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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2011 Mets Bullpen: What A Relief!

An article by posted on May 21, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets are winning again and are 17-9 in their last 26 games. Good starting pitching and timely hitting have certainly helped, but the bullpen has been absolutely phenomenal. The Mets bullpen has allowed only six earned runs in 51 1/3 innings in May, for a 1.05 ERA. Jason Isringhausen has been more than anyone […]

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Wow, Has It Really Been 14 Years Already?

An article by posted on May 20, 2011 0 Comments
Wow, Has It Really Been 14 Years Already?

I came across a post by John Schweibacher of WFAN who reminded me that tonight marks the the 15th season of interleague play. Where do all the years go? Believe it or not, the Mets were a franchise-best 13-5 in interleague play last year, not bad considering how the season played out. It was the most […]

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A Foregone Conclusion…

An article by posted on May 19, 2011 0 Comments

Jose Reyes went 3-4 with two runs scored last night and has now raised his batting average to .322 for the season. The Mets are 110-29 (.791) when Jose Reyes scores two or more runs. Currently, Reyes leads the majors in triples (6), multi-hit games (19), hits (59) and stolen bases (16) and is tied for […]

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Justin Turner Could Match Mets Rookie RBI Record

An article by posted on May 19, 2011 0 Comments
Justin Turner Could Match Mets Rookie RBI Record

The good folks at Elias Sports Bureau say that Justin Turner can match Ron Swoboda’s 1965 franchise rookie record if he can drive in a run Friday at Yankee Stadium. Turner has produced an RBI in five straight games, one shy of Swoboda’s mark. He has 10 RBIs over the five-game span. With the start of the […]

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Jason Bay May Start Batting Second

An article by posted on May 19, 2011 0 Comments
Jason Bay May Start Batting Second

Mets manager Terry Collins is seriously considering a major shakeup in the lineup that would include batting the struggling Jason Bay in the No. 2 spot of the batting order. “I’m going to try something,” Collins said. He added, “We’ve got to get him some protection, there’s no question about it.” Bay seems to have […]

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Could The Mets Be Buyers At Trade Deadline?

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments

Rich Couthino of MetsBlog and WFAN had an interesting post in which he says we should not be surprised if the Mets are not sellers at the trade deadline, but instead buyers. He also believes that Jose Reyes will still be with the Mets in 2012. Here is part of what he wrote, but I […]

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Be An Honorary Mets Captain

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments
Be An Honorary Mets Captain

METS AND DUANE READE LAUNCH HONORARY CAPTAIN PROGRAM Fans Can Win the Chance to Bring Out Mets Lineup Card Before July Subway Series at Citi Field The New York Mets today announced the launch of the “Honorary Captain” program Presented by Duane Reade, New York City’s largest drug store chain, giving fans the unique opportunity […]

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Wright Officially Placed On DL, Nick Evans Called Up

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets announced they have placed third baseman David Wright on the disabled list, retroactive to Monday, with a stress fracture in his lower back. Wright hurt himself on April 19 while trying to make a diving play in the field, and he had a magnetic resonance imaging exam and a CT scan Monday to […]

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Getting Some Things Off My Chest

An article by posted on May 17, 2011 0 Comments

I swear, sometimes I think this team is cursed… It doesn’t matter who writes out the lineup cards or who runs things upstairs, disaster is never too far away and always manages to seek us out. So David Wright has a stress fracture in his lower back, Ike Davis has his foot wrapped up and is […]

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Stress Fracture Could Keep Wright Out Longer Than Two Weeks?

An article by posted on May 17, 2011 0 Comments
Stress Fracture Could Keep Wright Out Longer Than Two Weeks?

Yesterday, after I posted the news that David Wright was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his lower back., I speculated in the comments that maybe resting for ten days would do the trick. That was the optimist in me speaking. This morning in the New York Post, Mark Hale shares a gloomier outlook after speaking to […]

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