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, '00 and '15, 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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Decision On Dickey Looms Large Too After This Season

An article by posted on August 14, 2012 0 Comments
Decision On Dickey Looms Large Too After This Season

According to Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger, R.A. Dickey and the Mets discussed a short-term extension into at least 2014 earlier this season, people with knowledge of the talks have said. The team elected to wait and observe Dickey during the course of the season. The cost of waiting always seems to burn the […]

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Mets Get Just One Shot This Offseason To Sign Wright

An article by posted on August 14, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Get Just One Shot This Offseason To Sign Wright

While speaking with reporters, which you can read here in the New York Post, Mets third baseman emphasized that whether or not he re-signs with the Mets will be based on winning a World Series and not as much by money. “The money issue for me, I don’t think that will be the deciding factor,” […]

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Mets May Trade Scott Hairston

An article by posted on August 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets May Trade Scott Hairston

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post writes: The Mets have yet to place Scott Hairston on waivers this month, according to an industry source, which makes sense. It figures that the Mets want to reap the benefits of Hairston for a while longer before putting him through the waivers process, at which time they’ll […]

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Will Tejada and Murphy Be Our Middle Infield Combo Again In 2013?

An article by posted on August 12, 2012 0 Comments
Will Tejada and Murphy Be Our Middle Infield Combo Again In 2013?

Ruben Tejada ranks fourth in the majors with a .404 (19-for-47) batting average on Sundays (min. 40 at-bats). Tejada has at least one hit in 15 of his last 16 games, and is hitting .352 (25-for-71) over these 16 games. Tejada’s .321 batting average is the highest among all major league shortstops (min. 280 at-bats) […]

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Sandy Alderson Is The Teflon GM

An article by posted on August 12, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Is The Teflon GM

There is rampant evidence that the Mets’ 2012 season is officially over. Just like the smell of fresh cut grass and tender green foliage signals the beginning of Spring and the start of another baseball season, the Mets second half fade is also filled with tell-tale happenings that you come to expect whenever the end is near […]

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Mets Designate Garrett Olson For Assignment

An article by posted on August 11, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Designate Garrett Olson For Assignment

The Mets designated left-hander Garrett Olson for assignment to make room for on the roster for Johan Santana who was officially activated from the DL. The move leaves Josh Edgin as the only lefty reliever in the bullpen. Olson was charged with four runs while recording only one out in his lone appearance.

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Citi Field Homer’s Odyssey

An article by posted on August 11, 2012 0 Comments
Citi Field Homer’s Odyssey

CITI FIELD HOME RUNS The Mets have surrendered seven home runs so far on their current homestand (four games), including six that are “new” Citi Field home runs or that would not have cleared the fences last season. Overall, the Mets have hit 14 “new” Citi Field home runs and allowed 19. The Mets are tied for 23rd in […]

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ESPN New York: Gee Making Progress, But 2012 Return Unlikely

An article by posted on August 11, 2012 0 Comments
ESPN New York: Gee Making Progress, But 2012 Return Unlikely

From Adam Rubin of ESPN New York: Dillon Gee underwent a favorable examination three weeks after surgery to repair a damaged artery that had caused his arm to go numb. Still, Gee told ESPNNewYork.com on Friday night that he has all but ruled out a 2012 return. “Probably not,” Gee said about reappearing this season. “Let’s […]

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The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow?

An article by posted on August 10, 2012 0 Comments
The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow?

Halfway through this season, there was a positive record that elated the faithful and did much to downplay that the 2012 Mets do not hit with power, do not have much speed, cannot hit lefty pitching, do not field particularly well and have just about the worst bullpen in the majors. Then the first month […]

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Putting An Individual Award Over The Team’s Best Interest?

An article by posted on August 10, 2012 0 Comments
Putting An Individual Award Over The Team’s Best Interest?

Remember all the Hater-Ade that gushed out of Mets Nation when Jose Reyes took himself out of his last game of the 2011 season following a bunt single, so that he could preserve his lead in the batting race and win a batting title? Some Mets fans were so turned off and fuming, that they […]

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Over and Out: Tim Byrdak To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

An article by posted on August 9, 2012 0 Comments
Over and Out: Tim Byrdak To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

Tim Byrdak will undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder. His recovery and rehab could take anywhere between 12-18 months. This is the same injury that sidelined both Johan Santana and Chris Young. It took over a year for both of them to recover from their respective surgeries. Byrdak hopes […]

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