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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Nothing Doing, Astros Top Mets 4-1

An article by posted on August 28, 2010 0 Comments

What a sleeper… The lifeless Mets were no match for the resurgent Astros who beat the Mets by the score of 4-1 in the second game of their weekend series at Citi Field.  Game Notes Johan Santana was trying to become the first Mets starter to hurl four straight complete games since 1988, but it […]

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Reyes Injury Shows How Woeful Middle Infield Could Be

An article by posted on August 28, 2010 0 Comments

At some point today, the Mets will make a determination on the injury status of shortstop Jose Reyes who aggravated his oblique muscle and was removed from last nights game. Given Reyes’ recent injury history, there’s a very good chance he will be placed on the disabled list and even a very small chance he […]

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My Obligatory Lucas Duda Post

An article by posted on August 28, 2010 0 Comments

With the unsurprising news that Mets top outfield prospect Fernando Martinez is once again ailing on the DL, I’m losing patience in that entire situation. The teenage hitting machine has failed to show me any skills worthy of his enormous hype. The minor leagues are full of prospects with a .277 minor league batting average, […]

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Ron Darling Calls Out Fernando Martinez

An article by posted on August 27, 2010 0 Comments

One of the things that I love best about Gary, Keith and Ron, is that they can make their coverage of the Mets so entertaining and educating too, all while remaining objective at the same time. Their passion for the Mets is unquestioned and they do feel our pain. It’s their objectivity that puts them […]

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Oliver Perez Signed With Mets Because He Wanted A Championship?

An article by posted on August 26, 2010 0 Comments

In a post by Mark Simon of ESPN New York, he writes that despite being ostracized by the Mets, Oliver Perez still wants to be with the team next season. “I want to be back here,” Perez told ESPNNewYork.com. “I want to have a championship because I know the fans want it and I want it, too.” […]

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It Doesn’t Necessarily Get Better Next Year

An article by posted on August 25, 2010 0 Comments

“It doesn’t necessarily get better next year.” — That’s how Adam Rubin starts the second part of his “Meet The Mess” series for ESPN New York. He believes that the Mets may have to bide their time until 2012 before “resuming relevance” mostly because by then they could potentially have cleared $51.5 million in salary off the […]

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Dillon Gee: Phenom Or Just More Mets Hype?

An article by posted on August 24, 2010 0 Comments

Some of you may have caught Monday night’s telecast of the Buffalo Bisons game on SNY. I wish they would broadcast minor league games more often, even if meant not broadcasting it live because of similar start times with the Mets. I’d rather watch a pre-recorded Bisons, B-Mets or Cyclones game over Beer Money and Daily News Live […]

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What Went Wrong In Jason Bay’s First Season With The Mets?

An article by posted on August 24, 2010 0 Comments

Before I begin, I want to first clarify that I was happy when the Mets signed Jason Bay in the offseason. I would have preferred a similar type deal to the one that the Red Sox offered of two years with a team option, but I realized that the Mets had to overpay to get […]

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Does A Healthy Johan Mean The Mets Don’t Need Another Top Starter?

An article by posted on August 23, 2010 0 Comments

I just read a new post from Ted Berg on his blog Ted Quarters. Basically Ted says that he cares more about Johan Santana being right than Santana’s wins and losses. All I know is that, in a season when the Mets’ wins and losses don’t really matter a hell of a lot anymore, I care […]

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Teenage Hitting Machine Suffers Right Knee Injury

An article by posted on August 23, 2010 0 Comments

The Buffalo Bisons lost both games of a doubleheader on Sunday, but that wasn’t all they lost. According to Bisons.com, Mets prospect Fernando Martinez suffered an apparent knee injury in the first game and did not play in the second game. Martinez played the entire first game, but could be seen nursing his right knee […]

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