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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Mr. Wilpon, Tear Down This Wall.

An article by posted on September 23, 2010 0 Comments

According to this report by Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Citi Field, the toughest ballpark in which to hit home runs in the National League is not expected to have any dimension changes or altered wall heights for 2011, according to a source familiar with the plans of New York Mets officials. Before the start […]

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When Will Wright Learn That Actions Speak Louder Than Words?

An article by posted on September 21, 2010 0 Comments

David Wright was a guest on WFAN this morning, and Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog.com captured this quote from Wright, “I think there needs to be changes.  There needs to be a new look, some new life.  If that involves the coaching staff, that’s up to Mr. Wilpon and the Front Office. I think the players […]

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Joe Torre Apologizes, Officially Closes Door On Mets

An article by posted on September 21, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 10:30 PM From ESPN NY, more comments from Joe Torre. “I apologize. He is right that I shouldn’t have said that, and I don’t think I did. Somebody asked me if I would take a call from Fred Wilpon. I have known Fred Wilpon forever. I won’t be managing the Mets, and I thought I […]

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Torre Hoping Mets Will Call Him

An article by posted on September 21, 2010 0 Comments

The Joe Torre angle isn’t going away. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/Ian_OConnor/status/25060381787[/tweeted] Additionally, Joe Torre was a guest on WFAN on Monday, and really sounded like someone who wanted to manage in New York again, “I have not had contact with anybody,” Torre said when specifically asked about the idea of him managing the Mets. “I am curious. When the season […]

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Bobby Parnell Out For Season With Inflamed Elbow

An article by posted on September 21, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is confirming that right-hander Bobby Parnell is being shut down for the remaining 12 games of the season with inflammation of the plica in his right elbow, according to the team. After Parnell was declared unavailable for use Sunday by Jerry Manuel, the reliever told ESPNNewYork.com he believed the […]

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More On Jeff Wilpon…

An article by posted on September 20, 2010 0 Comments

This morning, our own Joe Spector wrote a great piece based on information from an article by Joel Sherman on how Jeff Wilpon has become a sort of stumbling block in the front office. This afternoon, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, corroborates much of what was said in the Sherman piece and writes, If ever a team needed […]

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Mets Getting Slammed Left And Right

An article by posted on September 19, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Getting Slammed Left And Right

Derrek Lee blasted a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning off reliever Manny Acosta that helped the Braves beat the Mets 6-3 on Sunday to complete the three-game sweep. Lee’s grand slam was the 12th one the Mets have allowed this season. ESPN’s Mark Simon reports no team has ever finished a season allowing 12 or more […]

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With Santana Situation Becoming More Dire, Mets Should Target Zach Grienke

An article by posted on September 19, 2010 0 Comments

As if things couldn’t get worse regarding Johan Santana, it has now been reported that when Santana had his surgery last week, it was not arthroscopic surgery as many had thought. It was a traditional surgery with a full incision to open up the shoulder and repair the anterior capsule tear. According to David Waldstein of […]

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Mazzilli Doesn’t Sound So Amazin’ To Me

An article by posted on September 18, 2010 0 Comments

Veteran writer Bill Madden of the Daily News, thinks the Mets should hire Lee Mazzilli. He says that Bobby V will cost the Mets too much money and that the Mets front office is hesitant to move Wally Backman from A-Ball to the major leagues in one fell swoop. While I do agree with Madden on Wally and Bobby, I must […]

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Say Hello To The New Mets Killer

An article by posted on September 18, 2010 0 Comments

Just when we thought things would get easier with the possible retirement of Chipper Jones, someone just as talented and just as dangerous has stepped up to be the new Mets killer. Enter Jason Heyward. Like Chipper before him, Heyward was a first round pick. He was selected 14th overall by the Braves in the […]

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