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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A Look At Top Trade Deadline Targets – Hitters

An article by posted on June 24, 2011 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com gives us some food for thought as he puts together a list of this season’s potential hitters that could be moved at the trade deadline. “The biggest everyday star with a chance to hit the trade market” Heyman says, ”is the Mets’ great shortstop Jose Reyes”. Here is an early look at the […]

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Cashman Not Interested In Reyes

An article by posted on June 23, 2011 0 Comments
Cashman Not Interested In Reyes

If your palms get sweaty and your stomach gets nauseous at the thought of Jose Reyes in Yankees pinstripes, you can breathe easier now. According to this post in The Sporting News, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told the New York Daily News that is “just not going to happen.” “We have an […]

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Collins Could Move A Suddenly Hot Jason Bay Up In Order

An article by posted on June 22, 2011 0 Comments

Last night, struggling leftfielder Jason Bay homered for the first time since May 13 in the sixth, breaking a string of 104 at-bats without one. Bay also hadn’t had an extra-base hit since May 20, a stretch of 89 at-bats. It was a great night for Bay who also blasted a triple off the wall, and […]

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Mets Promote Top Prospect Matt Harvey to Double-A

An article by posted on June 22, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets have promoted 2010 first-round pick Matt Harvey and fifth-round pick Matt den Dekker from Class-A St. Lucie to Double-A Binghamton. Harvey, the seventh overall pick in last June’s First-Year Player Draft, was 8-2 with a 2.37 ERA in 14 starts for St. Lucie. After following a sensational start to his pro career with […]

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Reyes Says No Negotiations Until After Season

An article by posted on June 21, 2011 0 Comments

Jose Reyes has told the Mets he will not discuss a new contract with the team during the season. This afternoon at Citi Field, Sandy Alderson spoke with reporters and said he reached out to the agents for Jose Reyes and was told their will not be any negotiations for a new contract until after the season. The […]

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Jeff Wilpon: Alderson Could Bring Anybody He Wants, He Has No Restrictions

An article by posted on June 21, 2011 0 Comments

Repeating what he has said since hiring new GM Sandy Alderson, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon told the NY Post that Alderson could bring in any players he wants and that he has no restrictions. “He’ll have all the opportunity in the world to bring anybody he wants in,” team COO Jeff Wilpon said yesterday, without giving […]

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Collins Thinks Trading Beltran Sends Wrong Message

An article by posted on June 21, 2011 0 Comments
Collins Thinks Trading Beltran Sends Wrong Message

A week ago I wondered about the possibilty of not trading Carlos Beltran, but instead keeping him and trying to work out a 2-year deal. You can read that below. I wanted to update this post with a comment Terry Collins made when asked about his thoughts on trading Beltran. “You can’t lose the energy, […]

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Will Pujols Injury Shocker, Make Reyes Think Twice?

An article by posted on June 20, 2011 0 Comments
Will Pujols Injury Shocker, Make Reyes Think Twice?

Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols will miss four to six weeks with a small fracture in his left forearm, an injury that creates a gaping hole in the St. Louis lineup while vastly altering the dynamic of the National League Central race. The Cardinals announced today that an MRI showed a non-displaced fracture of the […]

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Watch What You Do

An article by posted on June 20, 2011 0 Comments

Here are my thoughts on teams being buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. As long as you are well within ten games of a Wild Card you should NOT be sellers. Not when there’s still a third of a season left to play. Remember 1973.  If you do start selling off players at that […]

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Marlins Waste No Time, McKeon To Replace Rodriguez

An article by posted on June 19, 2011 0 Comments
Marlins Waste No Time, McKeon To Replace Rodriguez

Many were surprised including the players when Florida Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez resigned on Sunday amid a brutal stretch in June where the team has gone 1-18. The 50-year-old became the first Puerto Rican-born manager in MLB history when he took over for the fired Fredi Gonzalez, who is now the manager of the Atlanta […]

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