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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Baby Bax Was Smoking Last Night

An article by posted on August 9, 2011 0 Comments

There was a nice story in the NY Times by Tyler Kepner this morning about outfielder Mike Baxter who smacked an RBI double with the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the ninth inning, that helped key a dramatic 9-8 walk-off win for the Mets off the bat of Lucas Duda. Mike Baxter was […]

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Official Mets Release: Reyes Placed On DL, Baxter Called Up

An article by posted on August 8, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets announced today that the club has placed infielders Jose Reyes and Daniel Murphy on the Disabled List and recalled outfielder Mike Baxter and infielder Ruben Tejada from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League. Baxter will wear #23 and Tejada will wear #11 and both will be available for tonight’s game. Reyes […]

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Mike Baxter Could Replace Reyes On Roster If He Goes On DL

An article by posted on August 8, 2011 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin, if the Mets place Jose Reyes on the DL before tonight’s game against the San Diego Padres, outfielder Mike Baxter will get the call to replace him on the roster. [blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/AdamRubinESPN/status/100613618705506304"] The 26-year-old Baxter was claimed off waivers from the San Diego Padres on July 22nd on the recommendation of Paul DePodesta. […]

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Will Mets Send Daniel Murphy Back To The Outfield Next Season?

An article by posted on August 5, 2011 0 Comments

Daniel Murphy is a heckuva baseball player according to most, but ssemingly has no position on a diamond he can call his own. By now this comes as no surprise to Mets fans, but according to Steve Popper of The Record, there’s been some talk of Murphy picking up an outfielders glove in the future […]

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Quote: Matt Harvey Will Be The Next Ace Of The Mets In 2013

An article by posted on August 5, 2011 0 Comments
Quote: Matt Harvey Will Be The Next Ace Of The Mets In 2013

Last night, Mets pitching prospect Matt Harvey hurled five scoreless innings and combined on a three-hit shutout as Binghamton beat Altoona 3-0. In his last two starts, Harvey has looked as dominating as he was in Single-A St. Lucie. In 12 innings pitched he has allowed just one earned run on seven hits, while striking […]

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A-Rod Implicated In Illegal Poker Ring, Could Face Long Suspension

An article by posted on August 3, 2011 0 Comments

According to a breaking news report on ESPN.com, Major League Baseball is taking “very seriously” the allegations that Alex Rodriguez took part in some illegal, underground poker games, one of which reportedly turned violent, and he could face suspension if his participation in the games is confirmed. The allegations, first published by RadarOnline.com, are that […]

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Terry Collins On Mets Mental Lapses and Bullpen Woes

An article by posted on August 3, 2011 0 Comments
Terry Collins On Mets Mental Lapses and Bullpen Woes

Last night, the Mets lost their third straight game when the winning run was scored in their opponents final at-bat (two losses to the Marlins and one at Washington). The last time the Mets lost three consecutive games in their last at-bat was June 10-12, 2009 (two extra-inning losses vs. Philadelphia and a loss at […]

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Does A Good Bat Make Up For Bad Defense?

An article by posted on August 2, 2011 0 Comments
Does A Good Bat Make Up For Bad Defense?

Some would argue that first baseman Daniel Murphy was largely responsible for the last two Mets losses because of his costly mental gaffes in critical moments of each game. Others would argue that it was the “team” that lost. Normally I would agree with the latter, but I’m going to have to admit that I lay […]

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TRON: Legacy – How I Came To Admire Carlos Beltran

An article by posted on August 1, 2011 0 Comments
TRON: Legacy – How I Came To Admire Carlos Beltran

How cool is that Tron graphic from Kelly? I asked her if she would make me a cool graphic to go with my post and in a matter of nano seconds she emails me this. All Mets sites feature great posts to read, but to have artwork like Kelly’s mixed in with all of our rants and […]

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Back-Story On K-Rod Option, Beato and Parnell Have Struggled

An article by posted on August 1, 2011 0 Comments
Back-Story On K-Rod Option, Beato and Parnell Have Struggled

David Waldstein of the NY Times unveils that in the weeks before he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers, Francisco Rodriguez told the Mets that he wanted to eliminate the now-defunct $17.5 million vesting option in his contract. Apparently the option had become “a heavy burden” for the K-Rod as well as the Mets. The […]

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