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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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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Strawberry: Nobody Fears These Mets, They Laugh At Them

An article by posted on July 24, 2010 0 Comments

Bobby Ojeda isn’t the only 1986 Met ripping the Mets for their recent lifeless play. Yesterday, Kevin Kernan of the NY Post caught up with Darryl Strawberry who, among other things, said the Mets have no swagger.  “I think that is what they are really missing, the attitude, the swagger about being in New York, and […]

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John Maine Out For Season After Shoulder Surgery

An article by posted on July 24, 2010 0 Comments

Andy Martino of the Daily News is reporting that John Maine underwent arthroscopic surgery to clean out scar tissue from his right shoulder, and will miss the remainder of this season. John Maine had arthroscopic surgery yesterday to clean scar tissue in his right shoulder. Out for season. Maine was last seen pitching in a game […]

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Santana, Bay Fuel Mets 6-1 Win Over Dodgers

An article by posted on July 24, 2010 0 Comments

Great pitching, timely hitting, and great defense, all added up to a much needed 6-1 win over the Dodgers last night. It snapped a streak of 13 straight games in which the Mets only scored four runs or fewer. Game Notes Johan Santana (8-5) was brilliant again. Last night he pitched seven innings and allowed one […]

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Royals Interested In Jeff Francoeur

An article by posted on July 23, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 7/23 2:15 PM According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports in a post to Twitter, the Kansas City Royals like Jeff Francoeur. As I posted yesterday (see below), the Mets would like to trade Francoeur, and Royals GM Dayton Moore worked in the Braves front office when Francoeur began his major league career. The Royals do have […]

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Expect Great Things From Jason Bay Tonight

An article by posted on July 23, 2010 0 Comments

First, let me thank fellow MMO blogger Russell Zanca for the tip… In this article by Kevin Kernan of the NY Post, Mets hitting coach Howard Johnson predicts a great night for leftfielder Jason Bay, who will return to tonight’s lineup after being benched for one game due to poor production. Bay was benched last […]

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Mets DFA Fernando Nieve, Call-up Manny Acosta

An article by posted on July 23, 2010 0 Comments

Immediately after the conclusion of last night’s game, SNY announced that the Mets have designated Fernando Nieve for assignment. After Oliver Perez (6.70), Nieve (6.00) had the highest ERA among all Mets relievers, allowing 28 earned runs in 42 innings pitched while making 40 appearances for the Mets. In five appearances in July, Nieve posted an […]

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Manuel and Minaya Are Safe For Now

An article by posted on July 22, 2010 0 Comments

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Jerry Manuel and Omar Minaya’s jobs are safe for now. The Mets have lost six of seven games since the All-Star break, but all indications are that manager Jerry Manuel and general manager Omar Minaya are in no immediate danger of losing their jobs. Minaya is making […]

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Mets Finalize Deal With Reliever Chad Cordero

An article by posted on July 22, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 7/22 2:00 PM It’s official… The New York Mets today announced that they have signed former All-Star righthanded reliever Chad Cordero to a minor league contract and assigned him to Buffalo (AAA) of the International League. Cordero, 28, went 0-1 with a 6.52 ERA in nine games this year with the Seattle Mariners. Original Post […]

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Mets Swept Away In Desert Storm, Things Look Bleak

An article by posted on July 22, 2010 0 Comments

The only thing worse than getting swept by the woeful Arizona D’Backs, is actually staying up to watch all three losses. There’s plenty of blame to go around, but make one thing clear, this isn’t just an ordinary team slump, this team is sinking fast. All the good vibes and great clubhouse chemistry that seemed to fill […]

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