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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Calling All Cars, Be On The Lookout For Brian Stokes

An article by posted on May 9, 2009 0 Comments

Brian Stokes has been missing since April 28th and none seems to know why he hasn’t been seen in a game since then. When last seen, Stokes was wearing his home uniform and had tossed 1.2 scoreless innings against the Marlins. He can easily be identified by his 0.00 ERA. Stokes is known to brandish a 98 […]

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Niese Impresses In Mets 7-3 Win Over The Bucs

An article by posted on May 9, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary Making his first start of the year for the Mets, Jonathon Niese exceeded everyones expectations and pitched a solid game against the Pirates, holding them to just two runs. The Mets rallied in the eight inning to break a 2-2 deadlock and beat the Bucs 7-3. It was the fifth straight win for the Mets […]

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Move Over Mariano, K-Rod Is The Best Now!

An article by posted on May 8, 2009 0 Comments

Today, Mike Francesa of WFAN has spent hours whining and bemoaning the fall of Yankees closer Mariano Rivera today. He is learning how to come to grips with the fact that Mariano Rivera has hit the wall and is no longer the most dominant closer in baseball. In 11.1 innings, Rivera has allowed 15 hits […]

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PED’s: Which Player Would Really Shock You The Most?

An article by posted on May 8, 2009 0 Comments

When the news broke yesterday about Manny Ramirez being suspended for using a banned substance, many expressed surprise and some shock. It was the same when Alex Rodriguez admitted he lied and that he did in fact use steroids. When two big players such as A-Rod and Manny Ramirez get thrust into the performance enhancing drugs […]

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Pelfrey Is Doing It Without The Strikeouts

An article by posted on May 8, 2009 0 Comments

Mike Pelfrey pitched a heck of a game yesterday as he helped to extend the Mets winning streak to four games after a 7-5 clubbing of the Phillies. Pelfrey pitched seven solid innings, but failed to notch one strikeout. It was his second straight game without a whiff. So far this season, Pelfrey has struck out […]

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Red Sox Legend, Dom DiMaggio Passes Away

An article by posted on May 8, 2009 0 Comments

The Associated Press is reporting that Dom DiMaggio has passed away. DiMaggio, a seven-time All Star who still holds the record for the longest consecutive game hitting streak in Boston Red Sox history, has died at his Massachusetts home. He was 92. DiMaggio, the brother of New York Yankees Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio, died […]

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Mets Unload On Moyer And Beat Phillies 7-5

An article by posted on May 8, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary Mike Pelfrey gave the Mets another solid performance as the Mets topped the Phillies 7-5. The Mets broke out of their prolonged power slump at Citi Field and slugged three homeruns off starter Jaimie Moyer who once again failed to notch his 250th win. K-Rod notched his 9th save in nine opportunities and […]

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Breaking News: Manny Ramirez Suspended For Banned Substance

An article by posted on May 7, 2009 0 Comments

The LA Times is reporting that Manny Ramirez has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and will be suspended 50 games starting today. Apparently, the test result and suspension is expected to be announced later today. The suspension will cost Ramirez $7.7 million, or roughly 31% of his $25-million salary. Players in violation of baseball’s drug […]

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Tim Redding Impresses At AAA-Buffalo

An article by posted on May 7, 2009 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News reported on pitcher Tim Redding yesterday who made a rehab start for the Buffalo Bisons and looked solid. He writes, Tim Redding, who had been signed to a $2.25 million guaranteed contract during the offseason, looks ready to contribute at the major-league level. Redding limited Lehigh Valley to one […]

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Is Johan Santana Besting 1969 Tom Seaver?

An article by posted on May 7, 2009 0 Comments

Ask any Mets fan who the greatest pitcher in franchise history is, and without hesitation they’ll say Tom Seaver. Ask that same fan what season was Seaver’s greatest and most likely they’ll say it was 1969 when he compiled a 25-7 record while leading the Mets to their first World Series title. After being treated […]

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