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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SI.com: Blow Mets Up And Start All Over

An article by posted on April 5, 2011 0 Comments

As I was reading through the team by team previews on SI.com, I came to the Mets preview where Sports Illustrated graded the Mets offseason a “C”. Not a big deal and pretty much the same assessment we’ve seen all over the web. The three key questions for the Mets in 2011, which you can […]

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Mets Heading To Philly With A Sense Of Purpose

An article by posted on April 5, 2011 0 Comments

One beat writer called the upcoming three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies one of the three biggest series of this entire season. Whether it is or not remains to be seen, but I would bet you couldn’t get one player, coach or manager to agree with that. And if anyone should know, wouldn’t it be them? […]

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Sickels: Prospect of the Day, Brad Emaus

An article by posted on April 5, 2011 0 Comments

John Sickels of Minor League Ball, profiles Mets second baseman Brad Emaus in his Prospect of the Day series and writes, Taking over at second base for the New York Mets this year is Brad Emaus, a Rule 5 pick from the Toronto Blue Jays system. Drafted in the 11th round in 2007 from Tulane […]

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Is Picard Representing The Victims, Or Reaping Billions For His Own Agenda?

An article by posted on April 4, 2011 0 Comments

Lost in all the excitement of the season-opening weekend series against the Marlins, was some news regarding the ongoing clawback lawsuit against the Mets partners by trustee Irving Picard. The Daily News reports that there is mounting criticism over the revenue and fees Irving Picard has been paid for recovering the billions of dollars lost by the victims of the Madoff Ponzi scheme. […]

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Baseball Like It Oughta Be

An article by posted on April 3, 2011 0 Comments
Baseball Like It Oughta Be

Only two games into the season, and I gotta tell you, I’m already liking what we’re seeing from Terry Collins a lot. After years of being besieged by watching badly managed games by the likes of Jerry Manuel, Willie Randolph and beyond, I suddenly find myself sitting back and enjoying a ballgame without yelling and shouting profanities […]

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Last Time It Happened – Home Runs

An article by posted on April 2, 2011 0 Comments

Some cool info from the Mets Notes they sent this morning. Multi-Home Runs, Game – Carlos Beltran, September 26, 2010 at Philadelphia Hit for the Cycle – Jose Reyes, June 21, 2006 vs. Cincinnati Inside-the-Park Home Run – Angel Pagan, May 19, 2010 at Washington (off Livan Hernandez) Leadoff Home Run – Jose Reyes, June […]

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Opening Night Booms and Busts

An article by posted on April 2, 2011 0 Comments

One down, 161 to go, and while most of us know better than to let panic set in as John Buck’s grand slam sailed out of the ballpark, we couldn’t help fight the feeling that it was all so familiar. Sigh. Every game has positives you can take from it, yes even losses. Here are […]

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Beltran Out With Knee Soreness, Duda Will Start In RF Tonight

An article by posted on April 1, 2011 0 Comments
Beltran Out With Knee Soreness, Duda Will Start In RF Tonight

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is not reporting that right fielder Carlos Beltran will NOT be in tonight’s lineup when the Mets open the season against the Florida Marlins. Carlos Beltran reported some soreness in his left knee this afternoon when he showed up for a team practice before tonight’s game. Manager Terry Collins decided […]

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MMO 2011 Staff Predictions: Award Winners

An article by posted on April 1, 2011 0 Comments

Here is who we think will bring home all the hardware in 2011 as well as who we believe will lead their leagues in a few key categories. (Click the image to enlarge!) Let us know what you think and feel free to share your predictions too!

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Shut-up, You Old Windbag

An article by posted on April 1, 2011 0 Comments
Shut-up, You Old Windbag

On Tuesday, Tim McCarver made some disparaging comments about the Mets with regard to the Madoff scandal. “It’s agonizing. I personally feel the Wilpons have to sell the ballclub. I don’t see how they can escape by selling a minority position, particularly when they don’t allow any control.” “It’s deplorable. I would not want to […]

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