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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Once Beltran Goes, Things Will Get Real Ugly

An article by posted on July 19, 2011 0 Comments
Once Beltran Goes, Things Will Get Real Ugly

Reports abound that Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran is the hottest commodity in the trade market, “He’s gold right now and every contender wants his bat in the lineup’, Jon Heyman said on WFAN yesterday. Making Beltran even more attractive is the news that the Mets are telling teams they will pay all of the remaining […]

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Monday Update: Wright Goes 3-6, Will Be Activated Friday

An article by posted on July 19, 2011 0 Comments
Monday Update: Wright Goes 3-6, Will Be Activated Friday

Monday Update: David Wright played nine innings for St. Lucie Monday night and went 3 for 6 – all singles, with three runs scored. Wright, on the DL with back injury, is now 6-of-15 with six runs scored and one RBI in four rehab games. Mets manager Terry Collins said Wright will be activated this weekend, […]

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Jason Bay Situation May Get A Little Hair-y This Week

An article by posted on July 18, 2011 0 Comments
Jason Bay Situation May Get A Little Hair-y This Week

UPDATE: From Mets Notes, Scott Hairston is hitting .375 (6-16) with two doubles, one triple, two home runs and 10 RBI over his last 10 games… Hairston is batting .321 (18-56) with three home runs and 15 RBI as a starter this year and has at least one hit in eight of his last nine […]

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All Systems Go – Reyes Set To Return Tuesday

An article by posted on July 17, 2011 0 Comments
All Systems Go – Reyes Set To Return Tuesday

Jose Reyes ran the bases on Sunday and looked and felt fantastic afterwards. Manager Terry Collins was very pleased with what he saw and said Reyes looked great. Reyes will participate in some more baseball activities today and then play a rehab game at Class A Brooklyn on Monday before rejoining the Mets on Tuesday. A final decision on Reyes […]

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Mets Had A Good “Hair” Day Last Night

An article by posted on July 17, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Had A Good “Hair” Day Last Night

You can read all about the Mets proficiency against the Phillies’ Cole Hamels in this witty and insightful post by Ed Leyro, penned after last night’s game. On another note, how about the play of utility outfielder Scott Hairston lately and his huge career game at Citi Field last night? It turns out that while the […]

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Carlos Beltran = Pure Awesomeness

An article by posted on July 16, 2011 0 Comments
Carlos Beltran = Pure Awesomeness

No need to worry about why Carlos Beltran is not in the line-up today, Terry Collins said he is suffering from flu-like symptoms. Conspiracy theorists – go back to your places for now. Beltran started his second half with a bang last night, hitting his 14th homerun of the season in the eighth inning, and […]

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Follow Mets Merized Online, And Join Us On Our Crusade

An article by posted on July 16, 2011 0 Comments
Follow Mets Merized Online, And Join Us On Our Crusade

As of this morning, we now have over 3,160 dedicated Mets fans following us on Twitter. Not nearly enough for the battle that lies ahead. We are an extraordinary species and when we are banded together in great numbers, there is nothing we can’t do. We are led by a powerful force we simply know as @metsmerized, which you can […]

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Brewers GM Gets K-Rod To Waive Option

An article by posted on July 15, 2011 0 Comments

Francisco Rodriguez has agreed to waive the vesting option on his contract, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. The option stipulated that he’d make $17.5 million if he finished 55 games this year. The vesting option for 55 games finished still in place — but now it’s a mutual option, which means both sides have to […]

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Matt Harvey Cracks Keith Law’s Top 50 Prospects

An article by posted on July 15, 2011 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Cracks Keith Law’s Top 50 Prospects

ESPN’s Keith Law updated his 2011 Top 50 Prospect List yesterday, and Mets pitching prospect Matt Harvey checked in at #26. He was the only Mets prospect to appear on Law’s list and he replaces injured pitcher Jenrry Mejia who was bumped off. Here is his Top 10: Bryce Harper, WAS Matt Moore, TB Shelby Miller, STL […]

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Ready, Willing, But Are They Able?

An article by posted on July 15, 2011 0 Comments
Ready, Willing, But Are They Able?

All three Mets relievers who are expected to try their hands at replacing Francisco Rodriguez weighed in on the situation on Thursday. Here is what each of them had to say about closing. “If nobody gets an ego, we’ll be just fine,” said Isringhausen (1-0, 3.14 ERA, 35 games). I don’t think any of us will […]

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