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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F-Mart Heading To The Mariners?

An article by posted on August 7, 2010 0 Comments

Update 2:15 AM Adam Rubin writes: Two sources — one with ties to the organization, one formerly with the organization — indicated the Seattle Mariners are the team involved in dialogue with the Mets. One of the sources indicated that 21-year-old outfielder Fernando Martinez, who was one of the two players scratched from the Bisons’ […]

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Fernando Martinez: The Prospect Who Became Suspect

An article by posted on August 6, 2010 0 Comments

Michael Salfino of SNY.tv wrote an interesting article yesterday on the Mets former number one prospect, Fernando Martinez. In it he chronicles the decline of F-Mart’s prospect status over the years, but is not yet ready to count him out. Since 2007, he’s moved down on Baseball America’s Top 100 list from the 20th to […]

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2011 Mets Slogan: The Tragic Is Back

An article by posted on August 5, 2010 0 Comments

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets’ reign of error is set to continue into 2011. Fred Wilpon will retain Omar Minaya for the 2011 season.  The team’s principal owner, Fred Wilpon, on Thursday said he is planning to stick with general manager Omar Minaya beyond this year, despite the threat […]

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R.A. Dickey: Nobody Could Have Predicted This

An article by posted on August 5, 2010 0 Comments

While taking a look at Mike Pelfrey’s overall 2010 stats this morning, I came across some interesting data as I compared him to the other starters in the Mets rotation. I compiled the following chart on Baseball Reference, so that you could see who fits where in several different pitching categories among the Mets’ top four starters. Pos […]

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Mets Prospects: Looking At 2011 And Beyond

An article by posted on August 5, 2010 0 Comments

Today is as good a time as any to start checking out which players down on the farm, may or may not be ready to help the Mets in 2011 and beyond. There’s no better way to do that, then by checking in with one of the best in the business, John Sickels, of MinorLeagueBall.com. […]

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Slip Sliding Away…

An article by posted on August 5, 2010 0 Comments

In 24 hours the Mets went from one of their best wins of the year, to one of their worst wins of the year. Last night’s loss was a comedy of errors alright, but for most Mets fans it was just another agonizing and embarrassing loss. How many times have we seen this team crack under […]

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David Wright: We Didn’t Do Anything Right

An article by posted on August 5, 2010 0 Comments

“It’s disappointing in how we played,” third baseman David Wright said. “We didn’t really do anything right tonight, and that’s troublesome because it was a big game for us, the ability to take two out of three from the first-place team.” The loss really set the Mets back last night, and they now find themselves […]

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Is Big Pelf A Big Game Pitcher?

An article by posted on August 4, 2010 0 Comments

Tonight’s a big game for the Mets as they try to do something they haven’t done in a nearly a year; win a road series against a division rival. A win would also give the Mets some momentum as they head into a weekend series with the Phillies who they are hoping to leapfrog in […]

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We Should Promote Misch And Send Down Valdes

An article by posted on August 4, 2010 0 Comments

 About a week and a half ago, I pleaded my case for calling up starting pitcher Pat Misch, inserting him into the rotation, and sliding Hisanori Takahashi back into the bullpen. Since then, Misch has made two starts and allowed just one run in 15 innings pitched, striking out 15 more batters and walking none. His record […]

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Trading Beltran Is Not An Option, I’ll Tell You Why

An article by posted on August 4, 2010 0 Comments

As Carlos Beltran continues to shake off the rust of a 2 1/2 month stint on the disabled list, the natives are getting restless. Mets fans, who are a very impatient group to begin with, are getting very antsy and desperation is starting to set in. Many of us including myself, expected the gifted center fielder to burst […]

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