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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Cora: They Stuck It Up Our ***!

An article by posted on July 21, 2010 0 Comments

After tonight’s loss, David Lennon of Newsday provided us with an interesting moment that took place in the clubhouse when Alex Cora took exception to the jovial clubhouse environment after the loss. Another one of those intangibles that doesn’t show up in the stats, but could make a positive impact in a different way nonetheless. Hat […]

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Buffalo Bisons Announce 2-Year Extension With Mets

An article by posted on July 21, 2010 0 Comments

Press Release from the Buffalo Bisons: The New York Mets and Buffalo Bisons today announced a two-year extension of their player development partnership through 2012. Ike Davis, R.A. Dickey, Josh Thole, Elmer Dessens, Chris Carter and Bobby Parnell all began the season in Buffalo and have become key contributors to the success of the 2010 […]

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Phillies And Astros Working On A Major Deal

An article by posted on July 20, 2010 0 Comments

Update 11:55PM AOL’s Bill Price confirms that the Astros and Phillies are definitely engaged in talks, but a source wouldn’t say it’s down to “finishing touches” yet. Original Post 11:30 PM According to a report by Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Phillies might be on the verge of something big. There were indications Tuesday the Phillies were working on […]

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The Best Lineup Jerry Manuel Has Ever Posted

An article by posted on July 20, 2010 0 Comments

I know I said I was going to discontinue posting lineups before each game near the end of last season. You can get the lineup at the pre-game show on SNY or MetsBlog, who posts it as soon as he gets it. But I had to make an exception today because as I read it […]

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Mike Pelfrey Is A Train Wreck Right Now

An article by posted on July 20, 2010 0 Comments

In his last four starts, Mike Pelfrey has allowed a mind boggling 51 baserunners in just 14.2 innings pitched. In that span he has allowed an unsightly 21 earned runs. In his last six starts, Pelfrey’s ERA has climbed from an NL East leading 2.39 to a season high of 4.01. His start last night in which […]

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Luis Castillo, Oliver Perez To Be Activated Today

An article by posted on July 19, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday, after the Mets salvaged the final game in San Francisco to avoid the sweep, Jerry Manuel spoke with reporters. Luis Castillo  – Castillo will be joining the Mets today in Arizona, where the Mets begin a three game series with the Diamondbacks. He is expected to be activated before the game and resume his […]

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Heyman’s 22 Best Available Pitchers

An article by posted on July 18, 2010 0 Comments

SI.com’s Jon Heyman, ranks the 22 best available pitchers at the trade deadline now that Cliff Lee is off the board. 1. Dan Haren, Diamondbacks, starting pitcher. One GM said he heard the asking price for Haren, who is reasonably salaried (he’s due $12.75M next season) for a bona fide young ace and signed through […]

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Has Jerry Manuel Earned An Extension?

An article by posted on July 18, 2010 0 Comments

Here’s something I read this morning by Steve Popper of The Record who also happens to be one of my favorite beat writers covering the Mets. Steve caused me to chuckle when he started out this morning’s column with a warning to his readers, I’m going to make the most common sense argument – and one […]

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Thoughts On Mets Latest Offensive Funk

An article by posted on July 17, 2010 0 Comments

Two games into the second half, and the Mets have yet to cross home plate. So much for the triumphant return of Carlos Beltran. I can certainly understand being shut out by the likes of Tim Lincecum., but Barry Zito too? We made him look like Sandy Koufax out there last night… Beltran thought otherwise, […]

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Are Ollie’s Days As A Met Numbered?

An article by posted on July 17, 2010 0 Comments

It’s becoming increasingly apparent that Oliver Perez may have pitched his last game as a New York Met. Perez turned off many of his teammates when he refused to accept a minor league assignment before being shuffled to the DL with an encore performance of the mysterious knee injury. It even prompted an internal investigation […]

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