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 April Report Cards Are In

An article by posted on May 5, 2008

Mets Merized – Joe D.It’s been an inconsistent and uneven start so far for the New York Mets. While many expected the team to explode out of the gate they instead continue to churn along and stay at or close to the top of the standings. We have seen a few stinkers in the early going, but the […]

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Mets Front Office Says The Honeymoon Is Over

An article by posted on May 4, 2008

Steve Popper of The Record had some interesting things to say in one of his recent articles regarding Willie Randolph and the Mets. The one that caught my attention was a quote where he cites fellow writer Bob Klapisch… Willie Randolph can’t consider a just-above-.500 record lucky. One person in the higher echelon of the franchise […]

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Keep Willie Randolph, Fire Rick Peterson

An article by posted on May 3, 2008

While many Mets fans are already calling for Willie Randolph’s head, don’t you think if anyone should be shown the door that it should be Rick Peterson and not Willie? It’s so easy to hang everything on Willie, but the fact of the matter is that he never got a fair shake. Among many other […]

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Church Back In The Two Spot – It’s About Time!

An article by posted on May 2, 2008

I just took a look at tonight’s lineup card and I must say that I’m lovin’ what I see… Ryan Church is back in the number two spot of the lineup and Moises Alou makes his long awaited return batting behind Carlos Beltran in the number five spot. This is a lineup with some teeth […]

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I’m Looking Forward To Having Alou Back

An article by posted on May 2, 2008

One of the good things I can still remember about last season was just how good the Mets played when Moises Alou was in the lineup. Although I was indifferent about his signing, I slowly but surely became a big fan the more I saw of him. I expected to see an old washed up […]

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“Mayday, Mayday”, Billy Wagner Sounds The Alarm

An article by posted on May 1, 2008

All it took was 1 2/3 innings yesterday, for Oliver Perez to sink the Mets against the punchless Pirates. It was the Mets who looked like a ship of fools and not the Pirates who are the worst team in the league. It seems like every time Perez takes the mound he demoralizes his team by his […]

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Mets Fans Have Destroyed Their Homefield Advantage

An article by posted on April 29, 2008

Yes, it’s true and it pains me to say it. We have created such a feeling of hostility in our own home park that it has permeated into the minds of the players and turned our Mets fan base into a laughing stock throughout all of sports. We have made it a burden for the […]

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Screw The Curtain Calls, Gimme More Two Homer Games

An article by posted on April 28, 2008

What in the world is all this fuss about curtain calls?? Like I said last night, who cares? As far as I’m concerned the only issue is that Carlos Delgado hit two homeruns and even won a Metsy for crying out loud… Do we have to make everything so negative all the time… even when […]

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Delgado Slams Two Homers, Then Slams The Crowd

An article by posted on April 27, 2008

Wow, what a way to make a statement. Today’s big win over John Smoltz and the Braves would not have been possible if not for the efforts of first baseman Carlos Delgado. Delgado launched a pair of homeruns today and we’re talking huge blasts, not the the garden variety homers the Mets have been hitting […]

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Minor League Player of the Week – Fernando Martinez (CF)

An article by posted on April 26, 2008

It’s no surprise that everyone is looking at the Mets future center fielder. Martinez was signed in 2005 as a non-drafted free agent. Native of the Dominican Republic, Martinez has shown signs of a five-tool player last year as he hit some home runs along with speed and a great arm. He was slowed down, […]

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