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, '00 and '15, 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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Mets Game Recap: This Team Is Fractured

An article by posted on May 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Game Recap: This Team Is Fractured

How long have you been coming to this site? Two years? Five years? Nine years? The Mets lost to the Pirates today by the score of 11-2 and after nine years of writing recaps for this site and being the one responsible for doing so today, all I can do is offer you an apology […]

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Collins Raises Fear Of Retaliation Against Wright Because Of Valdespin Antics

An article by posted on May 11, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Raises Fear Of Retaliation Against Wright Because Of Valdespin Antics

This is getting utterly ridiculous… According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets Manager Terry Collins said that he could see the Pirates retaliating against Jordany Valdespin for his admiration of his ninth-inning homer on Friday night, but added that he doesn’t think Pittsburgh would go after David Wright. “I think every situation is different. I […]

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Does Buck and Plawecki Make d’Arnaud Trade Bait For Power Outfielder?

An article by posted on May 11, 2013 0 Comments
Does Buck and Plawecki Make d’Arnaud Trade Bait For Power Outfielder?

Ike Davis frustrates me. Unlike Lucas Duda who was drafted much later in the draft, expectations have always been really high for the first-round first baseman and for the most part I’ve wanted more from him than what he’s shown thus far. I gave Davis a pass during last season’s first half, what with the […]

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Marcum Ineffective Again, Gets Early Shower In 7-3 Mets Loss

An article by posted on May 11, 2013 0 Comments
Marcum Ineffective Again, Gets Early Shower In 7-3 Mets Loss

The Mets lost a sleeper this evening to the Pittsburgh Pirates by the score of 7-3 at a sparsely filled Citi Field. Shaun Marcum was making his third start of the season for the Mets and once again failed to last five innings. The truth is he’s looked awful every time out there, but tonight […]

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Gooden: If I Had Died After Mets Won Series, I Could Have Saved Many People A Lot Of Grief

An article by posted on May 10, 2013 0 Comments
Gooden: If I Had Died After Mets Won Series, I Could Have Saved Many People A Lot Of Grief

Marc Raimondi of the NY Post writes about Dwight Gooden who has a soon to be released biography entitled, “Doc: A Memoir.” The bio reveals some shocking and even sad details about his life in baseball and the toll that drug addiction took on his career and his life. Gooden believes if he had died […]

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Familia Unavailable Due To Sore Right Elbow

An article by posted on May 10, 2013 0 Comments
Familia Unavailable Due To Sore Right Elbow

Jeurys Familia told Mike Puma of the NY Post that he has been bothered by tendinitis in his right elbow and was unavailable to pitch last night in the Mets’ 3-2 victory over the Pirates at Citi Field. Asked if he was concerned about the situation, Familia shrugged. ”I’ll be OK in a couple of days. […]

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Wally Backman Says Zack Wheeler Is Two Weeks Away From Mets Debut

An article by posted on May 10, 2013 0 Comments
Wally Backman Says Zack Wheeler Is Two Weeks Away From Mets Debut

Las Vegas manager Wally Backman believes Zack Wheeler‘s big league promotion could be about two weeks away, according to a report by Adam Rubin on ESPN New York. “Personally, I think if he has a couple of more starts like his last start he’ll be headed to the big leagues, and rightfully so,” Backman told Las […]

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#LOLSNY: Kirk Gimenez Deletes Twitter Account After Boob-Gate

An article by posted on May 10, 2013 0 Comments
#LOLSNY: Kirk Gimenez Deletes Twitter Account After Boob-Gate

Updated 9:30 AM: This Kirk Gimenez story was first reported by TSB Total Sports Blog, who also added that Kirk Gimenez claims it was all a “dare” from a co-worker. From Deadspin: SNY Anchor Kirk Gimenez thought this super-sultry, quasi-religious direct message on Twitter was sure to turn on some lucky girl with winning breasts. And […]

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Collins Wasn’t Kidding; Turner Logs First Career Game In The Outfield

An article by posted on May 9, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Wasn’t Kidding; Turner Logs First Career Game In The Outfield

Terry Collins says a lot of things that will raise eyebrows whenever we go to these pre and post game press conferences. Many times he’ll say one thing on Monday and then do the exact opposite on Wednesday. Just to cite two recent examples remember when he proclaimed Collin Cowgill the everyday center fielder on […]

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Duda Homers, But Mets Lose To Padres 6-3

An article by posted on May 9, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Homers, But Mets Lose To Padres 6-3

That shot of Lucas Duda entering the dugout after a solo homerun in the second inning of the game was tonight’s highlight as the Mets were defeated by the Chicago White Sox by the score of 6-3. What a difference between the energy in last nights game compared to this one which had all the excitement of a wake. […]

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