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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F-Mart and Jon Niese: Omar Minaya Is Ready To Promote From Within

An article by posted on July 15, 2008

If some of you are waiting to see what players the Mets might be targeting at the trade deadline, don’t hold your breath. According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, Omar Minaya has no master plan to fill the left field or bullpen vacancy via a trade. Instead, Omar feels the Mets can fill any […]

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Fernando Martinez: The Future Is Now For F-Mart

An article by posted on July 14, 2008

Fernando Martinez, or F-Mart as he is now called, represented the Mets in yesterday’s MLB Future’s Game. He played centerfield and went 1-2 at the plate. Martinez was not having a spectacular season, and in fact he has missed a lot of time due to injures, but in 218 at-bats for the B-Mets this season, he was batting […]

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Mets Throw A One-Hit Shutout At The Rockies And Win 8th Straight 3-0

An article by posted on July 13, 2008

The Highlights The Mets beat the Colorado Rockies this afternoon by a score of 3-0 and have now extended their winning streak to eight straight games. Pedro Martinez started and was cruising along with a shutout until he was taken out of the game in the fourth inning with what is being described as a […]

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Catch Me If You Can

An article by posted on July 12, 2008

I’ve seen some amazing and memorable catches over the years, but this one definitely ranks up there with the best of them. Some of you may have already seen this, but for those of you who haven’t, sit back and enjoy.I wonder if we can sign her to replace Moises Alou?

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Pedro Martinez Pulled In The Fourth Inning With Shoulder Tightness

An article by posted on July 12, 2008

Pedro Martinez did not come out to pitch the fifth inning after being pinch-hit for in the bottom of the fourth inning. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX sports, when he made contact with Pedro Martinez in the dugout, he pointed to his groin and said it was precautionary. UPDATE: After initially thinking it was […]

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Damion Easley: The Earned Confidence

An article by posted on July 12, 2008

Last night, Damion Easley belted a game winning homerun in the eight inning to break a 1-1 deadlock and put the Mets up 2-1. Immediately after the game, Kevin Burkhardt caught up with hiim and asked him what the feeling in the clubhouse is like lately. Easley had a great answer.

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David Wright to Replace Soriano In All-Star Game!

An article by posted on July 11, 2008

Just about a half hour ago, Clint Hurdle made the announcement saying that David Wright is in fact an All-Star. With Alfonso Soriano out with a broken bone in his left hand, David Wright will be replacing his final spot on the roster. Wright came second in the MLB Final Vote contest behind Corey Hart. […]

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Meet The New Boys, Not The Same As The Old Boys

An article by posted on July 11, 2008

There’s a new sheriff in town… and his name is Jerry Manuel. Maybe this current winning streak has more to do with Jerry Manuel than you think. After sweeping the San Francisco Giants, the Mets are now 14-9 since Jerry Manuel took over for Willie Randolph. Apparently when Willie was in charge, he ran the clubhouse more like […]

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Luis Castillo Is Second To None, I Mean One…

An article by posted on July 11, 2008

Are you guys ready for a second helping of Luis Castillo this season? Or are you like me and hoping he takes his sweet ass time returning from the disabled list? There may be some clues that Jerry Manuel feels the same way we do on the matter. You just can’t take Damion Easley out […]

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Ramon Castro Deserves To Start Against ALL Lefties

An article by posted on July 10, 2008

Ramon Castro continues to make the most out of his opportunities. Whenever he is in the lineup, it changes the whole offensive dynamic of the team. Last night he built a strong case for additional playtime when he blasted a three-run homerun over the right-centerfield fence that put the Mets up 3-0 and made Johan […]

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