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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Is Big Pelf A Big Game Pitcher?

An article by posted on August 4, 2010 0 Comments

Tonight’s a big game for the Mets as they try to do something they haven’t done in a nearly a year; win a road series against a division rival. A win would also give the Mets some momentum as they head into a weekend series with the Phillies who they are hoping to leapfrog in […]

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We Should Promote Misch And Send Down Valdes

An article by posted on August 4, 2010 0 Comments

 About a week and a half ago, I pleaded my case for calling up starting pitcher Pat Misch, inserting him into the rotation, and sliding Hisanori Takahashi back into the bullpen. Since then, Misch has made two starts and allowed just one run in 15 innings pitched, striking out 15 more batters and walking none. His record […]

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Trading Beltran Is Not An Option, I’ll Tell You Why

An article by posted on August 4, 2010 0 Comments

As Carlos Beltran continues to shake off the rust of a 2 1/2 month stint on the disabled list, the natives are getting restless. Mets fans, who are a very impatient group to begin with, are getting very antsy and desperation is starting to set in. Many of us including myself, expected the gifted center fielder to burst […]

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How Good Is Ike Davis, And Is He Really A Core Player?

An article by posted on August 3, 2010 0 Comments

I got an interesting email from one of our readers, Des, yesterday. It contained  a small analysis she did in which she compares Ike Davis to Daniel Murphy. First let me share what she wrote me, and then I have some analysis of my own along with my conclusions. Earlier in July I did an […]

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Heyman Cites Beltran As A Met Who Could Hit Waiver Wires

An article by posted on August 2, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com, named 31 players he believes could end up hitting the waiver wires and potentially get dealt before the August 31st waiver deadline. Carlos Beltran was just one of four Mets players he listed: Ollie Perez, Mets SP. The Mets offered him around but there were no takers. They’d like him to go to […]

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Oliver Perez Is Our Recurring Nightmare

An article by posted on August 2, 2010 0 Comments

Let me start by saying that I’m not hanging yesterday’s loss on Oliver Perez. The game was lost and completely out of hand long before he took the hill in the eighth inning. In fact that’s why he came into the game… The only time we see Ollie now, is when a win becomes as […]

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After Some Bad Home Cooking, Mets On The Road Again

An article by posted on August 2, 2010 0 Comments

Starting tonight, the Mets begin a very critical road trip featuring two 3-game series against their two chief division rivals; the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves. The next seven days will be a “make or break” period for the team and could determine their ultimate fate at the end of the season. It was […]

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Minaya Explains Why He Didn’t Make Any Trades

An article by posted on August 1, 2010 0 Comments

Last night, Omar Minaya spoke with reporters about several factors that were in play as the trade deadline wound down yesterday. He and the Wilpons have come under some heavy criticism for not doing anything to improve the team  following four months in which not a single player was acquired from outside the organization. The […]

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The Remains Of The Day, Another Mets Fail

An article by posted on July 31, 2010 0 Comments

Here is a round-up of all the day’s happenings as chronicled by the incredible MLB Trade Rumors. Each headline will link back to them, so click it if you want more details. Giants Acquire Ramon Ramirez Red Sox Acquire Jarrod Saltalamacchia Giants Acquire Javier Lopez Braves Acquire Ankiel, Farnsworth Dodgers Acquire Octavio Dotel Braves Acquire […]

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Mets Tried To Dump Ollie and Castillo Off On The Cubs

An article by posted on July 31, 2010 0 Comments

Update 11:45 AM Ken Rosenthal and Jon Heyman reported that the Mets were trying to push Oliver Perez andLuis Castillo to the Cubs for problematic RHP Carlos Zambrano. They were rejected. That’s like trying to push the Swine Flu on somebody… Where do the Mets come off trying to trade two players who are not worthy of a Major League roster spot, […]

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