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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Alex Cora To Have Season Ending Surgery

An article by posted on August 18, 2009 0 Comments

Shortstop Alex Cora became the latest Met to go on the disabled list after deciding to have season-ending surgery on his right thumb. Cora also has a torn ligament in each of his thumbs and will have surgery on this left thumb this Thursday, and surgery on his right thumb five weeks later. Cora, who signed as a free […]

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Livan Gets Rocked By Giants 10-1

An article by posted on August 18, 2009 0 Comments

For the second straight game, the Mets were forced to play without any of their core players and this time it really showed as they were annihilated by the Giants 10-1. It was the Mets’ 12th loss in their last 18 games, and things are really starting to go downhill fast. Livan Hernandez started and […]

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Mets Sign Top Pick Steven Matz

An article by posted on August 18, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets have signed top pick, left-handed starting pitcher Steven Matz. Matz, out of Ward Melville High School in East Setauket and the 72nd overall pick in June’s First-Year Player Draft, signed for $895,000. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Matz went 6-1 with a 0.47 ERA in seven starts this season for Ward Melville. He struck out […]

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The Clock Is Ticking And Mets Top Draft Pick Still Unsigned

An article by posted on August 17, 2009 0 Comments

Much has been made about the Nationals not having reached a deal with the top pick in this years Amateur Draft, Stephen Strasburg. Despite an apparent record setting bonus on the table, Strasburg on the advice of his agent Scott Boras, wants more… much, much more. Chico Harlan of the Washington Post writes, The record-setting […]

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A Plea For Sanity

An article by posted on August 16, 2009 0 Comments

I can’t begin to tell you how scared and helpless I felt as I watched David Wright lie still on the ground after being hit in the left temple by a 93-mph Matt Cain fastball. The force of the blow was so powerful that it knocked Wright’s batting helmet clean off his head and sent […]

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David Wright Drilled By Pitch To Head; Leaves Game

An article by posted on August 15, 2009 0 Comments

David Wright was drilled in the head by a 2-0 pitch thrown by Matt Cain in the bottom of the fourth inning during today’s game. Wright walked off the field under his own power, and Fernando Tatis replaced him as a pinch runner. An absolutely scary sight to say the least as Wright lied motionless […]

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Parnell Shines As Mets Shutout The Giants 3-0

An article by posted on August 14, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets donned their throwback jerseys and defeated the San Francisco Giants by a score of 3-0 tonight at Citi Field. The Mets combined some solid pitching and timely hitting to win their second straight game. It was a nice way to start their longest homestand of the year. Bobby Parnell delivered an electrifying performance tonight as […]

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At Least We’re Set In Right Field For 2010

An article by posted on August 14, 2009 0 Comments

As I wrote back when the Mets first acquired him, the Mets were the big winners when they dumped the lackluster Church in exchange for the young righthanded former first rounder, Jeff Francoeur. About a week and a half later, I indicated that his recent hitting woes were simply a matter of making adjustments. Here […]

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Everybody Relax, Mets Won’t Get Much For Billy Wagner

An article by posted on August 13, 2009 0 Comments

I’m hearing a lot of talk on sports radio today about Billy Wagner who had another perfect appearance in rehab and is set to be activated this Sunday. Most of the enthusiasm is centered around the chance that the Mets might be able to move him before the August 31st waiver deal deadline. I have […]

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Mets To Make Citi More Metsmerized!

An article by posted on August 13, 2009 0 Comments

It figures that the Mets would suddenly pick a random weekend in August to suddenly decide that they want to make Citi Field more Mets-centric or as we like to say, MetsMerized! With the team continuing to struggle and attendance sagging, the Mets are slashing ticket prices and giving Mets fans a new reason to […]

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