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 Must Really Suck Being Jerry Manuel Right Now

An article by posted on August 20, 2010 0 Comments

Last night after the game, Jerry Manuel was as un-optimistic as I’ve ever seen him. Even after a loss, he can usually be counted on to look for the positives and even crack a smile, but not last night. He looked like a battle wearied soldier. The fatigue of a long and frustrating season was clearly […]

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Jenrry Mejia Was Dealing Last Night

An article by posted on August 20, 2010 0 Comments

Mets top pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia had the best start of the season last night after some struggles and a stint on the disabled list. The young righthander hurled seven one-hit innings for Double-A Binghamton, striking out eight and walking two in the Mets’ 5-0 victory over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. “I pitched pretty well,” […]

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Mets Fans, Brace Yourselves For Plenty Of This

An article by posted on August 19, 2010 0 Comments

You’ll get a kick out of this video that’s making its way through the Mets blogosphere today. It’s a Training Video for Mets closers. It comes from The Pretty Good Sports Show which features some funny videos they produce and post on You Tube. It looks like it’s open season again on mocking the Mets. Of […]

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Roger Clemens Indicted For Lying To Grand Jury

An article by posted on August 19, 2010 0 Comments

Federal authorities have indicted Roger Clemens on charges of making false statements to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. The 19-page indictment charges Clemens with three counts of making false statements and two counts of perjury in connection with his February 2008 testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. I bet […]

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Barajas Returns From DL And Could Be Traded, F-Mart Demoted

An article by posted on August 19, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are reportedly activating catcher Rod Barajas from the disabled list and expect to have him available for tonight’s game against the Astros. As the Mets face a decision over how long to retain three catchers. Josh Thole has earned the majority of the starts lately with his solid play, but Barajas could cut into Thole’s playing time, […]

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Hey Wilpons, You Can’t Have It Both Ways

An article by posted on August 19, 2010 0 Comments

After last night’s 14 inning marathon, I was very proud of the outstanding job by both R.A. Dickey and our bullpen. The bullpen has shined since Hisanori Takahashi returned. Tak, Bobby Parnell, Elmer Dessens and Manny Acosta completely shutdown the Astros for  five and two-third innings of solid relief, enabling the Mets to eventually break the […]

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MLBPA Files Grievance Against Mets

An article by posted on August 18, 2010 0 Comments

The Major League Baseball Player’s Association filed a grievance against the Mets and the Commissioner’s Office on Tuesday to contest the Mets’ placement of Francisco Rodriguez on the Disqualified List. The Mets announced the decision to place Rodriguez on the list Monday after they determined that he injured his right pitching thumb during his encounter […]

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Mulling Changes To Waiver System and September Call Ups

An article by posted on August 18, 2010 0 Comments

Buster Olney of ESPN, writes about some of the changes general managers are mulling over for the future. Regarding the current Waiver System: Up until 4 p.m. on July 31, all teams can engage other clubs in trade talks. But from Aug. 1 to Aug. 31 — the deadline by which all players must be […]

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When To Stop Drinking The Koolaid

An article by posted on August 18, 2010 0 Comments

When it comes to Mets fans, you can basically break them down into three groups. You have the eternal optimists, your garden variety pessimists, and then there are those who just sit and watch and take it all in. You can always easily identify the latter by looking at their reactions and body language after […]

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Mets Place K-Rod On Disqualified List

An article by posted on August 17, 2010 0 Comments

Only moments ago, the Mets announced on a conference call that closer Francisco Rodriguez has been placed on disqualified list. Mets CEO Jeff Wilpon, said in a conference call: “The Mets today announced that they have placed pitcher Francisco Rodriguez on the Disqualified List for conduct in violation of his Uniform Player’s Contract. In addition, the Mets […]

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