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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Mets Running Out Of Time To Sign Top Draft Pick

An article by posted on August 14, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, reminds us that Mets 2010 first-round pick Matt Harvey has yet to agree to a contract and that time is running out. The Mets and first-round pick Matt Harvey, a right-hander from the University of North Carolina, have yet to reach agreement on a signing bonus. A team official […]

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So Close… Dickey Rises To The Occasion!

An article by posted on August 13, 2010 0 Comments

R.A Dickey bounced back from a bad start better than anyone could have imagined. Dickey went all the way on a complete game one-hit shutout. Its was the fifth time this season that the Mets have shut out the Phillies. The only season it happened more was in 1969 (7 times), when the Mets won the World […]

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The Minister Of Defense, Ruben Tejada

An article by posted on August 13, 2010 0 Comments

Mark Simon who does an amazing job at ESPN New York, sent me an email this morning about his latest post entitled, “A Shout-out to Shutouts“. It’s a great fact-filled piece on the Mets 17 shutouts this season that I encourage all of you to read. One interesting piece of information he throws in at the end […]

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How Much More Of This Can We Take?

An article by posted on August 12, 2010 0 Comments

It’s getting awfully hard to find anymore reasons to justify keeping Jerry Manuel as the manager of the Mets. His inability to identify the critical point late in a game when he should use his closer and best bullpen option Frankie Rodriguez, has resulted in yet another devastating loss. This time, with the Mets hanging on to […]

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Rodriguez Released From Custody

An article by posted on August 12, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 4:00 PM Adam Rubin is reporting that reliever Frankie Rodriguez has been released from custody, and that an order of protection has been filed against him by his wife and father-in-law. Additionally, Rodriguez cannot see his children until they appear in family court. Original Post 1:40 PM The Mets have placed closer Francisco Rodriguez on the […]

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David Wright Is Not Having Fun

An article by posted on August 12, 2010 0 Comments

The Daily News writes about the mounting frustration for David Wright, a frustration that reached a new low last night after striking out four times. David Wright’s whiff-a-thon Wednesday night – he struck out four times against the Rockies – elicited boos from Citi Field fans who usually adore him. Wednesday night’s “Golden Sombrero,” the baseball […]

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Frankie Rodriguez Arrested For Assault, Father In Law Hospitalized

An article by posted on August 12, 2010 0 Comments

As reported by the Associated Press, New York Mets reliever Francisco Rodriguez is in custody after what police called a “physical assault” on a family member at Citi Field.  Police say Rodriguez will be charged with third-degree assault. Police say the incident occurred after the Mets’ 6-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. […]

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Cora Sheds Light On Mets Woes

An article by posted on August 11, 2010 0 Comments

Alex Cora has had plenty to say about his time with the Mets since he was released by the team last week. He’s been making the rounds on sports talk radio, and yesterday he shed some light during an appearance on the Boomer & Carton show on WFAN. Like the professional that he is, Cora had no […]

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Thoughts On Bay And Mets Outfield Situation In 2011

An article by posted on August 11, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday, Amazin Avenue asked if you could dump one Mets contract, which would it be? My choice is Jason Bay because he hasn’t given the Mets the homerun power they thought they were getting. Bay, who turns 32 next month, is aging fast, and for $17 million dollars annually, the Mets may be looking at an […]

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Pat Misch Ready For 2010 Mets Debut On Saturday

An article by posted on August 11, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN-NY, Bisons starting pitcher Pat Misch was pulled after 55 pitches on Tuesday night and could be promoted to the Mets to make a start on Saturday vs. the Phillies. Misch has a 3.23 ERA with the Bisons this season and is in line for his 11th win if Buffalo holds […]

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