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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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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Over And Out – Lowly Mets Swept By High Flying Braves

An article by posted on May 22, 2008

Stopper my ass… Johan Santana provided no relief for a Mets team that continues to reel in what looks to be another disappointing season at best. The Mets have already been declared dead by Braves beat writers, and Mets beat writers might not be ready to print it, but they are certainly whispering it among […]

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Church Injury Only Illustrates How Precarious The Mets Season Is

An article by posted on May 22, 2008

Frustrating… It’s the first word that jumps into my head whenever I hear the name of Moises Alou. All the good he does when he’s in the lineup is just washed away in one fell swoop whenever the injury bug strikes. I wonder if he’s even worth it… I wonder if we would be better […]

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Wilpon May Fire Willie Over His Racy Comments

An article by posted on May 21, 2008

The fact that the Mets have been playing uninspired baseball for almost a year may not be Willie’s undoing… The fact that the Mets have been a .500 team for almost a year may not be his undoing either. The truth of the matter is that  Willie’s own mouth may be what catapults him out […]

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A Mets Icon: Mike Piazza Calls It A Career!

An article by posted on May 20, 2008
A Mets Icon: Mike Piazza Calls It A Career!

It’s with some sadness and also great joy to report that Mike Piazza has announced his retirement today. In a statement released by his agent, Mike said the following… “After discussing my options with my wife, family and agent, I felt it was time to start a new chapter in my life. It has been […]

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What Happens When A Third Of Your Payroll Is Wrapped Up In 3 Under-Performing Players?

An article by posted on May 20, 2008
What Happens When A Third Of Your Payroll Is Wrapped Up In 3 Under-Performing Players?

Today I read an interesting article penned by the talented Josh Curtis of the New York Observer. In the article, Josh conveys an interesting alternative as to why the Mets and the Yankees find themselves in the same quandary with regard to fan expectations versus team performance. He takes a rather interesting look at a […]

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Mets Leave Behind That Foul Stench At Yankee Stadium

An article by posted on May 19, 2008

Who’s feeling good this morning? There’s nothing better than going to work or school with the glorious feeling that the Mets swept the shortened Subway Series and helped to bury the Yankees further in last place. Despite the drama that unfolded right after the disaster against the Nationals, Mets fans are quick to forget the […]

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