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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You Play With Fire And You Get Burned

An article by posted on July 10, 2010 0 Comments

Jose Reyes was removed from todays game in the the top of the seventh inning after he re-aggravated his oblique injury while fielding a Troy Glaus grounder and throwing it to first base. Following the play, Reyes was visibly in pain and was limping around the infield before being removed and replaced by Ruben Tejada by manager Jerry Manuel. […]

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Getting Some Closure On Cliff Lee

An article by posted on July 10, 2010 0 Comments

As we wrap up a hectic week of Cliff Lee posts on MMO, it’s only fitting to put some closure on the matter from the perspective of where the Mets stood, what the Mariners wanted, and how far the Mets were willing to go. To begin, according to reports in both the Daily News and […]

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Mike Pelfrey Has A Dead Arm

An article by posted on July 10, 2010 0 Comments

Despite the loss yesterday, I thought R.A. Dickey pitched well and simply threw a couple of knucklers that simply hung over the fat part of the plate… It happens… What I found more discouraging was how quiet the Mets bats were against a division rival they will need to beat if they expect to contend […]

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I’m Not Ready To Show Barajas or Blanco The Door Yet

An article by posted on July 8, 2010 0 Comments

When the Mets signed catchers Henry Blanco and Rod Barajas in the offseason, I didn’t think it was that big of a deal. They both had solid defensive reputations, and Barajas had some pop in his bat. Plus the price was right — together they are only costing the Mets $1.25 million dollars this season. […]

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David Wright Earns Player Of The Month Honors

An article by posted on July 7, 2010 0 Comments

After a blistering month at the plate, third baseman David Wright has been named the National League’s Player of the Month for June. Wright has a spectacular month batting .404 with 11 doubles, 6 home runs and 29 RBIs. Wright joins Howard Johnson as the only Mets ever to win that honor twice in their career. […]

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This Gangsta Is Not Armed And Dangerous

An article by posted on July 5, 2010 0 Comments

In today’s New York Post, Mike Puma reports that Jerry Manuel is desperate for another arm in his bullpen and that he plans to address the matter with GM Omar Minaya. “Manager Jerry Manuel planned to speak with team brass last night about the possibility of adding a seventh reliever, after the Mets emptied their bullpen […]

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Wright and Reyes Are 2010 All Stars!

An article by posted on July 4, 2010 0 Comments

After trailing the Phillies’ Placido Polanco for most of the All Star balloting period, David Wright has been voted to the 2010 All Star Game as the National League starting third baseman. The NL’s RBI leader will be heading to his fifth straight All Star Game, his fourth as starter. Wright is currently batting .314 with 14 […]

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Let Freedom Ring!

An article by posted on July 4, 2010 0 Comments

It’s that time of the year again where we celebrate the birth of an idea, an ideal, and the greatest nation in the world. While we enjoy all the grilling and all the fireworks with our friends and families today, let’s remember all the sacrifices that were made to make this celebration of freedom possible. Thanks to all the […]

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Who Should Play 2B When Luis Castillo Returns?

An article by posted on July 3, 2010 0 Comments

Last night, as the Mets were on the precipice of their tenth walkoff loss of the season, Ruben Tejada may have made his strongest case for remaining the Mets second baseman even after Luis Castillo returns from the disabled list. With defeat knocking on the door and the winning run at the plate in the […]

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Manuel On The Nine Walkoff Losses

An article by posted on July 2, 2010 0 Comments

Last night, the Mets lost 2-1 after a ninth inning sacrifice fly by Ryan Zimmerman. It was the ninth time this season that the Mets have suffered a walkoff loss on the road. A hefty number considering they have just 23 losses on the road overall. On Tuesday, Jerry Manuel had no problem bringing Frankie […]

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