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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Justin Turner Could Match Mets Rookie RBI Record

An article by posted on May 19, 2011 0 Comments
Justin Turner Could Match Mets Rookie RBI Record

The good folks at Elias Sports Bureau say that Justin Turner can match Ron Swoboda’s 1965 franchise rookie record if he can drive in a run Friday at Yankee Stadium. Turner has produced an RBI in five straight games, one shy of Swoboda’s mark. He has 10 RBIs over the five-game span. With the start of the […]

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Jason Bay May Start Batting Second

An article by posted on May 19, 2011 0 Comments
Jason Bay May Start Batting Second

Mets manager Terry Collins is seriously considering a major shakeup in the lineup that would include batting the struggling Jason Bay in the No. 2 spot of the batting order. “I’m going to try something,” Collins said. He added, “We’ve got to get him some protection, there’s no question about it.” Bay seems to have […]

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Could The Mets Be Buyers At Trade Deadline?

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments

Rich Couthino of MetsBlog and WFAN had an interesting post in which he says we should not be surprised if the Mets are not sellers at the trade deadline, but instead buyers. He also believes that Jose Reyes will still be with the Mets in 2012. Here is part of what he wrote, but I […]

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Be An Honorary Mets Captain

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments
Be An Honorary Mets Captain

METS AND DUANE READE LAUNCH HONORARY CAPTAIN PROGRAM Fans Can Win the Chance to Bring Out Mets Lineup Card Before July Subway Series at Citi Field The New York Mets today announced the launch of the “Honorary Captain” program Presented by Duane Reade, New York City’s largest drug store chain, giving fans the unique opportunity […]

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Wright Officially Placed On DL, Nick Evans Called Up

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets announced they have placed third baseman David Wright on the disabled list, retroactive to Monday, with a stress fracture in his lower back. Wright hurt himself on April 19 while trying to make a diving play in the field, and he had a magnetic resonance imaging exam and a CT scan Monday to […]

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Getting Some Things Off My Chest

An article by posted on May 17, 2011 0 Comments

I swear, sometimes I think this team is cursed… It doesn’t matter who writes out the lineup cards or who runs things upstairs, disaster is never too far away and always manages to seek us out. So David Wright has a stress fracture in his lower back, Ike Davis has his foot wrapped up and is […]

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Stress Fracture Could Keep Wright Out Longer Than Two Weeks?

An article by posted on May 17, 2011 0 Comments
Stress Fracture Could Keep Wright Out Longer Than Two Weeks?

Yesterday, after I posted the news that David Wright was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his lower back., I speculated in the comments that maybe resting for ten days would do the trick. That was the optimist in me speaking. This morning in the New York Post, Mark Hale shares a gloomier outlook after speaking to […]

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Mets Option Iggy and Outright Hu To Buffalo, Promote Tejada, Activate Beato

An article by posted on May 17, 2011 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson announced a couple of moves after Monday’s 2-1 extra-inning loss to the Marlins. They have optioned reliever Ryota Igarashi and outrighted infielder Chin-lung Hu to Triple-A Buffalo, and are activating right-hander Pedro Beato from the disabled list and recalling middle infielder Ruben Tejada from Buffalo. Alderson said Tejada will play second base and […]

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Mets First Quarter Update: Inside The Numbers, Booms and Busts

An article by posted on May 16, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets have now completed their first quarter of the season and find themselves in last place in the National League East with a 19-21 record. Inside The Numbers 1. Versus Teams Over .500:  8 W – 14 L – .363 W% 2. Versus Teams Under .500:  11 W – 7 L – .611 W% 3. […]

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Mets Starters Are Scraping Bottom

An article by posted on May 15, 2011 0 Comments

After another abysmal start by knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, his ERA now stands at 5.08 and he hasn’t picked up a win in over a month His record now stands at 1-5. Worse yet, batters are hitting .305 against him and his WHIP is 1.60 – both marks are in Oliver Perez territory. Now you say […]

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