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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Interview With B-Mets Beat Writer, Brian Moritz

An article by posted on June 29, 2009 0 Comments

This weekend, I had the pleasure of having Brian Moritz answer a few questions for me and get us caught up on the Binghamton Mets and also get the scoop on some of our top prospects. Brian has been covering the B-Mets for three years for the Press & Sun Bulletin, and he reports on them daily […]

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Citi Field – Where Homeruns Go To Die

An article by posted on June 29, 2009 0 Comments

 I read an interesting article on ESPN by Tristan Cockcroft entitled Shea It Isn’t. The piece is well written and well researched and is a fair comparison of the two parks. One of the interesting parts of his article was the following chart which shows exactly which non-homers would have been homeruns at Shea Stadium. Hitter […]

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Mark DeRosa To The Cardinals For A Relief Prospect

An article by posted on June 28, 2009 0 Comments

I guess this is a great example of that old adage, “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer”. The Cleveland Indians have traded infielder Mark DeRosa to the St. Louis Cardinals for reliever Chris Perez and a player to be named later. DeRosa was hitting .270 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs this season […]

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One Hit Wonders – Mets Fall To Yankees 5-0

An article by posted on June 27, 2009 0 Comments

It was a tough game to watch tonight at Citi Field, as the Mets were shutout by the Yankees 5-0. Alex Cora’s single in the sixth inning was the only hit the Mets had tonight, as the Yankees came so close to pitching the first no-hitter at Citi Field… For the second day in a row! What I […]

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Vote For Meet The Mets!

An article by posted on June 27, 2009 0 Comments

By now you’ve heard all the crazy sing-a-longs the Mets have been showcasing in the eight inning. Here’s your chance to make “Meet the Mets” the official 8th inning sing-a-long. According to press release from the team, The New York Mets today announced the launch of an online fan vote to pick the Mets Eighth […]

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I Have A Couple Of Axes To Grind This Morning

An article by posted on June 27, 2009 0 Comments

In what turned out to be the one and only opportunity for the Mets to breakthrough and rough up C.C. Sabathia, the Mets blew a golden opportunity. Actually, let me clarify that and say Jerry Manuel blew a golden opportunity. In the fifth inning, after Gary Sheffield broke up Sabathia’s perfect game with a lead-off solo […]

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John Maine Shut Down With Shoulder Pain

An article by posted on June 26, 2009 0 Comments

According to a team press release, Mets right-hander John Maine, who was supposed to continue a minor-league rehabilitation assignment Saturday, instead will not pick up a ball for a week because of recurring discomfort in his shoulder.Maine (5-4 with a 4.52 ERA) called his injury “a little bit of a pinched nerve” and conceded he […]

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Mets 1/2 Game Out Of First, B-Team Finding Ways To Win!

An article by posted on June 26, 2009 0 Comments

If you’re a crazed Mets fan like me, you probably have that little sidebar gadget on your Vista desktop that shows you the updated NL East Standings. And if you are a discombobulated nut like me, you probably knocked over your orange juice this morning when you booted your laptop and the first thing you notice is that […]

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Mets Nail Carpenter And Take The Finale 3-2

An article by posted on June 25, 2009 0 Comments

What a game my friends! The Mets showed some fight, some heart, and some grit… Call it whatever you want, but they played some of the best baseball of the season in taking three games out of four against the St. Louis Cardinals. In today’s finale, they touched up Cardinals ace, Chris Carpenter for three runs […]

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Carlos Beltran Not Trusting Mets Medical Team, Smart Guy…

An article by posted on June 25, 2009 0 Comments

We’ve said it time and time again here on this site, but I wouldn’t trust the Mets’ medical team. with a hangnail. After all the wrong diagnoses and misrepresentations and errant treatments, Carlos Beltran has seen enough bad medicine to let him seek a second opinion with an outside doctor. According to Jon Heyman, Beltran […]

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