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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Carlos Beltran Has No Plans To Be A DH

An article by posted on July 3, 2011 0 Comments
Carlos Beltran Has No Plans To Be A DH

It seems that just about everyone has Mets right fielder Carlos Beltran ticketed for a DH gig in the American League next season, or possibly even this one – everyone that is except Carlos Beltran. “Right now I’m not even thinking about that,” Beltran said. “I want to play in the outfield. I feel like […]

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The Making Of ’86 Mets Anthem, “Lets Go, Mets Go”

An article by posted on July 3, 2011 0 Comments

Lauren of snagflims.com, a site that streams over 2,100 free films, has a new video which features the back story behind the 1986 Mets anthem, “Lets Go, Mets Go”. She says, “ I would like to bring your attention to a great film called Let’s Go Mets, which documents the Mets team of the 80s, especially the 86 World Series […]

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Mets Notes: Buchholz Battling Depression, Johan Back On Mound, Wright Closer To Return

An article by posted on July 2, 2011 0 Comments

Reliever Taylor Buchholz has reportedly recovered from shoulder fatigue, but is now dealing with depression and anxiety. He is back home in Philadelphia, working with doctors who have recommended that he not pitch while he adjusts to some new medications. Buchholz has battled with depression before. Mets right-hander Dillon Gee is fighting through a dead arm period. He has thrown 87 2/3 innings […]

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My Problem With The Subway Series

An article by posted on July 1, 2011 0 Comments

I’m excited about tonight’s second round of the Subway Series at Citi Field. There’s always a post season type feel in the air whenever the Mets and Yankees go toe to toe – even though they always seem to be playing at opposite ends of the spectrum. Although I was originally opposed to inter-league play, I […]

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Have You Done Your Part? Only 3 Hours Left To Vote Reyes To ASG!

An article by posted on June 30, 2011 0 Comments
Have You Done Your Part? Only 3 Hours Left To Vote Reyes To ASG!

  CALLING ALL METS FANS!!! WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! VOTE JOSE & CARLOS TO THE 2011 ALL-STAR GAME!!! Vote for Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and the rest of the Mets to start on the National League All-Star team this summer in Arizona. Voting ends TONIGHT at 11:59 p.m. JOSE REYES MEET AND GREET  Vote for your […]

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Willie Harris’ Wife Loses Her Baby

An article by posted on June 30, 2011 0 Comments

Willie Harris’ wife Trey, who went into labor at the five-month mark in her pregnancy, lost the baby last night. Terrible news to say the least. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Willie Harris, his wife, and their entire family. Original Post Mets outfielder Willie Harris had to leave during Wednesday’s game to fly to New York […]

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Paul DePodesta On What Makes A Championship Player

An article by posted on June 30, 2011 0 Comments

Last night, I had the pleasure of being on a conference call with Paul DePodesta, the Mets’ Vice President of Player Development & Amateur Scouting. He was kind enough to field questions from me and several other Mets bloggers, and I was able to get the following question in: Joe DeCaro, Mets Merized Online: A few years ago […]

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Heyman Surveys GMs and Agents On Reyes’ Next Contract

An article by posted on June 29, 2011 0 Comments

In his latest column, Jon Heyman of SI.com, surveyed a few baseball executives and player agents who each predicted what kind of a free agent deal Jose Reyes will get in the offseason. “I think he will beat Crawford,” said the executive who predicted $150 million over seven years. “He’s younger plus he plays an impact position. He’s one of the […]

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With Beltran & Reyes Carrying The Team, The Swagger Is Back

An article by posted on June 29, 2011 0 Comments
With Beltran & Reyes Carrying The Team, The Swagger Is Back

What a game and what a thrill it was to see the Mets deliver one knock-out blow after another to the AL Central leading Detroit Tigers last night. Until Jason Bay hit the first of two Mets grand slams in the game, the Mets had gone 299 games and 280 plate appearances with the bases […]

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Jason Isringhausen: Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again?

An article by posted on June 28, 2011 0 Comments
Jason Isringhausen: Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again?

During Spring Training, when former Mets pitching phenom Jason Isringhausen reached out to assistant general manager J.P. Ricciardi for a bullpen session tryout, many of us crossed our fingers for the sake of nostalgia and hoped for the best. Many of us were further surprised when Izzy impressed Ricciardi so much that both he and general manager […]

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