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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Take Me Out To The Bawl Game

An article by posted on July 18, 2012 0 Comments
Take Me Out To The Bawl Game

So what’s that five in a row now? I’m not in the mood to check, but I’m pretty certain this may be our longest losing streak of the season. The worst part of course is that three of those five games should have been in the win column including last night’s. Ugh… Last night… With […]

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I Can Fix Josh Thole In Two Minutes

An article by posted on July 18, 2012 0 Comments
I Can Fix Josh Thole In Two Minutes

Poor Josh Thole just cant seem to catch a break these days… Whispers about his game-calling… Too many passed balls… A god awful amount of wild pitches… You just gotta feel bad for the guy… To make matters worse, Terry Collins is calling for a team meeting apparently because of comments Pedro Beato made after […]

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Mets Will Be Buyers At Deadline, Eyeing Jonathan Broxton

An article by posted on July 17, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Will Be Buyers At Deadline, Eyeing Jonathan Broxton

Sandy Alderson told reporters today that the Mets will be buyers at the July 31 trade deadline. Alderson said that while he does not intend to acquire a starting pitcher this month, but that he is focused on improving the bullpen as his number one priority. To a lesser degree, the Mets GM said he’ll […]

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Harvey Won’t Debut On Saturday, No Chance Wheeler Is A Met In 2012

An article by posted on July 17, 2012 0 Comments
Harvey Won’t Debut On Saturday, No Chance Wheeler Is A Met In 2012

The verdict is in on Harvey… Today in Washington, Sandy Alderson  announced that Miguel Batista will start Saturday’s game against the Dodgers and NOT Matt Harvey.. Last night for the Bisons, Harvey allowed two runs and three hits with four walks and four strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings against Triple-A Toledo in front of a group of […]

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Jason Bay Activated, Omar Quintanilla Designated For Assignment

An article by posted on July 17, 2012 0 Comments
Jason Bay Activated, Omar Quintanilla Designated For Assignment

The Mets have activated Jason Bay from the disabled list, and designated Omar Quintanilla for assignment. Original Post 2:50 PM In 29 games for the Mets this season, Quintanilla hit .257 with five doubles, one home run and four RBI in 70 at-bats. He had just one at-bat in two appearances in July. Jason Bay is with the rest of the […]

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In Last Night’s Tuneup, Bay Gave No Reason To Think Things Have Changed

An article by posted on July 17, 2012 0 Comments
In Last Night’s Tuneup, Bay Gave No Reason To Think Things Have Changed

Matt Harvey may have been the big story in last night’s contest between the Buffalo Bisons and the Toledo Mudhens, but there was another storyline – Mets rehabbing left fielder Jason Bay. Bay played in what could be his final rehab game and went 0-for-2 with two walks. He also muffed a flyball to left […]

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Ricciardi Non-Committal On Harvey Promotion

An article by posted on July 17, 2012 0 Comments
Ricciardi Non-Committal On Harvey Promotion

Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi was one of the Mets entourage on hand as prospect Matt Harvey pitched 6.2 innings and allowed two runs in what was tabbed as his audition for a possible major league debut this Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. “He’s a good one,” said Ricciardi, who sat behind home plate. […]

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MMO Hits & Misses: Don’t Blame Johan, Do You Believe What You See?

An article by posted on July 16, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Hits & Misses: Don’t Blame Johan, Do You Believe What You See?

Anybody else notice how awful Johan Santana has pitched whenever Terry Collins makes a big issue of giving his ace some extra days of rest? First there was the debacle against the Yankees in the Bronx, then of course we had last night against the Braves. What was odd to me was how emphatic Santana was […]

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Changes Are Coming For The Mets, But Will It Be Too Little, Too Late?

An article by posted on July 15, 2012 0 Comments
Changes Are Coming For The Mets, But Will It Be Too Little, Too Late?

As we posted here yesterday, the Mets will be sending an entourage to Buffalo and all eyes will be on right-handed starter Matt Harvey who could be auditioning for a chance to make his Major League debut next Saturday.against the Dodgers. If Harvey were to convince the Mets that he is up for the challenge, […]

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Worried Harvey Is Being Rushed? Collins Says Wheeler Could Be Coming Too…

An article by posted on July 14, 2012 0 Comments
Worried Harvey Is Being Rushed? Collins Says Wheeler Could Be Coming Too…

If you had any concerns about the Mets possibly rushing Matt Harvey to the majors too soon, then you might want to sit down for this one… According to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, Terry Collins told reporters this afternoon that Zack Wheeler is not out of the mix for a promotion to the majors this […]

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