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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Santana Has Soreness In Left Shoulder

An article by posted on June 13, 2011 0 Comments

I don’t like the sound of this one bit, but Johan Santana’s comeback attempt took a step back today when GM Sandy Alderson announced that the lefthander experienced “soreness in his left shoulder while attempting to increase the intensity of his mound sessions.” Santana was expected to begin his final phase of his recovery this week and face live hitters, but  when […]

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Mets Starters Are Curently The Best In The Majors

An article by posted on June 13, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Starters Are Curently The Best In The Majors

  Break up the Mets! I look at this team, and I see a team that is seemingly running on fumes and devoid of some of their key players whether they are on the DL or mired in a season long slump. It’s incredible how they go out on that diamond and continue to play ball […]

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Minaya’s Stamp Is All Over These Spirited Mets

An article by posted on June 12, 2011 0 Comments
Minaya’s Stamp Is All Over These Spirited Mets

Andy Martino of the Daily News writes that while Sandy Alderson is developing a thoughtful plan for this and future seasons, it is also worth noting that nearly every player contributing right now, firing up the fan base and keeping the season interesting, is a product of the Omar Minaya regime. Minaya’s legacy will always […]

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All Dillon Gee Does Is Win

An article by posted on June 11, 2011 0 Comments
All Dillon Gee Does Is Win

What can you say about Dillon Gee that hasn’t been said already? After another sparkling performance against the Pirates last night, Gee improved his record to 7-0 and became the first rookie in Mets franchise history to open a season by winning his first seven decisions. Gee tossed a career high eight innings and allowed just […]

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Red Hot Duda Gets The Call

An article by posted on June 10, 2011 0 Comments

As some suspected, the Mets will recall Lucas Duda from Triple-A Buffalo in time for tonight’s game against the Pirates,. Duda will replace Nick Evans, who was designated for assignment last night. Duda is batting .302 with 10 home runs and 24 RBI in 38 games/154 at-bats with Buffalo. In his last ten games, he’s hit .389 with 10 runs scored, […]

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What A Classy Move By The Texas Rangers

An article by posted on June 9, 2011 0 Comments
What A Classy Move By The Texas Rangers

While we were all fixating on the Mets draft selections for most of this week (rightfully so), something odd happened during the draft that many of you may not have noticed. The Texas Rangers drafted University of Georgia outfielder Johnathan Taylor on Wednesday in the 33rd round of the First Year Player Draft. It’s not exactly something […]

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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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