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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Baseball Like It Oughta Be

An article by posted on April 3, 2011 0 Comments
Baseball Like It Oughta Be

Only two games into the season, and I gotta tell you, I’m already liking what we’re seeing from Terry Collins a lot. After years of being besieged by watching badly managed games by the likes of Jerry Manuel, Willie Randolph and beyond, I suddenly find myself sitting back and enjoying a ballgame without yelling and shouting profanities […]

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Last Time It Happened – Home Runs

An article by posted on April 2, 2011 0 Comments

Some cool info from the Mets Notes they sent this morning. Multi-Home Runs, Game – Carlos Beltran, September 26, 2010 at Philadelphia Hit for the Cycle – Jose Reyes, June 21, 2006 vs. Cincinnati Inside-the-Park Home Run – Angel Pagan, May 19, 2010 at Washington (off Livan Hernandez) Leadoff Home Run – Jose Reyes, June […]

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Opening Night Booms and Busts

An article by posted on April 2, 2011 0 Comments

One down, 161 to go, and while most of us know better than to let panic set in as John Buck’s grand slam sailed out of the ballpark, we couldn’t help fight the feeling that it was all so familiar. Sigh. Every game has positives you can take from it, yes even losses. Here are […]

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Beltran Out With Knee Soreness, Duda Will Start In RF Tonight

An article by posted on April 1, 2011 0 Comments
Beltran Out With Knee Soreness, Duda Will Start In RF Tonight

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is not reporting that right fielder Carlos Beltran will NOT be in tonight’s lineup when the Mets open the season against the Florida Marlins. Carlos Beltran reported some soreness in his left knee this afternoon when he showed up for a team practice before tonight’s game. Manager Terry Collins decided […]

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MMO 2011 Staff Predictions: Award Winners

An article by posted on April 1, 2011 0 Comments

Here is who we think will bring home all the hardware in 2011 as well as who we believe will lead their leagues in a few key categories. (Click the image to enlarge!) Let us know what you think and feel free to share your predictions too!

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Shut-up, You Old Windbag

An article by posted on April 1, 2011 0 Comments
Shut-up, You Old Windbag

On Tuesday, Tim McCarver made some disparaging comments about the Mets with regard to the Madoff scandal. “It’s agonizing. I personally feel the Wilpons have to sell the ballclub. I don’t see how they can escape by selling a minority position, particularly when they don’t allow any control.” “It’s deplorable. I would not want to […]

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Collins Joshes With Us… Jose Thole?

An article by posted on April 1, 2011 0 Comments

Ha ha ha… Was Terry Collins joking with us on April Fools Day this morning? Here’s something that found it’s way into my in-box this morning with my Flushing Flash subscription. April 1, 2011 Dear Mets Fans: With our 2011 opener tonight in Florida, I want to make this pledge to Mets fans — our […]

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Last Minute Stuff Before Mets Opening Day

An article by posted on April 1, 2011 0 Comments

Today at Digital Domain Park, Jason Bay commented on the injury that led to him going on the Disabled List to start the season. “It was devastating at first. I took one swing and had a little bit of a sting or a stab in my side. I’ve never had that before. I kind of hoped it […]

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2011 MMO Staff Predictions: Part 1 Division Winners and Post Season

An article by posted on March 31, 2011 0 Comments

It’s time for our 2011 MMO Staff Predictions! This year, sixteen of us will look into our crystal balls and try to predict all the happenings of the 2011 Baseball Season. We will have three parts again this year: 1. 2011 Division Winners and Postseason – 12:00 PM 2. 2011 MLB Award Winners – Tomorrow (4/1) 3. 2011 10 Mets Predictions – […]

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Evans, Misch and Hernandez Clear Waivers

An article by posted on March 30, 2011 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, outfielder/first baseman Nick Evans has officially cleared waivers, and was sent to Triple-A. Evans was waived after losing out on a bench spot to Daniel Murphy, Willie Harris and Scott Hairston. Pat Misch and Luis Hernandez also cleared waivers. Original Post 3/28 This just in from Adam Rubin of ESPN New […]

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