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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It’s Time For Mets To Get Some Pelf Control

An article by posted on August 10, 2010 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe that Mets quasi-number two starter, Mike Pelfrey (10-6, 4.16), has not won a game since June 25th when he improved his record to 10-2.  Since that day he has seen his ERA swell from 2.42 to 4.16, and he has gone past the fifth inning just once in seven starts. Pelfrey will […]

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The Forecast In 2011 Calls For Cloudy Skies And Huge Payroll Commitments

An article by posted on August 9, 2010 0 Comments

Here’s a sobering thought from Adam Rubin of ESPN NY. He lists the Mets payroll commitments for the 2011 season. Johan Santana $22.5 million Carlos Beltran $18.5 million Jason Bay $16 million David Wright $14 million Oliver Perez $12 million Francisco Rodriguez $11.5 million Jose Reyes $11 million Luis Castillo $6 million Ryota Igarashi $1.75 million […]

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M’s Fire Manager Don Wakamatsu

An article by posted on August 9, 2010 0 Comments

The Seattle Mariners have fired manager Don Wakamatsu. Wakamatsu is the fifth manager in the majors to be fired this season. Baltimore’s Dave Trembley, Kansas City’s Trey Hillman, Arizona’s A.J. Hinch and Florida’s Fredi Gonzalez also were dismissed. Seattle entered the day 42-70, the second-worst record in the American League. Daren Brown, the manager of Triple-A […]

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There’s A Sucker Born Every Minute

An article by posted on August 9, 2010 0 Comments

“There’s a sucker born every minute”. The great showman P. T. Barnum is credited with first saying those words, and his quote has been well preserved throughout the years. It’s intended to mean that there are, and always will be, a lot of gullible people in the world. I’m convinced, that the Wilpons live by that credo. This […]

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More Mets Flubs: Why F-Mart And Not Lucas Duda?

An article by posted on August 8, 2010 0 Comments

I’m still a little bit confused by the snap decision by the Mets to promote Fernando Martinez on Saturday. It seemed as though it wasn’t very well thought out. Normally, I love to see a home-grown player promoted from the minor leagues, but the more I look at this particular case, the more it wreaks […]

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Mets Make The Right Call, Will Platoon F-Mart With Francoeur

An article by posted on August 8, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets can make good decisions when they try. According to Micahel Baron of MetsBlog, this afternoon at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Jerry Manuel told reporters Fernando Martinez and Jeff Francoeur will platoon with each other in right field. In addition, Manuel said Ruben Tejada will become the everyday second baseman, with Luis Castillo heading […]

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Hell No, We Won’t Go! Join The CitiField Sit Out!

An article by posted on August 7, 2010 0 Comments

A couple of Mets bloggers led by our own Coop, are leading the charge and asking Mets fans to join forces and make a statement on August 25th, by NOT going to Citi Field. Coop writes on her blog My Summer Family, Don’t go to CitiField on Wednesday, August 25. We do know it’s hard […]

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Jeff Francoeur Clears Waivers, Can Now Be Traded

An article by posted on August 7, 2010 0 Comments

Update 1:30 PM According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Mets rightfielder Jeff Francoeur has cleared waivers and can now be dealt to any organization. Trading Francoeur does make sense, but I’m not so sure we will get much for him.  Some rumors are floating that Fernando Martinez may have been called up to showcase him for […]

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Mets Release Alex Cora, Demote Jesus Feliciano

An article by posted on August 7, 2010 0 Comments

Update 12:30 PM The Mets have released infielder Alex Cora and demoted outfielder Jesus Feliciano to make room for Fernando Martinez and  Ruben Tejada who will both be in uniform for today’s game. Cora appeared in 62 games for the Mets this year and was 18 games shy of having his 2011 option automatically vest at […]

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F-Mart Heading To The Mariners?

An article by posted on August 7, 2010 0 Comments

Update 2:15 AM Adam Rubin writes: Two sources — one with ties to the organization, one formerly with the organization — indicated the Seattle Mariners are the team involved in dialogue with the Mets. One of the sources indicated that 21-year-old outfielder Fernando Martinez, who was one of the two players scratched from the Bisons’ […]

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