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 Promote Lucas Duda and Jenrry Mejia

An article by posted on August 31, 2010 0 Comments

As I speculated on Saturday, the Mets have indeed added outfielder Lucas Duda to the 40 Man Roster and promoted him from Triple-A. The announcement came during the Mets Post game show on SNY by Chris Carlin. The Mets had to promote Lucas Duda or they would have risked losing him in the Rule V […]

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Mets Trade Francoeur To The Texas Rangers

An article by posted on August 31, 2010 0 Comments

It’s Official, the Mets have traded rightfielder Jeff Francoeur to the Texas Rangers for infielder Joaquin Arias. Arias turns 26 in three weeks and has a career .286 batting average in 242 plate appearances. He plays second base so we may see him log some extended playing time. Good luck Frenchy. We wish you well, and have […]

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Bobby V Could Be Next Mets Manager?

An article by posted on August 31, 2010 0 Comments

Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog has posted that Peter Gammons told WFAN that he believes Bobby Valentine will be the next manager of the Mets. “I think there are two things: 1) He has a history and a good working relationship with Omar Minaya and 2) he is one guy that, though Jeff Wilpon will not always […]

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Pain Management: Finding A Successor For Jerry Manuel

An article by posted on August 31, 2010 0 Comments

As we await the inevitable firing of Mets manager Jerry Manuel, there’s no shortage of names in the Mets blogosphere for potential candidates. But much of what I’m hearing seems more like reliving the “good old days” rather than assuring we get the best person for the job. Ask most Mets fans and read most […]

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Jenrry Mejia Could Get Call After Tossing Gem In AAA Debut

An article by posted on August 31, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 12:00 PM According to Jon Heyman, Jenrry Mejia will get a chance to start very soon. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/SI_JonHeyman/statuses/22632463630[/tweeted] When I originally posted this blog this morning, I wrote: Jenrry Mejia‘s next start is scheduled for Saturday, but I’m wondering if it will come against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs… or for the Mets against the Chicago […]

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Vaughn Leads Backman’s Cyclones To Division Title

An article by posted on August 30, 2010 0 Comments

Readers of this site are already familiar with Mets prospect Cory Vaughn who has been tearing it up in his first season as a professional playing for the Brooklyn Cyclones. Vaughn is the son of notable power hitter Greg Vaughn, and was drafted by the New York Mets in the fourth round, out of San Diego State University. He […]

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Mets Are Chasing Their Own Tails

An article by posted on August 30, 2010 0 Comments

In a must-read article by Andrew Marchand of ESPN, he interviews David Wright and gets him to open up about his frustration with the state of the team. “I thought we created a lot to build on in ’06, but it seems like we have taken some steps back, off of that year. It is frustrating being […]

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Dickey Feels Our Pain, Dishes Some Out To The ‘Stros

An article by posted on August 29, 2010 0 Comments

     The Mets beat the Astros 5-1 to take the weekend series and close out the homestand. Game Notes R.A. Dickey took the mound and pitched another gem for the Mets on Sunday. The 35-year-old Dickey  stumped the Astros for seven superb innings, yielding just six hits in seven-plus innings, and lowering his ERA to […]

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A Recurring Nightmare: What’s Changed In The Last 12 Months?

An article by posted on August 29, 2010 0 Comments

I am getting so tired of this season that I wish it would end already. It’s not the games that bother me, I love Mets baseball so much that I can find enjoyment even in a loss, but this lack of direction is really wearing thin on me. In a few weeks we’ll head into another […]

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Nothing Doing, Astros Top Mets 4-1

An article by posted on August 28, 2010 0 Comments

What a sleeper… The lifeless Mets were no match for the resurgent Astros who beat the Mets by the score of 4-1 in the second game of their weekend series at Citi Field.  Game Notes Johan Santana was trying to become the first Mets starter to hurl four straight complete games since 1988, but it […]

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