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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Wright Got Hot After Being Dropped In The Lineup

An article by posted on May 18, 2009 0 Comments

I took a look at David Wrights numbers this season and see how his splits looked since he was dropped from third in the batting order to fifth. These numbers do not reflect last nights game. Lets just ignore the one game where he batted cleanup and just compare his stats in the number three […]

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If You’re Going To Play Both Murphy and Reed…

An article by posted on May 18, 2009 0 Comments

Maybe someone can help me out on this, but if both Jeremy Reed and Daniel Murphy are in the lineup, shouldn’t you play Reed in leftfield and Murphy at first base? Wouldn’t it make sense to be defensively flawed at one position rather than two? Jeremy Reed is a fine defensive outfielder, and in his career he […]

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What The Hell Was Manuel Thinking??

An article by posted on May 18, 2009 0 Comments

First, we should all be happy today because the Mets took three out of four games against the Giants, including a big win against Tim Lincecum and another win on a night that Johan Santana clearly didn’t have it. With that said, I’m frustrated that we didn’t walk out of there with a four game […]

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J.J. Putz Was Dealing Last Night

An article by posted on May 17, 2009 0 Comments

When the Mets made the deal for J.J. Putz this past off season, most of us applauded the move not only because it shuttle Aaron Heilman out of town, but because one look at Putz and you knew we were getting one of the most dominant closers in the American League. So far this season, […]

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Mets Pound Big Unit, Beat Giants 9-6

An article by posted on May 17, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary It was supposed to be the classic pitchers duel, Randy Johnson versus Johan Santana, but it ended up being anything but. Neither Johnson or Santana brought their “A” games, but in the end it was Santana who came out on top and the Mets who outlasted the Giants 9-6 and won their third […]

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Mets Not Freaked Out, They Beat The Giants 8-6

An article by posted on May 16, 2009 0 Comments

Lincecum, Schmincecum… That’s all the Mets had to say as they completed their biggest comeback of the season and beat the Giants 8-6 on Friday night. It was a game that featured many layers of clutch hitting, clutch baserunning, clutch fielding and a little bit of luck on this very Freaky Friday. Livan Hernandez started and […]

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Tim Redding To Start On Monday

An article by posted on May 15, 2009 0 Comments

According to Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post, Tim Redding will come off the DL and make his first start of the season on Monday against the Dodgers. He also writes, Redding, the former National who was signed to a one-year, $2.25 million deal in the offseason, has been sidelined since early in spring training […]

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Reyes Out Of Lineup Again and Other Mets Notes

An article by posted on May 15, 2009 0 Comments

Shortstop Jose Reyes will miss his second consecutive game due to a right calf injury. Reyes did say that it was feeling better than yesterday so the condition is improving. Carlos Delgado will also miss another game with his hip injury, and questions still swirl about regarding his status for the rest of the season. […]

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Opinion: What’s The Deal With Jose Reyes?

An article by posted on May 15, 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday Jose Reyes was the big topic of conversation and it was due mostly to a couple of reasons. The first being, his erratic decisions while running the bases (or trotting), and the second big flare up came when the news hit that a stiff calf would keep him out of the lineup. The radio call-in […]

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Mets Steal First Game From Giants 7-4

An article by posted on May 15, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets had another unlikely win last night that saw them come from behind and take the lead with three runs in the ninth inning and then hang on for the 7-4 win. The go-ahead run scored after Carlos Beltran doubled and then stole third base in the ninth. David Wright then drove home Beltran with […]

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