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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I’m In The Empire Business…

An article by posted on August 20, 2012 0 Comments
I’m In The Empire Business…

Last night, while I was watching the latest episode of Breaking Bad, I was struck by a comment made by the lead character Walter White when he was asked by his partner Jesse if he was in “the money business or the meth business”. “Neither”, White replied. “I’m in the empire business.” His transformation to the dark […]

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Decision On Shutting Down Santana Looms Today

An article by posted on August 20, 2012 0 Comments
Decision On Shutting Down Santana Looms Today

Updated Post 8/20 9:00 AM Terry Collins will meet with Sandy Alderson today to discuss whether or not struggling left-hander Johan Santana will be shutdown for the rest of the season. According to Adam Rubin, neither Collins nor pitching coach Dan Warthen were prepared to guarantee that Santana proceeds with his scheduled start on Thursday. Original Post 8/18 8:00 […]

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Mets to Distribute Free Tickets to Service Members For Air Force Week

An article by posted on August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Mets to Distribute Free Tickets to Service Members For Air Force Week

METS TO CELEBRATE U.S. AIR FORCE WEEK IN NYC THIS MONDAY, AUGUST 20 AT CITI FIELD Tickets are on Sale Now at Mets.com/USAF and (718) 507-TIXX August 18, 2012 – The New York Mets today announced they will celebrate United States Air Force Week in New York City Monday, August 20 at Citi Field before […]

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Shoppach Denies Daily News Report That He Was Behind Red Sox Mutiny

An article by posted on August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Shoppach Denies Daily News Report That He Was Behind Red Sox Mutiny

Updated Post 9:30 PM Catcher Kelly Shoppach met with team officials today, including manager Terry Collins, to distance himself from a report in today’s New York Daily News that said Shoppach was a key figure in Boston’s player mutiny against manager Bobby Valentine last month. More specifically, the report said it was Shoppach who sent […]

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Revisiting Our Predictions For September 1st Promotions

An article by posted on August 18, 2012 0 Comments
Revisiting Our Predictions For September 1st Promotions

As more and more news begins to surface as to which players will get promoted in September, I thought it would be cool to review how Pete thought it would play out from a September Call-ups predictions piece we posted earlier this month. In a response to a question from one of our readers, Petey […]

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He Speaks…

An article by posted on August 17, 2012 0 Comments
He Speaks…

Caught this quote from Sandy Alderson on MetsBlog… “I think we have a much better sense now of who our players are, who we think are going to develop into those championship-caliber players, who may not, and are in a position to act on that. The last couple of years, we’ve done a lot of […]

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#LOLMets Is Still Alive and Well

An article by posted on August 17, 2012 0 Comments
#LOLMets Is Still Alive and Well

From the NY Post: Evidently, Citi Field isn’t the place you go where everybody knows your name. On Friday night, the Mets official Twitter page tweeted a video of Daniel Murphy’s first-inning RBI single. The only problem? The message referred to the second baseman as “David Murphy,” who happens to play for the Texas Rangers. The post […]

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That Big Sucking Sound You’re Hearing…

An article by posted on August 17, 2012 0 Comments
That Big Sucking Sound You’re Hearing…

I already ranted about this in last night’s game recap, but it bears repeating… In last night’s 8-4 win over the Reds, Frank Francisco nearly blew the game with yet another abysmal performance in the ninth inning, allowing three runs on a walk and four hits including a mammoth home run while registering only two outs. Jon Rauch […]

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Citi Field and Yankee Stadium To Be Testing Grounds For Advanced Replay

An article by posted on August 17, 2012 0 Comments
Citi Field and Yankee Stadium To Be Testing Grounds For Advanced Replay

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Citi Field and Yankee Stadium have been selected to be testing grounds for Instant Replay according to MLB Sources. Major League Baseball owners have agreed to test two different advanced replay systems live during games starting next week, and if they prove accurate they could precede an overhaul […]

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Harvey Paints The Town Red In Amazins’ 8-4 Win

An article by posted on August 17, 2012 0 Comments
Harvey Paints The Town Red In Amazins’ 8-4 Win

The Mets avoided the sweep tonight thanks to an all-around solid performance by rookie Matt Harvey as they defeated the Cincinnati Reds by the score of 8-4. Harvey was sensational on the mound as he held Reds batters to just one run on four hits in 7.2 impressive innings of work. His control was spot-on as he […]

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