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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Luis Castillo: Just What The Mets Didn’t Kneed

An article by posted on April 8, 2008

Luis Castillo has been replaced in the 4th inning of todays game by Damion Easley. Apparently the right knee that was supposedly taken care of in the off season is just as creaky and as weak as ever. Castillo complained of soreness after running to catch a foul pop-up in the first inning and tried to […]

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Whose Return Will Make Mets Fans Cheer The Loudest?

An article by posted on April 5, 2008

Whose return will have the greatest impact on the Mets this season? Moises Alou – At 41-years old, Alou can still swing a big bat. Last season he hit in 30 straight games with eight doubles, four homers, 17 RBI and 23 runs scored in that span. It was the longest hitting streak by a New […]

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Mets – Braves Rained Out – Should Mets Bump Mike Pelfrey?

An article by posted on April 4, 2008
Mets – Braves Rained Out – Should Mets Bump Mike Pelfrey?

Tonight’s game has been postponed due to heavy rain and the threat of tornadoes in Atlanta. It has been rescheduled for May 20th. With just the two games now on Saturday and Sunday, the Mets could choose to have Maine start Saturday and Santana on Sunday. The move will allow them to bump Mike Pelfrey […]

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Don’t Look Now, But He’s Got A 20 Game Hitting Streak

An article by posted on April 3, 2008
Don’t Look Now, But He’s Got A 20 Game Hitting Streak

Hey, some things never change. Just as he did last season, David Wright once again has a hitting streak that is worth noting as he embarks on the new season. After yesterday’s big series finish against the Florida Marlins, David Wright now has a 20 game hitting streak that he began on September 19, 2007. Not too […]

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Chill Out Everyone, Willie’s Move Was The Wise Choice

An article by posted on April 2, 2008

All these so-called Mets fans ripping Willie for not using Wagner are nuts. Wise screwed up but he was the right choice to pitch. I’m sure nobody complained when he struck out the first two batters. Why would you bring in Wagner to pitch to a guy who had never homered in his short career? […]

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Willie Randolph: I’m Not Taking Anything For Granted This Year!

An article by posted on March 31, 2008
Willie Randolph: I’m Not Taking Anything For Granted This Year!

I just got my Mets email subscription and it was a letter from Mets manager, Willie Randolph. Check it out… Our team is ready to go. That’s the message I want to send to you Mets fans as we prepare for today’s opener in South Florida. The goal this year is to make our final […]

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Brian Stokes DFA’d Plus Here’s Your Opening Day Lineup

An article by posted on March 30, 2008

Right handed pitcher Brian Stokes was designated for assignment. I think the Mets may have called this one wrong. Even if you really believed that Joe Smith would out-produce Stokes, something that was not even debatable, why not keep Smith in the minors for the first month and see if Brian Stokes was as good […]

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Pelfrey and Joe Smith In, El Duque Down But Not Out

An article by posted on March 30, 2008

Surprise, surprise… For those of you including myself, who thought Joe Smith and Mike Pelfrey would begin the season in New Orleans… think again! Both Smith and Pelfrey were all smiles today when they were told by Willie Randolph they had made the team. Pelfrey and his 8.15 Spring ERA will take the mound against […]

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Joe’s Way Out On A Limb Predictions For The 2008 Season

An article by posted on March 29, 2008

And now it’s time for my pre-season predictions for the 2008 baseball season. National League NL East – New York MetsNL Central – Chicago CubsNL West – Arizona DiamondbacksNL Wild Card – Milwaukee BrewersNLCS Champs – New York Mets Cy Young Award – Johan Santana – New York MetsComeback Player of the Year – Kerry Wood […]

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Who Says Spring Training Stats Are Meaningless?

An article by posted on March 28, 2008

The Mets are ready to bring home the brass ring. Everything I’ve seen this spring tells me all I need to know about how dominating the Mets will be in 2008. With 19 Spring Training wins already in the books, it shows that the Mets are ready to move on and get this party started […]

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