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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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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Ike Davis Is Suffering In The Hands Of Manuel And Hojo

An article by posted on August 17, 2010 0 Comments

I’m not looking to throw more gasoline on the fire, but has anyone noticed the similarities between Ike Davis and Jeff Francoeur at the plate for the last two months? We expected Ike Davis to go into a slide, just about every rookie does. But what bugs me about Ike’s slide is the lunging and […]

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Mets Sign First Round Pick Matt Harvey

An article by posted on August 17, 2010 0 Comments

The New York Mets have confirmed that they have agreed to a deal with first round draft pick,  RHP Matt Harvey. A team official made the announcement just a short time ago, as the Mets seemingly got it done before the clock struck midnight. Terms of the deal have not been released yet, but Harvey was […]

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K-Rod Has Torn Ligaments In Thumb, Out For Season

An article by posted on August 16, 2010 0 Comments

This just came out of nowhere. Kevin Burkhardt of SNY has just tweeted the following: Krod has a torn ligament in right thumb. Sounds like it happened in the fight. Surgery coming, season over. I’m actually a little stunned, yet not surprised… The Mets have every right to not pay the rest of K-Rod’s salary […]

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Mets Will Pick Up 2011 Option On Reyes

An article by posted on August 16, 2010 0 Comments

According to Mark Hale of the New York Post, the Mets intend to pick up the 2011 option on shortstop Jose Reyes this winter, and will also explore signing him to a long term deal. Asked to comment on the situation, Reyes said, “Right now I don’t think about that…I want to finish my career here…But […]

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Mets Have Five Of The Most Unmovable Contracts In Baseball

An article by posted on August 16, 2010 0 Comments

On Sunday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote an article in which he said the Mets currently have no workable way to build a championship team for the 2011 season. He writes, “Consider that just for next year, Carlos Beltran, Jason Bay, Francisco Rodriguez, Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo make $69 million, which will be […]

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