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 Rally Too Little, Too Late As Dodgers Hand Them 8-5 Loss

An article by posted on July 22, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Rally Too Little, Too Late As Dodgers Hand Them 8-5 Loss

Another late Mets rally falls short… It’s becoming a common theme so far in the second half. Starting pitcher gets bashed, bullpen allows more runs, Mets try to catch-up, Mets run out of outs, game over. I am fully aware and can truly appreciate all of the careful thought, the endless calculating, the hours of scouting, […]

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Mets Won’t Get Brett Myers, Astros Closer Dealt To White Sox

An article by posted on July 21, 2012 0 Comments

The Houston Astros traded closer Brett Myers to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal via Twitter. Houston announced that they will receive right-hander Matt Heidenreich, left-hander Blair Walters, and a player to be named later for the pitcher.  The Astros will also send cash to Chicago, according to the White Sox. The […]

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Mets Place Johan Santana On DL With Ankle Injury

An article by posted on July 21, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Place Johan Santana On DL With Ankle Injury

The Mets have placed Johan Santana on the disabled list with an ankle injury. This is the same ankle injury that Santana suffered in his start against the Cubs two weeks ago after Reed Johnson stepped on it in a collision at first base. Terry Collins said that Santana’s injured ankle was not allowing him to land properly and that […]

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Fate May Have Dealt Santana And The Mets A Fatal Blow Last Night

An article by posted on July 21, 2012 0 Comments
Fate May Have Dealt Santana And The Mets A Fatal Blow Last Night

Yesterday before the game, I referred to Johan Santana’s start last night as both critical and pivotal. If Johan went out there and stymied the Dodgers with a  gem of a performance, then it was imperative for the front office to add a proven and effective reliever for the bullpen, a possible upgrade at catcher, […]

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Mets Trade Quintanilla To Orioles For Cash

An article by posted on July 20, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Trade Quintanilla To Orioles For Cash

The New York Mets today announced that they have traded infielder Omar Quintanilla to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations. Quintanilla, 30, hit .257 (18-70) with one home run and four RBI in 29 games with the Mets. He was designated for assignment on July 17. The 5-9, 185-pounder has hit .218 (129-592) with 30 […]

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Are You Worried About Johan Santana?

An article by posted on July 20, 2012 0 Comments
Are You Worried About Johan Santana?

I’m sure you all remember the tearful post-game presser by Terry Collins on the night of June 1, 2012. That was the historic date of Johan Santana’s no-hitter, the first in Mets franchise history. Collins had originally intended to cap Johan’s pitches at 115, and you could se him agonizing after every pitch that went […]

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Brandon Lyon Goes To Blue Jays In 10-Player Swap

An article by posted on July 20, 2012 0 Comments
Brandon Lyon Goes To Blue Jays In 10-Player Swap

The Astros and Blue Jays completed a 10-player trade on Friday, with Houston getting seven players and sending three pitchers including Brandon Lyon to Toronto. The Blue Jays received left-hander J.A. Happ and right-handers Brandon Lyon and David Carpenter. The Astros acquired two Major League players — reliever Francisco Cordero and outfielder Ben Francisco — […]

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Harvey Could Still Get Call If Batista Fails To Impress On Saturday

An article by posted on July 19, 2012 0 Comments

It looks like this is the story that won’t go away this season. It feels like every week going back to Spring Training we’ve been reading or hearing about Matt Harvey after every mound appearance and then some. I often wonder if it’s like this with all teams regarding their top prospects or if this […]

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Mets To Host Star Wars Night This Monday At Citi Field

An article by posted on July 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mets To Host Star Wars Night This Monday At Citi Field

METS TO HOST STAR WARS™ NIGHT THIS MONDAY, JULY 23 AT CITI FIELD Pre-Game Photo Ops with Characters and Costume Contest in Bullpen Plaza. FLUSHING, N.Y., July 19, 2012 – The New York Mets today announced they are teaming up with Lucasfilm Ltd. to host the second annual Star Wars Night at Citi Field this Monday, July 23 when the […]

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I’m Getting Lost In The Spinsanity

An article by posted on July 18, 2012 0 Comments
I’m Getting Lost In The Spinsanity

When Jason Bay was pulled out of the game in the ninth inning last night and replaced by hot-shot rookie Jordany Valdespin, it may have been a turning point as far as the state of the Mets left field position was concerned. Bay said all the right things after the game when asked to comment […]

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