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 Top Pick Steven Matz Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

An article by posted on May 18, 2010 0 Comments

Long Island, New York native Steven Matz, the Mets’ top pick in the 2009 draft, underwent Tommy John elbow surgery on Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York according to several reports that have now been confirmed by his agent Rob Martin. The young 18 year old left-hander injured his elbow while […]

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Jenrry Mejia To The Minors? Makeup Your Minds Already…

An article by posted on May 18, 2010 0 Comments

I just read via MetsBlog, that Adam Rubin of ESPN New York expects the Mets to send Jenrry Mejia back to the minor leagues when they promote RA Dickey from Triple-A Buffalo to start in place of Oliver Perez on Wednesday.  Top prospect Jenrry Mejia, whose dazzling Grapefruit League performance prompted the Mets to place […]

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R.A. Dickey Starts Wednesday, Takahashi On Friday

An article by posted on May 17, 2010 0 Comments

According to a new report on WFAN and other sources, knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is expected to get called up from Buffalo and make his first start for the Mets on Wednesday against the Washington Nationals. Earlier today, SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt revealed that a locker in the Mets clubhouse in Atlanta already had Dickey’s name on it, suggesting an impending roster […]

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Mets In Contact With Other Teams For A Top Starter

An article by posted on May 17, 2010 0 Comments

According to a report by Andy Martino of the Daily News, the Mets do have the payroll flexibility to add another starter “if they remain in contention”. That’s a big “if” of course. A person with direct knowledge of the Mets’ thinking also told Martino that the team has no interest in bringing Pedro Martinez back to Queens. […]

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Mets Drop Finale To Marlins 10-8 And Fall To Last Place

An article by posted on May 16, 2010 0 Comments

Despite a couple of comebacks, both of which fell short, the Mets lost 10-8 to the Marlins today who completed a four-game sweep in which they outscored the Mets 28-16. Game Summary Jon Niese started the game but came out in the third with an apparent hamstring injury after making an errant throw to first base […]

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Omar Flying To Atlanta: Is It Hammer Time For Jerry Manuel?

An article by posted on May 16, 2010 0 Comments

According to a tweet via David Lennon of Newsday, Omar Minaya will be making an unscheduled flight with the team to Atlanta for their series with the Braves, although the decision was not made during today’s game. I may be reading too much into this, but Jerry Manuel has been on the proverbial hot seat of […]

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Mets Notes: Calero Released, Plan For Mejia, Iggy Update

An article by posted on May 16, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have released Kiko Calero, tweets David Lennon of Newsday. The Mets had signed Calero to a minor league deal back in March, but health was a big concern for the 35-year-old who failed to make the team this spring. Calero posted a 1.95 ERA in 67 relief appearances for the Marlins in 2009, but in ten appearances […]

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Rays Shed Burrell & His $9MM Salary, Would Mets Ever Be So Bold?

An article by posted on May 15, 2010 0 Comments

According to this post on Twitter from the Tampa Tribune, the Tampa Bay Rays have designated outfielder Pat Burrell for assignment to make room for Hank Blalock. Burrell was hitting just .202/.292/.333 this year and had fallen out of favor with the organization and the fans. But what is most important to note is that the Rays, […]

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Oswalt Is Not An Option, But What About Pedro?

An article by posted on May 15, 2010 0 Comments

In a post to his blog, Mike Puma of the NY Post writes that Mets fans shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for the team to trade for Houston Astros ace, Roy Oswalt. Roy Oswalt’s name is out there as a potential reinforcement for a team in need of pitching help, but don’t expect the Mets to […]

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R.A. Dickey Has Another Solid Start And Could Replace Perez

An article by posted on May 15, 2010 0 Comments

  On Monday, May 10, I wrote a post in which I said that minor leaguers Chris Carter and R.A. Dickey could be ripe for a promotion and days away from joining the Mets. First baseman Chris Carter was promoted the very next day and paid immediate dividends by lining an RBI double later that night. […]

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