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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Bobby V Takes Aim At Wilpon, Makes Case For Mets To Sign Reyes

An article by posted on June 6, 2011 0 Comments
Bobby V Takes Aim At Wilpon, Makes Case For Mets To Sign Reyes

In case you missed the Mets game on ESPN last night, Bobby Valentine had plenty to say about the Jose Reyes situation. Bobby V held nothing back when he erupted during the sixth inning of the game when the camera panned the stadium and showed several fans holding signs that read “Don’t Trade Reyes” and “Sign Jose Reyes”. […]

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MMO Flashback: The Best First Round Picks In Mets History

An article by posted on June 5, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: The Best First Round Picks In Mets History

MMO Flashback: Originally Posted on March 29, 2011 Every Major League franchise has had their share of first round busts ever since 1965 when baseball adopted the First-Year Player Draft or the Amateur Draft or the June Draft or the Rule 4 Draft, choose your poison. The Mets have drafted 57 players in the first round, […]

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Collins Says Reyes Isn’t Moving Anywhere

An article by posted on June 5, 2011 0 Comments

I piqued your curiosity didn’t I? Collins actually did say that, but he wasn’t referring to the trade deadline – he was responding to a question about moving Jose Reyes from the leadoff spot to batting third in the lineup. As ESPN pointed out last night, there are plenty of reasons why some people look […]

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A Comedy Of Terrors

An article by posted on June 4, 2011 0 Comments
A Comedy Of Terrors

The 2011 Mets… Who are they? What are they? The front office tried their damnedest to convince us this was not a throw-away season… But that’s exactly what it feels like. We pretended not to notice how bad our rotation was when Mike Pelfrey was tabbed to be the Opening Day starter. Some of us […]

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Mets Minor League Report: Harvey Shines, Duda Raking, Havens Hitting

An article by posted on June 4, 2011 0 Comments

Baseball America Prospect Hot Sheet The Mets had two players appear on Baseball America’s latest Prospect Hot Sheet: Matt Harvey threw seven scoreless innings against Dunedin on Friday while allowing just three hits and establishing a career high with 10 strikeouts. He followed that with nine-strikeout effort against Clearwater. That’s all in a week’s work for […]

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In Omar-esque Style, Mets Shutdown Wright For Three More Weeks

An article by posted on June 4, 2011 0 Comments
In Omar-esque Style, Mets Shutdown Wright For Three More Weeks

Sandy Alderson was the bearer of bad news tonight after the Mets 6-3 loss to the Braves. The Mets GM announced that third baseman David Wright will be shutdown from all baseball activities for three more weeks. Alderson said Wright was seen at the Hospital for Special Surgery today, but there were no x-rays or […]

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Today Is Don’t Trade Jose Reyes Day!

An article by posted on June 3, 2011 0 Comments
Today Is Don’t Trade Jose Reyes Day!

DON’T TRADE JOSE REYES DAY! FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CITI FIELD, FLUSHING, NEW YORK Today is “Don’t Trade Jose Reyes Day” at Citi Field. What started out as a cool idea by lifelong Mets fan Donna Bauer, has evolved into a big time event that will feature thousands of fans who will […]

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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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