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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Reyes Injury Shows How Woeful Middle Infield Could Be

An article by posted on August 28, 2010 0 Comments

At some point today, the Mets will make a determination on the injury status of shortstop Jose Reyes who aggravated his oblique muscle and was removed from last nights game. Given Reyes’ recent injury history, there’s a very good chance he will be placed on the disabled list and even a very small chance he […]

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Jenrry Mejia Promoted to Triple-A Buffalo

An article by posted on August 28, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets promoted RHP Jenrry Mejia to Triple-A Buffalo today. The 20-year-old right-hander will start for the Bisons on Monday against Syracuse. Mejia is 2-0 with 36 strikeouts and a 1.31 ERA over 34 1/3 innings in eight minor league starts. Earlier this season, he appeared in 30 games out of the bullpen for the Mets, going […]

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My Obligatory Lucas Duda Post

An article by posted on August 28, 2010 0 Comments

With the unsurprising news that Mets top outfield prospect Fernando Martinez is once again ailing on the DL, I’m losing patience in that entire situation. The teenage hitting machine has failed to show me any skills worthy of his enormous hype. The minor leagues are full of prospects with a .277 minor league batting average, […]

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Ron Darling Calls Out Fernando Martinez

An article by posted on August 27, 2010 0 Comments

One of the things that I love best about Gary, Keith and Ron, is that they can make their coverage of the Mets so entertaining and educating too, all while remaining objective at the same time. Their passion for the Mets is unquestioned and they do feel our pain. It’s their objectivity that puts them […]

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Jason Bay To Begin Workouts

An article by posted on August 27, 2010 0 Comments

Five weeks after crashing into a wall and suffering a concussion, Mets left fielder Jason Bay is going to begin his rehab and resume working out. He is unsure about how long it’s going to take, but he expects to return this season and wants to play, even if it’s only for the final week of […]

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Mets Promote Luis Hernandez, Send Down Jesus Feliciano

An article by posted on August 27, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have called up infielder Luis Hernandez from Buffalo and optioned outfielder Jesus Feliciano to the Bisons.  Hernandez will be available for tonight’s game and will wear uniform number 3. He has appeared in 47 games for the Bisons and was hitting .280 with 25 runs scored, 10 doubles, four triples, no home runs and 12 RBI. Feliciano batted .275 with eight runs […]

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Nationals Phenom Stephen Strasburg To Have TJ Surgery

An article by posted on August 27, 2010 0 Comments

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a torn elbow ligament and will likely have Tommy John surgery, bringing his season to an end and most likely 2011 as well. Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Friday an MRI on the right elbow revealed a “significant tear.” Strasburg will travel to the West Coast for a […]

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Jose Reyes Injures Right Oblique

An article by posted on August 26, 2010 0 Comments

Update 9:20 PM According to SNY, the Mets will not let Jose Reyes resume baseball activities until his aggravated  oblique muscle is pain free. It’s the same oblique he injured in June. Original Post 8:35 PM NJ.com reports, Mets shortstop Jose Reyes’ injured right oblique acted up again.  Reyes re-aggravated his right oblique strain running to […]

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Oliver Perez Signed With Mets Because He Wanted A Championship?

An article by posted on August 26, 2010 0 Comments

In a post by Mark Simon of ESPN New York, he writes that despite being ostracized by the Mets, Oliver Perez still wants to be with the team next season. “I want to be back here,” Perez told ESPNNewYork.com. “I want to have a championship because I know the fans want it and I want it, too.” […]

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It Doesn’t Necessarily Get Better Next Year

An article by posted on August 25, 2010 0 Comments

“It doesn’t necessarily get better next year.” — That’s how Adam Rubin starts the second part of his “Meet The Mess” series for ESPN New York. He believes that the Mets may have to bide their time until 2012 before “resuming relevance” mostly because by then they could potentially have cleared $51.5 million in salary off the […]

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