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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It Doesn’t Necessarily Get Better Next Year

An article by posted on August 25, 2010 0 Comments

“It doesn’t necessarily get better next year.” — That’s how Adam Rubin starts the second part of his “Meet The Mess” series for ESPN New York. He believes that the Mets may have to bide their time until 2012 before “resuming relevance” mostly because by then they could potentially have cleared $51.5 million in salary off the […]

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Wow… Just Wow…

An article by posted on August 24, 2010 0 Comments

Tyler Kepner of the NY Times just blew my mind in a recent article in which he writes, The Marlins have spent about $396 million on player salaries from 2000 through 2010, with 873 victories and a World Series title to show. The Mets have spent about $1.212 billion on salaries in those seasons, with […]

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Dillon Gee: Phenom Or Just More Mets Hype?

An article by posted on August 24, 2010 0 Comments

Some of you may have caught Monday night’s telecast of the Buffalo Bisons game on SNY. I wish they would broadcast minor league games more often, even if meant not broadcasting it live because of similar start times with the Mets. I’d rather watch a pre-recorded Bisons, B-Mets or Cyclones game over Beer Money and Daily News Live […]

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Are You Still Checking The NL Wild Card Standings?

An article by posted on August 24, 2010 0 Comments

I was just reviewing the latest posts on MetsBlog and came acros this morning’s posting of the NL Wild Card Standings. The Philadelphia Phillies are 70-54 and in first place in the NL Wild Card standings. With 38 games left to play, even if the Phillies played below .500 and ended up going 18-20, the […]

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What Went Wrong In Jason Bay’s First Season With The Mets?

An article by posted on August 24, 2010 0 Comments

Before I begin, I want to first clarify that I was happy when the Mets signed Jason Bay in the offseason. I would have preferred a similar type deal to the one that the Red Sox offered of two years with a team option, but I realized that the Mets had to overpay to get […]

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Does A Healthy Johan Mean The Mets Don’t Need Another Top Starter?

An article by posted on August 23, 2010 0 Comments

I just read a new post from Ted Berg on his blog Ted Quarters. Basically Ted says that he cares more about Johan Santana being right than Santana’s wins and losses. All I know is that, in a season when the Mets’ wins and losses don’t really matter a hell of a lot anymore, I care […]

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Teenage Hitting Machine Suffers Right Knee Injury

An article by posted on August 23, 2010 0 Comments

The Buffalo Bisons lost both games of a doubleheader on Sunday, but that wasn’t all they lost. According to Bisons.com, Mets prospect Fernando Martinez suffered an apparent knee injury in the first game and did not play in the second game. Martinez played the entire first game, but could be seen nursing his right knee […]

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Morale Sinking As Barajas Heads West

An article by posted on August 23, 2010 0 Comments

A sobering sign of the sinking morale in the Mets clubhouse revealed in a Tweet from Andy Martino of the Daily News. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/SurfingTheMets/status/21857745313[/tweeted] Before he left the Mets clubhouse for the last time, Barajas spoke with reporters. “It was disappointing. We were excited. I think all the Mets’ fans in New York were excited. Things were […]

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What If Carlos Beltran Never Got Hurt?

An article by posted on August 22, 2010 0 Comments

I read a solid article entitled “What If Billy Wagner Never Got Hurt?” by Brian Joura of Mets 360. Brian not only contemplates what could have been in the second half of the 2008 season, but also what might have transpired if the Mets signed an outfielder instead of K-Rod later that offseason.  We have […]

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Mets May Limit Innings For Niese

An article by posted on August 21, 2010 0 Comments

Mike Puma of the NY Post writes, Jon Niese could be facing his own version of the Joba Rules. Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen told The Post yesterday that a discussion will be held this week about whether Niese’s innings should be limited for the remainder of this season in an effort to preserve the […]

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