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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Mets’ First Rounder Has Solid Debut

An article by posted on April 8, 2011 0 Comments
Mets’ First Rounder Has Solid Debut

Some good news from Port St. Lucie where 2010 first-round pick Matt Harvey made his professional debut on Thursday evening. After a shaky start most likely from jitters, Harvey went on to pitch a solid game as the St. Lucie Mets defeated the Palm Beach Cardinals 1-0. Harvey struck out nine and scattered five hits over […]

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Mets Fans Are Extra Creepy

An article by posted on April 7, 2011 0 Comments

Came across this post via MetsBlog and thought I would share it here. John Gonzalez, a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, had some harsh words for the Mets and Mets fans in particular. In a column entitled “Mets Are A National Punchline”, he writes: The Mets don’t have to be good or even mediocre for you […]

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Could Mike Pelfrey Be Traded?

An article by posted on April 6, 2011 0 Comments
Could Mike Pelfrey Be Traded?

Jayson Stark of ESPN wrote today that one MLB Executive told him the likelihood that the Mariners will trade Felix Hernandez are so slim, that teams should just cross him off their list. However, the same executive believes that Wandy Rodriguez of the Astros and Mike Pelfrey of the Mets will be available at some point between […]

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Ralph Kiner To Throw Ceremonial First Pitch For Mets Home Opener

An article by posted on April 6, 2011 0 Comments
Ralph Kiner To Throw Ceremonial First Pitch For Mets Home Opener

  More than 140 Veterans from All Five U.S. Armed Services on Field for Pre-Game Presentation of a Giant Flag; Michael Amante to Sing the National Anthem FLUSHING, N.Y., April 6, 2011 – The New York Mets today announced that original Met and Mets Hall of Fame broadcaster Ralph Kiner will throw out the ceremonial […]

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SI.com: Blow Mets Up And Start All Over

An article by posted on April 5, 2011 0 Comments

As I was reading through the team by team previews on SI.com, I came to the Mets preview where Sports Illustrated graded the Mets offseason a “C”. Not a big deal and pretty much the same assessment we’ve seen all over the web. The three key questions for the Mets in 2011, which you can […]

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Mets Heading To Philly With A Sense Of Purpose

An article by posted on April 5, 2011 0 Comments

One beat writer called the upcoming three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies one of the three biggest series of this entire season. Whether it is or not remains to be seen, but I would bet you couldn’t get one player, coach or manager to agree with that. And if anyone should know, wouldn’t it be them? […]

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Sickels: Prospect of the Day, Brad Emaus

An article by posted on April 5, 2011 0 Comments

John Sickels of Minor League Ball, profiles Mets second baseman Brad Emaus in his Prospect of the Day series and writes, Taking over at second base for the New York Mets this year is Brad Emaus, a Rule 5 pick from the Toronto Blue Jays system. Drafted in the 11th round in 2007 from Tulane […]

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Is Picard Representing The Victims, Or Reaping Billions For His Own Agenda?

An article by posted on April 4, 2011 0 Comments

Lost in all the excitement of the season-opening weekend series against the Marlins, was some news regarding the ongoing clawback lawsuit against the Mets partners by trustee Irving Picard. The Daily News reports that there is mounting criticism over the revenue and fees Irving Picard has been paid for recovering the billions of dollars lost by the victims of the Madoff Ponzi scheme. […]

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Baseball Like It Oughta Be

An article by posted on April 3, 2011 0 Comments
Baseball Like It Oughta Be

Only two games into the season, and I gotta tell you, I’m already liking what we’re seeing from Terry Collins a lot. After years of being besieged by watching badly managed games by the likes of Jerry Manuel, Willie Randolph and beyond, I suddenly find myself sitting back and enjoying a ballgame without yelling and shouting profanities […]

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Last Time It Happened – Home Runs

An article by posted on April 2, 2011 0 Comments

Some cool info from the Mets Notes they sent this morning. Multi-Home Runs, Game – Carlos Beltran, September 26, 2010 at Philadelphia Hit for the Cycle – Jose Reyes, June 21, 2006 vs. Cincinnati Inside-the-Park Home Run – Angel Pagan, May 19, 2010 at Washington (off Livan Hernandez) Leadoff Home Run – Jose Reyes, June […]

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