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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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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Hell No, We Won’t Go! Join The CitiField Sit Out!

An article by posted on August 7, 2010 0 Comments

A couple of Mets bloggers led by our own Coop, are leading the charge and asking Mets fans to join forces and make a statement on August 25th, by NOT going to Citi Field. Coop writes on her blog My Summer Family, Don’t go to CitiField on Wednesday, August 25. We do know it’s hard […]

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Fernando Martinez: The Prospect Who Became Suspect

An article by posted on August 6, 2010 0 Comments

Michael Salfino of SNY.tv wrote an interesting article yesterday on the Mets former number one prospect, Fernando Martinez. In it he chronicles the decline of F-Mart’s prospect status over the years, but is not yet ready to count him out. Since 2007, he’s moved down on Baseball America’s Top 100 list from the 20th to […]

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2011 Mets Slogan: The Tragic Is Back

An article by posted on August 5, 2010 0 Comments

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets’ reign of error is set to continue into 2011. Fred Wilpon will retain Omar Minaya for the 2011 season.  The team’s principal owner, Fred Wilpon, on Thursday said he is planning to stick with general manager Omar Minaya beyond this year, despite the threat […]

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R.A. Dickey: Nobody Could Have Predicted This

An article by posted on August 5, 2010 0 Comments

While taking a look at Mike Pelfrey’s overall 2010 stats this morning, I came across some interesting data as I compared him to the other starters in the Mets rotation. I compiled the following chart on Baseball Reference, so that you could see who fits where in several different pitching categories among the Mets’ top four starters. Pos […]

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