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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And Now A Word From Our Center Fielder

An article by posted on May 19, 2008

He teases us with his speed, dazzles us with his defense, and sometimes astounds us with his power this season. And he hasn’t even gotten warmed up yet. Carlos Beltran’s recovery from off-season knee surgery hasn’t gone as quickly as all of us have hoped, but signs of his return to form are suddenly evident. […]

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Willie Randolph’s Approval Rating Plummets Amid Omar’s Vote Of Confidence

An article by posted on May 16, 2008

Before todays rained out contest, Omar Minaya reiterated his support for Willie Randolph during SNY’s pre game coverage. When asked if Randolph’s job was on the line he replied,  “Absolutely not, I am very supportive and will continue to support Willie Randolph.” Meanwhile, back at the ranch… Today we ran a poll to record our readers feelings […]

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Mets Need To Get Subway Serious Now!

An article by posted on May 16, 2008

The Mets are floundering. They are a team that intimidates nobody. They are laughed at, joked about, pushed around, and chanted at by even the worst teams in the league. How can they possibly believe they can win a division title under these circumstances?   Yesterday, another great pitching performance was squandered and wasted by […]

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Willie Should Concentrate On Winning Today Not Tomorrow

An article by posted on May 15, 2008

Willie has it all wrong… He needs to wake up and smell the coffee… Yesterday, his excuse for bringing in Aaron Heilman, a move that cost the Mets a win, was that he wanted to get a couple of innings out of him, so the bullpen would be rested for the weekend. What’s he thinking? […]

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Do You Trust Heilman In A Close Game?

An article by posted on May 14, 2008

Willie Randolph inherited the wrath of the fans tonight when he came out to take the ball from Aaron Heilman who had just allowed four Nationals to cross the plate and take the lead in the seventh inning. The boos were twice as loud and twice as thunderous than the ones that greeted Heilman as […]

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All The Right Moves – Thank You Billy Wagner!

An article by posted on May 13, 2008

The Mets have announced that RHP Nelson Figueroa and reliever Jorge Sosa have been designated for assignment. Claudio Vargas has been called up from New Orleans and reliever Matt Wise has been activated from the Disabled List. They have also placed outfielder Angel Pagan on the 15-day disabled list with an injured shoulder and called […]

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If There’s A Bustle In Your Hedgerow, Don’t Be Alarmed Now

An article by posted on May 11, 2008

"It’s just a spring clean for the May queen. Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run There’s still time to change the road you’re on. And it makes me wonder." With apologies to Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, I have to disagree because I am a little alarmed. […]

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Isn’t It Ironic… Don’t Ya Think…

An article by posted on May 11, 2008

I love this game! There’s nothing else like it… Yesterday one of our regular readers pointed me to a fact that has gone widely unnoticed by many Mets fans. He told me that the only two Mets batting over .300 were Ryan Church and Brian Schneider. That’s right… the two players we got in the […]

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Fire In The Hole! My 5 Step Plan For Wille Randoph

An article by posted on May 11, 2008

Willie Randolph has an appointment with destiny at the end of the month regarding his job security. The owners will meet with Omar Minaya and I assume Willie Randolph, to evaluate the team’s performance as well as Willie. <begin humming Taps> Like the majority of fans, I like Willie a lot. I think he’s accomplished […]

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Wasted Away Again In Margaritaville

An article by posted on May 7, 2008

Ahh the smell of green grass, beautiful palm trees, tropical drinks and sushi… that is what baseball is all about. At least it is in Los Angeles. (freaking wierdos!) Our New York Mets are in a virtual paradise, far away from the hostile crowds and boo birds they must deal with at home games. Ahh… this is the […]

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