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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MetsBlog: Mets Looking For Big Bat In Outfield

An article by posted on August 12, 2011 0 Comments

Caught this quote on MetsBlog this afternoon and thought I’d pass it along. The word is the Mets want a big bat in the outfield, someone who can clear the bases and give quick runs with one swing. The quote by Matt Cerrone was in response to a question on if the Mets would go […]

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Wright Passes Kranepool, Breaks Franchise Record For Career Total Bases

An article by posted on August 12, 2011 0 Comments
Wright Passes Kranepool, Breaks Franchise Record  For Career Total Bases

It took former Met Eddie Kranepool 18 seasons and 1,853 games to amass his 2,047 total bases to set the Mets franchise record. Last night, David Wright eclipsed that mark with his fifth-inning single off San Diego’s Cory Luebke at Citi Field. It gave Wright 2,048 total bases, surpassing Kranepool’s record that had stood for more than 30 […]

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Mets Sign Three Dominican Prospects, Have Until Monday To Sign Nimmo

An article by posted on August 11, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sign Three Dominican Prospects, Have Until Monday To Sign Nimmo

According to the website Dominican Prospect League, the New York Mets have come to terms with three prospects from the Dominican Republic in right-handed pitchers Jesus Lugo (age 17) and Nadir Crismatt (age 16), and Dionis Rodriguez (age 16). Here are players capsules on each:   Jesus Lugo RHP - March 31, 1994; 6’1, 175lb (Trainer – Miguel […]

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The Audacity Of Second Guessing Success and The Myth That The Sacrifice Bunt Is Obsolete

An article by posted on August 10, 2011 0 Comments
The Audacity Of Second Guessing Success and The Myth That The Sacrifice Bunt Is Obsolete

I can’t help tossing my hat into the ring over this silly debate about Lucas Duda dropping down a successful sacrifice bunt in the eight inning of last night’s 5-4 win over the Padres. With the Mets down by a run and nobody out, Duda came to the plate with runners on first and second and dropped […]

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Mets Stage Another Late Comeback To Beat The Padres 5-4

An article by posted on August 10, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Stage Another Late Comeback To Beat The Padres 5-4

Closer Jason Isringhausen celebrates his 299th save as the New York Mets defeated the San Diego Padres tonight by a score of 5-4 after staging yet another late-game comeback at Citi Field. Veteran left-hander Chris Capuano started for the Mets and was king of shaky at times allowing four runs on nine hits and a walk, […]

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Scary Stuff: Mets 2012 Rotation Set For Next Season?

An article by posted on August 9, 2011 0 Comments

Gonna make this short, and not too sweet… Just came across this article from David Lennon of Newsday who looks ahead to the 2012 Mets rotation. The Mets have four members of the rotation on pace to make close to 30 starts, with Dillon Gee – the replacement for Young – trailing slightly. There’s value […]

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Baby Bax Was Smoking Last Night

An article by posted on August 9, 2011 0 Comments

There was a nice story in the NY Times by Tyler Kepner this morning about outfielder Mike Baxter who smacked an RBI double with the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the ninth inning, that helped key a dramatic 9-8 walk-off win for the Mets off the bat of Lucas Duda. Mike Baxter was […]

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Official Mets Release: Reyes Placed On DL, Baxter Called Up

An article by posted on August 8, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets announced today that the club has placed infielders Jose Reyes and Daniel Murphy on the Disabled List and recalled outfielder Mike Baxter and infielder Ruben Tejada from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League. Baxter will wear #23 and Tejada will wear #11 and both will be available for tonight’s game. Reyes […]

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Mike Baxter Could Replace Reyes On Roster If He Goes On DL

An article by posted on August 8, 2011 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin, if the Mets place Jose Reyes on the DL before tonight’s game against the San Diego Padres, outfielder Mike Baxter will get the call to replace him on the roster. [blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/AdamRubinESPN/status/100613618705506304"] The 26-year-old Baxter was claimed off waivers from the San Diego Padres on July 22nd on the recommendation of Paul DePodesta. […]

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Will Mets Send Daniel Murphy Back To The Outfield Next Season?

An article by posted on August 5, 2011 0 Comments

Daniel Murphy is a heckuva baseball player according to most, but ssemingly has no position on a diamond he can call his own. By now this comes as no surprise to Mets fans, but according to Steve Popper of The Record, there’s been some talk of Murphy picking up an outfielders glove in the future […]

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