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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The Best Lineup Jerry Manuel Has Ever Posted

An article by posted on July 20, 2010 0 Comments

I know I said I was going to discontinue posting lineups before each game near the end of last season. You can get the lineup at the pre-game show on SNY or MetsBlog, who posts it as soon as he gets it. But I had to make an exception today because as I read it […]

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Mike Pelfrey Is A Train Wreck Right Now

An article by posted on July 20, 2010 0 Comments

In his last four starts, Mike Pelfrey has allowed a mind boggling 51 baserunners in just 14.2 innings pitched. In that span he has allowed an unsightly 21 earned runs. In his last six starts, Pelfrey’s ERA has climbed from an NL East leading 2.39 to a season high of 4.01. His start last night in which […]

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Luis Castillo, Oliver Perez To Be Activated Today

An article by posted on July 19, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday, after the Mets salvaged the final game in San Francisco to avoid the sweep, Jerry Manuel spoke with reporters. Luis Castillo  – Castillo will be joining the Mets today in Arizona, where the Mets begin a three game series with the Diamondbacks. He is expected to be activated before the game and resume his […]

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Heyman’s 22 Best Available Pitchers

An article by posted on July 18, 2010 0 Comments

SI.com’s Jon Heyman, ranks the 22 best available pitchers at the trade deadline now that Cliff Lee is off the board. 1. Dan Haren, Diamondbacks, starting pitcher. One GM said he heard the asking price for Haren, who is reasonably salaried (he’s due $12.75M next season) for a bona fide young ace and signed through […]

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Has Jerry Manuel Earned An Extension?

An article by posted on July 18, 2010 0 Comments

Here’s something I read this morning by Steve Popper of The Record who also happens to be one of my favorite beat writers covering the Mets. Steve caused me to chuckle when he started out this morning’s column with a warning to his readers, I’m going to make the most common sense argument – and one […]

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Thoughts On Mets Latest Offensive Funk

An article by posted on July 17, 2010 0 Comments

Two games into the second half, and the Mets have yet to cross home plate. So much for the triumphant return of Carlos Beltran. I can certainly understand being shut out by the likes of Tim Lincecum., but Barry Zito too? We made him look like Sandy Koufax out there last night… Beltran thought otherwise, […]

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Are Ollie’s Days As A Met Numbered?

An article by posted on July 17, 2010 0 Comments

It’s becoming increasingly apparent that Oliver Perez may have pitched his last game as a New York Met. Perez turned off many of his teammates when he refused to accept a minor league assignment before being shuffled to the DL with an encore performance of the mysterious knee injury. It even prompted an internal investigation […]

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Mets Cannot Let The Braves And Phillies Pull Away From The Pack

An article by posted on July 16, 2010 0 Comments

With last night’s 2-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants, the Mets now find themselves five games back of the front-running Atlanta Braves. It looks like a fight to the finish may be shaping up for the NL Wild Card this season. Three NL East teams currently occupy the top seven spots for the Wild Card; […]

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F-Mart Was Raking Last Night

An article by posted on July 16, 2010 0 Comments

The Buffalo Bisons hit four home runs last night, but they still fell short of a miracle comeback and lost to the Gwinnett Braves 8-7 In that game, Val Pascucci hit a pinch hit home run, but the star of the night was right fielder Fernando Martinez, who clubbed a pair of home runs, his eighth […]

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Mets 2010 First Half Report Cards

An article by posted on July 15, 2010 0 Comments

Here are the results of our First Half Report Cards for the 2010 season. We graded the Mets in the following ten categories: Starting Pitching Bullpen Catchers Corner Infielders Middle Infielders Outfielders Bench Manager General Manager Overall This year, we also decided to include an average overall grade in each category, to kind of balance […]

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