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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Johan Santana: I’m Not Perfect

An article by posted on June 28, 2008

The Yankees beat the Mets today 3-2 in a rain-soaked game at Shea that saw the Mets fall back to two games below .500… again. The Mets wasted yet another start from their new ace Johan Santana. That is now five straight losses in games that Johan Santana started. By the time he takes the mound again, […]

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Pedro Sounds The Alarm After Doubleheader Split

An article by posted on June 28, 2008

The confidence and swagger that we’ve been accustomed to are now gone. The sight of seeing hitter’s knees buckle at the plate are gone too. Is this the end of an illustrious career for Pedro Martinez or just a bump in the road? That’s the question Pedro asked himself after last night’s loss, his second […]

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Changes Are On The Way

An article by posted on June 25, 2008

The one thing that I’ve already grown to like about Jerry Manuel, aside from his colorful comments, is the way he reacts to the team. Last night it was refreshing to see him run out there and jump down the umpire’s throat and protect his player. A week ago, I like the way he handled […]

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Don’t Look For Help On The Bench

An article by posted on June 24, 2008

Is it possible for the Mets to go on a run when almost halfway through the season their bench has been a source of subpar play and performances that would cast doubt on any chance at a division title? What kind of relief can we expect from a bench that has a combined batting average of […]

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Duaner Officially Tabbed As Setup Guy, Feliciano and Smith Are Specialists

An article by posted on June 22, 2008

It’s something I had always wanted to see out of this bullpen, and finally it looks like it’s going to happen. Jerry Manuel has decided to give assigned roles to everyone in his bullpen. According to the new skip, here’s the official low-down… Setup Reliever – Duaner Sanchez assumes control of the most prominent role in […]

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Willie Randolph Reveals How It All Went Down And Writes An Article

An article by posted on June 20, 2008

Congratulations to the Daily News for getting the priveledge of posting Willie Randolph’s personally written article. Willie did not rip the organization to shreds. Here are some excerpts from his exclusive interview. Three and a half years and 555 games after it began, my dream of bringing a championship to the New York Mets officially expired a few […]

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An Open Letter To Jerry Manuel

An article by posted on June 19, 2008

Dear Jerry, Congratulations on your recent promotion to manager of the New York Mets. I have already said a prayer for you and I will be sure to light a candle for you on Sunday as well.  You probably have already been warned about staying on Tony Bernazard’s good side, and going to the SNY Gift shop […]

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Who The Hell Is Tony Bernazard And Why Do I Hate Him?

An article by posted on June 19, 2008

A funny thing happened in the last 48 hours or so. I was reading Newsday and some of the other online Mets beat writer blogs and I saw the name Tony Bernazard in one of the titles. I took a sip of my coffee and then muttered "Damn, I really hate this guy!" "That does it" I […]

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Stabbed In The Back – Randolph Calls Out Manuel

An article by posted on June 19, 2008

Maybe Jerry Manuel wasn’t joking yesterday when he said "You know next time you do that i’m gonna get my blade out and cut you. Right out there on the field. I’m a gangsta now, you wanna get gangsta on me, I’m gonna have to get you now, you do that again, I’m gonna get […]

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Willie Randolph Tells It Like It Is

An article by posted on June 18, 2008

The thing that sucks the most when a manager gets fired is that he’s not invited to the press conference. He doesn’t get to say good-bye to his team. He doesn’t get the opportunity to dispute anything the general manager says while he’s standing at the podium telling the audience it wasn’t personal and that […]

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