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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Santana Shuts Down Phillies, Mets Win 1-0

An article by posted on May 7, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary In yet another spectacular performance, Johan Santana dazzled a packed house at Citi Field by combining with Pedro Feliciano and Francisco Rodriguez on a 3 hit shutout of the Phillies on Wednesday night. It was a classic pitchers duel with the lone run being scored by Carlos Delgado thanks to a throwing error by […]

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What Will Mets Do With J.J. Putz?

An article by posted on May 6, 2009 0 Comments

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports raises an interesting dilemma that will face the Mets next season when they decide how to handle the 2010 option on J.J. Putz, He writes, The Mets eventually will face an interesting decision on right-hander J.J. Putz, whom they can retain for 2010 by exercising his $9.1 million option. That’s […]

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Mets News: Ken Takahashi Not A Lock For Friday

An article by posted on May 6, 2009 0 Comments

David Lennon of Newsday is reporting that Ken Takahashi may not be a sure thing to start on Friday as was first reported by Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel. Lennon writes, It looks like the Mets may have changed their minds on starting Ken Takahashi for Friday’s game against the Pirates. Takahashi did not throw […]

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Lately, The Mets Are Mad As Hell

An article by posted on May 6, 2009 0 Comments

Maybe Omar Minaya knew exactly what he was doing when he told Fox Sports that Wright, Reyes, Beltran and Delgado don’t have an edge… Maybe it was sheer genius when Jerry Manuel pinch hit for Ramon Castro last week much to the dismay of many… When Alex Cora stepped in for Luis Castillo while he […]

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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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