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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David Wright Is Not Having Fun

An article by posted on August 12, 2010 0 Comments

The Daily News writes about the mounting frustration for David Wright, a frustration that reached a new low last night after striking out four times. David Wright’s whiff-a-thon Wednesday night – he struck out four times against the Rockies – elicited boos from Citi Field fans who usually adore him. Wednesday night’s “Golden Sombrero,” the baseball […]

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Frankie Rodriguez Arrested For Assault, Father In Law Hospitalized

An article by posted on August 12, 2010 0 Comments

As reported by the Associated Press, New York Mets reliever Francisco Rodriguez is in custody after what police called a “physical assault” on a family member at Citi Field.  Police say Rodriguez will be charged with third-degree assault. Police say the incident occurred after the Mets’ 6-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. […]

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Cora Sheds Light On Mets Woes

An article by posted on August 11, 2010 0 Comments

Alex Cora has had plenty to say about his time with the Mets since he was released by the team last week. He’s been making the rounds on sports talk radio, and yesterday he shed some light during an appearance on the Boomer & Carton show on WFAN. Like the professional that he is, Cora had no […]

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Thoughts On Bay And Mets Outfield Situation In 2011

An article by posted on August 11, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday, Amazin Avenue asked if you could dump one Mets contract, which would it be? My choice is Jason Bay because he hasn’t given the Mets the homerun power they thought they were getting. Bay, who turns 32 next month, is aging fast, and for $17 million dollars annually, the Mets may be looking at an […]

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Pat Misch Ready For 2010 Mets Debut On Saturday

An article by posted on August 11, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN-NY, Bisons starting pitcher Pat Misch was pulled after 55 pitches on Tuesday night and could be promoted to the Mets to make a start on Saturday vs. the Phillies. Misch has a 3.23 ERA with the Bisons this season and is in line for his 11th win if Buffalo holds […]

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It’s Time For Mets To Get Some Pelf Control

An article by posted on August 10, 2010 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe that Mets quasi-number two starter, Mike Pelfrey (10-6, 4.16), has not won a game since June 25th when he improved his record to 10-2.  Since that day he has seen his ERA swell from 2.42 to 4.16, and he has gone past the fifth inning just once in seven starts. Pelfrey will […]

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The Forecast In 2011 Calls For Cloudy Skies And Huge Payroll Commitments

An article by posted on August 9, 2010 0 Comments

Here’s a sobering thought from Adam Rubin of ESPN NY. He lists the Mets payroll commitments for the 2011 season. Johan Santana $22.5 million Carlos Beltran $18.5 million Jason Bay $16 million David Wright $14 million Oliver Perez $12 million Francisco Rodriguez $11.5 million Jose Reyes $11 million Luis Castillo $6 million Ryota Igarashi $1.75 million […]

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M’s Fire Manager Don Wakamatsu

An article by posted on August 9, 2010 0 Comments

The Seattle Mariners have fired manager Don Wakamatsu. Wakamatsu is the fifth manager in the majors to be fired this season. Baltimore’s Dave Trembley, Kansas City’s Trey Hillman, Arizona’s A.J. Hinch and Florida’s Fredi Gonzalez also were dismissed. Seattle entered the day 42-70, the second-worst record in the American League. Daren Brown, the manager of Triple-A […]

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There’s A Sucker Born Every Minute

An article by posted on August 9, 2010 0 Comments

“There’s a sucker born every minute”. The great showman P. T. Barnum is credited with first saying those words, and his quote has been well preserved throughout the years. It’s intended to mean that there are, and always will be, a lot of gullible people in the world. I’m convinced, that the Wilpons live by that credo. This […]

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More Mets Flubs: Why F-Mart And Not Lucas Duda?

An article by posted on August 8, 2010 0 Comments

I’m still a little bit confused by the snap decision by the Mets to promote Fernando Martinez on Saturday. It seemed as though it wasn’t very well thought out. Normally, I love to see a home-grown player promoted from the minor leagues, but the more I look at this particular case, the more it wreaks […]

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