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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Sammy To The Hall of Fame? Say It Ain’t Sosa!

An article by posted on June 23, 2009 0 Comments

Former Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg, levied some harsh criticism on Sammy Sosa and his Hall of Fame chances. According to Sandberg, a Hall of Famer himself, Sammy Sosa does not belong in the Hall because of integrity issues associated with the steroids era. While a guest on ESPN 1000 radio today, Sandberg said: “They use the word ‘integrity’ in […]

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Jose Reyes Not Hurt After Car Accident

An article by posted on June 22, 2009 0 Comments

According to a tweet from Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post, Jose Reyes and trainer Ray Ramirez were involved in a car accident. Jose Reyes and the Mets trainer were in a car accident on the Triboro Bridge today. Reyes was not injured. Reyes and Ray Ramirez were hit from behind by a fire truck. […]

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Bullpen Running Out Of Gas, Elmer Dessens Can Help

An article by posted on June 22, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets bullpen got off to a great start and quickly staked its claim as the best in the National League after an off-season overhaul. But as the season wore on, and the bullpen innings continued to mount, we began to see some cracks as May came to an end. Jerry Manuel was quick to […]

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The Ultimate Fathers Day Team

An article by posted on June 21, 2009 0 Comments

I thought I would do something special in honor of Fathers Day and take a look at all those fathers and sons that have played in the Major League’s and see if I could field a decent team. I think I did pretty good, and I was surprised to see how common it really was […]

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Nieve Expectations, Murphy Hot, Santana Not

An article by posted on June 20, 2009 0 Comments

Two starts in and Fernando Nieve is looking like a solid waiver wire pickup, although we’ve been down this road before with guys like Alay Soler, Jorge Sosa and most recently Nelson Figueroa. Lets just temper our expectations a little before we start getting a little bit too giddy. Nieve had a 4.91 ERA at Class-AA […]

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Someone Please Shut Rick Peterson Up

An article by posted on June 17, 2009 0 Comments

A pissed off Johan Santana shot back at rumors started by former Mets pitching coach Rick Peterson for saying Santana’s surgically repaired left knee is the reason. “How did he know that my knee hurts?” Santana said before the Mets played the Orioles. “That’s the question that I have. You guys tell me how did he […]

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Mets vs Orioles – Lineup, Sheffield, A Tiny Rant, And Some Thanks

An article by posted on June 16, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets get set to rebound from a pretty bad week of baseball tonight, when they take on the Baltimore Orioles. Mike Pelfrey (4-2, 4.68 ERA) Pelfrey was locked in for the first six innings against the Phillies on Wednesday, allowing two hits and one run. Things unraveled in the seventh, though; he surrendered three […]

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Mets Find Themselves In A Real Trade Dilemma

An article by posted on June 16, 2009 0 Comments

Today I want to take a not so in-depth look at where the Mets stand in terms of making a deal. I keep reading and hearing all these different trade rumors that are making less and less sense as we move closer to the trade deadline. All I hear is that we need to get Matt […]

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Video: Tom Seaver Talks About Being Traded To Reds

An article by posted on June 15, 2009 0 Comments

Earlier today, Rob (aka Tie Dyed) penned a great piece that looked back on that ill-fated day when the Mets traded “The Franchise” Tom Seaver to the Cincinnati Reds. Here is some video where Mike Douglas interviews Tom Seaver and they discuss that trade and the events that led up to it. Enjoy this vintage video…

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So What’s The Deal With Johan Santana?

An article by posted on June 15, 2009 0 Comments

It’s been a steady decline in performance for Johan Santana recently. It’s a decline that began on May 16th and culminated in an all time low point in his career on Sunday against the Yankees. Santana’s velocity has now dropped to 89 MPH on his fastball, which makes his usual lethal changeup a lot less […]

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