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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Rubin: Doing Nothing At The Trade Deadline Was A Kick In The Teeth To The Players

An article by posted on September 26, 2012 0 Comments
Rubin: Doing Nothing At The Trade Deadline Was A Kick In The Teeth To The Players

“The players won’t say it or admit it publicly, but the fact that the Front Office didn’t make any moves to help them at the trade deadline, was a “kick in the teeth” to them.” Before you hit “Leave Comment” and go off on a tirade against Adam Rubin, let me confess that it wasn’t Adam who […]

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Alderson Says Stuff… I Say Stuff Too…

An article by posted on September 26, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Says Stuff… I Say Stuff Too…

MetsBlog transcribed comments made by GM Sandy Alderson who appeared in the SNY broadcast booth during the fifth inning of last night’s game. First lets read what he had to say, then some commentary. “We’ve looked at pitches-per-plate appearance, from the first half and second half, and they’re down significantly in the second half. I […]

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Prayers, Thoughts, Support and Love For Shannon Forde

An article by posted on September 25, 2012 0 Comments
Prayers, Thoughts, Support and Love For Shannon Forde

Hi everyone… I wanted to update you on some of the details regarding the Mets benefit dinner and the Mets Meet and Greet to raise funds for longtime Mets staffer and current Media Relations Director, Shannon Forde. Pitcher Matt Harvey, former Mets manager Willie Randolph and Joe McEwing, a member of New York’s 2000 National League championship team, are […]

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Rounding The Bases: Ike Davis Is Legit, Turner To Play Winter Ball, Davey Being Davey

An article by posted on September 25, 2012 0 Comments
Rounding The Bases: Ike Davis Is Legit, Turner To Play Winter Ball, Davey Being Davey

Mets Matters “I applaud that Ike Davis didn’t give up, that he stuck with his plan. I truly believe the fact that we stuck with him gave him some confidence and let him get it going. Ike’s told me, ‘You won’t see that again.’ He’s told me many times, ‘You will not see that first […]

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With Things Deteriorating Quickly In Miami, Is A Reyes Reunion Possible?

An article by posted on September 25, 2012 0 Comments
With Things Deteriorating Quickly In Miami, Is A Reyes Reunion Possible?

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria was reportedly outraged with Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez’s comments in which he told the Miami Herald the following: “There’s not a manager dead or alive that Jeffrey thinks is good enough. Not Connie Mack, not anyone.” Gonzalez managed the Marlins for five seasons including their last two winning teams, in 2008 and 2009. […]

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Davis Goes Deep Twice, Mejia Earns First MLB Win, Mets Sink Pirates 6-2

An article by posted on September 24, 2012 0 Comments
Davis Goes Deep Twice, Mejia Earns First MLB Win, Mets Sink Pirates 6-2

The Mets got a solid outing from Jenrry Mejia and first baseman Ike Davis launched two home runs as the Mets pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates by the score of 6-2 tonight at Citi Field. It was the fourth win in a row for the Mets who were coming off a sweep of the Marlins. Game […]

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Rounding The Bases: Collins Impressed With Murphy At 2B, Mets Attendance Keeps Falling

An article by posted on September 24, 2012 0 Comments
Rounding The Bases: Collins Impressed With Murphy At 2B, Mets Attendance Keeps Falling

Here are some excerpts from the weekend you may have missed and might want to read to catch up on things. Mets Matters Mets manager Terry Collins said he’s impressed with the play of Daniel Murphy in his first season as a full-time second baseman. Murphy was a corner infielder in college, but played first, […]

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Revamping The Bullpen Has Been A Futile Endeavor For This Front Office

An article by posted on September 24, 2012 0 Comments
Revamping The Bullpen Has Been A Futile Endeavor For This Front Office

R.A. Dickey finally picked up his 19th win of the season on Saturday after three previous tries. Barely… After tossing eight shutout innings, Dickey walked the first batter he faced in the ninth followed by a double by Donovan Solano to put runners on second and third with nobody out. Terry Collins came out of […]

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Dickey Only One Win Away From Pitching’s Triple Crown!

An article by posted on September 24, 2012 0 Comments
Dickey Only One Win Away From Pitching’s Triple Crown!

In Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Marlins, R.A. Dickey delivered another spectacular performance for the Mets and improved his record to 19-6 while lowering his ERA to a league leading 2.66 for the season. Dickey became the fifth pitcher in franchise history to win 19 games, throw 220 innings and strikeout 200 or more in a […]

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What Was Bobby Ojeda Talking About?

An article by posted on September 23, 2012 0 Comments
What Was Bobby Ojeda Talking About?

After the game ended, I quickly switched over from WPIX to SNY to catch the post game. Bobby Ojeda was in the middle of raving over Ruben Tejada which was cool, but then he started saying some things that sounded a bit over the top… “Ruben Tejada is an exceptional two-strike hitter, it’s one of […]

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