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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Manuel and Minaya Are Safe For Now

An article by posted on July 22, 2010 0 Comments

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Jerry Manuel and Omar Minaya’s jobs are safe for now. The Mets have lost six of seven games since the All-Star break, but all indications are that manager Jerry Manuel and general manager Omar Minaya are in no immediate danger of losing their jobs. Minaya is making […]

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Mets Finalize Deal With Reliever Chad Cordero

An article by posted on July 22, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 7/22 2:00 PM It’s official… The New York Mets today announced that they have signed former All-Star righthanded reliever Chad Cordero to a minor league contract and assigned him to Buffalo (AAA) of the International League. Cordero, 28, went 0-1 with a 6.52 ERA in nine games this year with the Seattle Mariners. Original Post […]

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Mets Swept Away In Desert Storm, Things Look Bleak

An article by posted on July 22, 2010 0 Comments

The only thing worse than getting swept by the woeful Arizona D’Backs, is actually staying up to watch all three losses. There’s plenty of blame to go around, but make one thing clear, this isn’t just an ordinary team slump, this team is sinking fast. All the good vibes and great clubhouse chemistry that seemed to fill […]

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The Second Lefty: A New Mets Bullpen Concept

An article by posted on July 21, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are crumbling my friends. Yes, I know crumbling may be a little too strong a word to describe the state of the Mets right now, but what else can you call it at this point, it’s not September 30th so it’s clearly too early to call it choking. And there’s still some time to […]

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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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