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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Morning Grind: Why Not K-Rod And Why Pinch Run Tatis?

An article by posted on April 15, 2010 0 Comments

Every now and then the Mets do something so baffling or so mind-boggling that I am prompted to do a post like this which I call the Morning Grind. Was it just me or did anybody else have a big problem with Jerry Manuel when he substituted Fernando Tatis for Mike Jacobs as a pinch runner […]

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The Manuel Watch: Mark May 2nd On Your Calendars

An article by posted on April 14, 2010 0 Comments

While Jerry Manuel ponders things like the Mets 2-5 start, John Maine’s spot in the rotation, and how they can eke out a win against the Rockies and Cardinals, the time has come for us to ponder life without Jerry Manuel. The fast start that he himself admitted he needed all through the Spring, has […]

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Omar Minaya Was “Unprepared” For Aroldis Chapman

An article by posted on April 13, 2010 0 Comments

On Sunday, 20-year old Aroldis Chapman, who signed a six-year, $30.25-million contract with the Cincinnati Reds, made his first start for Class-AAA Louisville Bats. It was an electrifying debut for one who is sure to become baseball’s next big thing. Chapman’s fastball hit 101 mph on the radar gun and stayed in the high 90s throughout the […]

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ESPN’s O’Connor Makes Outrageous Claim About Johan Santana

An article by posted on April 12, 2010 0 Comments

Hours after Johan Santana and the Mets ended a disappointing weekend series with a loss to the Nationals, I came across a rather disturbing article on ESPN.com, that really upset the hell out of me. The piece was written (and I use that word loosely) by Ian O’Connor, and to say that it was one of the […]

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Johan Flops As Mets Fall 5-2, The Manuel Watch Begins

An article by posted on April 11, 2010 0 Comments

This one was over in the first inning, after Johan Santana served up a grand slam to Josh Willingham. The Mets lose back to back series to two teams that most consider to be cellar dwellers, however it’s the Mets who occupy that spot to begin the season. Game Notes Johan Santana came into todays game […]

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A Rotation Only Omar Could Love

An article by posted on April 11, 2010 0 Comments

I asked this question the other day while on Twitter, with Jenrry Mejia in the bullpen, Nelson Figueroa in Philly, and no major league ready pitching prospects on call, who would be the Mets’ first choice to replace an injured or under-performing starter? Kelvim Escobar, Hisanori Takahashi and Fernando Nieve were the most popular answers I […]

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Willie Harris Snatches Victory From Mets; Fall To Nats 4-3

An article by posted on April 10, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets lose their first heart-breaker of the season today, falling to the Nationals 4-3 in gut-wrenching style courtesy of yet another Willie Harris game saving catch. Ugh.. Game Notes Oliver Perez was good.. no, he was bad… no, he was just plain ole’ Ollie. He pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed 4 runs on […]

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Ike Davis Will Be Here Sooner Rather Than Later

An article by posted on April 10, 2010 0 Comments

Last night I had the pleasure of watching the game while chilling out with my pals on Twitter. It was actually the second time I ever did that since registering our site with Twitter about a year ago. It’s actually a pretty cool experience and it’s almost like hanging out in your living room with […]

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It’s Official, Jose Reyes To Bat Leadoff On Saturday

An article by posted on April 9, 2010 0 Comments

Updated Post 4:40 pm Jerry Manuel just announced that Jose Reyes will be in the lineup and batting leadoff tomorrow. Manuel also said it will not take long for Reyes to return to being the impact player he can be and the catalyst the Mets need right now. Original Post 12:00 pm Jose Reyes is […]

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Mets Lose Rubber Game 3-1, Early Warning Signs?

An article by posted on April 9, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets squandered a good start from young Jon Niese and fell to the Florida Marlins 3-1 in front of a mere 25,000 fans on Thursday night. Game Notes Jon Niese wasn’t spectacular against the Fish, but he delivered a solid performance that was a far cry better than John Maine the night before. In […]

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