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, '00 and '15, 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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J.J. Putz Might Need Elbow Surgery, What A Shocker…

An article by posted on June 4, 2009 0 Comments

Here we go again… Adam Rubin reports that J.J. Putz will be in New York on Friday for an examination on his right elbow and that he may need surgery to remove the bone spur, but will wait for the recommendation for team doctors. Adam Rubin writes, Putz had a cortisone shot before joining the […]

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Morning Grind – Braves Are Making Noise, Another Reyes Setback

An article by posted on June 4, 2009 0 Comments

The Morning Grind is the place for Mets fans to sound off on anything and everything! An open thread for ranting and raving about the Mets, completely raw and uncensored! What’s On Our Minds 1. What’s the deal with the Braves? The Atlanta Braves have been very busy in the last 24 hours… First they released 305 […]

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Braves Acquire Nate McLouth From Pirates

An article by posted on June 3, 2009 0 Comments

Nate McLouth has been traded to the Atlanta Braves. MLB.com writes, The Braves have acquired All-Star outfielder Nate McLouth from the Pirates in exchange for three highly-regarded Minor League prospects. A Major League source had confirmed that the Pirates will send McLouth to the Braves in exchange for left-handed pitcher Jeff Locke, outfielder Gorkys Hernandez […]

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J.J.Putz Demoted, Bobby Parnell Will Setup

An article by posted on June 3, 2009 0 Comments

Adam Rubin is now reporting that J..J. Putz has lost his eighth-inning role to Bobby Parnell. He was informed during a meeting with Jerry Manuel on Wednesday. Manuel hoped the change would be temporary, until Putz rediscovers himself. Putz will be the primary seventh-inning reliever. “Hopefully this is a small, small window for him to […]

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Jose Reyes Suffers Setback, May Not Return When Eligible

An article by posted on June 3, 2009 0 Comments

I am getting so sick and tired of posting these injury reports and updates… It’s been reported that Jose Reyes has suffered a setback while rehabbing in Port St. Lucie. Steve Popper writes, Jose Reyes played in an extended spring game today in Port St. Lucie but was pulled in the third inning after feeling […]

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Fernando Martinez – Early Warning Signs?

An article by posted on June 3, 2009 0 Comments

Ryan Church is currently playing at Port St. Lucie with fellow detainee Jose Reyes. While Reyes is expected be activated on Friday, Church should be making his return on Sunday. The question as to who gets cut from the 25-man roster is an easy one when Reyes returns, but what happens when Church returns? Is […]

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Mets Prospect Brad Holt Is Rocketing Through The Minors

An article by posted on June 3, 2009 0 Comments

Some great news on the Mets prospects front, courtesy of Adam Rubin, Mets officials say Brad Holt is on a similar trajectory to Mike Pelfrey. So Holt, the 33rd overall pick in the draft one year ago and the fastest-rising pitching prospect in the organization, was promoted to Double-A Binghamton on Wednesday. He could even […]

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Alex Cora and Carlos Beltran To Play Tonight!

An article by posted on June 3, 2009 0 Comments

Carlos Beltran has declared himself ready to play and will be in tonights lineup when the Mets take on the Pirates at PNC Park. Alex Cora will also be in tonight’s lineup and leadoff. According to Adam Rubin, Carlos Beltran said he lost at least five pounds as a result of what he labeled a […]

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Morning Grind – Wright’s Streaks Are Killing Me, And Please Fire These Guys!

An article by posted on June 3, 2009 0 Comments

The Morning Grind is the place for Mets fans to sound off on anything and everything! An open thread for ranting and raving about the Mets, completely raw and uncensored! Whats Bugging Me 1. David Wright – I’ve just realized that my freaking mood swings lately are directly related to David Wright’s cold and hot streaks at […]

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Broken Finger Wipes Out Ramon Martinez

An article by posted on June 2, 2009 0 Comments

Mets.com reports that Mets backup shortstop, Ramon Martinez was removed from the Mets’ 3-1 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday night at PNC Park after the fifth inning, when he suffered a dislocated left pinky on an awkward, but successful slide into the plate. Martinez’s scored on a sacrifice fly by Luis Castillo. His slide […]

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Mets Lose Another To The Pirates 3-1

An article by posted on June 2, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary Another tough loss to the Pirates. Another game where the pitching gave up the lead and the offense couldn’t get it back. The Mets gave up a 1-0 lead and lose 3-1. Pitching Johan Santana started the game off well. No surprise. Johan had a no-hitter through three innings, giving up his first hit […]

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