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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Marlon Anderson Designated For Assignment

An article by posted on April 11, 2009 0 Comments

No surprise here, but as expected the New York Mets have designated pinch-hitting specialist and reserve outfielder, Marlon Anderson for assignment. The Mets made the announcement this afternoon to make room for tonights starter, Livan Hernandez. If Anderson clears waivers, he can either accept a spot at Triple-A Buffalo or become a free agent. Anderson was 0-for-4 […]

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Book Review: The Complete Game – Win A Free Copy

An article by posted on April 11, 2009 0 Comments
Book Review: The Complete Game – Win A Free Copy

Every year more than dozen new baseball books hit the shelf at this time of the year. If you only have time to read one, then let me suggest Ron Darling’s new book entitled “The Complete Game”. The book is a wonderful look into the life of a major league pitcher. Darling includes his own […]

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Two Very Disturbing Trends

An article by posted on April 11, 2009 0 Comments

Does four games provide you with enough data to start spotting trends? Probably not, but I’m going to do it anyway. Here are two very disturbing  trends… Pitchers Not Going Deep 1. Johan Santana - 5.2 innings pitched 2, Mike Pelfrey – 5.0 innings pitched 3. Oliver Perez – 4.1 innings pitched 4. John Maine – 5.0 […]

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Game Recap: Marlins 5 – Mets 4

An article by posted on April 10, 2009 0 Comments

The 4-0 Marlins beat the Mets 5-4 with a walk off hit in the ninth inning by Jorge Cantu off reliever Darren O’Day. You’re not going to win many games when you leave 14 runners on base, and that’s exactly what the Mets did. Maine started and other than letting up two solo homers to […]

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Mets In-Game Notes

An article by posted on April 10, 2009 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin, Gary Sheffield’s debut as a starting right fielder for the Mets will wait until Wednesday against the Padres, Jerry Manuel announced. Manuel said he would have thrown Sheffield into right field Sunday against the Marlins, even if Sheffield wasn’t quite ready, but the manager wanted to have his primary lineup on […]

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2009 Predictions – MVP, Cy Young, ROY

An article by posted on April 10, 2009 0 Comments

The rest of our 2009 Staff Predictions Paul NL MVP: David Wright AL MVP: Josh Hamilton NL Cy Young: Johan Santana AL Cy Young: Daisuke Matsuzaka NL Rookie of the Year: Cameron Maybin AL Rookie of the Year: Matt Wieters Jessica NL MVP – David Wright AL MVP – Grady Sizemore NL Cy Young – […]

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Manuel Hints That Marlon Anderson Is Out

An article by posted on April 10, 2009 0 Comments

It looks like Marlon Anderson will be the odd man out when the Mets clear a roster spot fpr the addition of Livan Hernandex. Hernandez will make his Mets debut Saturday against Ricky Nolasco. Jerry Manuel hinted that Anderson would be a roster casualty according to Adam Rubin. Without naming names, Jerry Manuel essentially revealed […]

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ollie

An article by posted on April 9, 2009 0 Comments

It may be far easier to unravel the mysteries of Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid, than it would be to figure out Oliver Perez. Todays performance by Perez was like a perfect microcosm of his entire career. He starts out be teasing us with a tantalizing performance in the first two innings that invoked memories […]

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The Old Mets Would Have Lost That Game

An article by posted on April 9, 2009 0 Comments

I’m feeling so good about the Mets right now especially after what I witnessed last night.  That game against the Reds was more than just another early season win, it was convincing evidence that this might be the year the Mets go all they way. Let me explain… The old Mets never would have stood a […]

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Game Recap: Mets 9 – Reds 7

An article by posted on April 8, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets won a thriller tonight in Cincinnati by a score of 9-7. Mike Pelfrey started and was in big trouble right from the start when the Reds tagged him for 4 runs including a three-run blast off the bat of Joey Votto. However, Pelfrey settled down some and weaved in and out of trouble and […]

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