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 Promote Reliever Manny Acosta

An article by posted on June 3, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets today announced the team has selected the contract of righthanded pitcher Manny Acosta from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League. Acosta will wear uniform #36 and will be available for tonight’s game vs. Atlanta. After yesterday’s game, the Mets optioned lefthanded pitcher Mike O’Connor to Buffalo. In order to make room […]

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Collins Blasts Team, Mets Respond With Huge Comeback Win

An article by posted on June 2, 2011 0 Comments

One day after manager Terry Collins tore into his team for a lack of execution and performance, the Mets responded by rallying back from a 7-0 deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-8. It was the biggest comebak win for the Mets since June 30, 2000 against the Atlanta Braves. Wow! Recap to come… Original Post 1:00 AM Here are […]

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Jose Reyes May Be Changing Alderson’s Mind

An article by posted on June 1, 2011 0 Comments

John Harper of the Daily News, spoke to a scout who says that while Reyes has seemed more likely to go, as he heads toward free agency, there is a sense among some baseball people that the shortstop may be changing Alderson’s mind. As an example, Harper shares a discussion he had yesterday with a major league scout […]

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Mets Quick Hits: Johan Getting Close, Power Outage, Trading Wright

An article by posted on June 1, 2011 0 Comments

HEAD TURNER: Justin Turner leads or is near the top in several rookie categories: is first in the majors with a .337 (31-92) batting average; first in the majors with a .384 on-base percentage; fifth in the majors with a .467 slugging percentage and ranks third in the NL and fifth in the majors with […]

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Doctors Confirm Gary Carter Has Brain Cancer

An article by posted on May 31, 2011 0 Comments
Doctors Confirm Gary Carter Has Brain Cancer

Tonight, doctors at Duke University Hospital have confirmed that Gary Carter has glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer which affects the central nervous system. The doctors have released the following statement: “The results of biopsies performed on the tumor in Gary Carter’s brain have conclusively shown that Mr. Carter has a glioblastoma. While surgery is not a good […]

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Alderson Hopes Ike Davis Can Return By The All Star Break?

An article by posted on May 31, 2011 0 Comments

Just a quick update as Mets GM Sandly Alderson spoke to reporters about the news that Ike Davis has been re-fitted with a new boot on his foot and that he will cease all baseball activities for three weeks. What got my attention was that Alderson said that he hoped Davis could return by the All Star […]

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This Week On The Mets Farm

An article by posted on May 31, 2011 0 Comments

Mark Cohoon Debuts For Bisons Left-handed pitcher Mark Cohoon has been promoted from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Buffalo, the team announced on Friday. Cohoon got the start for the Bisons on Monday against the Charlotte Knights and had a rocky debut. Cohoon lasted five innings and earned the win, but allowed five earned runs on seven hits. […]

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Tejada’s 16 Pitch At-Bat Is Longest In Majors This Season

An article by posted on May 30, 2011 0 Comments
Tejada’s 16 Pitch At-Bat Is Longest In Majors This Season

On Friday night, when Mets second baseman Ruben Tejada battled Phillies’ pitcher Antonio Bastardo in a 16-pitch at-bat that resulted in a walk, manager Terry Collins said it was “as good as an at-bat as we’ve seen all year from anybody.” “He fought off the good pitches. The thing I thought was truly amazing was that he […]

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Mets Deny ESPN Report On Einhorn Deal, But New Sources Corroborate It

An article by posted on May 29, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Deny ESPN Report On Einhorn Deal, But New Sources Corroborate It

Yesterday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, reported that new Mets partner David Einhorn has an opportunity to become the majority and principal owner of the Mets in three years. “Einhorn has agreed in principal to purchase roughly 33 percent of the team for $200 million, which will infuse cash and keep the organization solvent […]

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After MRI, Mets Say Dickey Is Day To Day

An article by posted on May 27, 2011 0 Comments
After MRI, Mets Say Dickey Is Day To Day

R.A. Dickey underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery today which revealed a partial tear of the plantar facia of the right foot. His status is day-to-day. R.A. Dickey left this lat night’s game against the Cubs after injuring his right heel while covering first base on a groundball to the right side […]

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