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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Nick Evans Is Having A Terrible Season

An article by posted on May 12, 2009 0 Comments

Nick Evans has been called the first baseman of the future for the New York Mets and has been considered the heir apparent to Carlos Delgado. The Mets may have to rethink all of that in light of the tremendous struggles Evans is experiencing at AAA – Buffalo. In 75 at-bats for the Bisons, Evans […]

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Shock, Outrage and Frustration

An article by posted on May 12, 2009 0 Comments

Jerry Manuel was asked a great question during the post game presser. “Will your team come to regret these Johan Santana losses in September?” “There will probably come a time,” Mets manager Jerry Manuel said. “There will probably come a point where you’ll think, ‘Wow, we missed a lot of opportunities with Johan.’” Ya think??? […]

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I Got Two Big Problems With This Loss

An article by posted on May 11, 2009 0 Comments

1. Why did he take out Johan Santana when he was the only pitcher best equipped to get out of that inning? I don’t care if Johan Santana had already thrown over 100 pitches. The guy is a warrior and wanted to stay in the game. Plus even if he was a little winded, 80% […]

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OK, Lets Talk About Sean Green

An article by posted on May 11, 2009 0 Comments

Let me begin by saying that the Mets bullpen is one of the best in baseball right now and certainly the best in the National League. With that being said, this post might come off as being a little bit too nit-picky. I am somewhat befuddled by Jerry Manuel’s incessant overuse of Sean Green so […]

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Ian Snell Needs Some Serious Therapy

An article by posted on May 11, 2009 0 Comments

While reading a recap of yesterday’s game from Associated Press, I read something that caught me completely by surprise. Apparently, after the game Ian Snell spoke with reporters and pretty much accused Wright of somehow stealing signs. Here is the way AP tells it, “They hit some good pitches. I found out later they had our […]

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Mets Make It Seven Straight, Beat Pirates 8-4

An article by posted on May 11, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary Livan Hernandez survived a shaky start, but settled down and gave the Mets six solid innings, as the Mets won their seventh straight and beat the Pirates 8-4 on Sunday. Carlos Beltran, Luis Castillo and Omir Santos each drove in a pair of runs for the Mets, who continued their offensive revival at […]

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What If Niese Keeps Pitching Good?

An article by posted on May 10, 2009 0 Comments

Many of us are still feeling good after watching Jonathon Niese make his season debut and deliver a top notch performance, beating the Pirates and giving us something to get excited about. I don’t know what prompted the Mets to make the last minute switch and replace Ken Takahashi with Niese for that start, but […]

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Brian Schneider Not Even Close To Returning

An article by posted on May 10, 2009 0 Comments

Gary Cohen just gave an update on Brian Schneider during the WB11 Mets broadcast. He said, “Brian Schneider isn’t even close to a return and in fact he hasn’t even done any running”. Schneider, was placed on the disabled list with a strained back on April 17, and was eligible to return on May 2nd. […]

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I Think Reyes Has Turned A Corner… Really!

An article by posted on May 10, 2009 0 Comments

Gary Cohen has embedded it into our brains… As Jose Reyes goes, so do the Mets. Lets face it, Reyes hasn’t exactly lit it up with his bat or on the bases this season. But, if you take a closer look you’ll find that his current .336 on-base percentage, matches his career total exactly. So, while […]

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Mets Maul The Pirates In 10-1 Blowout

An article by posted on May 9, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary The Mets finally got the idea and decided that the best way to play Citi Field was to stop swinging for the fences and start driving the ball toall fields. The results were astonishing as the launched a 17 hit attack and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-1. Johan Maine started and continues to show […]

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