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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Dickey Only One Win Away From Pitching’s Triple Crown!

An article by posted on September 24, 2012 0 Comments
Dickey Only One Win Away From Pitching’s Triple Crown!

In Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Marlins, R.A. Dickey delivered another spectacular performance for the Mets and improved his record to 19-6 while lowering his ERA to a league leading 2.66 for the season. Dickey became the fifth pitcher in franchise history to win 19 games, throw 220 innings and strikeout 200 or more in a […]

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What Was Bobby Ojeda Talking About?

An article by posted on September 23, 2012 0 Comments
What Was Bobby Ojeda Talking About?

After the game ended, I quickly switched over from WPIX to SNY to catch the post game. Bobby Ojeda was in the middle of raving over Ruben Tejada which was cool, but then he started saying some things that sounded a bit over the top… “Ruben Tejada is an exceptional two-strike hitter, it’s one of […]

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Tejada Comes Through In The Ninth In Mets 3-2 Win Over The Marlins

An article by posted on September 23, 2012 0 Comments
Tejada Comes Through In The Ninth In Mets 3-2 Win Over The Marlins

Ruben Tejada delivered the knock-out blow with a bases loaded walk-off single in the ninth inning to give the Mets a 3-2 victory at Citi Field this afternoon over the Marlins. With the win the Mets complete their first sweep at home in over three months. Game Highlights David Wright went 1-for-4 and got the Mets […]

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Thoughts On Duda, Collins and Accountability

An article by posted on September 22, 2012 0 Comments
Thoughts On Duda, Collins and Accountability

Lucas Duda was removed in the third inning by Terry Collins last night for not hustling after he chose not to run hard on a misplayed flyball in the outfield by the Marlins defense. Rather than being at second base and in scoring position, Duda ended up no further than first base. Although he took an inning […]

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Mets 11-Hit Attack Backed By Strong Niese Effort, Enough To Defeat The Marlins 7-3

An article by posted on September 22, 2012 0 Comments
Mets 11-Hit Attack Backed By Strong Niese Effort, Enough To Defeat The Marlins 7-3

Thanks to a solid effort by Jon Niese and a surprising 11-hit outburst, the Mets defeated the Miami Marlins by the score of 7-3 on Friday night at Citi Field. The win snapped the Mets’ nine game home losing streak, but they set the new franchise record of not scoring more than three runs in […]

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Players Not Happy With Terry’s Remarks, But Front Office Says He Will Be Back In 2013

An article by posted on September 21, 2012 0 Comments
Players Not Happy With Terry’s Remarks, But Front Office Says He Will Be Back In 2013

Updated 5:10 PM In an update to this story, Mike Puma of the New York Post says the Mets front office told him that they remain committed to Terry Collins as their manager despite the team’s recent freefall. He will not be fired at the end of this season. Original Post 4:30 PM One should always be […]

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Bud Selig Praises The State Of The Mets As The Dough Keeps Rolling In

An article by posted on September 21, 2012 0 Comments
Bud Selig Praises The State Of The Mets As The Dough Keeps Rolling In

I never got a chance to weigh in on MLB commissioner Bud Selig’s comments earlier this week when he expressed confidence and satisfaction with the state of the Mets and their current direction. (They are heading for a fall off a steep cliff…) “I have no concerns whatsoever,” the commissioner said on Wednesday about the team’s financial stability. […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Don’t Believe Everything You Read

An article by posted on September 21, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Don’t Believe Everything You Read

Rich Couthino of CBS New York wrote today’s best thing I’ve read and as usual is a voice of reason. We live in an age of instant messaging, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs. We are inundated with rumors about players, trades, free agency signings and personnel movement. I understand all that because the sports media is a competitive playground. […]

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Josh Edgin: Over And Out…

An article by posted on September 21, 2012 0 Comments
Josh Edgin: Over And Out…

Before last night’s game, Terry Collins told reporters that reliever Josh Edgin would make one more relief appearance this season before being shutdown for the season. It didn’t go as planned… With the Mets already being pounded 11-1 by the Phillies, Edgin came on for the final appearance of the season and inherrited a very […]

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Signing Wright To An Extension: How Long Is Too Long?

An article by posted on September 21, 2012 0 Comments
Signing Wright To An Extension: How Long Is Too Long?

Last week, in a poll on MetsBlog.com, 67 percent of voters said the Mets should try to sign Wright to a six- or seven-year contract extension this winter; while 12 percent said the team should blow him away with an eight-or nine-year deal. Wow, I must be losing it… It just seems that lately my opinion is always […]

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