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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Quote: Matt Harvey Will Be The Next Ace Of The Mets In 2013

An article by posted on August 5, 2011 0 Comments
Quote: Matt Harvey Will Be The Next Ace Of The Mets In 2013

Last night, Mets pitching prospect Matt Harvey hurled five scoreless innings and combined on a three-hit shutout as Binghamton beat Altoona 3-0. In his last two starts, Harvey has looked as dominating as he was in Single-A St. Lucie. In 12 innings pitched he has allowed just one earned run on seven hits, while striking […]

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A-Rod Implicated In Illegal Poker Ring, Could Face Long Suspension

An article by posted on August 3, 2011 0 Comments

According to a breaking news report on ESPN.com, Major League Baseball is taking “very seriously” the allegations that Alex Rodriguez took part in some illegal, underground poker games, one of which reportedly turned violent, and he could face suspension if his participation in the games is confirmed. The allegations, first published by RadarOnline.com, are that […]

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Terry Collins On Mets Mental Lapses and Bullpen Woes

An article by posted on August 3, 2011 0 Comments
Terry Collins On Mets Mental Lapses and Bullpen Woes

Last night, the Mets lost their third straight game when the winning run was scored in their opponents final at-bat (two losses to the Marlins and one at Washington). The last time the Mets lost three consecutive games in their last at-bat was June 10-12, 2009 (two extra-inning losses vs. Philadelphia and a loss at […]

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Does A Good Bat Make Up For Bad Defense?

An article by posted on August 2, 2011 0 Comments
Does A Good Bat Make Up For Bad Defense?

Some would argue that first baseman Daniel Murphy was largely responsible for the last two Mets losses because of his costly mental gaffes in critical moments of each game. Others would argue that it was the “team” that lost. Normally I would agree with the latter, but I’m going to have to admit that I lay […]

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TRON: Legacy – How I Came To Admire Carlos Beltran

An article by posted on August 1, 2011 0 Comments
TRON: Legacy – How I Came To Admire Carlos Beltran

How cool is that Tron graphic from Kelly? I asked her if she would make me a cool graphic to go with my post and in a matter of nano seconds she emails me this. All Mets sites feature great posts to read, but to have artwork like Kelly’s mixed in with all of our rants and […]

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Back-Story On K-Rod Option, Beato and Parnell Have Struggled

An article by posted on August 1, 2011 0 Comments
Back-Story On K-Rod Option, Beato and Parnell Have Struggled

David Waldstein of the NY Times unveils that in the weeks before he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers, Francisco Rodriguez told the Mets that he wanted to eliminate the now-defunct $17.5 million vesting option in his contract. Apparently the option had become “a heavy burden” for the K-Rod as well as the Mets. The […]

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Dickey Says Beltran Trade Was Tough To Swallow

An article by posted on July 31, 2011 0 Comments

I read this quote in the Daily News by R.A. Dickey which I thought was interesting because it’s an actual player’s reaction to the Beltran trade. “One of the things you can’t help but communicate to the team with a move like that,” says R.A. Dickey, speaking of the front office, “is, ‘You may do it, but […]

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Mets Sure Could’ve Used Beltran Last Night

An article by posted on July 31, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sure Could’ve Used Beltran Last Night

As the Mets winning streak came to a halt at five games last night after a 3-0 loss to the Washington Nationals, I couldn’t help wondering if Carlos Beltran would’ve made a difference. Out of curiosity I decided to look up how Beltran had performed against the Nationals in his career. I was surprised to […]

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Nats Halt Mets Win Streak, Beat Amazins 3-0

An article by posted on July 31, 2011 0 Comments
Nats Halt Mets Win Streak, Beat Amazins 3-0

Nothing lasts forever and the Mets found that out when their five-game winning streak came to a screeching halt Saturday night in a 3-0 loss to the Washington Nationals. For the Mets it was their fifth shutout loss of the season and it cut short what had been a phenomenal stretch of run production for […]

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Memo To Sandy Alderson: Ya Gotta Believe!

An article by posted on July 30, 2011 0 Comments
Memo To Sandy Alderson: Ya Gotta Believe!

Willie Harris pulled a Tug McGraw before one of the games in Cincinnati and shouted out “Ya Gotta Believe!” after Terry Collins had addressed the team. Harris told his teammates that this season was far from over and that the odds the Mets could rally to make the playoffs were very good. He even joked […]

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