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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I Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore…

An article by posted on July 27, 2010 0 Comments

I feel so weird this morning. You know that feeling you get when you just know something bad is going to happen, but you don’t know what it is? That’s how I feel about the Mets right now, and it’s something I can’t shake. I had a lot of hope for this season, and I’ve […]

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Barajas Heading To DL, Hessman Gets Nod Over Turner

An article by posted on July 26, 2010 0 Comments

The New York Mets have put catcher Rod Barajas on the 15-day disabled list and promoted infielder Mike Hessman from Triple-A. Barajas had an MRI exam Monday that showed a mild strain on his left side. The move was retroactive to Sunday. A Mets press release on Mike Hessman reads as follows: Hessman will join […]

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Mets Source: “We Are Staying Put For Now”

An article by posted on July 26, 2010 0 Comments

I was about to post the news that everyone’s jobs are safe as far as the coaching staff goes as reported by MetsBlog and Kevin Burkhardt. I’m not sure if either were on the conference call or if they spoke with people who were on the conference call, but usually those two are as accurate […]

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Doo… Dah… Dippity…

An article by posted on July 26, 2010 0 Comments

Every now and then, my corny side rears it’s ugly head and you end up getting a silly post like this. But this is supposed to be fun, right? With the trade deadline only five days away, things are getting kind of dicey. Lee and Haren are already gone, but there’s still some solid choices […]

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Cory Vaughn Makes Baseball America’s Hot List

An article by posted on July 26, 2010 0 Comments

Mets prospect Cory Vaughn, who was selected in the 4th round of the 2010  draft, continues to impress while playing for the Brooklyn Cyclones. This week, Baseball America took note and included him on their Hot List.  Why He’s Here: .517/.545/1.270 (15-for-29), 1 HR, 3 2B, 8 RBIs, 4 R, 3 BB, 5 SO, 4-for-5 SB The […]

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Sounds Like Heads are Gonna Roll

An article by posted on July 25, 2010 0 Comments

In a post to his blog on ESPN New York, Adam Rubin wrote that even though Omar Minaya declared manager Jerry Manuel’s job safe at the start of the Dodger series, he would offer no such assurances for hitting coach Howard Johnson and the rest of Manuel’s staff on Sunday. Asked specifically if the entire staff would be in […]

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Mets And Royals Talks Heating Up

An article by posted on July 25, 2010 0 Comments

According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, the Mets and Royals are in discussion about a potential multi-player trade that could include: Gil Meche (0-44, 6.66), Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Guillen from the Royals, and Oliver Perez, Jeff Francoeur and Luis Castillo from the Mets. Basically, it looks like a swap of bad contracts for both teams, and […]

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Dan Haren Traded To The Angels

An article by posted on July 25, 2010 0 Comments

According to the Associated Press, the Angels have acquired Dan Haren from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Joe Saunders, Patrick Corbin, Rafael Rodriguez, and a player to be named later. The player to be named later is a top prospect, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. Haren, 7-8 with a 4.60 ERA in […]

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Mets Won’t Move Francoeur Unless Overwhelmed

An article by posted on July 25, 2010 0 Comments

According to Andy Martino of the NY Daily News, the Mets are unlikely to deal Jeff Francoeur unless they are overwhelmed. According to a person familiar with the team’s thinking, the Mets are naturally open to dealing Francoeur if a team presents an overwhelming offer, but view him as necessary insurance. The Mets do not want […]

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Cubs Very Anxious To Move Lilly, Mets Still Interested

An article by posted on July 25, 2010 0 Comments

Chris DeLuca, sports editor for the Chicago Sun Times, reports that the Cubs want to trade Ted Lilly before his next scheduled start on Tuesday. Lilly’s trade value skyrocketed after he held the Houston Astros to one run in 7 1/3 innings Wednesday. His next scheduled start is Tuesday in Houston, and sources say the […]

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