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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Farewell To A New York Icon

An article by posted on May 12, 2011 0 Comments
Farewell To A New York Icon

Sadly, Bill Gallo, the beloved cartoonist and columnist for the New York Daily News, passed away yesterday. Gallo, who worked for the News for seven decades, died Tuesday from complications of pneumonia at White Plains Hospital. He was 88. “His death closed a chapter in the storied history of The News,” said Daily News chairman and publisher Mortimer Zuckerman. […]

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There Will Be No Dream Scenario With Reyes

An article by posted on May 11, 2011 0 Comments

Before I begin, former Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels will be arrested after the NYPD concluded its investigation, but enough on that. As Jose Reyes keeps sizzling and as this season keeps chugging along it’s now quite clear that Reyes wasn’t having a one or two week hot streak – Reyes is having the best season […]

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Kevin Burkhardt: Ike Davis Heading To NY For More Tests

An article by posted on May 11, 2011 0 Comments
Kevin Burkhardt: Ike Davis Heading To NY For More Tests

According to SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt via Twitter, Ike Davis is flying to New York where he will meet with more team doctors. Not sure if he already had the MRI that the team discussed last night as there is no other offical word. Obviously, there are some concerns and I always brace myself when things like […]

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Where Will Beltran Go?

An article by posted on May 11, 2011 0 Comments

David Schoenfield of ESPN’s Sweet Spot speculates on which teams could be interested in carlos Beltran if the Mets fall out of contention and decide to move him at the trade deadline in July. Angels: Anaheim has a mediocre offense and the willingness to spend, but they have Bobby Abreu locked in at DH and […]

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Matt Harvey Slammed In Worst Game As A Pro

An article by posted on May 11, 2011 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Slammed In Worst Game As A Pro

One night after Bobby Ojeda sang the praises of 2010 first-round pick Matt Harvey, the right-hander suffered his worst outing as a pro. Harvey allowed a first-inning grand slam, a two-run homer in the third inning, and before he could get out of the fourth-inning he had given up a total of seven earned runs. His final […]

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Cool Mets Links: Expanding Your Mets Universe

An article by posted on May 10, 2011 0 Comments

There’s so much good reading in the Mets blogosphere these days compared to five years ago. There’s always a new Mets blog that pops up to bring a new perspective into the fold. There’s also those Mets blogs that toil away endlessly with great content that is always worth a read and adding to your favorites. Every […]

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Citi Field Ranks Sixth In Home Runs Allowed This Season

An article by posted on May 9, 2011 0 Comments
Citi Field Ranks Sixth In Home Runs Allowed This Season

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the New York Mets front office have had discussions about moving in the outfield walls at Citi Field. A fascinating rumor that’s been rippling through the Mets’ clubhouse lately has the team finally getting ready to move in the fences at Citi Field. Based on what he’s heard from […]

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Mets Leaders, Best and Worst

An article by posted on May 8, 2011 0 Comments

Best and Worst (Min 20 AB, 10 IP) Batting Average Best: Jose Reyes .331 (49-148) – Carlos Beltran .295 (33-112) Worst: Lucas Duda .100 (1-10) – Angel Pagan .159 (11-69) On-Base Percentage Best: Carlos Beltran .380 – Jose Reyes .379 Worst: Lucas Duda .217 – Angel Pagan .259 Slugging Percentage Best: Jason Pridie .558 – […]

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Chris Young Has Swelling In Back Of Shoulder, Possibly Out Longer Than Minimum DL Stay

An article by posted on May 8, 2011
Chris Young Has Swelling In Back Of Shoulder, Possibly Out Longer Than Minimum DL Stay

Chris Young who was scratched from his scheduled start yesterday after stiffness in the back of his right shoulder, has been placed on the disabled list for the second time this season. Young said that the tightness started last Tuesday and hasn’t gotten better as the week went on. He also said the injury is not like […]

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The Mets Have Roster Depth

An article by posted on May 8, 2011 0 Comments

I really enjoyed reading Ken Davidoff’s column on Newsday this morning. Unlike the last few seasons, Davidoff points out that this year the Mets have gotten some solid contributions from their roster depth when players have gotten hurt or landed on the DL. Jason Pridie is one such player that has been a pleasant surprise […]

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