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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Mets Source Says Einhorn Was Looking To Exploit Mets Financial Situation

An article by posted on September 1, 2011 0 Comments

UPDATE 12:40 pm According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, a source aware of the matter said Einhorn’s portrayal of the situation as the Wilpons continually changing terms is inaccurate. Instead, the source said, Einhorn figured he had the Wilpons in a bind and looked to exploit it, thinking minor late changes from the current […]

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Alderson: Mejia Won’t Be Ready Until Well Into 2012

An article by posted on August 31, 2011 0 Comments

Some news fron Buffalo where general manager Sandy Alderson is visiting with the Bisons. [blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/BNHarrington/status/109072128124530689"] [blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/BNHarrington/status/109072314691362819"]  Tough news on Mejia, no doubt… But typically, recovery time for Tommy John surgery is 12-15 months, so not a real surprise.

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Another Preposterous Idea

An article by posted on August 31, 2011 0 Comments
Another Preposterous Idea

If last week’s frightening thought of putting Mike Pelfrey in the closer role wasn’t bad enough, here is something just as baffling from Andy Martino of the Daily News.  Imperfect circumstances call for creative solutions, and in recent weeks the Mets have kicked around many ideas for 2012. In that spirit, a well-placed front office source said it […]

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Don’t Count Out Reese Havens In 2012 Second Base Competition

An article by posted on August 31, 2011 0 Comments

You have to love the way middle infielder Ruben Tejada has sprung out of nowhere to become one of the team’s hottest hitters in August batting .364 with a .440 OBP and .500 SLG in 66 at-bats. On the year, Tejada has raised his batting average to .282, ahead of Justin Turner who is batting […]

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Mets Release Arizona Fall League Roster

An article by posted on August 31, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Release Arizona Fall League Roster

The Mets released their roster for the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday. Reese Havens, a first-round pick in 2008, headines a list that also includes third baseman Jefry Marte, outfielder Juan Lagares and pitchers Collin McHugh, Brandon Moore and Taylor Whitenton. The two biggest names heading to the AFL this season are mega-prospects Mike Trout of the Angels […]

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Is Josh Thole The Answer At Catcher?

An article by posted on August 30, 2011 0 Comments
Is Josh Thole The Answer At Catcher?

Quick, name how many catchers the Mets have drafted and developed that played in 300 or more games for them in the last 49 years? If you guessed ten, you were wrong. If you guessed five, you were still wrong. Believe it or not, the correct answer would be three; Duffy Dyer, Ron Hodges and […]

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Mets Notes: Mets Sweep, Davis Decision Looming, Johan Could Pitch For Mets Next Weekend

An article by posted on August 30, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Mets Sweep, Davis Decision Looming, Johan Could Pitch For Mets Next Weekend

R.A. Dickey shut down the pesky Marlins in the opener, while Dillon Gee pitched solidly in the nightcap as the Mets completed a doubleheader sweep of the Fish. Gee pitched six effective innings, while Dickey dominated in game one pitching seven spotless innings in a 2-1 victory for Dickey’s first win since July 25. The […]

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Ruben Tejada Continues To Prosper At The Plate

An article by posted on August 29, 2011 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Continues To Prosper At The Plate

With Jose Reyes back from the disabled list today, expect young Ruben Tejada to go back to a utility role peppered with a couple of spot starts at second base. On Friday night, Tejada had a great game going 3 for 5 with a double and a run scored in the Mets 6-0 win over the Braves. Since […]

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Citi Field Survives Hurricane Irene, Doubleheader A Go For Today

An article by posted on August 29, 2011 0 Comments
Citi Field Survives Hurricane Irene, Doubleheader A Go For Today

With Hurricane Irene inflicting millions of dollars worth of damage throughout our region, the Mets have announced that Citi Field sustained no damage and that the team intends to play both games of Monday’s doubleheader against the Marlins as scheduled. The Marlins and Mets will play a rare five-game series in the next four days, with shortstop Jose Reyes expected […]

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Capuano Delivered A “Steve Henderson Moment” Last Night

An article by posted on August 27, 2011 0 Comments
Capuano Delivered A “Steve Henderson Moment” Last Night

There’s a reason why I still watch every Mets game. Even though many would agree that for all intents and purposes the Mets’ 2011 season is certifiably over, I still watch every game. I learned how important it was to watch every Mets game going all the way back to the time I saw Steve […]

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