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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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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Perez Not Hopping, Keith Thinks Jackie Has Big Feet

An article by posted on April 15, 2009 0 Comments

Hey, did anyone else just notice that Oliver Perez didn’t skip over the foul line like he usually does after the first? It’s the first time I’ve seen him end the first inning without his customary hop over the line as he is heading to the dugout. Keith Hernandez just got a chance to speak […]

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Live Game Chat: Mets vs Padres – Sheffield In RF

An article by posted on April 15, 2009 0 Comments

Here is tonight’s lineup which has Gary Sheffield batting sixth. Jose Reyes, SS Daniel Murphy, LF David Wright, 3B Carlos Delgado, 1B Carlos Beltran, CF Gary Sheffield, RF Brian Schneider, C Luis Castillo, 2B Oliver Perez, P Mike Pelfrey has been diagnosed with forearm tendinitis after an MRI on Tuesday. More on that later on. […]

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Mets Notes: Sheffield, Pelfrey, Ollie, Wagner

An article by posted on April 15, 2009 0 Comments

Gary Sheffield is expected to start in right field for the first time this season. He enters the game with 499 homeruns and may mark the first memorable Mets moment at Citi Field if he hits number 500 at Shea tonight. I’m not exactly sure how to feel about that, but if it’s a game […]

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Peavy, Halladay and Dye All In Play

An article by posted on April 15, 2009 0 Comments

The NYPost  is reporting that the Mets will be able to increase their payroll this season if a deal that could improve the club becomes available, general manager Omar Minaya told the New York Post on Tuesday. “We’ve been told that whatever we need to get to help us win, we’re going to try to […]

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Did Mets Miss Opportunity Knocking?

An article by posted on April 14, 2009 0 Comments

Joel Sherman of the NY Post, believes the Mets may have blundered when they decided against adding Orlando Hudson, especially after his price went down to one year, $4 million dollars. Orlando Hudson hit for the cycle on Monday against the Giants. It is interesting that the two players Met fans pined for most this […]

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Is Big Pelf Really Big?

An article by posted on April 14, 2009 0 Comments

If you’re talking about his stature and his 6’7″ frame, than by all accounts Mike Pelfrey has earned the nickname of “Big Pelf”. However, if the word “big” is supposed to be indicative of his performance level when he takes the mound, well I’m not buying it. Not yet anyway. The Mets must have bought […]

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Where Is Jose Reyes?

An article by posted on April 14, 2009 0 Comments

Since 2006, it’s been said that “As Jose Reyes goes, so do the Mets.” So far, after a scant seven games into the season, the Mets find themselves sitting in 4th place with a 3-4 record. Jose Reyes hasn’t exactly lit things up at the plate or even on the basepaths. It was maddening to […]

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