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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Well That Wasn’t Pretty

An article by posted on June 17, 2011 0 Comments

Well Mets fans, that sucked… Back to back stinkers from the Mets and suddenly .500 looks so far away again. I thought for sure the Mets were well on there way to their first walk-off win of the season, but instead it was just another one of those agonizing losses. With the Cardinals ahead 4-3 in the bottom […]

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Former Teenage Hitting Machine Leaves Game With Sore Knee

An article by posted on June 17, 2011 0 Comments

These annual Fernando Martinez posts are sort of like the Mets version of Groundhog Day the movie. They don’t always go up on the same exact day, but they usually occur shortly after the the first few “Lets call-up F-Mart” and “F-Mart is on fire” chants start popping up in the Mets blogosphere. Adam Rubin is […]

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The Players Believe, So Why Don’t We Join Them?

An article by posted on June 16, 2011 0 Comments
The Players Believe, So Why Don’t We Join Them?

Last night we finally got back to .500 and now sport 34-34 record, so what’s next? The Mets have an opportunity to do something very special this season if they can continue to scratch, fight and claw for wins they have. They are on a nice run and have won nine of their last 13 games […]

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Mets Sign 2nd Round Pick Cory Mazzoni, 11 Others

An article by posted on June 15, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets today announce that they have signed 12 draft picks from the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, including the club’s second round selection righthanded pitcher Cory Mazzoni from North Carolina State University.  The Mets have also signed: eighth round pick infielder Daniel Muno, 17th round pick outfielder Jonathan Clark, 19th round pick outfielder […]

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The Mets Are In Third Place!

An article by posted on June 15, 2011 0 Comments
The Mets Are In Third Place!

With Tuesday night’s 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves, the New York Mets moved past the Florida Marlins and into third place in the NL East. It’s the first time the Mets have been better than fourth place since April 10. Credit the Mets rotation for turning around the Mets fortunes in the past month and a half. […]

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Reyes Passes Rollins, Still Trails Tulo In All Star Voting

An article by posted on June 14, 2011 0 Comments

Jose Reyes passed Philadelphia’s Jimmy Rollins in All-Star voting, but still trails Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. The Daily News, also shares a short exchange with Reyes who is clearly interested in the All Star voting results. “Really, I’m in second now?” he said, when informed of the latest voting. “How far behind?” About 600,000 votes, […]

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Santana Has Soreness In Left Shoulder

An article by posted on June 13, 2011 0 Comments

I don’t like the sound of this one bit, but Johan Santana’s comeback attempt took a step back today when GM Sandy Alderson announced that the lefthander experienced “soreness in his left shoulder while attempting to increase the intensity of his mound sessions.” Santana was expected to begin his final phase of his recovery this week and face live hitters, but  when […]

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Mets Starters Are Curently The Best In The Majors

An article by posted on June 13, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Starters Are Curently The Best In The Majors

  Break up the Mets! I look at this team, and I see a team that is seemingly running on fumes and devoid of some of their key players whether they are on the DL or mired in a season long slump. It’s incredible how they go out on that diamond and continue to play ball […]

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Minaya’s Stamp Is All Over These Spirited Mets

An article by posted on June 12, 2011 0 Comments
Minaya’s Stamp Is All Over These Spirited Mets

Andy Martino of the Daily News writes that while Sandy Alderson is developing a thoughtful plan for this and future seasons, it is also worth noting that nearly every player contributing right now, firing up the fan base and keeping the season interesting, is a product of the Omar Minaya regime. Minaya’s legacy will always […]

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All Dillon Gee Does Is Win

An article by posted on June 11, 2011 0 Comments
All Dillon Gee Does Is Win

What can you say about Dillon Gee that hasn’t been said already? After another sparkling performance against the Pirates last night, Gee improved his record to 7-0 and became the first rookie in Mets franchise history to open a season by winning his first seven decisions. Gee tossed a career high eight innings and allowed just […]

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