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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Rick Peterson and Tom Nieto Are Out?

An article by posted on June 15, 2008
Rick Peterson and Tom Nieto Are Out?

The Daily News is reporting that Mets coaches Rick Peterson and Tom Nieto could get fired and that Willie Randolph’s job is safe for now. The news is breaking pretty fast and is gaining momentum. Earlier tonight we reported some of the sharp comments that Omar Minaya made during his post game press conference. Now, Adam […]

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Minor League Player of the Week – Mike Carp (1B/OF)

An article by posted on June 14, 2008
Minor League Player of the Week – Mike Carp (1B/OF)

I know, I probably featured him once already (I don’t recall), but I just can’t help myself as this man’s bat is absolutely on fire. Here’s a short history of this man. Mike Carp was drafted by the Mets in the ninth round (254th overall) in 2004, out of high school in Lakewood, California, drafted […]

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Mets Top Picks Will Suit Up For The Brooklyn Cyclones

An article by posted on June 14, 2008

According to MLB.com, the New York Mets announced today that they have signed shortstop Reese Havens and right handed pitcher Brad Holt and assigned both to Single-A Brooklyn of the New York-Penn League. Havens was the club’s 22nd overall selection in the first round of the 2008 Major League Baseball’s First Year Player Draft from […]

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read – Willie’s Job Is Safe For Now

An article by posted on June 13, 2008

When I woke up this morning and went to work, I read about two dozen posts on the "Willie Watch". I was tempted to write my own post on the matter, but thought otherwise. Throughout the day I wondered if Willie would still be the manager when I got home. And, as you all know by now, […]

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Enough Is Enough, Bring Up Some Of The Kids

An article by posted on June 11, 2008

I have completely had it with this roster. I am tired of same old tired players playing the same old tired baseball. It’s not that I don’t like guys like Damion Easley, Marlon Anderson, Moises Alou, and all the other tired old veterans, I just think we have too many players like this. I feel like […]

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I’m Starting To Feel Sick Now

An article by posted on June 11, 2008

Wow, todays match-up between Brandon Webb (11-2) and Mike Pelfrey (2-6) really shows the disparity between a great team and a team who thinks they’re great. It just seems like the Mets keep finding ways to lose, while teams like the Phillies and the Diamondbacks keep finding ways to win. I really feel bad for […]

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With 100 Games Left, The Urgency To Win Has Never Been Greater

An article by posted on June 10, 2008

This morning, John Delcos from the Journal News raised a few questions. Questions that are already on the minds of Mets fans. Questions that only the Mets can really answer. When does it stop being early? When does the disclaimer there’s a lot of season left begin to lose its credibility? I don’t even pretend […]

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A Who’s Who On Players The Mets Drafted This Week

An article by posted on June 8, 2008

Round 1 – Pick 18 – IKE DAVIS, 1B/OF, Arizona State Baseball America: The son of former big league reliever Ron Davis, Ike was not a scouts’ favorite coming into his junior season. A decorated high school career that included a star turn with Team USA’s youth national squad and an MVP award at the 2004 […]

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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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