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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Johan Santana + Roy Halladay = Championship

An article by posted on October 7, 2009 0 Comments

You’ve heard it again and again and again… Great pitching wins championships. While the Mets spend the next few weeks pondering over what went wrong, I urge them not to waste too much time looking backward. Jeff Wilpon, Fred Wilpon and Omar Minaya have each already stated that they are committed to putting a championship team […]

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The Twins Are Everything I Wanted The Mets To Be

An article by posted on October 7, 2009 0 Comments

I had no intentions of watching the one game playoff between the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers last night. Somehow, almost as if it was fate, I came upon the game while channel surfing and paused only because I heard Ron Darlings voice. “Wow’, I thought to myself, “at least one 2009 Met made it […]

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Mets Take Their Act On The Road…

An article by posted on October 6, 2009 0 Comments

Everywhere you turned yesterday, the top story, as far as us Mets fans are concerned, was the Mets road show of Jeff Wilpon, Omar Minaya and Dave Howard. One or all of them appeared at Citi Field where they kicked off their tour, followed by some candid one on ones with various SNY personalities and celebrated New York sports […]

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Revamping The Mets Hierarchy

An article by posted on October 6, 2009 0 Comments

As we have done in the last two off seasons, we will once again be featuring comments and in some cases full blog posts from some our readers. Our regular readers are some of the most passionate, articulate and witty Mets fans you will ever find. Their comments alone are worthwhile reads when visiting Mets […]

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Wilpon Is Still Saying That He Will Spend Big

An article by posted on October 5, 2009 0 Comments

Last week I shared an email from Jeff Wilpon that said he would aggressively do whatever it takes to win a championship in 2010. Today, he expanded a little more on that. First let me share his opening remarks before he fielded a few questions. Fred, Saul and I would like to thank Mets fans […]

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Judgment Day For Mets Coaches: Alomar Sr., Alicea Fired

An article by posted on October 5, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets remained mum regarding their coaching staff for 2010 on Sunday, but several sources are reporting that the Mets have made some moves. Joel Sherman is reporting that the Mets have fired bench coach Sandy Alomar Sr. and first base coach Luis Alicea. Pitching coach Dan Warthen will be resigned for the 2010 season, and […]

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Francoeur Rockets Mets Past Astros 7-1

An article by posted on October 3, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets finally played some solid baseball and beat the Houston Astros 7-1 Friday night in the opener of their final series of the season. John Maine (7-6) made his final start of the season and delivered one of his best performances in two years. He pitched seven solid innings and allowed just one run […]

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It’s Been All Down Hill For Frankie Rodriguez

An article by posted on October 2, 2009 0 Comments

So much for revamping the bullpen last off season… J.J. Putz – 2 thumbs down… Sean Green – 1 1/2 thumbs down (I sliced half my thumb off on a slicing machine when I worked at the deli. Not!) Frankie Rodriguez – You tell me? According to Newsday, Francisco Rodriguez became the first pitcher since […]

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A Fitting Gesture With A Sprinkle Of Hope?

An article by posted on October 2, 2009 0 Comments

As we reported yesterday, the Mets have announced that no tickets will go up in price next season for Citi Field, and that they will reduce season-ticket prices by 10 to 20 percent. They will also be reducing the number of gold level ticket games which put a premium on desirable matchups. That’s a fitting gesture […]

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Jerry Manuel Wants Upheaval

An article by posted on October 1, 2009 0 Comments

While appearing during his regular weekly spot with Mike Francesa on WFAN, Jerry Manuel sounded more like a general manager at times than he did a manager. When asked if he was intrigued by any of the starting pitchers and if any one starting pitcher caught his eye as far as the 2010 rotation, Manuel gave […]

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