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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One Time Top Prospect Fernando Martinez Is Back On The DL

An article by posted on April 15, 2011 0 Comments

Fernando Martinez, who was once the Mets number one prospect for several years until 2010, was placed on the disabled list today with a strained hamstring. F-Mart is no stranger to the DL and he has spent the better part of his six year professional career on the shelf instead of on the filed. This will be the 10th trip to […]

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Is It Too Early To Worry, Or Is That Something We Tell Ourselves To Feel Good

An article by posted on April 15, 2011 0 Comments

I received an email from one of our regular readers last night asking me what I thought of the 4-7 start to the season. He was worried and wanted to know if I was worried too. My answer in short is yes, I do have concerns, but I also believe we are in capable hands […]

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Carrasco Will Start In Young’s Place On Friday

An article by posted on April 13, 2011 0 Comments

D.J. Carrasco sounded confident tonight and said he’s ready for Friday’s start at Turner Field against the Braves. Carrasco doesn’t believe endurance will be an issue. “I’m just going to go out there and give it my all. Hopefully he sees if I’m keeping the ball down and I’m at 80 pitches, let me go […]

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Carlos Delgado Announces His Retirement

An article by posted on April 13, 2011 0 Comments
Carlos Delgado Announces His Retirement

Former Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado has announced his retirement from baseball two years after he was sidelined with a serious hip injury. He made the announcement from his home in Puerto Rico where he was presented with a rocking chair engraved with “Puerto Rican Home Run King” as a retirement gift. Delgado was a two-time All-Star and […]

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Murphy Gets A Second Go At It

An article by posted on April 13, 2011 0 Comments

As was reported here last night, Terry Collins opted to start Daniel Murphy for a second consecutive start at second base before last night’s rainout. It is expected he will be at second base for tonight’s contest according to a few reports. Collins cautioned that he is not yet ready to call this a platoon, […]

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Bay Watch: Mets Left Fielder Wont Be Back Anytime Soon

An article by posted on April 12, 2011 0 Comments

Mets GM Sandy Alderson does not expect left fielder Jason Bay to return from the disabled list until April 26th at the earliest according to WFAN’s Ed Coleman. Anthony DiComo adds, More than two weeks have passed since Jason Bay first strained his left intercostal muscle, and still the Mets have no concrete idea of when […]

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Ike’s Stock Is Soaring, While Emaus’ Is Tumbling

An article by posted on April 12, 2011 0 Comments

As the calendar turned from March to April, I mentioned that in addition to the staying healthy, the Mets would need key performances at second base and first base to give the offense an added boost. Two players who were on my watch list were Ike Davis and Brad Emaus. Davis because questions over his […]

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Mets Flash: Parnell Can’t Hold Lead, Pressure Is Mounting

An article by posted on April 11, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Flash: Parnell Can’t Hold Lead, Pressure Is Mounting

Once again, the Mets bullpen could not hold a lead and they fell to the Rockies 7-6 tonight at Citi Field. This time the culprit was setup man Bobby Parnell who could be losing his grip on his role as a late inning reliever. Terry Collins was frustrated tonight and said he didn’t care how […]

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Isringhausen Comes Full Circle

An article by posted on April 11, 2011 0 Comments
Isringhausen Comes Full Circle

It didn’t take long for GM Sandy Alderson to act after yesterdays debacle by the bullpen that cost starter Chris Young a well deserved win. For reliever Jason Isringhausen however, it was opportunity knocking as he replaces the ousted Blaine Boyer who was cut minutes dater his meltdown. “We need some innings,” Alderson said. “We’re […]

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Mets Cut Boyer and Duda, Promote Izzy and Iggy

An article by posted on April 10, 2011 0 Comments

After today’s 7-3 loss to the Nationals, the Mets announced two moves intended to bolster an already spent and woefully ineffective bullpen. Blaine Boyer, who was largely responsible for todays loss and had a 10.80 ERA so far this season, was released and designated for assignment. Boyer will be replaced by former Met Jason Isringhausen, who […]

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