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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Parnell To The DL, Izzy To Setup, Bay Back Tomorrow

An article by posted on April 20, 2011 0 Comments

Some quick items of note from Mets manager Terry Collins who spoke to beat reporters just a short while ago… The Mets have placed reliever Bobby Parnell on the 15 day disabled list with numbness in his finger. He is expected to undergo further tests tomorrow including an MRI to try and see if he has […]

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One Thing Is Clear; Terry Collins Is No Jerry Manuel

An article by posted on April 20, 2011 0 Comments
One Thing Is Clear; Terry Collins Is No Jerry Manuel

Were any of you wondering what transpired the other day in Atlanta, when Daniel Murphy tried to steal third base and was out by a mile? You may remember an enraged (or was it embarrassed) Terry Collins taking Murphy into the back of the dugout as soon as trotted off the field with his head down. […]

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Mets Cut Brad Emaus and Promote Justin Turner

An article by posted on April 19, 2011 0 Comments

UPDATE: Sandy Alderson must have been tuned into MMO today… The Mets responded to my post this morning and designated Brad Emaus for assignment. Justin Turner has been called up to replace him. Remember what I said, don’t shed any tears for him.. Original Post 11:30 AM A recent article by Eric Seidman of FanGraphs had me wondering […]

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Plenty Of Teams Could Be Interested In Reyes

An article by posted on April 19, 2011 0 Comments
Plenty Of Teams Could Be Interested In Reyes

Updating my post from yesterday, here is some new speculation from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, who believes the Mets should trade Jose Reyes now. Reyes, 27, is the healthiest he has been since 2008. He is 6-for-6 in stolen-base attempts and working diligently to improve his on-base percentage, which currently is .351. Terrific! Trade him now. […]

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Mets Ticket Prices Plunging

An article by posted on April 19, 2011 0 Comments

If you’re looking for some cheap and affordable entertainment to fill those quiet weekends and weeknights, you might be able to take in a Mets game at Citi Field for as low as $3 dollars a ticket. David Waldstein of the New York Times writes the following: Care to sit directly behind home plate on […]

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Bay’s Return From DL Now Pushed To Thursday

An article by posted on April 18, 2011 0 Comments
Bay’s Return From DL Now Pushed To Thursday

The Mets announced that Jason Bay will be activated from the disabled list on Thursday, two days later than he would have been eligible on Tuesday. Bay was in New York today to meet with Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins, and team doctors, and it was decided he needed more time before being activated. Due to […]

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Is This Team Really Playing Better And Trying Harder?

An article by posted on April 17, 2011 0 Comments

When Terry Collins was asked to comment about Daniel Murphy’s outrageous decision to steal third base last night, he called it an “error of enthusiasm”. As a matter of fact, this team suffers from a “lack of enthusiasm”. They take the field like a team that expects to lose. The worst that can possibly happen […]

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Mets DFA Misch After Doubleheader To Make Room For Gee

An article by posted on April 16, 2011 0 Comments

Misch didn’t even get a chance to shower… He was just DFA’d to make room for Gee.   Dillon Gee will be called up and take Chris Young’s start on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves, with Pat Misch being used to back up D.J. Carrasco’s start today. Original Post In a surprising turn of events, the Mets have placed right-hander Chris Young […]

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I Sense A Big Shake-Up This Week, Some Heads Will Roll

An article by posted on April 16, 2011 0 Comments

It’s taxing times for a beleaguered Mets team these days, but there’s no rest for the weary as they get set to play a doubleheader for the second time in three days. The Mets even tried unsuccessfully to get MLB to intervene and overrule the Braves decision to play two games today, but their pleas fell on deaf ears. Atlanta is […]

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Is America’s Pastime in Decline?

An article by posted on April 15, 2011 0 Comments

David Waldstein of the New York Times had an interesting account of the attendance at Citi Field yesterday and the sentiment among the fans who attended. The combined attendance for the doubleheader, which was made necessary by a rainout on Tuesday, was 25,758. But long before the end there was only a smattering of fans, and […]

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