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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Mets Fans, Brace Yourselves For Plenty Of This

An article by posted on August 19, 2010 0 Comments

You’ll get a kick out of this video that’s making its way through the Mets blogosphere today. It’s a Training Video for Mets closers. It comes from The Pretty Good Sports Show which features some funny videos they produce and post on You Tube. It looks like it’s open season again on mocking the Mets. Of […]

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Hey Wilpons, You Can’t Have It Both Ways

An article by posted on August 19, 2010 0 Comments

After last night’s 14 inning marathon, I was very proud of the outstanding job by both R.A. Dickey and our bullpen. The bullpen has shined since Hisanori Takahashi returned. Tak, Bobby Parnell, Elmer Dessens and Manny Acosta completely shutdown the Astros for  five and two-third innings of solid relief, enabling the Mets to eventually break the […]

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When To Stop Drinking The Koolaid

An article by posted on August 18, 2010 0 Comments

When it comes to Mets fans, you can basically break them down into three groups. You have the eternal optimists, your garden variety pessimists, and then there are those who just sit and watch and take it all in. You can always easily identify the latter by looking at their reactions and body language after […]

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Ike Davis Is Suffering In The Hands Of Manuel And Hojo

An article by posted on August 17, 2010 0 Comments

I’m not looking to throw more gasoline on the fire, but has anyone noticed the similarities between Ike Davis and Jeff Francoeur at the plate for the last two months? We expected Ike Davis to go into a slide, just about every rookie does. But what bugs me about Ike’s slide is the lunging and […]

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K-Rod Has Torn Ligaments In Thumb, Out For Season

An article by posted on August 16, 2010 0 Comments

This just came out of nowhere. Kevin Burkhardt of SNY has just tweeted the following: Krod has a torn ligament in right thumb. Sounds like it happened in the fight. Surgery coming, season over. I’m actually a little stunned, yet not surprised… The Mets have every right to not pay the rest of K-Rod’s salary […]

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Mets Have Five Of The Most Unmovable Contracts In Baseball

An article by posted on August 16, 2010 0 Comments

On Sunday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote an article in which he said the Mets currently have no workable way to build a championship team for the 2011 season. He writes, “Consider that just for next year, Carlos Beltran, Jason Bay, Francisco Rodriguez, Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo make $69 million, which will be […]

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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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