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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And By The Way… Miguel Batista Pitched A Gem Yesterday

An article by posted on September 29, 2011 0 Comments

BATISTA TOSSES A GEM IN SEASON FINALE Lost amid all the celebration and controversy of Jose Reyes leaving yesterday’s game in the first inning and ultimately securing the batting title, was the brilliant effort by 40-year old starter Miguel Batista. The veteran right-hander tossed a heck of a game – a complete game two-hitter that helped the Mets […]

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Braves Suffer Record September Collapse

An article by posted on September 29, 2011 0 Comments
Braves Suffer Record September Collapse

Nothing better than seeing Chipper and the Braves licking their wounds after their playoff hopes vanished into nothingness on Wednesday night. After closer Craig Kimbrel blew his second save of the series in the ninth inning, the Philadelphia Phillies scored on Hunter Pence’s two-out single in the 13th inning for a 4-3 win that ended the Braves’ […]

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Buzz On Citi Field Changes and 2012 Payroll

An article by posted on September 28, 2011 0 Comments

According to Mike Francesa of WFAN, the following changes will be made to Citi Field in time for the 2012 season: The fences in the outfield will be 8 feet tall from left field to right field. The foul poles will remain exactly where they are. The wall in left-center and center will be brought in with dead center around […]

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Three Ways The Mets Could Add A Legit Top Of Rotation Starter

An article by posted on September 28, 2011 0 Comments
Three Ways The Mets Could Add A Legit Top Of Rotation Starter

It has been very encouraging to see the Mets ending the 2011 season as the second best hitting team in the National League with a .264 team batting average. Only the St. Louis Cardinals batted higher than the Mets did this season. The Mets not only batted well, but were more patient at the plate, […]

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Mets Pick Up 2013 Option On Terry Collins

An article by posted on September 27, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Pick Up 2013 Option On Terry Collins

The New York Mets have announced that Terry Collins’ option for the 2013 season had been picked up. “I’m very pleased with the job that Terry has done,” Alderson said. “Tremendous work ethic. Extremely knowledgeable. Great baseball man, but also knowledgeable about players in our system. Communicates well. Has just done a terrific job in […]

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Judge Dismisses All But Two Counts Against Wilpons

An article by posted on September 27, 2011 0 Comments
Judge Dismisses All But Two Counts Against Wilpons

A jolt of good news for the Mets today as a judge made a preliminary ruling in the Picard vs. Wilpon clawback lawsuit that essentially dismissed all but two counts against the Mets. The NY Post writes: U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff said Tuesday the lawsuit brought by Trustee Irving Picard can seek to recover up […]

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Hits and Misses: What Cappy Said, What Fred and Jeff Might Say

An article by posted on September 27, 2011 0 Comments
Hits and Misses: What Cappy Said, What Fred and Jeff Might Say

  Put A Cap On That Last Friday, Mets starter Chris Capuano had a very telling response to a question of whether he would re-sign with the Mets in the offseason. Let’s see if you can catch what I caught. “I love New York. I love living in New York, and I’ve had nothing but […]

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Razor Thin…

An article by posted on September 27, 2011 0 Comments
Razor Thin…

 THE NL BATTING RACE The National League batting race wages on as last night, Jose Reyes had three hits for the Mets to retake the lead over the Brewers’ Ryan Braun. With only two games left to the season, Reyes leads Braun by just 3 ten-thousandths of a percentage point. Now that’s close! Hitter and […]

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More On Pelfrey’s Awful Season

An article by posted on September 26, 2011 0 Comments
More On Pelfrey’s Awful Season

Updated 9/26 I thought some of the comments that came out of yesterday’s loss were worth sharing. Mike Pelfrey seemed far from distraught from what I could see and matter of factly said, “I wanted to finish strong and obviously this is the farthest thing from it. The year didn’t go the way I wanted. It’s […]

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Hits and Misses: Prince Fielder, CBP, AFL, Super Bowl Predictions

An article by posted on September 25, 2011 0 Comments
Hits and Misses: Prince Fielder, CBP, AFL, Super Bowl Predictions

The Prince of New York It’s amazing how often I see or hear Prince Fielder’s name pop up as a potential target for the Mets this offseason. I get the fascination of course, what’s not to like? But what bugs me is how willing everyone is to brush aside Ike Davis as if he’s a […]

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