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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Ike Davis Is Suffering In The Hands Of Manuel And Hojo

An article by posted on August 17, 2010 0 Comments

I’m not looking to throw more gasoline on the fire, but has anyone noticed the similarities between Ike Davis and Jeff Francoeur at the plate for the last two months? We expected Ike Davis to go into a slide, just about every rookie does. But what bugs me about Ike’s slide is the lunging and […]

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Mets Sign First Round Pick Matt Harvey

An article by posted on August 17, 2010 0 Comments

The New York Mets have confirmed that they have agreed to a deal with first round draft pick,  RHP Matt Harvey. A team official made the announcement just a short time ago, as the Mets seemingly got it done before the clock struck midnight. Terms of the deal have not been released yet, but Harvey was […]

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K-Rod Has Torn Ligaments In Thumb, Out For Season

An article by posted on August 16, 2010 0 Comments

This just came out of nowhere. Kevin Burkhardt of SNY has just tweeted the following: Krod has a torn ligament in right thumb. Sounds like it happened in the fight. Surgery coming, season over. I’m actually a little stunned, yet not surprised… The Mets have every right to not pay the rest of K-Rod’s salary […]

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Mets Will Pick Up 2011 Option On Reyes

An article by posted on August 16, 2010 0 Comments

According to Mark Hale of the New York Post, the Mets intend to pick up the 2011 option on shortstop Jose Reyes this winter, and will also explore signing him to a long term deal. Asked to comment on the situation, Reyes said, “Right now I don’t think about that…I want to finish my career here…But […]

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Mets Have Five Of The Most Unmovable Contracts In Baseball

An article by posted on August 16, 2010 0 Comments

On Sunday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote an article in which he said the Mets currently have no workable way to build a championship team for the 2011 season. He writes, “Consider that just for next year, Carlos Beltran, Jason Bay, Francisco Rodriguez, Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo make $69 million, which will be […]

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What’s Going On Around Here?

An article by posted on August 15, 2010 0 Comments

I’ve been spending this weekend working on a new theme with our graphic designer Kelly. The theme we had previously was becoming very slow due to incompatibility issues with the latest version of WordPress. It was also putting a tremendous strain on our server at great expense, forcing us to find a more efficient theme that was […]

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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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