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 Win – Win Trade For The Brewers and The Wilpons

An article by posted on July 13, 2011 0 Comments
A Win – Win Trade For The Brewers and The Wilpons

I know many of you were as shocked as I was when the news broke late last night that the Mets had unloaded Francisco Rodriguez plus some cash (Sherman says it’s $5 million) to the Milwaukee Brewers in return for two players to be named later. The trade accomplishes two things for the Mets. One, […]

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My Problem With The Mid Summer Classic

An article by posted on July 12, 2011 0 Comments
My Problem With The Mid Summer Classic

Voting for the All Star Game never really bothered me as much as it does these days. To be honest, I never really cared about the selection process or who was snubbed, because the game didn’t really matter. It was just an exhibition game that showcased the games most popular stars. Today, however I do […]

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Hardball: Boras Hints K-Rod Will Veto Any Trade Unless He Is Closer

An article by posted on July 11, 2011 0 Comments

According to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, and also confirmed by Adam Rubin of ESPN, Scott Boras has officially announced that he will be representing Mets closer Fracisco Rodriguez effective immediately. Boras wasted no time in laying down the law and is ready to play some hardball. He strongly indicated that he will not […]

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All Star Week: Celebrating The Man Of Steal: Jose Reyes

An article by posted on July 11, 2011 0 Comments
All Star Week: Celebrating The Man Of Steal: Jose Reyes

One of our readers, David Dolinsky, sent us an amazing graphic he made to celebrate our All Star shortstop Jose Reyes. Great Job David – Nice Work! Although Jose won’t be playing in Phoenix on Tuesday, he is there celebrating with all the other All Stars today and tomorrow. Yesterday, during ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, Bobby Valentine […]

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Mets’ Matt Harvey Gets The Save In USA’s 6-4 Win In Futures Game

An article by posted on July 11, 2011 0 Comments
Mets’ Matt Harvey Gets The Save In USA’s 6-4 Win In Futures Game

Matt Harvey signs autographs before the start of the Futures Game (Photo credit to MLB.com) A pair of Mets prospects, RHP Matt Harvey and 3B Jefry Marte, represented the Mets at the 13th annual MLB Futures Game last night at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Team USA, managed by Mike Piazza who wore a Mets hat, beat […]

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Alderson Likes Ike’s Chances, Will Begin Baseball Activities

An article by posted on July 10, 2011 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Ike Davis, who has been hobbled with an ankle injury, will begin baseball activities next week. Ike Davis actually ran bearing his full weight on flat ground, not on a treadmill, on Saturday in his native Phoenix, GM Sandy Alderson said. So far, Davis’ injured left ankle […]

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Braves Lose Chipper For 3-4 Weeks: Mets Big Bang Theory?

An article by posted on July 9, 2011 0 Comments
Braves Lose Chipper For 3-4 Weeks: Mets Big Bang Theory?

Chipper Jones, who has played for nearly two months with a torn meniscus in his right knee, has been placed on the disabled list and will undergo arthroscopic surgery layer today. Jones said he hopes to miss only two to three weeks recovering from surgery, but some are saying that he could be out as long as a […]

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K-Rod Is Our Albatross And Nobody Else’s

An article by posted on July 9, 2011 0 Comments

It seems like every week a different journalist keeps saying the same thing  – this time it’s Buster Olney who says: A handful of GMs feel that a Francisco Rodriguez trade is all but impossible because of his vesting option. Sandy Alderson skirted the issue while a guest in the booth during the Mets/Dodgers telecast […]

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Some Good News On Ike Davis

An article by posted on July 9, 2011 0 Comments

Good news on the Mets injury front Mets fans… It looks like the situation regarding the Ike Davis bone bruise, has taken a turn for the better. (yes, that says better) Davis, who is recovering from a bone bruise in his right ankle, has been jogging on a weight-reducing treadmill the last two days — and […]

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A Night With Ike Davis – Every Kid Deserves To Grow Up

An article by posted on July 8, 2011 0 Comments
A Night With Ike Davis – Every Kid Deserves To Grow Up

New York Mets star Ike Davis is stepping up to the dinner plate with Solving Kids’ Cancer (SKC) for the first annual “A Night with Ike Davis” charity event at Michael’s Restaurant in Brooklyn on Sunday night July 17th at 7 p.m.  All the proceeds from the evening will benefit SKC along with The Liddy […]

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