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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Great Baseball Game, Big Pelf, Alex Cora, Omir Santos

An article by posted on June 11, 2009 0 Comments

I know that many of you are disappointed we couldn’t pull out a win last night against the Phillies. We were so close. Despite the loss it was a heck of a game and we have been treated to some great baseball in the last two games. The Phillies and Mets rivalry has blossomed to […]

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Here’s How Bob Murphy Would Have Called It

An article by posted on June 10, 2009 0 Comments

So much for all that talk about Citi Field being the place where would-be homeruns go to die… Last night, baseballs were flying out of Citi Field like nobody’s business as the Phillies and Mets combined to hit seven homeruns to set a new single game record and smashing the previous high of five at […]

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Santana Was Feisty Last Night, And I Loved It!

An article by posted on June 10, 2009 0 Comments

Johan Santana was absolutely brilliant last night… no not on the mound, but at the plate. His RBI double in the sixth inning proved to be the difference maker as the Mets topped the Phillies 6-5. On the mound it was a totally  different story as Santana served up four homers, but on this damp […]

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Mets Select LHP Steven Matz and SS Robert Shields On Day One Of Draft

An article by posted on June 10, 2009 0 Comments

As reported on Mets.com, the Mets, selected left-handed pitcher Steven Matz with their first selection, 72nd overall, in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. Matz, a senior at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket, NY, went 6-1 with a 0.47 ERA in his first seven starts of the season. In 44 innings, he allowed 11 hits, […]

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Don’t Blame Citi Field For Mets Power Outage!

An article by posted on June 8, 2009 0 Comments

Everyone is blaming Citi Field for the Mets power outage this season, but is that really the case? While researching for another post this morning, I took a look at some Mets team stats and came across some information that some of you may find surprising. I learned that the Mets have hit more homeruns […]

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Will Mets Be Power-less Against Phillies, Yanks?

An article by posted on June 8, 2009 0 Comments

In what should be a very telling week for the Mets, they face off against their two fiercest rivalries; the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees. The Yankees have knocked out 88 homeruns which is ranked number two in all of baseball second only to the Texas Rangers who have one more at 89. The Phillies […]

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Omir Santos: Did We Catch Lightning In A Bottle?

An article by posted on June 6, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets have been socked with too many injuries and a fair share of adversity so far this season. When that happens, it becomes so hard to spot some of the good things that have also emerged out of all the drama and upheaval. One such positive has been the outstanding pitching of Livan Hernandez. Who could […]

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Fernando Martinez Will Stay With Mets When Church Is Activated

An article by posted on June 6, 2009 0 Comments

Although the decision to bring up Fernando Martinez was met with 50/50 support on this site when we were lobbying heavily for his callup, I bet that at least some of those opposing Mets fans agree that F-Mart has been a fine addition and has held his own. When talking to reporters after last nights […]

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Mets Minors – Brad Holt Makes AA Debut, Ike Davis, Josh Thole

An article by posted on June 6, 2009 0 Comments

Last years top draft pick for the New York Mets, first baseman Ike Davis, got a special mention in this weeks Baseball America’s Prospect Hot Sheet. The Mets used the 18th overall pick in last year’s draft to select Arizona State 1B Ike Davis mostly on the strength of his power projection. The key word is […]

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Mets Make Some Roster Moves To Replace Putz

An article by posted on June 5, 2009 0 Comments

After placing J.J. Putz on the disabled list today, the Mets called up right-handed reliever Fernando Nieve from Triple-A Buffalo and claimed lefty reliever Pat Misch off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. Nieve will take Putz’s spot on the roster and in the bullpen, while Misch was immediately assigned to Buffalo. To make room […]

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