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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The Mets May Have Some Fight In Them, But The Phillies Have More?

An article by posted on July 9, 2008

You want to talk about fight… how about those Phightin’ Phillies?? Sure they lost last night… and sure they have seen their lead shring from 5 1/2 games to just 1 1/1 games… and sure they lost 3 out of 4 games to the Mighty Mets… but nobody can accuse them of not having any […]

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You’re Once… Twice… Three Times A Leader

An article by posted on July 8, 2008

If leadership means getting yourself thrown out of a game for arguing with an umpire, then we got ourselves one heck of a leader at the helm of the Mets. What Willie Randolph couldn’t do in three-plus years, Jerry Manuel has already done three times and in just under a month. For years many Mets fans felt […]

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It’s Time For SNY To Do Something About Joe Benigno

An article by posted on July 8, 2008

SNY is driving me insane with their Anti-Mets coverage. They continue to pick apart the team like vultures devouring the dead carcass of an animal. They fill their air time with amateurs that have no business being in front of a camera or given a microphone. For months now, I have been lamenting about how […]

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Jose Reyes Is The Real All-Star – The Players Snubbed Him

An article by posted on July 7, 2008

Maybe it was for all the homerun celebrations and the choreographed high fives. Maybe it was for all the times he rattled a pitcher with a fake steal attempt and forced a balk. Maybe it was all that and more, but there’s no mistaking the fact that the players snubbed Jose Reyes and that is […]

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Oliver Perez Has Put The Mets In A Better Position

An article by posted on July 7, 2008

Oliver Perez has been the poster child of the Mets woes so far this season. His inconsistency has been a source of frustration, and he has been blamed for the Mets’ inability to put together a solid win streak. His step backward after last year’s 15 win season may have been the straw that broke Rick Peterson’s back […]

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Carlos Beltran To Start Batting Second

An article by posted on July 6, 2008

What a nice bounce-back effort by the Mets last night as they defeated the Phillies 9-4. The game may have been a springboard to some upcoming changes in the Mets lineup starting with a new look in the top of the order. Last night during our Gameday Live open thread, our topic of discussion was […]

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Manuel: “He Was Stressed” – Santana: “I Was Fine”

An article by posted on July 5, 2008

As I look back at last night’s gut-wrenching loss, I felt the game hinged on the decision to pull Johan Santana after only 95 pitches. Here we go with the damn pitch counts again. I thought this wouldn’t be such a big issue after firing Rick Peterson… Anyhow, I digress… In the post game, Jerry […]

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Mets Fans Don’t Need Any Fireworks From The Divisive Media

An article by posted on July 4, 2008

"Well I’m a-gonna raise a fuss, yeah I’m gonna raise a holler.About workin’ all summer just to try and earn a dollar.Sometimes I wonder what I’m a gonna do, But there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues." I’ve had all morning to reflect on the saga that has become the Jose Reyes and Keith […]

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Jose Reyes and Keith Hernandez Almost Come To Blows?

An article by posted on July 4, 2008

Apparently news is slowly coming out regarding an incident involving SNY’s Keith Hernandez and Jose Reyes. In a New York Post exclusive Bart Hubbuch reports the follwing… Jose Reyes and Keith Hernandez had to be separated on the Mets charter plane Sunday night after a tense confrontation over Hernandez’s critical comments about the All-Star shortstop. A team […]

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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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