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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Fernando Tatis Is A Potential Trade Target?

An article by posted on September 4, 2009 0 Comments

The Texas Rangers will most likely be without the services of third baseman Michael Young for as long as two to three weeks due to a strained left hamstring. Additionally, they may have lost outfielder Josh Hamilton for an undetermined amount of time due to a pinched nerve in his back. Evan Grant of Dallas Sports […]

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Thole and Misch Fuel Mets 8-3 Win Over Rockies

An article by posted on September 4, 2009 0 Comments

Even after an impressive 8-3 win over the Rockies, don’t expect me to gloat as much over a win or agonize as much over a loss as I once did throughout the season. Wins and losses don’t mean as much anymore given the Mets current circumstances. Instead, I look for outward signs of hope for next […]

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Fixing The Mets: Just Blow It All Up

An article by posted on September 4, 2009 0 Comments

Jayson Stark of ESPN had a feature yesterday and may have some of you feeling a little uncomfortable as he attempts to dissect the Mets season and offer a sneak peak into the future, which he believes is quite bleak. Their season hasn’t just been a disappointment. It’s been a Freddy Krueger movie. But at […]

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Jerry Koosman Sentenced To Six Months For Tax Evasion

An article by posted on September 3, 2009 0 Comments

According to an Reuters report, a federal judge on Thursday sentenced former major league pitcher Jerry Koosman to six months in prison for not paying his taxes. Prosecutors say Koosman, a former All-Star who helped the New York Mets win the 1969 World Series, didn’t pay federal income taxes for 2002, 2003 and 2004. He pleaded […]

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Speed, Pitching and Defense, But What About Fundamentals?

An article by posted on September 3, 2009 0 Comments

The New York Mets have released a statement that they will not be altering the dimensions of Citi Field for the 2010 season based on the recommendations of Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel. Ed Eagle of Mets.com writes, The Mets’ franchise legacy has been built upon strong pitching, and they’ll need to continue to focus on that […]

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Video: Buffalo Bisons Turn Three

An article by posted on September 2, 2009 0 Comments

While we were watching the Mets get pounded in Colorado last night, the Buffalo Bisons were busy putting on a good show for their fans in Coca Cola Field. Check out this video of the Buffalo Bisons turning a triple play against the Rochester Red Wings. The Bisons ended up losing the game 9-6 to […]

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Pelfrey Continues To Regress; Concern For 2010

An article by posted on September 2, 2009 0 Comments

As the Mets fell to the Rockies 8-3 last night, you couldn’t help but wonder about the makeup of Mike Pelfrey who continues to make the case that he may never be a number two or three pitcher. As Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez pointed out last night, Pelfrey is woefully short on guts and […]

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Mets VP Calls Madoff Claims Outrageous And Grossly Irresponsible

An article by posted on September 1, 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday, Erin Arvedlund, author of the book “Too Good To Be True”, appeared on FOX Business News and faced off against Mets VP of Business Operations, Dave Howard. Howard vehemently denied some of the charges that Arvedlund made in her book which claims that the Wilpons lost $700 million in the Madoff Ponzi scheme, and […]

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What’s Not To Like About Ike?

An article by posted on August 31, 2009 0 Comments

When the Mets selected first baseman Ike Davis with the first of their two first round selections in the 2008 June Draft, expectations were high for the Arizona State slugger. However, a disappointing showing in his first taste of professional baseball had many wondering if Davis was a first round bust. While playing for the Class-A Brooklyn Cyclones, Davis […]

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Carlos Beltran Getting Close To A Return

An article by posted on August 31, 2009 0 Comments

Despite some earlier rumors that suggested Carlos Beltran’s season may be over, he continues to work toward a September return. I don’t know exactly what purpose his return will serve at this point in time, but it would be nice to see him playing centerfield and providing some additional pop to our anemic lineup. Beltran took another step […]

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