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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Beltran Could Make It Tough On Mets

An article by posted on May 25, 2011 0 Comments

I never really weighed in on Fred Wilpon’s New Yorker interview yesterday, and I don’t really intend to go into it except to say I was most turned off by the owner mocking Carlos Beltran’s 2006 NLCS strikeout against Adam Wainwright. Wow… Et tu, Brute? It read like something Mike from Toms River would say calling into […]

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Dragging Out The Inevitable?

An article by posted on May 24, 2011 0 Comments

Michael O’Keefe of the Daily News reported that the upcoming edition of Sports Illustrated will feature more comments from Mets owner Fred Wilpon, this time elaborating on some of the issues he is dealing with regarding the sale of the team and the clawback lawsuit. In the SI article, Wilpon reportedly admits that if he loses the […]

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Amazin’ Reactions To Fred Wilpon Comments

An article by posted on May 23, 2011 0 Comments
Amazin’ Reactions To Fred Wilpon Comments

Amazin’ Reactions David Wright:   “Fred is a good man and is obviously going through some difficult times. There is nothing more productive that I can say at this time.” Scott Boras:  “This is not consistent with the Fred Wilpon I know,” Boras said. “I think an organization’s best chance to succeed is to conduct itself […]

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Believe By Lori Martini and Featuring Nick Javas!

An article by posted on May 23, 2011 0 Comments
Believe By Lori Martini and Featuring Nick Javas!

Today we are happy to bring you an interview I did with Lori Martini who wrote the lyrics and music for the song “Believe“ and Nick Javas who is featured in the song. It’s their rallying song dedicated to the New York Mets which you can listen to here. Lori, a die-hard Mets fan, will be at Citi Field on […]

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Subway Series Notes: Mets Derailed In The Bronx

An article by posted on May 22, 2011 0 Comments
Subway Series Notes: Mets Derailed In The Bronx

What started out with a big 2-1 win over the Yankees on Friday night to kick-off the Subway Series, took a turn for the worse on Saturday when an ineffective Chris Capuano let up four homers in a 7-3 loss. Then things completely unraveled today when Mike Pelfrey had one of his classic meltdowns on the mound in […]

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He Did It! Turner Sets New Rookie RBI Record For Mets

An article by posted on May 21, 2011 0 Comments
He Did It! Turner Sets New Rookie RBI Record For Mets

Justin Turner drove in a run for the seventh straight game, establishing a new franchise rookie mark. Swoboda had RBIs in six straight games in August 1965. Turner’s line-drive single to right plated Daniel Murphy as the Mets took a 2-0 first-inning lead. Unfortuantely the Mets got clobbered 7-3, but let’s hear it for Turner. […]

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2011 Mets Bullpen: What A Relief!

An article by posted on May 21, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets are winning again and are 17-9 in their last 26 games. Good starting pitching and timely hitting have certainly helped, but the bullpen has been absolutely phenomenal. The Mets bullpen has allowed only six earned runs in 51 1/3 innings in May, for a 1.05 ERA. Jason Isringhausen has been more than anyone […]

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Wow, Has It Really Been 14 Years Already?

An article by posted on May 20, 2011 0 Comments
Wow, Has It Really Been 14 Years Already?

I came across a post by John Schweibacher of WFAN who reminded me that tonight marks the the 15th season of interleague play. Where do all the years go? Believe it or not, the Mets were a franchise-best 13-5 in interleague play last year, not bad considering how the season played out. It was the most […]

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A Foregone Conclusion…

An article by posted on May 19, 2011 0 Comments

Jose Reyes went 3-4 with two runs scored last night and has now raised his batting average to .322 for the season. The Mets are 110-29 (.791) when Jose Reyes scores two or more runs. Currently, Reyes leads the majors in triples (6), multi-hit games (19), hits (59) and stolen bases (16) and is tied for […]

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Justin Turner Could Match Mets Rookie RBI Record

An article by posted on May 19, 2011 0 Comments
Justin Turner Could Match Mets Rookie RBI Record

The good folks at Elias Sports Bureau say that Justin Turner can match Ron Swoboda’s 1965 franchise rookie record if he can drive in a run Friday at Yankee Stadium. Turner has produced an RBI in five straight games, one shy of Swoboda’s mark. He has 10 RBIs over the five-game span. With the start of the […]

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