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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Update: Reyes Plays 7 Innings and Homers For Binghamton

An article by posted on August 26, 2011 0 Comments
Update: Reyes Plays 7 Innings and Homers For Binghamton

Updated Friday, 8/26 According to Mike Mazzeo of ESPN, Jose Reyes led off the sixth inning a with a home run for Double-A Binghamton on Friday night. Reyes finished 1-for-3 at the plate, grounding out in each of his other two at-bats. He played seven innings at shortstop, but was not tested. Reyes is expected […]

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Mets DL Scott Hairston, Callup RHP Miguel Batista

An article by posted on August 26, 2011 0 Comments

METS SELECT THE CONTRACT OF RHP MIGUEL BATISTA PLACE OUTFIELDER SCOTT HAIRSTON ON THE DL The New York Mets today announced the team selected the contract of righthanded pitcher Miguel Batista from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League and placed outfielder Scott Hairston on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to August 24, with a left […]

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If You Could Do It All Over Again: Jason Bay or Matt Holliday?

An article by posted on August 26, 2011 0 Comments
If You Could Do It All Over Again: Jason Bay or Matt Holliday?

When the 2009 season ended amid all that drama and all those injuries it left such a terrible taste in my mouth. We were predicted by many to be the World Series favorites that season, but nobody saw the disaster that was lurking around the bend. One of Omar Minaya’s favorite pastimes when he was […]

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Johan Santana Is Back On Track For Return This Season

An article by posted on August 25, 2011 0 Comments

Mets ace Johan Santana threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since pitching three scoreless innings nearly a month ago reports TCPalm.com. Santana’s rehab was put on hold for three weeks after the he felt shoulder discomfort following his first rehab start on July 28. “We’re just taking it one step at a […]

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Mets Fans Aren’t Flocking To CBP Like They Used To

An article by posted on August 25, 2011 0 Comments

Jorge Castillo of the NY Times had an interesting piece that talks about the shrinking Mets fan presence at Citizens Bank Park. The numbers have dropped dramatically he says, “a notable transformation from just a few years ago when the two franchises were National League contenders and the rivalry was one of the sport’s best.” Al Gallo, […]

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Mets Annual Equipment Drive At Citi Field This Saturday

An article by posted on August 25, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Annual Equipment Drive At Citi Field This Saturday

To support the growth of youth baseball and softball, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) has teamed up with Major League Baseball Clubs to organize equipment collection drives across the United States. This season, the Mets will once again team up with the BTF to assist local youth baseball and softball organizations by collecting new and […]

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Rockies Place Waiver Claim On Wright

An article by posted on August 24, 2011 0 Comments

According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Colorado Rockies were one of many teams that put a waiver claim on Mets’ third baseman David Wright. It’s unclear who was awarded the claim, but the Mets have made it known that they aren’t trading Wright. Teams do this all the time, and while the Mets […]

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Mets 2011 Legacy: Less Than Zero?

An article by posted on August 24, 2011 0 Comments
Mets 2011 Legacy: Less Than Zero?

After another humiliating loss last night at the hands of the Philthies, I can’t help but wonder what exactly to make out of this season for the Mets. The Debbie Downers who said all along that the Mets were not even a .500 team, are gloating right now. But it didn’t happen until we traded the top slugger in our lineup […]

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Niese and Hairston Are Heading To DL With Rib Injuries

An article by posted on August 24, 2011 0 Comments

More bad news for the Mets out of Philadelphia tonight. As if losing 9-4 to the Phillies wasn’t bad enough, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, is reporting that both left-hander Jon Niese and outfielder Scott Hairston are heading to the disabled list with rib cage injuries. Niese re-injured a muscle on his right side while delivering a pitch […]

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My Interview With Mets 2011 Draft Pick, Bradley Marquez

An article by posted on August 23, 2011 0 Comments
My Interview With Mets 2011 Draft Pick, Bradley Marquez

Last week, less than 24 hours before the signing deadline, the Mets and SS/OF Bradley Marquez officially came to an agreement on a contract with the New York Mets. In June, the standout dual-sport athlete was selected in the 16th round of the MLBaseball First-Year Player Draft. On Sunday, I had a chance to speak to Bradley […]

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