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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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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Will Johan Santana Pitch A No-Hitter Before The All Star Break

An article by posted on March 26, 2008

I’ve been keeping my eyes wide open and I’ve been spending a great deal of time reading baseball predictions everywhere I go. But all Mets fans know that when Steve Phillips says that the Mets will have the best overall record in the National League, you know we’re sitting pretty! After years and years of […]

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Is Ryan Church The Answer In Rightfield?

An article by posted on March 26, 2008

The more I see Lastings Milledge putting up explosive numbers this spring, the more I find myself looking at Ryan Church and scratching my head. Lastings Milledge currently leads the Nationals in at-bats with 66. Ahh… Isn’t it great to be young and healthy? He also is hitting .348 with a .411 on-base percentage. He […]

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Maybe Willie Randolph Learned A Lesson Afterall…

An article by posted on March 25, 2008

One of my biggest gripes against Willie Randolph has always been his laid back, one day at a time approach to the game. Don’t get me wrong, I love Willie and I think he’s the perfect manager for the team, but his lack of a sense of urgency really bugs the hell out of me. Last […]

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The Clock Is Ticking And The Mets Are Still Not Picking

An article by posted on March 24, 2008

In what was supposed to be a showcase for the final word on who gets the number five spot in the rotation, both Orlando Hernandez and Mike Pelfrey fell flat on their faces as the Mets fell to the Cardinals 14-4. Each pitcher delivered equally terrible results which now makes a difficult choice for Randolph […]

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Pelfrey Battles El Duque For Final Rotation Spot On Sunday

An article by posted on March 22, 2008

In what has become a long battle between two pitchers who have failed to take a convincing lead, Mike Pelfrey and Orlando Hernandez now face their last chance to make a lasting impression. In one corner you have youth, and in the other corner you have experience. The problem is that Pelfrey’s youth seems a little too […]

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Second Thoughts On Luis Castillo

An article by posted on March 7, 2008

After what seemed like an eternity battling kidney stones, I finally got some time to actually sit down and blog a little bit about my Mets. The last time I sat in front of my computer, the Mets were on the verge of acquiring Johan Santana, and I was so overjoyed to see that we […]

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Mets Fans Say Farewell To A Shea Stadium Icon

An article by posted on February 10, 2008

From the early days that Shea Stadium first embraced their new team, the New York Mets, Karl Ehrhardt was a fixture at almost every game from 1964 through 1981. We all knew Karl by his more famous nickname, the “Sign Man”. He had become famous for holding up the most perfect signs throughout key moments […]

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Johan, Mets Still In Talk

An article by posted on February 1, 2008

You’re probably wondering if Johan is finally a Met. Well, he’s not a Met, not yet anyways. With the deadline passed, the Major League Baseball have granted the Mets 2-hours to finalize the contract extension with Johan Santana. Jon Heyman from SI.com reports that the Mets and Santana are close to the deal, but not […]

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