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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Minor League Player of the Week – Chris Aguila (OF)

An article by posted on June 6, 2008

He was selected in the third round of the 1997 First-Year Player Draft. Christopher Louis Aguila graduated from McQueen High School (NV) in 1997. While in McQueen, he set the single-season home run record. Although. Aguila may not be a prospect, he is showing signs he belongs with the big club. The 29-year-old outfielder played […]

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How Do I Hate Thee, Let Me Count the Ways

An article by posted on June 3, 2008

Seeing the Marlins occupying the top spot in the N.L. East the last few weeks hasn’t really bothered me all that much so far this season. However, for one very brief day I saw the Phillies in first place last week and I was seeing red… Not Phillies red…. There was blood in my eyes… […]

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Mets Take 3 of 4 From The Dodgers With A Sweet 6-1 Win!

An article by posted on June 1, 2008

The Mets capped off what started out as a very tenuous homestand with a great win on Sunday night before a national audience that saw them take 3 out of 4 games from the Los Angeles Dodgers after a convincing 6-1 victory. Johan Santana started for the Mets and performed every bit like the ace the […]

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The Mets Can’t Afford To Bounce Pelfrey From The Rotation

An article by posted on June 1, 2008

Some time next week the Mets should be activating Moises Alou from the disabled list. It most likely means the end of the road for Nick Evans who would assuredly be the player who Alou will replace on the roster. We’ll see Evans again in the future, but clearly he needs more seasoning and more everyday […]

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It’s Time To Say Good-Bye To The Delgado Shift

An article by posted on May 29, 2008

I’ve seen enough of Damion Easley, Fernando Tatis and Marlon Anderson before he got injured, to know that we can and should do better than Carlos Delgado at first base. His slump is not technically a slump. Slumps don’t last two years. Delgado is in steep decline and the sooner the Mets realize it, the […]

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You Gotta Have Heart! Mets Beat The Marlins 7-6 In An Extra-Innings Thriller!

An article by posted on May 28, 2008

Just before the start of the bottom of the 11th, SNY played a video of the 1969 Mets singing "You Gotta Have Heart". Tonight, the Mets showed that they had plenty of heart as they come from behind twice to beat the Marlins 7-6 in an extra-innings thriller!  The night started out very promising for […]

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What Really Happened During The Meeting Between Willie and the Wilpons

An article by posted on May 27, 2008

On Monday, Mets Merized Online was able to sneak into the Wilpon’s conference room at Shea Stadium and plant a hidden microphone under the Mr. Met lamp in the corner, next to the signed photo from Sandy Koufax.  We transcribed what we heard for you during the now famous Willie meeting. The cast of characters […]

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Does Keeping Willie Only Delay The Inevitable?

An article by posted on May 27, 2008

If Willie thought he was being unfairly bashed by the media last week, wait until he reads what the local papers have in store for him this morning. Bob Klapisch of the Record thinks the Wilpons should bite the bullet on the remaining $4 million dollars of Randolph’s contract. He says… Ever since then, Randolph […]

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Randolph Is Still The Man… By The Skin Of His Teeth

An article by posted on May 26, 2008

The New York Post reports that the New York Mets will allow Willie Randolph to keep managing the team for now. The news comes after a marathon meeting today at Shea Stadium between Randolph, GM Omar Minaya, principal owner Fred Wilpon and his son COO Jeff Wilpon. The decision was made despite a tumultuous week […]

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Will The Mets Find Their Offense In The Thin Air Of Colorado?

An article by posted on May 23, 2008

They say that there is no better way to pick up your offense then playing a series in the fresh thin air of Colorado. Although Coors Field is not the same prolific homerun launching pad it once was, it still ranks right up there with some of the hitters parks like Citizens Bank Park, a haven that […]

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