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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Mets DL Brian Schneider, Promote Omir Santos

An article by posted on April 17, 2009 0 Comments

Mets.com reports that prior to Friday night’s game catcher, Brian Schneider was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Thursday, with a muscle strain in his back. The Mets purchased the contract of catcher Omir Santos, who is expected to be arrive in time for Friday’s game and to be available if needed. Ramon […]

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Thanks To Our Readers

An article by posted on April 17, 2009 0 Comments

Hi everyone, As you know we’ve completely revamped our site from top to bottom and launched it on Opening Day. We have continued working at it day in and day out because when we launched it was only 80% completed. Yesterday we were able to add the image modules for each post on our main […]

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Tatis Is Getting Punished For Being Too Clutch

An article by posted on April 17, 2009 0 Comments

Fernando Tatis has been a godsend for the Mets from the moment he first arrived. Last season, Fernando Tatis had one of the highest batting averages on the Mets with runners in scoring position at .392. He batted .375 with the bases loaded, and .357 with runners on base. By driving in 47 runs and […]

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Mets Notes: Pelfrey Status, Idiot Fan, Schneider & Murph

An article by posted on April 17, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets have yet to make a decision regarding Mike Pelfrey and his upcoming start on Sunday. Pelfrey said yesterday, that he wants to pitch and that he’s not concerned about the forearm. Jerry Manuel remains non-committal either way, and most have surmised that the decision has already been made to skip his start on […]

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If It Was Your Choice, Pitchers Park or Hitters Haven?

An article by posted on April 17, 2009 0 Comments

During Wednesday night’s broadcast, Gary Cohen talked about some of the drives he felt would have been homers at Shea Stadium, specifically citing Wright and Beltran’s long outs. He went on to say how Jeff Wilpon mentioned that the Citi Field was setup so that if necessary they could bring in the fences next season […]

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Game Recap: Padres 6 – Mets 5

An article by posted on April 16, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets lost the game and the series to the Padres tonight thanks to a poor outing by John Maine and a lack of situational hitting. The game began with Ramon Castro behind the plate because Brian Schneider was given the night off after complaining of back and leg pain. Castro would later homer in the game. […]

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Brian Schneider Banged Up, Castro Starts

An article by posted on April 16, 2009 0 Comments

Catcher, Brian Schneider is being given the night off from the series finale with the Padres this evening due to what the Mets are listing as back stiffness and a leg strain.  Ramon Castro is getting the start in Schneider’s place. It must have been an easy decision for the Mets to sit him as […]

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Nelson Figueroa Pulled, Is Pelfrey Out?

An article by posted on April 16, 2009 0 Comments

Hopefully, the Mets are playing it safe and will allow Mike Pelfrey to rest rather than pitch on Sunday. In a post I made this morning, I suggested that the Mets call up Nelson Figueroa and let him pitch until Mike Pelfrey is 100% pain free and has no further soreness in his forearm. I […]

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Mets Fans Are Not The Only Ones Worried

An article by posted on April 16, 2009 0 Comments

Mets fans are always worried, thats what makes us Mets fans. Of course you have the overly optimistic Mets fans who will always tell you, “it’s only April” or “relax, we have a seven game lead.” Those fans are the most vocal, but still make up the minority. We are all a hopeful bunch, but […]

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Hopefully, Mets Won’t Bungle Pelfrey’s Injury

An article by posted on April 16, 2009 0 Comments

Only two starts into his new role as the Mets number two starter, a role many warned might lead to a unwise workload in only his second full season, Mike Pelfrey is already ailing with what is being called forearm tendinitis. The Mets have long considered Mike Pelfrey, a former first round pick, a prized […]

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