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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Should Mets Target An Outfielder Like Michael Bourn This Offseason?

An article by posted on August 29, 2012 0 Comments
Should Mets Target An Outfielder Like Michael Bourn This Offseason?

I read yesterday an interesting post on MetsBlog where he discussed the pros and cons of acquiring outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury of the Red Sox. While the 28 year old centerfield is in the throws of an injury-marred season, I do like his upside, but I’m not sure I’d want to give up any prospects to […]

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Hairston Claimed On Waivers, Unlikely He’ll Be Traded

An article by posted on August 27, 2012 0 Comments
Hairston Claimed On Waivers, Unlikely He’ll Be Traded

Jon Heyman reports that Scott Hairston has been claimed on trade waivers. Speculates that it could be Giants or Dodgers to block them. Meanwhile, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says the claim put in on Hairston was designed to block him from another team, and is unlikely to be traded. The Mets could try and work […]

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Was Dodgers Deal A Missed Opportunity For Rebuilding Mets?

An article by posted on August 27, 2012 0 Comments
Was Dodgers Deal A Missed Opportunity For Rebuilding Mets?

I alluded to it in an earlier post about Scott Hairston, but what are we doing here? What is the plan exactly? If we are rebuilding then why aren’t we acting like a team that is rebuilding? It’s obvious that we are not bulking up for a championship run. It’s also obvious we are not […]

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MMO Roundtable: Has This Team Quit On Terry Collins?

An article by posted on August 27, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Has This Team Quit On Terry Collins?

Has this team quit on Terry Collins? Should he keep his job after the season? That was the question I posed to our mighty staff this morning as we consider Terry Collins’ performance this season, the recent collapse, and his future moving forward. Clare Lafferty – I think that the team is just like the […]

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Mets Tell Collins To Readjust Goals; Finish Ahead Of Marlins and Phillies To Create Good Vibes

An article by posted on August 27, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Tell Collins To Readjust Goals; Finish Ahead Of Marlins and Phillies To Create Good Vibes

A club source told Mike Puma of the New York Post. that there is “no chance” the Mets manager will become a scapegoat for the team’s second-half collapse and be fired this offseason or before the season concludes. Don’t be surprised if a potential Collins contract extension is tied to how the Mets finish this season. The source […]

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Dillon Gee Gets Clean Bill Of Health, Will Begin Throwing

An article by posted on August 26, 2012 0 Comments
Dillon Gee Gets Clean Bill Of Health, Will Begin Throwing

Here’s some good news… New York Mets right-hander Dillon Gee received a clean bill of health after having an angiogram in St. Louis on Friday, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The test was administered by the same doctor who performed surgery to repair a damaged artery in Gee’s pitching shoulder six weeks earlier. […]

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Hefner Tosses A Gem, Ike Blasts A Pair Including The Game Winner In 2-1 Victory

An article by posted on August 26, 2012 0 Comments
Hefner Tosses A Gem, Ike Blasts A Pair Including The Game Winner In 2-1 Victory

Ike Davis blasted a walk-off homer in the ninth to give the Mets a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday at Citi Field. The Mets take the series two game to one and cap off a two and five homestand. Jeremy Hefner got the start and delivered a spectacular performance that richly merited a […]

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Are Mets Pushing It With Josh Edgin?

An article by posted on August 26, 2012 0 Comments
Are Mets Pushing It With Josh Edgin?

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have a rule in the minors that prohibits pitchers from being used three straight days. Yet now, in the absence of Tim Byrdak, rookie left-hander Josh Edgin has been used in six games in a seven-day span in the major league bullpen. Are the Mets using Edgin too […]

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An American Hero Passes Away As A Nation Mourns

An article by posted on August 25, 2012 0 Comments
An American Hero Passes Away As A Nation Mourns

Iconic American astronaut Neil Armstrong, who was the first person to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said on Saturday. Armstrong died following complications from heart-bypass surgery he underwent earlier this month, the family said in a statement, just two days after his birthday on August 5. As […]

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Who Inherited The Better Farm System?

An article by posted on August 25, 2012 0 Comments
Who Inherited The Better Farm System?

In one of yesterday’s posts, I saw a little debate pop up as to which GM inherited a better farm system between Omar Minaya and Sandy Alderson. In my mind, the perception was that Alderson had a significantly stronger base of prospects to work with than Minaya did, but I decided to see what I could dig […]

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