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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Getting Some Closure On Cliff Lee

An article by posted on July 10, 2010 0 Comments

As we wrap up a hectic week of Cliff Lee posts on MMO, it’s only fitting to put some closure on the matter from the perspective of where the Mets stood, what the Mariners wanted, and how far the Mets were willing to go. To begin, according to reports in both the Daily News and […]

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Mike Pelfrey Has A Dead Arm

An article by posted on July 10, 2010 0 Comments

Despite the loss yesterday, I thought R.A. Dickey pitched well and simply threw a couple of knucklers that simply hung over the fat part of the plate… It happens… What I found more discouraging was how quiet the Mets bats were against a division rival they will need to beat if they expect to contend […]

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Fina-Lee! Mariners Deal Ace To The Rangers

An article by posted on July 9, 2010 0 Comments

It’s over… According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Texas Rangers have indeed acquired Cliff Lee from the Seattle Mariners. The Rangers are sending a package that will include one of baseball’s best prospects in Justin Smoak as well as two to three other top Rangers prospects. Interesting as well is that […]

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Nick Evans Returning To Mets

An article by posted on July 9, 2010 0 Comments

Remember Nick Evans? He was a healthy scratch from the lineup for AA-Binghamton leading Adam Rubin to believe he may soon be joining the Mets. On Wednesday, Mets manager Jerry Manuel indicated that he wanted a right handed batter on the bench in anticipation of the Braves series that starts today. Evans, 24, is having a solid bounce-back […]

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Yankees To Add Former Cy Young Winner Cliff Lee?

An article by posted on July 9, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 10:18 AM The Mariners have now told many interested teams that they are out of the Lee sweepstakes, according to Ken Davidoff of Newsday. It would appear that an announcement is now imminent and that the Yankees will acquire Cliff Lee. Cliff Lee was supposed to pitch tonight against the Yankees, instead he may now […]

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Latest On Mets Quest For A Starter

An article by posted on July 8, 2010 0 Comments

With trade discussions between the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners now appearing to be heating up, it adds yet another serious contender in addition to the Minnesota Twins into the mix to acquire starting pitcher Cliff Lee. The price continues to rise for Lee’s services and the latest reports say the Mariners have called teams […]

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I’m Not Ready To Show Barajas or Blanco The Door Yet

An article by posted on July 8, 2010 0 Comments

When the Mets signed catchers Henry Blanco and Rod Barajas in the offseason, I didn’t think it was that big of a deal. They both had solid defensive reputations, and Barajas had some pop in his bat. Plus the price was right — together they are only costing the Mets $1.25 million dollars this season. […]

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David Wright Earns Player Of The Month Honors

An article by posted on July 7, 2010 0 Comments

After a blistering month at the plate, third baseman David Wright has been named the National League’s Player of the Month for June. Wright has a spectacular month batting .404 with 11 doubles, 6 home runs and 29 RBIs. Wright joins Howard Johnson as the only Mets ever to win that honor twice in their career. […]

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Mets Offense Is About To Get A Whole Lot Better

An article by posted on July 7, 2010 0 Comments

Carlos Beltran took another major step toward his return last night as he played back-to-back nine-inning games in center field for the first time since he began his rehab assignment. Beltran, who is scheduled to return on July 15 against the San Francisco Giants, went 2-for-4 with a single, a double, a walk and a run […]

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Mets DL Fernando Tatis, Recall Raul Valdes

An article by posted on July 5, 2010 0 Comments

Anthony McCarron of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets recalled left handed reliever Raul Valdes from Triple-A Buffalo and that he will be available for tonight’s game. Valdes was 0-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 29.1 innings pitched this season. To make room for Valdes, Fernando Tatis was placed on the 15-day DL with […]

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