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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John Maine Episode Is Just Another Amazin’ Mess

An article by posted on May 21, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets ended a lousy 2-6 road trip with a 10-7 win over the Nationals yesterday. That’s the good news, but leave it to the Mets to upstage a solid pitching effort by a Raul Valdes and a ten run offensive outburst by conjuring up yet another public relations nightmare. After the drama that unfolded when Jerry […]

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Mets Overcome Maine Distraction To Top Nationals 10-7

An article by posted on May 20, 2010 0 Comments

Things looked bleak when John Maine was removed after throwing five pitches and walking the leadoff batter, but reliever Raul Valdes stepped up and gave the Mets five solid innings of relief, while the Mets bats exploded for ten runs topped by a two run homer from catcher Rod Barajas, his tenth of the season. […]

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Where’s The Slugger The Mets Signed In The Offseason?

An article by posted on May 20, 2010 0 Comments

When the Mets ended the 2009 season, they had three main goals on the agenda; revamp the bullpen, sign a top of the rotation pitcher, and get a power bat to play leftfield, bat cleanup and give David Wright protection. Obviously, we never got the starting pitcher, it’s still too early to tell if the bullpen […]

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Who Snatched The Real David Wright?

An article by posted on May 19, 2010 0 Comments

Have any of you ever watched the 1956 sci-fi horror classic, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” starring Kevin McCarthy? The movie was so awesome that it has spawned over a dozen remakes including my favorite version, the 1978 release that starred Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams. The premise of the movie is simple. One day […]

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Jenrry Mejia To The Minors? Makeup Your Minds Already…

An article by posted on May 18, 2010 0 Comments

I just read via MetsBlog, that Adam Rubin of ESPN New York expects the Mets to send Jenrry Mejia back to the minor leagues when they promote RA Dickey from Triple-A Buffalo to start in place of Oliver Perez on Wednesday.  Top prospect Jenrry Mejia, whose dazzling Grapefruit League performance prompted the Mets to place […]

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Mets In Contact With Other Teams For A Top Starter

An article by posted on May 17, 2010 0 Comments

According to a report by Andy Martino of the Daily News, the Mets do have the payroll flexibility to add another starter “if they remain in contention”. That’s a big “if” of course. A person with direct knowledge of the Mets’ thinking also told Martino that the team has no interest in bringing Pedro Martinez back to Queens. […]

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Mets Drop Finale To Marlins 10-8 And Fall To Last Place

An article by posted on May 16, 2010 0 Comments

Despite a couple of comebacks, both of which fell short, the Mets lost 10-8 to the Marlins today who completed a four-game sweep in which they outscored the Mets 28-16. Game Summary Jon Niese started the game but came out in the third with an apparent hamstring injury after making an errant throw to first base […]

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Omar Flying To Atlanta: Is It Hammer Time For Jerry Manuel?

An article by posted on May 16, 2010 0 Comments

According to a tweet via David Lennon of Newsday, Omar Minaya will be making an unscheduled flight with the team to Atlanta for their series with the Braves, although the decision was not made during today’s game. I may be reading too much into this, but Jerry Manuel has been on the proverbial hot seat of […]

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Mets Notes: Calero Released, Plan For Mejia, Iggy Update

An article by posted on May 16, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have released Kiko Calero, tweets David Lennon of Newsday. The Mets had signed Calero to a minor league deal back in March, but health was a big concern for the 35-year-old who failed to make the team this spring. Calero posted a 1.95 ERA in 67 relief appearances for the Marlins in 2009, but in ten appearances […]

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Rays Shed Burrell & His $9MM Salary, Would Mets Ever Be So Bold?

An article by posted on May 15, 2010 0 Comments

According to this post on Twitter from the Tampa Tribune, the Tampa Bay Rays have designated outfielder Pat Burrell for assignment to make room for Hank Blalock. Burrell was hitting just .202/.292/.333 this year and had fallen out of favor with the organization and the fans. But what is most important to note is that the Rays, […]

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