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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John Maine To Stay In Rotation Against Cardinals

An article by posted on April 14, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 5:30 pm According to Adam Rubin, John Maine will remain in the rotation and make Sunday’s start against the St. Louis Cardinals. Maine matched a career high by allowing eight runs in three innings Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. That performance lifted Maine’s ERA to 13.50 after two starts. Keep your fingers crossed and hope […]

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Blue Jays Claim Mets Prospect Shawn Bowman Off Waivers

An article by posted on April 14, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NewYork, third base prospect Shawn Bowman, who had been designated for assignment, has been claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. Bowman had a solid season after coming back from injuries last season, batting .294 with nine homers and 44 RBI in 347 at-bats with Double-A Binghamton. Bowman, 25, was […]

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The Manuel Watch: Mark May 2nd On Your Calendars

An article by posted on April 14, 2010 0 Comments

While Jerry Manuel ponders things like the Mets 2-5 start, John Maine’s spot in the rotation, and how they can eke out a win against the Rockies and Cardinals, the time has come for us to ponder life without Jerry Manuel. The fast start that he himself admitted he needed all through the Spring, has […]

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Omar Minaya Was “Unprepared” For Aroldis Chapman

An article by posted on April 13, 2010 0 Comments

On Sunday, 20-year old Aroldis Chapman, who signed a six-year, $30.25-million contract with the Cincinnati Reds, made his first start for Class-AAA Louisville Bats. It was an electrifying debut for one who is sure to become baseball’s next big thing. Chapman’s fastball hit 101 mph on the radar gun and stayed in the high 90s throughout the […]

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ESPN’s O’Connor Makes Outrageous Claim About Johan Santana

An article by posted on April 12, 2010 0 Comments

Hours after Johan Santana and the Mets ended a disappointing weekend series with a loss to the Nationals, I came across a rather disturbing article on ESPN.com, that really upset the hell out of me. The piece was written (and I use that word loosely) by Ian O’Connor, and to say that it was one of the […]

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Johan Flops As Mets Fall 5-2, The Manuel Watch Begins

An article by posted on April 11, 2010 0 Comments

This one was over in the first inning, after Johan Santana served up a grand slam to Josh Willingham. The Mets lose back to back series to two teams that most consider to be cellar dwellers, however it’s the Mets who occupy that spot to begin the season. Game Notes Johan Santana came into todays game […]

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A Rotation Only Omar Could Love

An article by posted on April 11, 2010 0 Comments

I asked this question the other day while on Twitter, with Jenrry Mejia in the bullpen, Nelson Figueroa in Philly, and no major league ready pitching prospects on call, who would be the Mets’ first choice to replace an injured or under-performing starter? Kelvim Escobar, Hisanori Takahashi and Fernando Nieve were the most popular answers I […]

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Sean Green To DL, Raul Valdes Could Get Call

An article by posted on April 10, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, the Mets are planning to make a couple of moves in time for Sundays finale against the Nationals. Left-hander Raul Valdes, a Cuban defector who impressed manager Jerry Manuel during spring training, is believed to be headed to Citi Field for the series finale against the Washington Nationals, […]

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Willie Harris Snatches Victory From Mets; Fall To Nats 4-3

An article by posted on April 10, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets lose their first heart-breaker of the season today, falling to the Nationals 4-3 in gut-wrenching style courtesy of yet another Willie Harris game saving catch. Ugh.. Game Notes Oliver Perez was good.. no, he was bad… no, he was just plain ole’ Ollie. He pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed 4 runs on […]

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Ruben Tejada Is Youngest To Play For Buffalo In 17 Years

An article by posted on April 10, 2010 0 Comments

Updated Post 12:20 pm Here is some additional information regarding the recent demotion of Ruben Tejada. According to a Mets Press release, Tejada will be playing shortstop today for the Bisons and will also get some work in at second base as the Mets try to make him more versatile. At 20 years and 165 days […]

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