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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Manuel Shakes Up Lineup, Beltran Bats Third, Wright Fifth

An article by posted on April 23, 2009 0 Comments

Jerry Manuel is fed up with the lack of production from his offense and he has decided to shake things up for this afternoon’s game against the Cardinals. A frustrated Manuel said, ” Things aren’t working right now. I need to give our hottest hitter, Carlos Beltran more at-bats.” Well wake up and smell the […]

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Jerry Manuel Sounds The Alarm

An article by posted on April 23, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets could have upgraded the rotation this off season, but instead they chose to bring back the same 1-4 starters and fill the fifth spot with Livan Hernandez who will try to salvage the final game of the series this afternoon against the Cardinals. Manuel was visibly frustrated and not his usual candid self […]

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Figueroa Refuses Assignment To AAA, Opts For Free Agency

An article by posted on April 23, 2009 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News reports that Nelson Figueroa who was designated for assignment by the Mets immediately after his last start, has cleared waivers and will refuse an assignment to AAA Buffalo. A source told the Daily News that Figueroa has decided to become a free agent instead which means he can now sign […]

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Will Everyone Chill Out About Beltran Already…

An article by posted on April 22, 2009 0 Comments

I wish everyone would stop flapping about Beltran not sliding already. All day I’ve read and heard nothing but countless swipes and insults at the guy, negative posts and articles, trash talking on him like crazy on sports talk radio, and even getting his head bashed in on SNY. Enough already! The way the play developed […]

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Mets Links – Mourning Edition

An article by posted on April 22, 2009 0 Comments

I don’t post as many links to other interesting Mets blog posts and articles as much as I did in the off season. Mostly because there’s always a million things to write about everyday with the Mets now that the season is in full throttle.  MetsBlog usually does a good job pointing Mets fans to some good reads, […]

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Where Does Dan Murphy Fit In The Long Term?

An article by posted on April 22, 2009 0 Comments

Dan Murphy is a good kid and a hard worker, as Jerry Manuel said yesterday, “He has done everything we have asked of him”. His performance at the plate has been solid and he currently wields a .320 average to go with his team leading 12 runs scored. As a table setter and number two […]

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Beltran Batting Third, Wright Fifth… Finally

An article by posted on April 21, 2009 0 Comments

UPDATE: It looks like MetsBlog and Adam Rubin accidentaly posted the wrong lineups today, but I’m gonna keep this blog going just for a good argument and debate. MetsBlog and Adam Rubin are reporting that Carlos Beltran will be batting third tonight and David Wright drops down to the fifth spot in the lineup. Let […]

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Why Are The Mets Making Life Miserable For Church?

An article by posted on April 21, 2009 0 Comments

I think everyone understands what signing Gary Sheffield was going to mean for Ryan Church. Obviously based on how much Sheffield has accomplished in his career, we all knew it would lead to some complications in terms of finding playing time for everyone. That said, it was still tough to see one of our hottest […]

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Forget LOB, Where’s The Stolen Bases?

An article by posted on April 21, 2009 0 Comments

For the last three seasons we’ve been spoiled by the speed of Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and David Wright. The Mets were among the league leaders each season in stolen bases, and speed was a big part of our game. But so far this season, the team’s stolen bases are down and not where we […]

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Thank You NY Post… Gooden’s Autograph Stays!

An article by posted on April 21, 2009 0 Comments

The NY Post is reporting that what began early yesterday morning after George Willis of the NY Post outed the Mets for insulting our beloved Doctor K, has ended in a complete about-face by the New York Mets. It all started when George Willis’ column in yesterday’s Post reported that the Mets planned to erase […]

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