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 Hang On To Beat The Braves 4-3

An article by posted on May 6, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary Despite a solid pitching performance by Livan Hernandez and some clutch hitting, the Mets almost let the win slip through their fingers thanks to some shoddy defense. Luckily, Chipper’s liner landed in Church’s glove for the final out and the Mets eked out the victory and completed a mini sweep of the Braves. […]

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Mets Block MTV, Nickelodeon From Clubhouse TVs

An article by posted on May 5, 2009 0 Comments

Mets Merized Online has just learned that the New York Mets have just activated Parental Controls on all 16 televisions installed in the player areas including the players lounge and locker room. Immediately after the parental controls were finally activated by the Verizon FIOS dude, COO Jeff Wilpon took over and immediately began adding channels […]

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Isn’t It Ironic? Don’t Ya Think?

An article by posted on May 5, 2009 0 Comments

One of the main reasons why the Mets ultimately passed on starting pitcher Derek Lowe this off season, was because of his age. You see, the Mets were only willing to give him three years and Lowe was looking for a fourth year which the Atlanta Braves were willing to give him. At 36-years old, […]

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Beltran Homers Twice, Mets Scalp Braves 6-4

An article by posted on May 5, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary The Mets got off to a terrible start, falling behind 3-0 to the Braves after two innings. But somehow, starter John Maine dug deep down and found the edge to stop the bleeding long enough for the Mets to comeback thanks to three 2-run homers and some solid work from the bullpen. The Mets […]

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Oliver Perez Is Mets New $36 Million Dollar LOOGY

An article by posted on May 4, 2009 0 Comments

In a surprising but predictable Mets fashion, Oliver Perez will go to the bullpen to work out his problems. It’s a terrible move for everyone involved because in effect the Mets are now working with a 24 man roster until Perez can get his act together. It would have been better to send Perez to […]

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Meeting Of The Minds In Atlanta

An article by posted on May 4, 2009 0 Comments

According to David Lennon at Newsday, GM Omar Minaya and COO Jeff Wilpon will both be in Atlanta holding a summit meeting to discuss among other things the team’s sluggish start and the immediate future of Oliver Perez. How I’d love to be a fly on the wall for that… Lennon writes, As much as […]

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Cliff Lee Trade Could Happen…

An article by posted on May 4, 2009 0 Comments

According to a small blurb ob Jon Heyman’s blog at SI.com, the Cleveland Indians may very well be considering offers for for starting pitcher Cliff Lee. Lee is off to a sluggish start but has also been the victim of poor run support. The 30-year old, lefthander won the Cy Young award last season after […]

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2009 Mets versus 1986 Mets

An article by posted on May 4, 2009 0 Comments

In an excellent article by John Harper of the Daily News, Harper believes that Omar Minaya has a lot to answer for should the Mets fail to make the playoffs this season despite the new 3 year contract he got from the Wilpons. Between his “we-don’t-have-an-edge” comments to Fox sports.com, which Minaya insists were misinterpreted, and Oliver […]

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Mailbag: Eddie Kunz and Josh Thole

An article by posted on May 4, 2009 0 Comments

Q – Can somebody please tell me whatever happened to Eddie Kunz? At one time he seemed like an untouchable, but now I never hear him mentioned anywhere. A – Eddie Kunz was considered to be the Mets closer of the future, but that label began to wear toward the end of the 2008 season.  […]

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Mets and Phillies Are Like Oil and Water

An article by posted on May 4, 2009 0 Comments

It seems like every time you turn around another player from the Phillies is flapping his mouth about the Mets. This time it’s reliever Ryan Madson who joins the fray when he made these comments as the Phillies and Mets got ready for their weekend series. Madson told beat writer Scott Lauber that he loves playing the […]

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