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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Don’t Expect A 1973 Finish, With This Front Office

An article by posted on July 28, 2012 0 Comments
Don’t Expect A 1973 Finish, With This Front Office

The season is three months and 27 days old as of today. The Mets have spent only ten of those days with a losing record and by that I mean sub .500. And in that regard today the Mets are only a whopping three games under .500. In 1973, after 99 games the Mets were 44-55, eleven […]

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Dazzling Debut: Harvey Strikes Out 11 To Set New Mets Franchise Record

An article by posted on July 27, 2012 0 Comments
Dazzling Debut: Harvey Strikes Out 11 To Set New Mets Franchise Record

“When I was warming up, I looked around & took everything in. At that moment I really did believe I was meant to pitch in the big leagues.”  ~  Matt Harvey With a record-setting performance that won’t soon be forgotten, top prospect Matt Harvey wrote his name into the Mets history books with a brilliant […]

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Batista Officially Released By Mets

An article by posted on July 26, 2012 0 Comments
Batista Officially Released By Mets

Updated 7/26 Adam Rubin of ESPN New York says the Mets have released RHP Miguel Batista. He was designated for assignment after last Saturday’s game against the Dodgers. This just mean’s he’s officially an ex-Met. So who’s next? Original Post 7/22 Batista struggled this season for the Mets, going 1-3 with a 4.82 ERA, having allowed 25 earned runs, 53 hits, […]

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Santana Due Back Next Homestand, Baxter Could Join Team In San Francisco

An article by posted on July 26, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Due Back Next Homestand, Baxter Could Join Team In San Francisco

According to the team, the Mets plan to activate Johan Santana from the disabled list after they return from their 11-game road trip, which begins tonight in Arizona. Terry Collins said before Wednesday’s game that Santana will start one of the games on either August 8th or 9th against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. “He’s going to continue […]

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Mets Turn Down Padres Offer For Murphy

An article by posted on July 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Turn Down Padres Offer For Murphy

According to John Harper of the Daily News, a source says the Mets turned down an offer that would have sent Daniel Murphy to the San Diego Padres for right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson. Major League sources say his name has been already out there in trade discussions. One source says the Mets have already rejected an offer from the Padres […]

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Mike Nickeas Gets The Ax, Rob Johnson Promoted From Buffalo

An article by posted on July 25, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Nickeas Gets The Ax, Rob Johnson Promoted From Buffalo

  After a disastrous 0-6 homestand, a very ticked off Terry Collins fired off some no-holds-barred shots at his team’s poor performance to begin the second half of the season. The Mets manager promised that there would be changes and he promised they would come fast. It looks like catcher Mike Nickeas is the first […]

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Marlins Trade Hanley Ramirez To Dodgers

An article by posted on July 25, 2012 0 Comments
Marlins Trade Hanley Ramirez To Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired former NL batting champion Hanley Ramirez from Miami in a multi-player trade. The Dodgers also get reliever Randy Choate, while the Marlins receive pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and minor-league pitcher Scott McGough. This comes a day after the Marlins sent pitcher Anibal Sanchez and infielder Omar Infante to the Detroit Tigers […]

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Malaise Setting In As Listless Mets Fall To Nationals 5-2

An article by posted on July 24, 2012 0 Comments
Malaise Setting In As Listless Mets Fall To Nationals 5-2

Oh no, not another Joe D. game recap… Embrace the horror my friends. Nothing we do now will change anything. The time to strike was when the Mets were winning and they needed a general manager who could sustain that glorious run when the Mets never spent a day under ,500 and staked a solid […]

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Snooki and Building As Opposed To Buying and Selling

An article by posted on July 24, 2012 0 Comments
Snooki and Building As Opposed To Buying and Selling

Perfect day for a rant… You just know things are disintegrating fast when the biggest highlight in a Mets game was watching Jersey Shore’s Snooki getting booed every time she appeared on the giant scoreboard. I still don’t know why exactly the Mets are always pushing her on us and making such a huge deal […]

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Alderson Says Mets No Longer Buyers

An article by posted on July 23, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Says Mets No Longer Buyers

Sandy Alderson told reporters at Citi Field that while they are still exploring different scenarios on the trade market, they can no longer consider themselves buyers anymore. Alderson said the change in direction is due to the team’s poor performance since the All-Star Break. Mike Kerwick: Mets are no longer buyers, per Sandy, but that doesn’t […]

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