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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Mets Flash: Parnell Can’t Hold Lead, Pressure Is Mounting

An article by posted on April 11, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Flash: Parnell Can’t Hold Lead, Pressure Is Mounting

Once again, the Mets bullpen could not hold a lead and they fell to the Rockies 7-6 tonight at Citi Field. This time the culprit was setup man Bobby Parnell who could be losing his grip on his role as a late inning reliever. Terry Collins was frustrated tonight and said he didn’t care how […]

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Isringhausen Comes Full Circle

An article by posted on April 11, 2011 0 Comments
Isringhausen Comes Full Circle

It didn’t take long for GM Sandy Alderson to act after yesterdays debacle by the bullpen that cost starter Chris Young a well deserved win. For reliever Jason Isringhausen however, it was opportunity knocking as he replaces the ousted Blaine Boyer who was cut minutes dater his meltdown. “We need some innings,” Alderson said. “We’re […]

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Mets Cut Boyer and Duda, Promote Izzy and Iggy

An article by posted on April 10, 2011 0 Comments

After today’s 7-3 loss to the Nationals, the Mets announced two moves intended to bolster an already spent and woefully ineffective bullpen. Blaine Boyer, who was largely responsible for todays loss and had a 10.80 ERA so far this season, was released and designated for assignment. Boyer will be replaced by former Met Jason Isringhausen, who […]

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Mets DL Ronny Paulino

An article by posted on April 10, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets placed Ronny Paulino on the15-day DL list before Sunday’s series finale against Washington.   The move couldn’t be backdated due to Paulino’s suspension, so the Mets expect him to play in some minor-league games before returning April 26. “It’s important for him to ramp it up these next 15 days so he can […]

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Sunday’s Mets Notes

An article by posted on April 10, 2011 0 Comments

CARLOS BELTRAN: Connected on two home runs last night for his 28th multi-home run game of his career… His last two home run game was on September 26, 2010 at Philadelphia… It was the eighth multi-home run game by a Mets player in Citi Field’s history… It was Beltran’s 16th multi-home run effort as a […]

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Mets Flash: Beltran Blasts A Pair, Ike Remains Hot

An article by posted on April 9, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets picked up their first win of the season at Citi Field thanks to a big night by Carlos Beltran and Ike Davis. Beltran blasted a two-run homer in his first at-bat to put the Mets up 2-0 in the first inning, then after the Mets lost the lead, he belted a solo shot […]

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Quick Reaction: Ralph Kiner Only Met Who Could Throw A Strike

An article by posted on April 8, 2011 0 Comments

I’m sure one of my esteemed co-bloggers will have a recap up later, and I know a couple of them were at the game, but I had to jump in and express my utter disappointment in today’s home opening  6-2 loss to the Nationals. Hey, you can’t win them all, but this game was just a […]

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Mets Home Opener Trivia Contest! Five Lucky Winners!

An article by posted on April 8, 2011
Mets Home Opener Trivia Contest! Five Lucky Winners!

Time for another Mets Trivia Contest to celebrate today’s Home Opener at Citi Field… WE ARE GIVING AWAY FIVE FREE BOOKS! 162-0: Imagine a Mets Perfect Season A brand new release by author Howie Karpin that just came out this week and includes a foreword by David Wright. It imagines the unimaginable by bringing to life 162 […]

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Mets’ First Rounder Has Solid Debut

An article by posted on April 8, 2011 0 Comments
Mets’ First Rounder Has Solid Debut

Some good news from Port St. Lucie where 2010 first-round pick Matt Harvey made his professional debut on Thursday evening. After a shaky start most likely from jitters, Harvey went on to pitch a solid game as the St. Lucie Mets defeated the Palm Beach Cardinals 1-0. Harvey struck out nine and scattered five hits over […]

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Mets Fans Are Extra Creepy

An article by posted on April 7, 2011 0 Comments

Came across this post via MetsBlog and thought I would share it here. John Gonzalez, a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, had some harsh words for the Mets and Mets fans in particular. In a column entitled “Mets Are A National Punchline”, he writes: The Mets don’t have to be good or even mediocre for you […]

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