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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Mets Option Rob Johnson To Buffalo, Place Chris Schwinden On Waivers

An article by posted on June 1, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Option Rob Johnson To Buffalo, Place Chris Schwinden On Waivers

Okay, so now everything is official… The Mets have optioned catcher Rob Johnson to Triple-A Buffalo to make room for Josh Thole who was just activated and will be in tonight’s lineup against the St. Louis cardinals. Earlier today, the Mets placed pitcher Chris Schwinden on waivers and officially added reliever Elvin Ramirez from Triple-A […]

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Welcome Back Carlos Beltran!

An article by posted on June 1, 2012 0 Comments
Welcome Back Carlos Beltran!

In less than ten hours, former Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran will make his first return to Citi Field since being traded to the Giants for Zack Wheeler almost eleven months ago. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Today, asked and answered the cosmic question that Mets fans will always be haunted by whenever they think […]

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Could Chris Young Be Back In Time To Face Yankees In Subway Series?

An article by posted on June 1, 2012 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that starting pitcher Chris Young is expected to remain with Triple-A Buffalo for one or two more starts as Sandy Alderson predicted earlier in the week. Young took a huge step toward re-joining the Mets rotation after he tossed six scoreless innings yesterday in a start for Triple-A Buffalo. The 33-year old […]

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How Many Times Must Collins Get Burned, Before He Stops Playing With Fire?

An article by posted on May 31, 2012 0 Comments
How Many Times Must Collins Get Burned, Before He Stops Playing With Fire?

Losing sucks in general, but losing the way we did last night always carries the added stigma that the loss might have been avoidable if not for a critical turning point that sealed the team’s fate in the most horrific of ways. Dillon Gee started the game and was pitching solidly coming of his nine-strikeout […]

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Chris Young and Jenrry Mejia Nearing Returns After Dominant Starts

An article by posted on May 31, 2012 0 Comments
Chris Young and Jenrry Mejia Nearing Returns After Dominant Starts

I haven’t talked minors in a bit so let me ramble off a few thoughts and a few factoids I’ve picked up from the beat writers and affiliates. Lets start with this little tidbit from the Buffalo Bisons who say that after one week of All-Star voting, Matt Harvey leads all Starting Pitchers in votes […]

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Jeff Wilpon Says No Urgency On Extending Wright

An article by posted on May 30, 2012 0 Comments
Jeff Wilpon Says No Urgency On Extending Wright

Updated 7:40 PM The big man upstairs has spoken according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York: Chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon, while expressing hope David Wright will be a Met long term, noted there is no urgency since Wright is under the team’s control through the 2013 season. The comments came a day after GM Sandy Alderson said he […]

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R.A. Dickey Named National League Player of the Week

An article by posted on May 29, 2012 0 Comments
R.A. Dickey Named National League Player of the Week

New York Mets right-hander R.A. Dickey has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending May 27th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network. Dickey was a perfect 2-0 in two starts last week and had a Major League-best 21 strikeouts. The knuckleballer allowed just a single earned […]

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The Difference Between Mejia And The Big Three

An article by posted on May 29, 2012 0 Comments

Interesting article on ESPN New York by Adam Rubin who differentiates how the organization vies Jenrry Mejia as compared to Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler and and Jeurys Familia. Terry Collins already has stated Mejia is expected to contribute in the Mets’ bullpen in 2012. And Sandy Alderson has differentiated Mejia from fellow prospects Matt Harvey,Jeurys Familia and Zack Wheeler. That trio […]

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McHugh Has Scouts Buzzing, Mulvey Calls It Quits, Good News For Verrett

An article by posted on May 29, 2012 0 Comments
McHugh Has Scouts Buzzing, Mulvey Calls It Quits, Good News For Verrett

Collin McHugh continues his incredible season with another solid start on Monday as he allowed just two runs on five hits and a walk while racking up a season-high eight strikeouts. McHugh’s 2.17 ERA ranks fifth in the Eastern League as does his 1.08 WHIP. But what really impresses me is his 53 strikeouts which is the […]

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Mets Promote Jack Egbert From Buffalo, Option Robert Carson To Binghamton

An article by posted on May 25, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Promote Jack Egbert From Buffalo, Option Robert Carson To Binghamton

The Mets announced that they have optioned LHP Robert Carson to Double-A Binghamton and purchased the contract of RHP Jack Egbert from Triple-A Buffalo to replace him on the roster. Egbert has been having a fine season at Buffalo where is 2-3 with a 2.08 ERA in 17 appearances spanning 26 innings. He has allowed 22 hits and 5 walks […]

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