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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Latest On Mets Quest For A Starter

An article by posted on July 8, 2010 0 Comments

With trade discussions between the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners now appearing to be heating up, it adds yet another serious contender in addition to the Minnesota Twins into the mix to acquire starting pitcher Cliff Lee. The price continues to rise for Lee’s services and the latest reports say the Mariners have called teams […]

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I’m Not Ready To Show Barajas or Blanco The Door Yet

An article by posted on July 8, 2010 0 Comments

When the Mets signed catchers Henry Blanco and Rod Barajas in the offseason, I didn’t think it was that big of a deal. They both had solid defensive reputations, and Barajas had some pop in his bat. Plus the price was right — together they are only costing the Mets $1.25 million dollars this season. […]

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David Wright Earns Player Of The Month Honors

An article by posted on July 7, 2010 0 Comments

After a blistering month at the plate, third baseman David Wright has been named the National League’s Player of the Month for June. Wright has a spectacular month batting .404 with 11 doubles, 6 home runs and 29 RBIs. Wright joins Howard Johnson as the only Mets ever to win that honor twice in their career. […]

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Mets Offense Is About To Get A Whole Lot Better

An article by posted on July 7, 2010 0 Comments

Carlos Beltran took another major step toward his return last night as he played back-to-back nine-inning games in center field for the first time since he began his rehab assignment. Beltran, who is scheduled to return on July 15 against the San Francisco Giants, went 2-for-4 with a single, a double, a walk and a run […]

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Mets DL Fernando Tatis, Recall Raul Valdes

An article by posted on July 5, 2010 0 Comments

Anthony McCarron of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets recalled left handed reliever Raul Valdes from Triple-A Buffalo and that he will be available for tonight’s game. Valdes was 0-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 29.1 innings pitched this season. To make room for Valdes, Fernando Tatis was placed on the 15-day DL with […]

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This Gangsta Is Not Armed And Dangerous

An article by posted on July 5, 2010 0 Comments

In today’s New York Post, Mike Puma reports that Jerry Manuel is desperate for another arm in his bullpen and that he plans to address the matter with GM Omar Minaya. “Manager Jerry Manuel planned to speak with team brass last night about the possibility of adding a seventh reliever, after the Mets emptied their bullpen […]

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Wright and Reyes Are 2010 All Stars!

An article by posted on July 4, 2010 0 Comments

After trailing the Phillies’ Placido Polanco for most of the All Star balloting period, David Wright has been voted to the 2010 All Star Game as the National League starting third baseman. The NL’s RBI leader will be heading to his fifth straight All Star Game, his fourth as starter. Wright is currently batting .314 with 14 […]

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Let Freedom Ring!

An article by posted on July 4, 2010 0 Comments

It’s that time of the year again where we celebrate the birth of an idea, an ideal, and the greatest nation in the world. While we enjoy all the grilling and all the fireworks with our friends and families today, let’s remember all the sacrifices that were made to make this celebration of freedom possible. Thanks to all the […]

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Who Should Play 2B When Luis Castillo Returns?

An article by posted on July 3, 2010 0 Comments

Last night, as the Mets were on the precipice of their tenth walkoff loss of the season, Ruben Tejada may have made his strongest case for remaining the Mets second baseman even after Luis Castillo returns from the disabled list. With defeat knocking on the door and the winning run at the plate in the […]

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Manuel On The Nine Walkoff Losses

An article by posted on July 2, 2010 0 Comments

Last night, the Mets lost 2-1 after a ninth inning sacrifice fly by Ryan Zimmerman. It was the ninth time this season that the Mets have suffered a walkoff loss on the road. A hefty number considering they have just 23 losses on the road overall. On Tuesday, Jerry Manuel had no problem bringing Frankie […]

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