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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Carlos Delgado Update Is Not Encouraging

An article by posted on May 2, 2009 0 Comments

David Lennon reports a not so optimistic view on the status of Carlos Delgado and his ailing hip. Carlos Delgado said he was not ready to play today after taking BP a few moments ago. GM Omar Minaya spoke with the first baseman behind the batting cage and Delgado told him he was “feeling better” […]

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10 Players Who Could Have Been Mets

An article by posted on May 2, 2009 0 Comments

Here is a list of players that were either rumored or reported to have interest, or connected to the Mets in someway this off season. Most of them were reported by sports writers via their Mets sources. Some of them were free agents and others were connected via trade rumors. I wanted to take a look […]

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Mets Find Their Edge And Top Phillies 7-4

An article by posted on May 2, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary The Mets (10-12) beat the  Philadelphia Phillies (11-10)  7-4 in the first game of a make or break series for the Mets. Mike Pelfrey wasn’t spectacular, but pitched well enough to get the Mets back on track and pick up the win. The Mets bats came alive in this one scoring early and often. Mets Pitching Mike Pelfrey improved […]

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Do The Mets Lack A Killer Instinct?

An article by posted on May 2, 2009 0 Comments

Omar Minaya spoke with Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and made some disparaging remarks when talking about the team’s lack of what he calls “an edge”. “We have good guys, solid professionals. There is a smile on David Wright’s face, a smile on Jose Reyes’s face. But there is not an edge to them. Some people […]

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Video Flashback: Gary Carter

An article by posted on May 1, 2009 0 Comments

Check out this video of former Mets All Star catcher Gary Carter. It comes courtesy of Gary Carter’s blog on Newsday where he covers his latest exploits as the manager of the Lon Island Ducks. Carter says this in his first blog post. Hey, everybody. Thanks for checking out the blog. I’m very excited to […]

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Should Dan Warthen Be Worried About His Job Security?

An article by posted on May 1, 2009 0 Comments

How much blame does pitching coach Dan Warthen warrant for the lack of early season success from the 2-5 pitchers? A lot? A little? None? If the Mets are going to win this thing, it’s going to take a lot more than Johan Santana and good bullpen. The inability for our starters to pitch deep […]

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Injury Update: Brian Schneider Setback

An article by posted on May 1, 2009 0 Comments

The NY Post is reporting that Brian Schneider is still being hampered by a sore right calf and may not be activated from the DL as expected on Sunday. Omir Santos and Ramon Castro are getting a reprieve this weekend when it comes to worrying about their roster spots after regular catcher Brian SchneiderBrian Schneider […]

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Jerry Manuel: The Honeymoon Is Over

An article by posted on April 30, 2009 0 Comments

I’ve spent a great deal of time considering Jerry Manuel’s decision to pinch hit Omir Santos for Ramon Castro during yesterday’s loss to the Marlins. I’ve also read a great many opinions on the matter and for the most part they all came to the same conclusion that Manuel made a big gaffe. I also […]

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Not So Random Thoughts – 3 Year Decline

An article by posted on April 30, 2009 0 Comments

As far as the Mets are concerned April is now over and they find themselves in 4th place with a 9-12 record, closer to last place than first. Not exactly the beginning we all envisioned after overhauling our bullpen and adding a few role players to our bench. In 2008 the Mets found themselves at […]

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Fantasy Booms and Busts – April Edition

An article by posted on April 30, 2009 0 Comments

April Booms 1B – It was tough to overlook Carlos Pena and his nine dingers in the AL, but Youkilis is batting .414 with 20 runs scored. Albert Pujols is a god! 2B – Chase Utley put a scare into many of us on draft day, but if you were lucky enough to grab him […]

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Game Recap: Marlins 4 – Mets 3

An article by posted on April 29, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary The Mets (9-12) lost to the Florida Marlins (13-8)  4-3 who won the series and and got back to their winning ways. The Mets squandered another solid start, this time by Johan Santana who didn’t figure into the decision. The bullpen had another classic meltdown, this time by J.J. Putz who along with Sean Green have blown back to back […]

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Mets Notes: Daniel Murphy Batting Third, Playing Leftfield

An article by posted on April 29, 2009 0 Comments

Now there’s something I didn’t expect to see when I got a glimpse of today’s lineup… Daniel Murphy is not only playing leftfield in todays matinée, but he will also be batting third for the first time in his young Mets career.  It doesn’t say much for Jerry Manuel’s confidence in David Wright lately as even with […]

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