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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Newly Acquired LHP Daniel Herrera Will Be With Team Tonight

An article by posted on September 2, 2011 0 Comments

Today’s Mets notes indicated that LHP Daniel Herrera will join the team tonight and will wear #19. Herrera, 26, was acquired yesterday as one of the two players to be named later as part of the deal that sent Francisco Rodriguez to the Milwaukee Brewers on July 12. The left-hander appeared in two games with the Brewers this season […]

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Lucas Duda Just Keeps Thumping The Ball

An article by posted on September 1, 2011 0 Comments

Here are some interesting stats I gleaned from the Mets Notes today on Lucas Duda, who continues to rake and deliver key hits for the Mets. Lucas Duda delievered the game-winning RBI last night in the seventh inning of last night’s win against the Marlins. Duda has a very robust .517 batting average from the seventh inning […]

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Alderson Says Mets Are Not In Position To Spend This Offseason

An article by posted on September 1, 2011 0 Comments

For those among you who have waited patiently for this season to end, a season in which the lack of payroll flexibility was the cure-all for why no significant moves were made to bolster the team, don’t expect this offseason to be much different from the last one. For nearly a year, the Mets and […]

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Mets Acquire LHP Daniel Herrera and RHP Adrian Rosario To Complete K-Rod Deal

An article by posted on September 1, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets today announced the team acquired lefthanded pitcher Daniel Herrera and righthanded pitcher Adrian Rosario from the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade that sent righthanded pitcher Francisco Rodriguez and cash considerations to the Brewers on July 12. Herrera, 26, appeared in two games with the Brewers this season after he was […]

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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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