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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Will Pujols Injury Shocker, Make Reyes Think Twice?

An article by posted on June 20, 2011 0 Comments
Will Pujols Injury Shocker, Make Reyes Think Twice?

Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols will miss four to six weeks with a small fracture in his left forearm, an injury that creates a gaping hole in the St. Louis lineup while vastly altering the dynamic of the National League Central race. The Cardinals announced today that an MRI showed a non-displaced fracture of the […]

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Watch What You Do

An article by posted on June 20, 2011 0 Comments

Here are my thoughts on teams being buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. As long as you are well within ten games of a Wild Card you should NOT be sellers. Not when there’s still a third of a season left to play. Remember 1973.  If you do start selling off players at that […]

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Marlins Waste No Time, McKeon To Replace Rodriguez

An article by posted on June 19, 2011 0 Comments
Marlins Waste No Time, McKeon To Replace Rodriguez

Many were surprised including the players when Florida Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez resigned on Sunday amid a brutal stretch in June where the team has gone 1-18. The 50-year-old became the first Puerto Rican-born manager in MLB history when he took over for the fired Fredi Gonzalez, who is now the manager of the Atlanta […]

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No. 41 Says No. 7 Should Look Out For No. 1

An article by posted on June 18, 2011 0 Comments
No. 41 Says No. 7 Should Look Out For No. 1

Number 41, Tom Seaver was in town today to help promote the website Bringchange2mind.org, but he wasn’t pulling any punches when the topic of Jose Reyes came up. Dave Hutchinson of the Star-Ledger has the low-down, The greatest Met of them all, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, says Jose Reyes should get what the market […]

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Joe Tuschak Announces He Will Forego College and Sign With Mets

An article by posted on June 18, 2011 0 Comments

On Friday, Mets sixth round selection Joe Tuschak, ended his high school baseball career with a bang.  Tuschak’s grand slam highlighted a six-run outburst in the fourth inning for Northern York in a 6-3 win Friday over Tunkhannock to take the Pennsylvania State Baseball Championship. Immediately after the game, the highly regarded centerfielder spoke to reporters and then surprisingly […]

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Well That Wasn’t Pretty

An article by posted on June 17, 2011 0 Comments

Well Mets fans, that sucked… Back to back stinkers from the Mets and suddenly .500 looks so far away again. I thought for sure the Mets were well on there way to their first walk-off win of the season, but instead it was just another one of those agonizing losses. With the Cardinals ahead 4-3 in the bottom […]

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Former Teenage Hitting Machine Leaves Game With Sore Knee

An article by posted on June 17, 2011 0 Comments

These annual Fernando Martinez posts are sort of like the Mets version of Groundhog Day the movie. They don’t always go up on the same exact day, but they usually occur shortly after the the first few “Lets call-up F-Mart” and “F-Mart is on fire” chants start popping up in the Mets blogosphere. Adam Rubin is […]

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The Players Believe, So Why Don’t We Join Them?

An article by posted on June 16, 2011 0 Comments
The Players Believe, So Why Don’t We Join Them?

Last night we finally got back to .500 and now sport 34-34 record, so what’s next? The Mets have an opportunity to do something very special this season if they can continue to scratch, fight and claw for wins they have. They are on a nice run and have won nine of their last 13 games […]

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Mets Sign 2nd Round Pick Cory Mazzoni, 11 Others

An article by posted on June 15, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets today announce that they have signed 12 draft picks from the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, including the club’s second round selection righthanded pitcher Cory Mazzoni from North Carolina State University.  The Mets have also signed: eighth round pick infielder Daniel Muno, 17th round pick outfielder Jonathan Clark, 19th round pick outfielder […]

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The Mets Are In Third Place!

An article by posted on June 15, 2011 0 Comments
The Mets Are In Third Place!

With Tuesday night’s 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves, the New York Mets moved past the Florida Marlins and into third place in the NL East. It’s the first time the Mets have been better than fourth place since April 10. Credit the Mets rotation for turning around the Mets fortunes in the past month and a half. […]

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