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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Amazin’ Saberhead Vs The Amazing Kreskin

An article by posted on April 23, 2010 0 Comments

I came across an interesting post by Jerry Vrentas of the Star-Ledger who reveals that Omar Minaya has been consulting frequently with a sabermetric guru before making a trade or player acquisition. Meet Ben Baumer, who serves as the Mets’ official Statistical Analyst, Baumer has been serving the Mets in this role for the last seven seasons […]

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Mets New Lineup: Reyes 3rd Ahead Of Bay 4th

An article by posted on April 23, 2010 0 Comments

We all know about the on again, off again musings of Jerry Manuel with regards to batting Jose Reyes third in the lineup, a move that Reyes is strongly opposed to. In fact, Manuel had planned on unveiling Reyes in the third spot during the Cardinals series last weekend, but backed off after Reyes began chirping […]

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Mets Top The Cubs 5-2, And Win Their First Series

An article by posted on April 23, 2010 0 Comments

Hey Mets fans… we finally did it… our New York Mets not only notched a solid 5-2 win against the Chicago Cubs, but in doing so they won their first series of the young season after losing their first four. Game Notes Johan Santana had to rely on being crafty and pitching smart tonight as he […]

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Baseball Needs The Mets To Be Good!

An article by posted on April 22, 2010 0 Comments

I read a great quote from a scout in the latest edition of Jayson Stark’s Rumblings & Grumblings on ESPN.com. “You know, baseball needs the Mets to be good,” one scout said. “Baseball is more fun when the Mets are good and that rivalry between them and the Phillies is cooking. But this just isn’t […]

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Video: Ike Davis Makes A Spectacular Diving Catch

An article by posted on April 22, 2010 0 Comments

For those of you who didn’t get a chance to watch tonight’s game against the Cubs — you have to watch this amazing catch by Ike Davis diving into the dugout. There wasn’t much to cheer about in tonight’s 9-3 loss to the Cubs, but this play was something to behold. Here it is… Now […]

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Igarashi To The DL, Acosta Called Up

An article by posted on April 21, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have placed reliever Ryota Igarashi on the 15-day disabled list and promoted Manny Acosta from Triple-A Buffalo. After his MRI Wednesday morning, the Mets announced that he sustained a moderate injury to his left hamstring in last night’s game. The right-hander strained his left hamstring in the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s 4-0 victory over […]

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Source: Mets Have No Chance At Roy Oswalt

An article by posted on April 21, 2010 0 Comments

This morning one of our readers commented about possibly making a trade for Roy Oswalt of the Astros. And although I totally disagreed with having to give up Mike Pelfrey for him, the thought of adding Oswalt seemed quite intriguing. 1. Johan Santana 2. Roy Oswalt 3. Mike Pelfrey 4. Oliver Perez 5. Jon Niese […]

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Mike Jacobs Clears Waivers

An article by posted on April 21, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin via Twitter, Mike Jacobs has cleared waivers and could report to Buffalo. Jacobs hit .208 with one homer and two RBIs in 24 at-bats before being designated for assignment Sunday. Jacobs has indicated he would be willing to go to Triple-A Buffalo if playing time exists. It’s not surprising that 29 […]

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Beltran Setback Fueling Wild Speculation & Conspiracy Theories

An article by posted on April 21, 2010 0 Comments

Update 4/21 1:30 PM According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, Dr. Steadman, who performed the surgery on Carlos Beltran in January, told Carlos Beltran he should not run until all ‘hot spots,’ or bone bruises, are healed in his knee. However, Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus is accusing the Mets of another coverup and writes, Hearing that […]

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Edinson Volquez Suspended for PED Use

An article by posted on April 20, 2010 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com,  Reds starting pitcher Edinson Volquez has been suspended 50 games for vilating the MLB policy on PED use. It is believed Volquez failed the test during spring training. Major League Baseball confirmed the suspension in a press release and said the suspension will take effect April 21. Volquez was an […]

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