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 Fans Chipping In For A Good Cause

An article by posted on June 8, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Fans Chipping In For A Good Cause

1986 World Series hero Gary Carter, who is suffering from inoperable malignant brain tumors, went through his first day of radiation treatments this week and we at MMO want to wish him well in his battle against this disease. Gary’s daughter, Kimmy Bloemers, wrote an entry on her online journal that the treatments are going well and that Gary is going to […]

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Is Wilmer Flores The Heir To Jose Reyes?

An article by posted on June 7, 2011 0 Comments

Sean Hartnett of CBS New York, argues that the Mets best option would be to trade Jose Reyes. With Ruben Tejada ready to shift over to shortstop, the Mets have a ready-made solution available at the major league level. Tejada is captivating fans at Citi Field with his superb glove and is more advanced at the […]

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Lenny Dykstra Jailed For Auto Theft, Drug Possession

An article by posted on June 7, 2011 0 Comments
Lenny Dykstra Jailed For Auto Theft, Drug Possession

I hate posting this kind of news, but former Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra, makes it too difficult to ignore his antics and frequent skirmishes with the law. According to the Daily News, Dykstra was tossed in jail Monday after being charged with stealing three cars and possessing drugs. He was charged with 25 criminal counts, and […]

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Mets Select RHP Michael Fulmer With Compensation Pick

An article by posted on June 6, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Select RHP Michael Fulmer With Compensation Pick

The New York Mets today announced the selection of righthanded pitcher Michael Fulmer from Deer Creek High School (OK) with the 44th overall pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. Fulmer, 18, went 10-2 with a 0.72 ERA and 127 strikeouts in 68.0 innings for Deer Creek High School, located in Edmond, OK. The righthander […]

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Lucas Duda Is Raking In Buffalo, Why Not Flushing?

An article by posted on June 6, 2011 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Is Raking In Buffalo, Why Not Flushing?

A few minutes ago, I caught a tweet from the Buffalo Bisons that read: Lucas Duda has vaulted his average 46 pts the past 10 games. It sounded pretty impressive so I thought I’d investigate further. The hulking 6-4 outfielder is mashing the ball for the Bisons and in just 115 at-bats, Duda has slugged […]

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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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