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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Remembering 9/11 – A Special Message From MMO

An article by posted on September 11, 2009 0 Comments
Remembering 9/11 – A Special Message From MMO

Time does not heal all wounds.   The pain of what happened on September 11th, 2001 has not subsided. We can put the tragedy of what took place on that day out of our minds, but we can never put it out of our hearts.   Every single day, Americans are still dying because of […]

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Mets Get Pounded By the Marlins 13-4

An article by posted on September 10, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets were unable to avoid the sweep and fell to the upstart Marlins 13-4 in front of a sparse crowd at Citi Field. Florida had played the role of spoilers against the Mets in 2007 and 2008, as they twice killed the Mets’ playoff hopes with some hard fought games. They relished and danced […]

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Hot Stove Preview: Just For Starters

An article by posted on September 10, 2009 0 Comments

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, gets a head start on the hot stove season, and checks out some of the pitchers that will be headlining the rumor mills this offseason. Obviously, some of these names could help the Mets who have 80% of their rotation coming back from surgery this spring including their ace, Johan Santana. […]

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ESPN’s Peter Gammons Offers A Different Outlook

An article by posted on September 9, 2009 0 Comments

Last week, I presented a piece by ESPN’s Jayson Stark, who offered a dismal outlook for the Mets in 2010 and beyond. You can read that blog, entitled Fixing the Mets: Just Blow It All Up. You may remember this memorable quote from Stark, Their season hasn’t just been a disappointment. It’s been a Freddy Krueger movie. […]

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Beltran’s Heroic Blast Falls Short, Mets Fall 4-2

An article by posted on September 9, 2009 0 Comments
Beltran’s Heroic Blast Falls Short, Mets Fall 4-2

Not so much a recap this morning, but instead an anatomy of one single at-bat… An at-bat that almost was… Last night, with the Mets down 4-2 and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, Carlos Beltran made his way from the batting circle to the plate. “Could this really be happening?”, I thought […]

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Sheffield Out For The Season

An article by posted on September 8, 2009 0 Comments

On Saturday, Jerry Manuel said that Gary Sheffield (back spasms) likely will not play again this season. It’s kind of strange when you consider that the Mets had an opportunity to get something in return for Sheffield on August 20th when he was claimed on waivers by the San Francisco Giants. The Giants were in […]

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Bisons Season Over; Mets Call Up RHP Tobi Stoner

An article by posted on September 8, 2009 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the NY Daily News is reporting that the Mets have promoted right handed starting pitcher, Tobi Stoner. He is expected to join the Mets on Tuesday now that Triple-A Buffalo’s season has officially come to an end. The 24-year-old Stoner, was a 16th-round pick in 2006 June Draft out of Davis & Elkins College in West […]

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Will Maine He Be A Met In 2010?

An article by posted on September 7, 2009 0 Comments

This weekend we reported on how well John Maine performed in his rehab start for Port St. Lucie. He pitched four shutout innings while allowing just two hits, one walk, and striking out six. The news was even better when Maine said that he experienced no pain the next day. “It’s a little tight but it’s […]

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It’s All Coming Apart For Citi Field

An article by posted on September 7, 2009 0 Comments

According to a report that appeared in the NY Post yesterday, the Mets’ new $850 million stadium is starting to break down at an alarming rate. Apparently, even though Citi Field is barely one season old, it has seen more than it’s fair share of breakdowns, leaks, and a myriad of other problems which recently […]

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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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