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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When Will This Team Toughen Up?

An article by posted on August 6, 2009 0 Comments

One of the more telling signs about the makeup of the current New York Mets, was clearly visible during the Wednesday matinée against the Cardinals.   The Mets may have won the game 9-0, but the Cardinals showed the Mets that they were the team to be reckoned with and not to be messed around […]

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Adam Dunn Was The Way To Go, And Still Could Be…

An article by posted on August 4, 2009 0 Comments

I’m not going to draw you into another one of my diatribes on how the Mets needed to go after Adam Dunn last off season. I wasted too many words on my pursuit of Adam Dunn in the off season, and countless more words expressing my disappointment when he ultimately signed with the Nationals. When […]

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Mets Comeback Falls Short; Lose 6-5 To D’backs

An article by posted on August 3, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets came close to pulling a rabbit out of their hat tonight after falling behind 6-0 to the Diamondbacks after two innings. They came up a run short, but came so close to tying and winning the game if not for another baserunning blunder by Angel Pagan. Nelson Figueroa was called up to make […]

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One Nut Job For Another?

An article by posted on August 3, 2009 0 Comments

You may have heard over the weekend that Wally Backman was fired from his job as manager of the Joliet Jack Hammers of the Northern League. I love Wally, he was a great Met, but I’m not surprised he was let go. What is surprising though, is that some Mets fans are considering and hoping […]

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Mailbag: Player Options and Prospects

An article by posted on August 2, 2009 0 Comments

Will the Mets pickup the options on Billy Wagner of J.J. Putz? I feel the Mets should not pick up either of their options unless within the final two months of the season they are able to prove that they have significant value with no signs of holding back because of their injuries. The barometer […]

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Phillies Making All The Right Moves

An article by posted on August 1, 2009 0 Comments

Keith Hernandez says it all the time. Sometimes you just have to tip your hat to the other team, and in this case the other team is the Philadelphia Phillies. They made a brilliant off season move by replacing longtime Phillie and Mets nemesis Pat Burrell, with free agent outfielder Raul Ibanez who has been nothing […]

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Omar Minaya Is A Dead Man Walking

An article by posted on August 1, 2009 0 Comments

As the Mets lost the opener to Arizona 3-2, I couldn’t help but wonder what lies ahead for these Mets. We’re back to the same team that struggles to score runs, and the team that won five straight not so long ago, may have just been a blip on the radar. Omar Minaya says there was […]

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Snake-bit Mets Fall To Diamondbacks 3-2

An article by posted on July 31, 2009 0 Comments

The five game winning streak that rejuvenated a fan base is now just a forgotten memory as the Mets lose their second straight tonight at Citi Field. The Diamondbacks took the first game of the series 3-2 after scoring the winning run on a wild pitch by Sean Green. Livan Hernandez started the game and […]

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My Mets Wish For The Trade Deadline

An article by posted on July 31, 2009 0 Comments

Today is one of the biggest days of the regular baseball season for baseball junkies like me; the trade deadline. I always enjoyed this time of the season because it had that hot stove feel to it. But now, with the advent of social networking sites like Twitter, I have a non-stop stream of information […]

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Mets Turn Down Victor Martinez Deal

An article by posted on July 30, 2009 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com just said on SNY that he believes that the Mets have turned down an offer from the Indians for All Star catcher Victor Martinez. The 30 year old Martinez, has been rumored to be on the trading block all month and if this is true I would be very interested in knowing why […]

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