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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Mets Trade Mike Jacobs For PTBNL

An article by posted on July 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have traded Mike Jacobs to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later. Jacobs, 29, began the season with Mets, but after slow start was demoted to AAA-Buffalo, opening the door for Ike Davis who has thrived. Jacobs was hitting .260/.313/.478 for Buffalo with 23 doubles and 15 homers. Nick Evans has been promoted […]

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The Omar Minaya Way or The Ruben Amaro Jr. Way?

An article by posted on July 30, 2010 0 Comments

I came across an interesting article on MetsBlog, well a Tweet really, but basically it read: MLB note: in the last 366 days, the Phils have traded away 8 of their top 10 prospects from 2009, and 4 of their top 6 prospects from 2010. It was originally tweeted by chrisguzy I wound up having […]

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Roy Oswalt Approves Trade, He Will Be A Phillie

An article by posted on July 29, 2010 0 Comments

Done Deal! Jayson Stark of ESPN.com is reporting that Houston Astros ace Roy Oswalt has agreed to a deal that will send him to the Philadelphia Phillies for J.A. Happ and two minor leaguers, Jonathon Villar and Anthony Gose. In other words, the Phillies keep their top two hitting and top two pitching prospects. That would be […]

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Mets Out On Lilly and Myers

An article by posted on July 29, 2010 0 Comments

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, count the Mets out as far as Ted Lilly and Brett Myers go. A Mets official told me that obtaining Lilly is “very doubtful.” The Mets have talked regularly with the Cubs, but feel that there is not a match because the Mets are not willing […]

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Jenrry Mejia Impresses In Return (96-98 mph)

An article by posted on July 29, 2010 0 Comments

I just wanted to pass this along from Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Jenrry Mejia, who tossed three innings in the Gulf Coast League on Wednesday in his first official game action since straining the back of the rotator cuff while working in Double-A Binghamton’s rotation, was so impressive in the performance he will […]

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Mets Could Make Deal To Salvage Ticket Sales, Not For Improvement’s Sake

An article by posted on July 28, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are “deathly concerned” about their 2011 ticket sales according to one official writes Joel Sherman of the New York Post.  “They are deathly concerned about where their ticket sales base will go for 2011,” said an AL official who talks regularly to the Mets. “They already took a huge hit from last year to […]

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Brett Myers Tosses A 12 Strikeout Gem

An article by posted on July 28, 2010 0 Comments

As you know by reading this site, starting pitcher Brett Myers has been linked to several rumors surrounding the Mets. Jon Heyman of SI.com believes the the Mets prefer Astros RHP Brett Myers to Cubs LHP Ted Lilly. The Mets, Tigers, Twins and Dodgers all had scouts in attendance last week when the Astros’ Brett Myers went up […]

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Phillies Promote Top Prospect, Domonic Brown

An article by posted on July 28, 2010 0 Comments

The Philadelphia Phillies have called up Domonic Brown, one of the best prospects in the minors, to replace Shane Victorino who was placed on the DL today. Brown is one of the premier prospects in all of baseball and was recently ranked #15 by Baseball America and #12 by MLB. To put that in perspective, […]

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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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