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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Is This Team Really Playing Better And Trying Harder?

An article by posted on April 17, 2011 0 Comments

When Terry Collins was asked to comment about Daniel Murphy’s outrageous decision to steal third base last night, he called it an “error of enthusiasm”. As a matter of fact, this team suffers from a “lack of enthusiasm”. They take the field like a team that expects to lose. The worst that can possibly happen […]

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Mets DFA Misch After Doubleheader To Make Room For Gee

An article by posted on April 16, 2011 0 Comments

Misch didn’t even get a chance to shower… He was just DFA’d to make room for Gee.   Dillon Gee will be called up and take Chris Young’s start on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves, with Pat Misch being used to back up D.J. Carrasco’s start today. Original Post In a surprising turn of events, the Mets have placed right-hander Chris Young […]

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I Sense A Big Shake-Up This Week, Some Heads Will Roll

An article by posted on April 16, 2011 0 Comments

It’s taxing times for a beleaguered Mets team these days, but there’s no rest for the weary as they get set to play a doubleheader for the second time in three days. The Mets even tried unsuccessfully to get MLB to intervene and overrule the Braves decision to play two games today, but their pleas fell on deaf ears. Atlanta is […]

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Is America’s Pastime in Decline?

An article by posted on April 15, 2011 0 Comments

David Waldstein of the New York Times had an interesting account of the attendance at Citi Field yesterday and the sentiment among the fans who attended. The combined attendance for the doubleheader, which was made necessary by a rainout on Tuesday, was 25,758. But long before the end there was only a smattering of fans, and […]

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One Time Top Prospect Fernando Martinez Is Back On The DL

An article by posted on April 15, 2011 0 Comments

Fernando Martinez, who was once the Mets number one prospect for several years until 2010, was placed on the disabled list today with a strained hamstring. F-Mart is no stranger to the DL and he has spent the better part of his six year professional career on the shelf instead of on the filed. This will be the 10th trip to […]

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Is It Too Early To Worry, Or Is That Something We Tell Ourselves To Feel Good

An article by posted on April 15, 2011 0 Comments

I received an email from one of our regular readers last night asking me what I thought of the 4-7 start to the season. He was worried and wanted to know if I was worried too. My answer in short is yes, I do have concerns, but I also believe we are in capable hands […]

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Carrasco Will Start In Young’s Place On Friday

An article by posted on April 13, 2011 0 Comments

D.J. Carrasco sounded confident tonight and said he’s ready for Friday’s start at Turner Field against the Braves. Carrasco doesn’t believe endurance will be an issue. “I’m just going to go out there and give it my all. Hopefully he sees if I’m keeping the ball down and I’m at 80 pitches, let me go […]

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Carlos Delgado Announces His Retirement

An article by posted on April 13, 2011 0 Comments
Carlos Delgado Announces His Retirement

Former Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado has announced his retirement from baseball two years after he was sidelined with a serious hip injury. He made the announcement from his home in Puerto Rico where he was presented with a rocking chair engraved with “Puerto Rican Home Run King” as a retirement gift. Delgado was a two-time All-Star and […]

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Murphy Gets A Second Go At It

An article by posted on April 13, 2011 0 Comments

As was reported here last night, Terry Collins opted to start Daniel Murphy for a second consecutive start at second base before last night’s rainout. It is expected he will be at second base for tonight’s contest according to a few reports. Collins cautioned that he is not yet ready to call this a platoon, […]

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Bay Watch: Mets Left Fielder Wont Be Back Anytime Soon

An article by posted on April 12, 2011 0 Comments

Mets GM Sandy Alderson does not expect left fielder Jason Bay to return from the disabled list until April 26th at the earliest according to WFAN’s Ed Coleman. Anthony DiComo adds, More than two weeks have passed since Jason Bay first strained his left intercostal muscle, and still the Mets have no concrete idea of when […]

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