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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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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All Hail Johan Santana, Omar Minaya Gets His Man!

An article by posted on January 29, 2008

After thousands of rumors, posts, blogs and articles, the Mets have trumped the Yankees and Red Sox won the Johan Santana sweepstakes! Baseball’s best pitcher is now a New York Met…  It was long time in developing, with most analysts and sportscasters giving the Mets little chance of getting Santana from the Twins. We have […]

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Santana Saga Ends – Johan To The Mets

An article by posted on January 29, 2008

Bob Nightengale, of USA Today, reports the Minnesota Twins have agreed to send two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana to the Mets for four prospects. The prospects include Carlos Gomez, Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra, and Kevin Mulvey. The biggest part of this deal has to be Fernando Martinez. Not only do we get Santana, we […]

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Billy Wagner Says Mets No Better Than Third Best In The NL East

An article by posted on January 28, 2008

Billy Wagner continues to make light of the Mets lackluster off season with some strongly worded comments about where the mets rank in the their division. In his opinion not only do the the Phillies rank ahead of the Mets, but the Atlanta Braves as well. The comments were made during SNY’s broadcast of Mets Hot […]

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Another One Bites The Dust – Erik Bedard Traded To Seattle

An article by posted on January 27, 2008

It looks like the Baltimore Orioles have traded right handed, starting pitcher Erik Bedard to the Seattle Mariners according to several sources including the Seattle Times and the Baltimore Sun. Apparently the Orioles will get back super-prospect Adam Jones who has been called back from Venezuela to undergo a physical. When reached for comment today, Adam Jones […]

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