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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Happy Anniversary To The Miracle 1969 Mets!

An article by posted on August 22, 2009 0 Comments

In honor of the anniversary of the 1969 Miracle Mets we created some special graphics to honor some of the stars of that magical team. We also dug up a couple of images that will stir your heart and revive your Mets spirit. We love the Mets. It must have been magic that summer!   We […]

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Francoeur’s Big Night Caps 4-2 Win For Pelfrey

An article by posted on August 22, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets played a heck of game and beat the Phillies 4-2 in the first of a four game series with the Phillies. I usually save me comments for the end of the recap, but I gotta tell you how impressed I was with the intensity of the Mets given their dismal situation.  They played […]

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Swoboda’s Memorable World Series Catch Recalled in Historic Photo

An article by posted on August 22, 2009 0 Comments

New York, August 21 — The date was October 14, 1969, when Mets right fielder Ron Swoboda made one of the greatest catches in World Series history, robbing Brooks Robinson of the Orioles in Game 4 at Shea Stadium, a defining moment in the Amazins’ improbable world championship.  Now, 40 years later, Mets fans and […]

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Mets Would Be Smart To Keep Wagner… For Now

An article by posted on August 21, 2009 0 Comments

Jon Heyman is reporting that Billy Wagner has been claimed on waivers, probably by the Cubs, hopefully not the Phillies or Marlins who are also rumored to be interested. The Mets now have 3 days to either work out a trade, let him go with nothing in return, or pull him back as they did with […]

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Sheffield Has A Good Gripe

An article by posted on August 21, 2009 0 Comments

It was only a matter of time until the Gary Sheffield story, as it pertains to the Mets, would take a turn for the ugly. However, I’m hanging this on Omar Mianay and not Gary Sheffield. Here is the latest… SI.com’s Jon Heyman tweeted that the Giants were the team that claimed Gary Sheffield and prompted the […]

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Who’s The Real Top Prospect; Flores, Martinez Or… Thole

An article by posted on August 20, 2009 0 Comments

This season shortstop Wilmer Flores seems to have overtaken outfielder Fernando Martinez as the Mets top prospect. That said, there are many scouts out there who don’t think either of them are all they are cracked up to be. Yesterday, Tim Bontemps of the NY Post reported on what one scout had to say regarding the Mets […]

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Billy Wagner Placed On Waivers

An article by posted on August 19, 2009 0 Comments

Jayson Stark of ESPN is reporting the following, According to a major league source, the Mets placed Wagner on trade waivers Wednesday. That means those waivers would expire at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, hours before Wagner is scheduled to be activated and make his long-awaited return from Tommy John Surgery. It’s unlikely Wagner would be […]

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Around The NL East – Strasburg, Church, Hanley, Nolasco

An article by posted on August 19, 2009 0 Comments

Washington Nationals Great job by the Nats on doing what it takes to get Stephen Strasburg to sign his name on the dotted line. It’s good news all the way around. To honor the occasion, the Nats are offering 2,000 tickets for just one buck a piece to catch a glimpse of baseball’s newest phenom on Friday. Before […]

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Mets Minors Seem To Have Major Concerns

An article by posted on August 19, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets Minor League system has been the subject of debate all season long in 2009. The criticism is mostly justified in my opinion based on two things. 1. The Mets claim that they have a superior farm system loaded with talent that they consider untouchable. The overall standings of the Mets minor league affiliates tells a […]

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It Takes Ten To Tango!

An article by posted on August 19, 2009 0 Comments

Who could have believed that a lineup that is so wrought with injuries and filled mostly with backups and backups to backups could pull of what the Mets did last night! The Mets set a new franchise record by getting 10 hits in the fourth inning, a first in franchise history. Wow… The Mets had […]

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