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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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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More Evidence Of Mets Financial Woes

An article by posted on August 30, 2009 0 Comments

According to former Mets GM Jim Duquette, now a baseball analyst for Sirius XM Radio, the Mets have canceled their Fall Instructional League as a cost-cutting measure. The decision will save the Mets approximately $300,000 and continues to add to the mounting evidence of financial upheaval despite denials from the Wilpon family. Duquette believes that it sends […]

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Parnell Is Another Product Of The Mets’ Big Hype Machine

An article by posted on August 30, 2009 0 Comments

I’ve seen enough. If Omar Minaya wants to keep saying that Bobby Parnell is untouchable, even in a deal for Roy Halladay, go ahead and let him. First of all I hate that word, and secondly no other team throws that word around more than the Mets. You want to know who some real untouchables […]

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Here Is My Obligatory Matt Murton Post

An article by posted on August 28, 2009 0 Comments

The Colorado Rockies have designated outfielder Matt Murton for assignment to clear a roster spot for reliever Juan Rincon. <yawn> I was going to post something about him two nights ago, but then I decided to pass. I was going to post something about him yesterday morning, and again I decided to take a pass. […]

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For Sale: Vintage Hot Rod With Custom Paint

An article by posted on August 28, 2009 0 Comments

For Sale: This vintage 1962 classic has a great paint job, but like any other used vehicle it needs a little work. You’ll want to get a new transmission (Johan Santana), V6 engine (Carlos Beltran), power steering (Carlos Delgado), a starter (John Maine), new brakes (J.J. Putz), shock absorbers (Jon Niese and Fernando Nieve), coil springs (Alex Cora, […]

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Surgery To End Any Chance Of Jose Reyes Comeback

An article by posted on August 28, 2009 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of the Daily News, Jose Reyes will soon be facing surgery to repair a torn hamstring tendon. Jose Reyes may be the next Met in line for surgery, joining Johan Santana and Oliver Perez on operating tables in the coming days. Reyes, who has not appeared in a major-league game since pulling […]

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Bang! Zoom! Mets End Skid With 10-3 Win

An article by posted on August 27, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets put on an Amazin’ exhibition of power and offense for the two fans who showed up this afternoon at Land Shark Stadium to see the Mets beat the Marlins 10-3. Tim Redding started and allowed three homeruns, and yet somehow these Miracle Mets were able to pull off the upset victory and avoid […]

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More Dark Days Ahead…

An article by posted on August 26, 2009 0 Comments

As most of you know by now, the Mets (thanks to a last ditch effort) convinced Billy Wagner to accept the trade to the Boston Red Sox. But after reading some feedback on Red Sox blogs, I’m getting a strange feeling that we got duped. Holy crap, we just got a first round pick and a […]

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It Was A Memorable 1969 Tribute

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

I have to hand it to the New York Mets for doing an excellent job of putting that 1969 Mets tribute together. It was so touching to see all those great Mets of the past, together again for one last time. Unfortunately, many of those who played for the Amazin’s in that magical season have […]

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Elbow Surgery Expected For Johan Santana

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

It saddens me to post this, but as was reported by Phil Hoops, Johan Santana will have an MRI on his ailing elbow on Tuesday. On Monday night, details started to emerge that Johan Santana and several other players are expecting the worst and that Santana will require season ending elbow surgery. Marty Noble reports on […]

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