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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Benchwarmers: Are Mets Reserves Better Or Worse?

An article by posted on April 29, 2011 0 Comments
Benchwarmers: Are Mets Reserves Better Or Worse?

Like any other major league bench, many of the Mets reserves have already been pressed into some regular duty due to injuries or giving a slumping regular some time off. Last year, general manager Omar Minaya caught a lot of heat for lack of a strong bench and also having poor depth at several key positions. Has […]

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What Are The Odds Jose Reyes Is Still With Mets Next Opening Day?

An article by posted on April 28, 2011 0 Comments
What Are The Odds Jose Reyes Is Still With Mets Next Opening Day?

Jose Reyes is really lighting up the Mets blogosphere today with several posts debating the merits of giving him an extension that will keep him in Flushing. But what are the odds that that can really happen? Is there a number that would make both sides happy? MetsBlog was asked if 5 years at $85-95 […]

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Daniel Murphy: We’re Trying To Get To A Hundred

An article by posted on April 28, 2011 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy: We’re Trying To Get To A Hundred

In a column by David Waldstein of the NY Times, Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy, still overflowing with enthusiasm after a dramatic win, channeled his inner Tug McGraw after the game. Waldstein explains: Daniel Murphy, who had two very big hits and one bad defensive mistake, said after the Mets beat the Washington Nationals, 6-3, […]

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National League’s Best Lineup?

An article by posted on April 27, 2011 0 Comments

1. Reyes 2. Murphy 3. Wright 4. Beltran 5. Bay 6. Davis Best lineup in the NL? That’s what Rich Couthino says in a post for WFAN. I surely got your attention with that headline — but it’s not as far-fetched as it sounds. New York’s lineup is the biggest reason why the Mets are […]

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Five’s Are Wild

An article by posted on April 26, 2011 0 Comments
Five’s Are Wild

The Mets extended their winning streak to five games with a 6-4 win against the Nationals. Francisco Rodriguez picked up his fifth save of the season. David Wright went 0 for 5 tonight.

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Ike Davis Bobblehead Day

An article by posted on April 26, 2011 0 Comments
Ike Davis Bobblehead Day

Here is a photo of the Ike Davis Bobblehead that will be given out on Sunday, July 19 in a game versus the St. Louis Cardinals. Very cool.

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Jeff Wilpon Sparks Mets 4-Game Win Streak

An article by posted on April 25, 2011 0 Comments
Jeff Wilpon Sparks Mets 4-Game Win Streak

Fred and Jeff Wilpon get a lot of heat these days from just about anyone who owns a keyboard, most of it undeserved. Many fans have even accused them of being to meddlesome in how the team is run (not so sure how true that is either). Well it appears that their meddling may have […]

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Mets Considered Sending Niese To Bullpen

An article by posted on April 25, 2011 0 Comments

According to the NY Post, Mets officials had been privately discussing using Niese out of the pen because they were concerned Niese was dismissing his changeup (he had thrown just nine in four starts), which reduced him to more of a reliever-like repertoire of fastball and curve. The Post says that this illustrates how dedicated this […]

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What Could Braun and Tulo Extensions Mean For Wright?

An article by posted on April 24, 2011 0 Comments

As most of you know, I’m not a long drawn out post type of guy, but I wanted to toss this out there for a healthy debate. On Thursday, Ryan Braun signed a five-year contract extension with the Milwaukee Brewers worth $105 million. According to Ken Rosenthal, here’s how that contract breaks down. Braun received […]

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Paulino and Pagan Both Suffering From Oblique Strains

An article by posted on April 23, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, the Mets announced that Angel Pagan has been placed on the disabled due to a pulled muscle in his left side. It turns out to be a similar intercostal strain that landed outfielder Jason Bay on the DL. Pagan was hurt on a swing Thursday night. He originally told the Mets the pain was a “4″ […]

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