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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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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The Second Lefty: A New Mets Bullpen Concept

An article by posted on July 21, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are crumbling my friends. Yes, I know crumbling may be a little too strong a word to describe the state of the Mets right now, but what else can you call it at this point, it’s not September 30th so it’s clearly too early to call it choking. And there’s still some time to […]

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Cora: They Stuck It Up Our ***!

An article by posted on July 21, 2010 0 Comments

After tonight’s loss, David Lennon of Newsday provided us with an interesting moment that took place in the clubhouse when Alex Cora took exception to the jovial clubhouse environment after the loss. Another one of those intangibles that doesn’t show up in the stats, but could make a positive impact in a different way nonetheless. Hat […]

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Buffalo Bisons Announce 2-Year Extension With Mets

An article by posted on July 21, 2010 0 Comments

Press Release from the Buffalo Bisons: The New York Mets and Buffalo Bisons today announced a two-year extension of their player development partnership through 2012. Ike Davis, R.A. Dickey, Josh Thole, Elmer Dessens, Chris Carter and Bobby Parnell all began the season in Buffalo and have become key contributors to the success of the 2010 […]

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Phillies And Astros Working On A Major Deal

An article by posted on July 20, 2010 0 Comments

Update 11:55PM AOL’s Bill Price confirms that the Astros and Phillies are definitely engaged in talks, but a source wouldn’t say it’s down to “finishing touches” yet. Original Post 11:30 PM According to a report by Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Phillies might be on the verge of something big. There were indications Tuesday the Phillies were working on […]

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