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, '00 and '15, 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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Vic Black Earned His First Career Save Against Reds

An article by posted on September 25, 2013 0 Comments
Vic Black Earned His First Career Save Against Reds

Two days after LaTroy Hawkins earned the 100th save of his career, righthander Vic Black got a chance to close out last night’s 4-2 win over the Reds. The rookie reliever pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to register his first career save. Black, who was one of the players acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates when the Mets traded […]

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Featured Post: Are Dillon Gee and Jon Niese Keepers or Trade Bait?

An article by posted on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Are Dillon Gee and Jon Niese Keepers or Trade Bait?

Who’s ready for another Mets offseason? Well like it or not, here it comes. This particular offseason has already got me feeling a little edgy compared to past ones since Sandy Alderson took the reins. I wasn’t really expecting much before and I knew we were dismantling and rebuilding even though Sandy would never say […]

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The Protected Pick and The Looming Winter Of Our Discontent

An article by posted on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
The Protected Pick and The Looming Winter Of Our Discontent

After last night’s 3-2 loss to the Reds, the Mets remain in a four-way tie for the eighth worst record. The teams with the 10 worst records get their first round picks protected in the 2014 Draft. If it comes down to a tie breaker to determine the ten worst teams, the higher draft pick goes to […]

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Congrats To Anthony and Michelle Who Win Tickets To See Mike Piazza Inducted To Mets Hall Of Fame!

An article by posted on September 24, 2013
Congrats To Anthony and Michelle Who Win Tickets To See Mike Piazza Inducted To Mets Hall Of Fame!

We have our two winners for the free tickets to see the Mets vs. Brewers on Sunday, September 29 at Citi Field when the team will also induct Mike Piazza into the Mets hall of Fame. And the two winners are…. Michelle Kravitz and Anthony Furia! Congratulations! You each won a pair of tickets to […]

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Wheeler Was Examined By Doctor, Team Satisfied He Has No Injury

An article by posted on September 23, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Was Examined By Doctor, Team Satisfied He Has No Injury

Sandy Alderson indicated to reporters that Zack Wheeler did see a doctor after complaining of shoulder stiffness last week, . The exam came at the stadium from the doctor on duty, not via a special trip to the Hospital for Special Surgery. The Mets were satisfied Wheeler does not have an injury, so the rookie was not […]

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Mets Offseason Options Could Dwindle If Choo, Pence, Tulo and Cargo Stay Put

An article by posted on September 23, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Offseason Options Could Dwindle If Choo, Pence, Tulo and Cargo Stay Put

It happens every year… You take a pass on going hog-wild in the offseason with the belief that a better crop of stars will be available next offseason. But as is usually the case, the best players end up getting signed to extensions during the season and those that make it to November usually re-sign […]

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Wil Myers: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda?

An article by posted on September 22, 2013 0 Comments
Wil Myers: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda?

I was scanning through my channels last night and with nothing on turned to the MLB Network where they were doing highlights of all the teams that were in the hunt for a Wild Card. They showed highlights of Tampa Bay’s 5-1 win over Baltimore to grab one of the Wild Card spots. I was half […]

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Mets Have Spent $1.75 Billion Dollars In Last 22 Years, Tops In The NL

An article by posted on September 22, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have Spent $1.75 Billion Dollars In Last 22 Years, Tops In The NL

I swear, I learn more about the Mets from reading our comment threads than I do anywhere else. Everyday I learn something new – sometimes good, sometimes bad. This morning it is certainly bad. We all know that the Mets have spent money like a drunken sailor for a long time now. There’s no real surprise […]

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Hits & Misses: Thoughts On Duda, den Dekker and Flores

An article by posted on September 21, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Thoughts On Duda, den Dekker and Flores

Lucas Duda (.232/.351/.426) and Matt den Dekker (.245/.315/.326) might be playing Winter Ball this offseason, according to ESPN New York. Woo freaking hoo… If either of these two players are starting players for us in 2014, I may just puke. We have to stop settling for mediocrity and insist on better quality players for this team. […]

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Featured Post: The Best of the Best Met Fans…

An article by posted on September 21, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Best of the Best Met Fans…

As bad as things are these days for our Mets as they limp toward the end of their fifth straight losing season, I’m always amazed at the fans who keep continue to keep the faith and remain so optimistic. Case in point… I gave away five pairs of tickets this week to see the Amazins […]

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