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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Mets Getting Slammed Left And Right

An article by posted on September 19, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Getting Slammed Left And Right

Derrek Lee blasted a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning off reliever Manny Acosta that helped the Braves beat the Mets 6-3 on Sunday to complete the three-game sweep. Lee’s grand slam was the 12th one the Mets have allowed this season. ESPN’s Mark Simon reports no team has ever finished a season allowing 12 or more […]

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With Santana Situation Becoming More Dire, Mets Should Target Zach Grienke

An article by posted on September 19, 2010 0 Comments

As if things couldn’t get worse regarding Johan Santana, it has now been reported that when Santana had his surgery last week, it was not arthroscopic surgery as many had thought. It was a traditional surgery with a full incision to open up the shoulder and repair the anterior capsule tear. According to David Waldstein of […]

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Mazzilli Doesn’t Sound So Amazin’ To Me

An article by posted on September 18, 2010 0 Comments

Veteran writer Bill Madden of the Daily News, thinks the Mets should hire Lee Mazzilli. He says that Bobby V will cost the Mets too much money and that the Mets front office is hesitant to move Wally Backman from A-Ball to the major leagues in one fell swoop. While I do agree with Madden on Wally and Bobby, I must […]

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Say Hello To The New Mets Killer

An article by posted on September 18, 2010 0 Comments

Just when we thought things would get easier with the possible retirement of Chipper Jones, someone just as talented and just as dangerous has stepped up to be the new Mets killer. Enter Jason Heyward. Like Chipper before him, Heyward was a first round pick. He was selected 14th overall by the Braves in the […]

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Mattingly To Replace Torre As Dodgers Manager

An article by posted on September 17, 2010 0 Comments

According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Joe Torre will be stepping down as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers at the end of the season, and be replaced by hitting coach Don Mattingly. There’s a possibility that Torre could remain with the Dodgers in some other capacity, but someone I spoke to with knowledge […]

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Mets GM Search Is On, There Could Be 12-15 Manager Openings

An article by posted on September 17, 2010 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets are now considering several candidates to replace Omar Minaya as GM. Mets people have high regard for assistant GM John Ricco and consider him a future GM, but the team apparently will instead look to someone with more experience for their top front office position. They are is […]

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Trade Reyes For A Roll Of The Dice? No Thanks, I Wasn’t Born Yesterday.

An article by posted on September 17, 2010 0 Comments

I guess this whole break up the core thing is picking up some steam lately, and I still don’t know why… Maybe I am just a thick-headed Sicilian, because no matter how hard people try to convince me, I still can’t for the life of me understand how trading your best players can be construed as improving […]

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Reese Havens Surgery Could Change Everything

An article by posted on September 17, 2010 0 Comments

Last night, Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reported that Mets second base prospect Reese Havens, may be facing back surgery. According to an organization source, Havens is in New York, where he received injections for season-long injury trouble that started with his oblique muscles. If the trouble is not relieved within a few weeks, surgery may […]

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Jenrry Mejia Shutdown For Season, Probably Won’t Pitch Winter Ball

An article by posted on September 16, 2010 0 Comments

Update 9/16 11:00 AM  The Mets have shut down right-hander Jenrry Mejia for the remainder the season. An MRI taken last night after he was forced to leave Wednesday’s game, revealed a “rhomboid strain of the right shoulder blade,” according to a Mets official. Mejia had been scheduled to play Winter Ball this offseason so that he could […]

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ESPN, The Worldwide Leader In Snorts

An article by posted on September 14, 2010 0 Comments

I can’t believe that a smart guy like Rob Neyer would write an article that bashes Mets GM Omar Minaya for trading Heath Bell at the end of the 2006 season. It’s one of the worst cases of Monday Morning Quarterbacking I’ve ever seen from a national sports journalist. I wouldn’t have minded that much if this was some rant […]

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