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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Sheff Needs To Shed Pounds, Not Ready To Take Field

An article by posted on April 8, 2009 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of the Daily News, After completing a 20-minute session in the outfield with coach Razor Shines hitting him balls, Gary Sheffield suggested he’s not ready to play the field in a game. Sheffield said he didn’t even pick up a glove during spring training. And because he figured to only be […]

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Mets Move Up To Number Three In Power Rankings

An article by posted on April 8, 2009 0 Comments

In this weeks Power Rankings on AOL Sports, the Mets moved up two spots to number three. The Rays dropped from the top spot all the way to 4th place and the Braves are moving up the charts quickly. How long before the Mets get to the inevitable number one spot? I say May 1st!  […]

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Act Two: Big Pelf Takes Center Stage

An article by posted on April 8, 2009 0 Comments

The jubilation of the Mets Opening Day win becomes somewhat tempered tonight, when Mike Pelfrey takes the mound against Edinson Volquez and the Cincinnati Reds. The certainty and confidence we feel whenever it’s Johan Santana’s turn in the rotation is very comforting to say the least. Dayne Perry of ESPN, wrote today that Johan Santana needs to get […]

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2009 Mets Merized Predictions – Comeback Players

An article by posted on April 7, 2009 0 Comments

NL Comeback Player Rob – Luis Castillo Sach – Rafael Furcal Ryan – Ian Snell Joe D – Jeff Francoeur Paul – Chris Carpenter Joey M – Luis Castillo Matt – Zach Duke Mikey J – Eric Byrnes Kelly – John Maine AL Comeback Player Rob – Ken Griffey Jr. Sach – Eric Bedard Ryan […]

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2009 Mets Merized Predictions – Part 1

An article by posted on April 7, 2009 0 Comments

Here is part one of our staff predictions for the 2009 season. Let us know what yours are! NL Biggest Bust Rob – Pamela Anderson…. oh, wait, that’s a different kind of big bust. I’ll go with Manny Ramirez Sach – Aaron Harang, Cincinnati Reds Joe D – The Phillies bullpen and rotation is rocked […]

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Mets Bullpen Serves Notice To NL

An article by posted on April 7, 2009 0 Comments

When was the last time a Mets starter left the game in the middle of the sixth inning, handed the ball to the bullpen to protect a one run lead, and still come out out with a win? Are you drawing a blank? Let’s just agree that it’s been a long time. The Mets bullpen, masterfully […]

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Game Recap: Mets 2 – Reds 1

An article by posted on April 6, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets opened a new season with a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds today in a rain soaked Great American Ballpark. Johan Santana who started the game got in trouble a couple of times, but for the most part delivered a solid performance today.  He pitched 5.2 innings and allowed just a run on […]

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Will The Mets Make It 31-17?

An article by posted on April 6, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets have have a stellar 30-17 record in Opening Days in their 47 year history. Eleven of those wins came from Hall of Famer Tom “The Franchise” Seaver. What a stud! And let’s not forget Doctor K, Dwight Gooden, who won eight Opening Day contests himself. Maybe his nephew Gary Sheffield will help the […]

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Welcome To The New Mets Merized Online

An article by posted on April 5, 2009 0 Comments

Hi Mets Merizers, Ever since the final out of the 2008 season, we’ve been hard at work planning and finally implementing a new look, as well as a more efficient and stable platform. As our popularity grew over the years, it became apparent that we needed a platform that could handle the increased traffic while […]

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Random Thoughts – Oliver Perez, Citi Field

An article by posted on April 5, 2009 0 Comments

I don’t even know how to feel about that piss-poor performance by Oliver Perez yesterday. Only 24 hours from Opening Day, and he already has most of us worried including his own pitching coach who ripped him ten days ago for being out of shape, and his own manager who said he was very, very, very concerned. […]

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