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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ESPN, The Worldwide Leader In Snorts

An article by posted on September 14, 2010 0 Comments

I can’t believe that a smart guy like Rob Neyer would write an article that bashes Mets GM Omar Minaya for trading Heath Bell at the end of the 2006 season. It’s one of the worst cases of Monday Morning Quarterbacking I’ve ever seen from a national sports journalist. I wouldn’t have minded that much if this was some rant […]

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About That New Mets GM Job…

An article by posted on September 14, 2010 0 Comments

The Johan Santana injury has spawned a variety of opinions on what the Mets strategy should be moving forward. With reports and speculation having Johan Santana miss from as little as six months to as long as two years, it’s difficult to predict how the Mets will act this offseason, but their recent history does speak […]

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Ike Davis Needs 8 More RBIs To Break Strawberry’s Record

An article by posted on September 13, 2010 0 Comments

Whether you are totally jazzed by Ike Davis’ rookie year, or luke warm on it consider this… According to John Schweibacher of WFAN.com, Ike Davis is on the verge of toppling the team record for runs batted in by a rookie, a record that has stood for over a quarter century. Ike Davis continues to […]

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I’d Rather Have Takahashi Over Feliciano In 2011

An article by posted on September 9, 2010 0 Comments

In Wednesday’s 3-2 Mets win over the Nationals, Hisanori Takahashi worked the ninth inning for his fifth save in as many tries. We now know enough about Takahashi to understand that he is best suited to be a reliever as opposed to a starting pitcher. The problem is that Takahashi still prefers to start despite […]

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Beltran Responds To Criticism Over Walter Reed Trip

An article by posted on September 8, 2010 0 Comments

Update 5:00 PM Beltran responded after Wednesday’s 3-2 rubber-game win against the Nationals to why he did not join his teammates during the visit to Walter Reed. Beltran had a prior commitment in which he is helping to build a new school in Puerto Rico according to Adam Rubin, and he had already made a previous […]

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MMO Flashback: Ike Davis, Happy Labor Day

An article by posted on September 6, 2010 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Ike Davis, Happy Labor Day

  I’m gonna take the day off and wanted to wish all our readers a Happy Labor Day. As a treat, here is something I posted a year ago this weekend. Enjoy. Original Post September 3, 2009 What’s Not To Like About Ike? When the Mets selected first baseman Ike Davis with the first of their two […]

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Ruben And Ike Homer As Mets Rout Cubs 18-5 To Avoid Sweep

An article by posted on September 5, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets pounded the Cubs by the score of 18-5 this afternoon at Wrigley Field to salvage the weekend series and avoid the sweep. Game Summary The Mets bats exploded today as they pounded out 21 hits, drew six walks and scored 18 runs in a cavalcade of offensive exploits by everyone in the lineup. The Mets […]

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Growing Pains, Mejia Struggles In 5-3 Loss

An article by posted on September 4, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets lost to the Cubs this afternoon by the score of 5-3 in sunny and windy Wrigley Field. It was a coming out party of sorts for Jenrry Mejia who made his much anticipated debut as a starting pitcher. Game Summary It wasn’t exactly a Cinderella story for the young righthander Jenrry Mejia who after 30 […]

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Something Is Definitely Up

An article by posted on September 4, 2010 0 Comments

Some weird happenings are taking place in Metsville in the last few days. First, Jeff Wilpon and John Ricco make an unexpected stop in Atlanta on Monday to watch the Mets lose to the Bravos. It prompts Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, to suggest a potential shakeup was in the works. “With just over a month remaining in the […]

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Jeff Francoeur: The Other Side Of Yesterday

An article by posted on September 3, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday I posted a widely controversial blog about my disdain over much of the internet reaction to the Jeff Francoeur trade on Wednesday night. The post was intended to characterize the stark differences between internet savvy Mets fans and those who follow the team in more traditional ways. It was also my own personal reaction to the hate-fest that […]

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