn Down Padres Offer For Murphy

According to John Harper of the Daily News, a source says the Mets turned down an offer that would have sent Daniel Murphy to the San Diego Padres for right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson. Major League sources say his name has been already out there in trade discussions. One source says the Mets have already rejected an offer from the Padres […]

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