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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ESPN, The Worldwide Leader In Snorts

An article by posted on September 14, 2010 0 Comments

I can’t believe that a smart guy like Rob Neyer would write an article that bashes Mets GM Omar Minaya for trading Heath Bell at the end of the 2006 season. It’s one of the worst cases of Monday Morning Quarterbacking I’ve ever seen from a national sports journalist. I wouldn’t have minded that much if this was some rant […]

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K-Rod Tries To Save Relationship, Blows It, Faces New Charges

An article by posted on September 14, 2010 0 Comments

As being reported on MLB.com, Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez is in hot water again and will face additional charges in his assault case stemming from the incident last month at Citi Field. Prosecutors said Rodriguez violated the order of protection issued against him by sending his girlfriend 56 text messages. As a result, Rodriguez will be charged with […]

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Johan Santana Has Successful Surgery

An article by posted on September 14, 2010 0 Comments

According to Mets.com, Johan Santana underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn capsule in his left shoulder. The procedure was performed by Mets team doctor David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The timetable for Santana’s return is unclear, although the Mets expressed optimism last week that their ace […]

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About That New Mets GM Job…

An article by posted on September 14, 2010 0 Comments

The Johan Santana injury has spawned a variety of opinions on what the Mets strategy should be moving forward. With reports and speculation having Johan Santana miss from as little as six months to as long as two years, it’s difficult to predict how the Mets will act this offseason, but their recent history does speak […]

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Ike Davis Needs 8 More RBIs To Break Strawberry’s Record

An article by posted on September 13, 2010 0 Comments

Whether you are totally jazzed by Ike Davis’ rookie year, or luke warm on it consider this… According to John Schweibacher of WFAN.com, Ike Davis is on the verge of toppling the team record for runs batted in by a rookie, a record that has stood for over a quarter century. Ike Davis continues to […]

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John Ricco Is Not Out Of Running For GM Job

An article by posted on September 12, 2010 0 Comments

The Daily News is debunking the report on Saturday by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that Mets Assistant GM John Ricco is not in the running as a potential replacement for Omar Minaya. The possibility that Omar Minaya could be reassigned or dismissed has led to speculation about potential replacements. A report on FoxSports.com Saturday […]

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Beltran Out With Tendinitis, Boras Is Livid

An article by posted on September 11, 2010 0 Comments

Jerry Manuel has told reporters that Carlos Beltran has left knee tendinitis, and that he will not be in today’s lineup. This is his left knee and not the right knee he had surgery on last January. Also, regarding Carlos Beltran, Newsday reports that his agent Scott Boras is infuriated with how the Mets have mistreated […]

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Wang and Prior Haven’t Recovered From Anterior Capsule Surgery

An article by posted on September 11, 2010 0 Comments

Johan Santana’s recovery from surgery to repair the anterior capsule of his shoulder, may not go as smoothly as some have suggested. Comparisons were made to position players like Jorge Posada of the Yankees who had the same surgery and recovered just fine. But comparing a position player to a pitcher when it comes to […]

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Manuel Plays The Blame Game Too

An article by posted on September 10, 2010 0 Comments

Jerry Manuel was a guest of Mike Francesa this evening on WFAN and he sounded a lot like someone who knew the end was near. The most interesting part of the interview came when Francesa asked Manuel to tell him what he felt went wrong this season. Manuel replied that Jason Bay’s lack of power and production really hurt […]

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Johan Santana Needs Season Ending Shoulder Surgery (Updated)

An article by posted on September 10, 2010 0 Comments

Update 4:35 PM During the press conference, Howie Rose asked Johan Santana if he believed he would be ready to pitch by April. His response was, “Who knows? Whenever I am ready and feel 100% that’s when I will return. I don’t know when that will be. It could be April or May or July, […]

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