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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Oliver Perez Blames Knee Pain, Manuel Unconvinced

An article by posted on May 3, 2009 0 Comments

Jerry Manuel met with Oliver Perez today and although nothing was resolved officially it certainly looks like Perez has temporarily lost his spot in the rotation. ESPN writes, Perez and Manuel spoke in a closed-door meeting before Sunday’s game against the Phillies was rained out. Manuel appeared like a manager leaning toward skipping Perez when […]

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Who Replaces Perez In The Rotation?

An article by posted on May 3, 2009 0 Comments

Brian Costa of the Star Ledger ponders some of the options the Mets might consider as a replacement for Oliver Perez. Ken Takahashi: The Mets liked what they saw from him Saturday, when he tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings against the Phillies in his major-league debut. He was also lights-out at Triple-A Buffalo, with just […]

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Mets Fans Will Pay Dearly For Oliver’s Twist

An article by posted on May 3, 2009 0 Comments

It seems like ripping off the Wilpon family is en vogue these days. The sad part about that is that the Wilpon’s can always recoup their losses by giving their fan base the bill. After two straight disappointing seasons and a world of revenue pouring in from a new park, the Mets were poised to […]

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A Few Thoughts On Today’s Loss

An article by posted on May 2, 2009 0 Comments

Talk about having defeat snatched out of the jaws of victory, what a depressing loss. Depressing not because the Mets played poorly, only that the victory was right there for the taking. This game featured plenty of ups and downs, but a key hit or two could have made all of us Mets fans happy […]

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Carlos Delgado Update Is Not Encouraging

An article by posted on May 2, 2009 0 Comments

David Lennon reports a not so optimistic view on the status of Carlos Delgado and his ailing hip. Carlos Delgado said he was not ready to play today after taking BP a few moments ago. GM Omar Minaya spoke with the first baseman behind the batting cage and Delgado told him he was “feeling better” […]

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10 Players Who Could Have Been Mets

An article by posted on May 2, 2009 0 Comments

Here is a list of players that were either rumored or reported to have interest, or connected to the Mets in someway this off season. Most of them were reported by sports writers via their Mets sources. Some of them were free agents and others were connected via trade rumors. I wanted to take a look […]

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Mets Find Their Edge And Top Phillies 7-4

An article by posted on May 2, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary The Mets (10-12) beat the  Philadelphia Phillies (11-10)  7-4 in the first game of a make or break series for the Mets. Mike Pelfrey wasn’t spectacular, but pitched well enough to get the Mets back on track and pick up the win. The Mets bats came alive in this one scoring early and often. Mets Pitching Mike Pelfrey improved […]

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Do The Mets Lack A Killer Instinct?

An article by posted on May 2, 2009 0 Comments

Omar Minaya spoke with Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and made some disparaging remarks when talking about the team’s lack of what he calls “an edge”. “We have good guys, solid professionals. There is a smile on David Wright’s face, a smile on Jose Reyes’s face. But there is not an edge to them. Some people […]

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Should Dan Warthen Be Worried About His Job Security?

An article by posted on May 1, 2009 0 Comments

How much blame does pitching coach Dan Warthen warrant for the lack of early season success from the 2-5 pitchers? A lot? A little? None? If the Mets are going to win this thing, it’s going to take a lot more than Johan Santana and good bullpen. The inability for our starters to pitch deep […]

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Injury Update: Brian Schneider Setback

An article by posted on May 1, 2009 0 Comments

The NY Post is reporting that Brian Schneider is still being hampered by a sore right calf and may not be activated from the DL as expected on Sunday. Omir Santos and Ramon Castro are getting a reprieve this weekend when it comes to worrying about their roster spots after regular catcher Brian SchneiderBrian Schneider […]

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