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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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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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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