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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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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Brad Emaus Traded To The Rockies

An article by posted on April 22, 2011 0 Comments

Just a day after the New York Mets returned former Rule 5 pick back to the Toronto Blue Jays after clearing waivers, the Jays dealt Brad Emaus to the Colorado Rockies. In exchange the Blue Jays will receive pitcher Chris Malone and a player to be named later or cash. Original Post 4/19 According to […]

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The Suckitude Is Widespread, Only One Can Save Us Now

An article by posted on April 21, 2011 0 Comments

This stat comes courtesy of the Daily News today. According to Runs Saved, a defensive metric invented by John Dewan of Acta Sports that attempts to measure a team’s defense, the Mets are currently the worst defensive team in baseball. The Mets have a minus-26 runs saved, way in front of the second-worst defensive team, […]

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Video: Mark Cohoon Fans 11 Batters

An article by posted on April 21, 2011 0 Comments

Last night, left-hander Mark Cohoon recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts and allowed two unearned runs on five hits over seven innings as the Binghamton Mets defeated the Portland Sea Dogs, 5-2. “I had good control tonight,” Cohoon said. “I was able to command my fastball in to hitters and keep them honest at the plate. […]

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