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 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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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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