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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Tony B At It Again, Cora Frustrated, Ollie’s Follies

An article by posted on July 5, 2009 0 Comments

It looks like Mets assistant GM, Tony Bernazard is back to his back-stabbing ways, and this time it is Jerry Manuel who is lining up to be his next victim. Bill Madden of the Daily News writes, Nevertheless, there’s still no getting around the fact the Mets are presently a depleted mess, plagued not only by this […]

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Cutting Darren O’Day Was A Costly Mistake

An article by posted on July 4, 2009 0 Comments

You may remember that back on April 19th, the Mets purchased the contract of pitcher Nelson Figueroa from Buffalo to make a start against the Milwaukee Brewers. Figgy pitched a decent game allowing just three runs, but the Mets lost 4-2. Immediately after the game, the Mets designated Figueroa for assignment and came close to […]

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Phillies Rough Up Livan And Beat The Mets 7-2

An article by posted on July 3, 2009 0 Comments

The Phillies got the fireworks started early on Friday night, and before Livan Hernandez could get an out in the fourth inning, he was out of the game and heading for the showers. Livan was pulled from the game after allowing 7 earned runs on 10 hits and 4 walks. It was ugly, and he simply didn’t have […]

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Can The Mets Hold Down The Fort Until More Troops Arrive?

An article by posted on July 3, 2009 0 Comments

To begin, let me first commend the Mets on the remarkable fight and resiliency they displayed yesterday at PNC Park where they beat the Pirates 9-8 in ten innings. I thought they showed remarkable courage and fight under some intense adversity. These days, the Mets are not only faced with the challenge of battling the […]

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John Franco Was Right, So What’s All The Uproar About?

An article by posted on July 2, 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday while a guest of Kevin Kennedy’s Inside Pitch on Sirius XM, former Mets closer and captain John Franco, threw a spit ball at his former team when he was asked to comment on the current state of the Mets. “Watching them almost every day, there’s no leadership there,” Franco said during an interview with SIRIUS XM. Nobody […]

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Pelfrey Outduels Gallardo, Mets Edge Brewers 1-0

An article by posted on July 1, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets salvaged the final game of the series and avoided a second consecutive sweep thanks to starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey. The game looked like a colossal mismatch on paper as another makeshift Mets lineup took on one of the best starting pitchers in the game in Jovani Gallardo. Gallardo absolutely dominated the Mets and […]

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I’m Running Out Of Axes To Grind

An article by posted on July 1, 2009 0 Comments

I used to consider the Mets my therapy and my stress relief from the daily grind, never did I believe that they would become the source of my angst. I thought for sure that we were going to win it all in 2009 after we signed K-Rod and traded for Putz. I really wanted to […]

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The Cardinals Are Brilliant, Mets Not So Much

An article by posted on June 30, 2009 0 Comments

As most of you know, the Cardinals picked up utility infielder Mark DeRosa for reliever Chris Perez and a player to be named later. Of course some of us were shocked that the mets couldn’t up that offer, and there has been plenty of debate as to whether or not trading Bobby Parnell was worth […]

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The Verdict Is In On Beltran… He’s Okay!

An article by posted on June 30, 2009 0 Comments

You can all breathe easier Mets fans, as our good friend Adam Rubin of the Daily News reports the following… Carlos Beltran’s trip to Vail, Colo., provided a reassuring diagnosis, a source familiar with the examination told the Daily News. Dr. Richard Steadman, who examined Beltran on Monday, agreed with the team medical staff’s assessment […]

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Mets Under .500, Fall To Brewers 10-6

An article by posted on June 29, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 10-6 tonight although it wasn’t as close as the score would suggest. The Mets looked lifeless out there tonight and their body language has become a concern to me. Every now and then when the cameras peeked into the dugout, all you saw were a bunch of sad […]

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