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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Johan Santana: He Coulda Been A Contender…

An article by posted on June 3, 2010 0 Comments

  Everybody has a breaking point, and even though Johan Santana has not reached his, I’m thinking that a couple of more devastating losses like last night, and Johan will be singing a different tune. After the game, Santana may have revealed his frustration with the bullpen when he made this comment, “I can only […]

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Another Crushing Defeat, Another Epic Fail, Another Stunning Loss

An article by posted on June 2, 2010 0 Comments

How much more of this can we take? Once again, Mets fans had to endure another agonizing, gut wrenching, heartbreaking loss. How can these types of losses continue to plague this team time and time again? The Mets have made losing in stunning fashion an art form… This one hurts so much on so many levels. Only […]

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Bringing Back Ty Wigginton and Adding Kevin Millwood

An article by posted on June 2, 2010 0 Comments

According to Dan Martin of the New York Post, righthander Kevin Millwood and super utility man Ty Wigginton are open to playing for the Mets if the Orioles become sellers between now and the trade deadline. Martin says that despite his 0-5 record, the 35-year-old Millwood has pitched well in his first season with Baltimore. He currently has […]

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Alex Cora’s Option Vests After 80 Appearances

An article by posted on June 1, 2010 0 Comments

This afternoon, Adam Rubin, Mets beat writer for ESPN NY, had a live chat and one of the more interesting things that came out of it was some information regarding a vesting option that Alex Cora has in his contract.  Q – Doesn’t Cora’s option vest with 80 starts, not 80 appearances? It’s bad enough […]

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Two Disgusted Players Say Mets Should Cut Ollie

An article by posted on May 31, 2010 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, before accepting a demotion to the bullpen, it was reported that Oliver Perez refused a minor league assignment so he can sort things out with his pitching problems. This morning, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that Oliver Perez has again refused a minor league assignment from the Mets.  Perez’s […]

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Dickey & Frenchy Fuel Mets 10-4 Win Over Brew Crew

An article by posted on May 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets avoided the sweep this afternoon and took the finale by a 10-4 score thanks to Dickey’s solid effort and a big day at the plate for Jeff Francoeur who exploded for four hits today. Game Summary R.A. Dickey gave the Mets another solid outing today and improved to 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA. Dickey worked […]

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Halladay Throws A No-Hitter… Well That’s Just Perfect!

An article by posted on May 30, 2010 0 Comments

Last night, Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay threw the 20th perfect game in major league history, facing the minimum number of 27 Florida Marlins batters and retiring all of them in order in a 1-0 win. He struck out eleven of them. It was without a doubt, the best performance of his All-Star career. Halladay struck […]

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Bullpen-Gate: Mets Have Five Walk-Off Losses In May

An article by posted on May 29, 2010 0 Comments

After the bitter taste of last nights walk-off loss against the Brewers wore off, I recalled it wasn’t that long ago that we lost in similar fashion against the Braves in Atlanta. I decided to look further and went to the best place for Mets research, Baseball Reference.  It took a while to go through every […]

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When Will The Mets Start Treating Johan Like An Ace?

An article by posted on May 29, 2010 0 Comments

You could almost hear the Brewers bench let out a collective sigh of relief when they saw Pedro Feliciano take the mound for the ninth inning. No longer would they have to face a dominating Johan Santana who had held them in check for the first eight innings of the game. All they could muster was […]

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Johan Deserved A Better Fate

An article by posted on May 28, 2010 0 Comments

I can already imagine all the “Fire Jerry Manuel” posts that we’ll be seeing tomorrow morning when we log onto our computers. Why didn’t he leave Johan in… Why didn’t he let Pedro Feliciano pitch the entire inning… Why didn’t we bring in Jenrry Mejia… Personally, I didn’t have a problem with taking Johan Santana out after […]

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