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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After Some Bad Home Cooking, Mets On The Road Again

An article by posted on August 2, 2010 0 Comments

Starting tonight, the Mets begin a very critical road trip featuring two 3-game series against their two chief division rivals; the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves. The next seven days will be a “make or break” period for the team and could determine their ultimate fate at the end of the season. It was […]

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Minaya Explains Why He Didn’t Make Any Trades

An article by posted on August 1, 2010 0 Comments

Last night, Omar Minaya spoke with reporters about several factors that were in play as the trade deadline wound down yesterday. He and the Wilpons have come under some heavy criticism for not doing anything to improve the team  following four months in which not a single player was acquired from outside the organization. The […]

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The Remains Of The Day, Another Mets Fail

An article by posted on July 31, 2010 0 Comments

Here is a round-up of all the day’s happenings as chronicled by the incredible MLB Trade Rumors. Each headline will link back to them, so click it if you want more details. Giants Acquire Ramon Ramirez Red Sox Acquire Jarrod Saltalamacchia Giants Acquire Javier Lopez Braves Acquire Ankiel, Farnsworth Dodgers Acquire Octavio Dotel Braves Acquire […]

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Mets Tried To Dump Ollie and Castillo Off On The Cubs

An article by posted on July 31, 2010 0 Comments

Update 11:45 AM Ken Rosenthal and Jon Heyman reported that the Mets were trying to push Oliver Perez andLuis Castillo to the Cubs for problematic RHP Carlos Zambrano. They were rejected. That’s like trying to push the Swine Flu on somebody… Where do the Mets come off trying to trade two players who are not worthy of a Major League roster spot, […]

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Jason Bay Placed On DL, Reflecting On His Signing

An article by posted on July 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets officially placed outfielder Jason Bay on the disabled list on Friday. Bay continues to suffer with continued headaches, a week after he hit the outfield wall at Dodger Stadium while making a catch. Minor league outfielder Jesus Feliciano was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo to take his place and will be available tonight against […]

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Mets Trade Mike Jacobs For PTBNL

An article by posted on July 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have traded Mike Jacobs to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later. Jacobs, 29, began the season with Mets, but after slow start was demoted to AAA-Buffalo, opening the door for Ike Davis who has thrived. Jacobs was hitting .260/.313/.478 for Buffalo with 23 doubles and 15 homers. Nick Evans has been promoted […]

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The Omar Minaya Way or The Ruben Amaro Jr. Way?

An article by posted on July 30, 2010 0 Comments

I came across an interesting article on MetsBlog, well a Tweet really, but basically it read: MLB note: in the last 366 days, the Phils have traded away 8 of their top 10 prospects from 2009, and 4 of their top 6 prospects from 2010. It was originally tweeted by chrisguzy I wound up having […]

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Roy Oswalt Approves Trade, He Will Be A Phillie

An article by posted on July 29, 2010 0 Comments

Done Deal! Jayson Stark of ESPN.com is reporting that Houston Astros ace Roy Oswalt has agreed to a deal that will send him to the Philadelphia Phillies for J.A. Happ and two minor leaguers, Jonathon Villar and Anthony Gose. In other words, the Phillies keep their top two hitting and top two pitching prospects. That would be […]

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Mets Out On Lilly and Myers

An article by posted on July 29, 2010 0 Comments

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, count the Mets out as far as Ted Lilly and Brett Myers go. A Mets official told me that obtaining Lilly is “very doubtful.” The Mets have talked regularly with the Cubs, but feel that there is not a match because the Mets are not willing […]

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Jenrry Mejia Impresses In Return (96-98 mph)

An article by posted on July 29, 2010 0 Comments

I just wanted to pass this along from Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Jenrry Mejia, who tossed three innings in the Gulf Coast League on Wednesday in his first official game action since straining the back of the rotator cuff while working in Double-A Binghamton’s rotation, was so impressive in the performance he will […]

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