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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Ike Davis Needs 8 More RBIs To Break Strawberry’s Record

An article by posted on September 13, 2010 0 Comments

Whether you are totally jazzed by Ike Davis’ rookie year, or luke warm on it consider this… According to John Schweibacher of WFAN.com, Ike Davis is on the verge of toppling the team record for runs batted in by a rookie, a record that has stood for over a quarter century. Ike Davis continues to […]

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John Ricco Is Not Out Of Running For GM Job

An article by posted on September 12, 2010 0 Comments

The Daily News is debunking the report on Saturday by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that Mets Assistant GM John Ricco is not in the running as a potential replacement for Omar Minaya. The possibility that Omar Minaya could be reassigned or dismissed has led to speculation about potential replacements. A report on FoxSports.com Saturday […]

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Beltran Out With Tendinitis, Boras Is Livid

An article by posted on September 11, 2010 0 Comments

Jerry Manuel has told reporters that Carlos Beltran has left knee tendinitis, and that he will not be in today’s lineup. This is his left knee and not the right knee he had surgery on last January. Also, regarding Carlos Beltran, Newsday reports that his agent Scott Boras is infuriated with how the Mets have mistreated […]

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Wang and Prior Haven’t Recovered From Anterior Capsule Surgery

An article by posted on September 11, 2010 0 Comments

Johan Santana’s recovery from surgery to repair the anterior capsule of his shoulder, may not go as smoothly as some have suggested. Comparisons were made to position players like Jorge Posada of the Yankees who had the same surgery and recovered just fine. But comparing a position player to a pitcher when it comes to […]

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Manuel Plays The Blame Game Too

An article by posted on September 10, 2010 0 Comments

Jerry Manuel was a guest of Mike Francesa this evening on WFAN and he sounded a lot like someone who knew the end was near. The most interesting part of the interview came when Francesa asked Manuel to tell him what he felt went wrong this season. Manuel replied that Jason Bay’s lack of power and production really hurt […]

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Johan Santana Needs Season Ending Shoulder Surgery (Updated)

An article by posted on September 10, 2010 0 Comments

Update 4:35 PM During the press conference, Howie Rose asked Johan Santana if he believed he would be ready to pitch by April. His response was, “Who knows? Whenever I am ready and feel 100% that’s when I will return. I don’t know when that will be. It could be April or May or July, […]

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Divided We Fall

An article by posted on September 9, 2010 0 Comments

Andy Martino of the NY Daily News touches upon some very sensitive issues surrounding the Mets and also reports about an incident that took place at a recent team meeting. A young Met recently tried to address the others, speak from the heart and say that the team wasn’t playing to its potential and should try harder. […]

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Running The Mets Is A Double Edged Sword

An article by posted on September 9, 2010 0 Comments

It must be very difficult being Jerry Manuel these days, or even any manager stuck in the same predicament as he is. Given the current state of the Mets, it’s abundantly clear that the season is over and that the manager can either play it one of two ways, and no matter which option he […]

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I’d Rather Have Takahashi Over Feliciano In 2011

An article by posted on September 9, 2010 0 Comments

In Wednesday’s 3-2 Mets win over the Nationals, Hisanori Takahashi worked the ninth inning for his fifth save in as many tries. We now know enough about Takahashi to understand that he is best suited to be a reliever as opposed to a starting pitcher. The problem is that Takahashi still prefers to start despite […]

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Beltran Responds To Criticism Over Walter Reed Trip

An article by posted on September 8, 2010 0 Comments

Update 5:00 PM Beltran responded after Wednesday’s 3-2 rubber-game win against the Nationals to why he did not join his teammates during the visit to Walter Reed. Beltran had a prior commitment in which he is helping to build a new school in Puerto Rico according to Adam Rubin, and he had already made a previous […]

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