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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What’s Going On Around Here?

An article by posted on August 15, 2010 0 Comments

I’ve been spending this weekend working on a new theme with our graphic designer Kelly. The theme we had previously was becoming very slow due to incompatibility issues with the latest version of WordPress. It was also putting a tremendous strain on our server at great expense, forcing us to find a more efficient theme that was […]

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So Close… Dickey Rises To The Occasion!

An article by posted on August 13, 2010 0 Comments

R.A Dickey bounced back from a bad start better than anyone could have imagined. Dickey went all the way on a complete game one-hit shutout. Its was the fifth time this season that the Mets have shut out the Phillies. The only season it happened more was in 1969 (7 times), when the Mets won the World […]

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The Minister Of Defense, Ruben Tejada

An article by posted on August 13, 2010 0 Comments

Mark Simon who does an amazing job at ESPN New York, sent me an email this morning about his latest post entitled, “A Shout-out to Shutouts“. It’s a great fact-filled piece on the Mets 17 shutouts this season that I encourage all of you to read. One interesting piece of information he throws in at the end […]

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How Much More Of This Can We Take?

An article by posted on August 12, 2010 0 Comments

It’s getting awfully hard to find anymore reasons to justify keeping Jerry Manuel as the manager of the Mets. His inability to identify the critical point late in a game when he should use his closer and best bullpen option Frankie Rodriguez, has resulted in yet another devastating loss. This time, with the Mets hanging on to […]

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Cora Sheds Light On Mets Woes

An article by posted on August 11, 2010 0 Comments

Alex Cora has had plenty to say about his time with the Mets since he was released by the team last week. He’s been making the rounds on sports talk radio, and yesterday he shed some light during an appearance on the Boomer & Carton show on WFAN. Like the professional that he is, Cora had no […]

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Thoughts On Bay And Mets Outfield Situation In 2011

An article by posted on August 11, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday, Amazin Avenue asked if you could dump one Mets contract, which would it be? My choice is Jason Bay because he hasn’t given the Mets the homerun power they thought they were getting. Bay, who turns 32 next month, is aging fast, and for $17 million dollars annually, the Mets may be looking at an […]

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It’s Time For Mets To Get Some Pelf Control

An article by posted on August 10, 2010 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe that Mets quasi-number two starter, Mike Pelfrey (10-6, 4.16), has not won a game since June 25th when he improved his record to 10-2.  Since that day he has seen his ERA swell from 2.42 to 4.16, and he has gone past the fifth inning just once in seven starts. Pelfrey will […]

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There’s A Sucker Born Every Minute

An article by posted on August 9, 2010 0 Comments

“There’s a sucker born every minute”. The great showman P. T. Barnum is credited with first saying those words, and his quote has been well preserved throughout the years. It’s intended to mean that there are, and always will be, a lot of gullible people in the world. I’m convinced, that the Wilpons live by that credo. This […]

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More Mets Flubs: Why F-Mart And Not Lucas Duda?

An article by posted on August 8, 2010 0 Comments

I’m still a little bit confused by the snap decision by the Mets to promote Fernando Martinez on Saturday. It seemed as though it wasn’t very well thought out. Normally, I love to see a home-grown player promoted from the minor leagues, but the more I look at this particular case, the more it wreaks […]

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Mets Make The Right Call, Will Platoon F-Mart With Francoeur

An article by posted on August 8, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets can make good decisions when they try. According to Micahel Baron of MetsBlog, this afternoon at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Jerry Manuel told reporters Fernando Martinez and Jeff Francoeur will platoon with each other in right field. In addition, Manuel said Ruben Tejada will become the everyday second baseman, with Luis Castillo heading […]

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