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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Something Is Definitely Up

An article by posted on September 4, 2010 0 Comments

Some weird happenings are taking place in Metsville in the last few days. First, Jeff Wilpon and John Ricco make an unexpected stop in Atlanta on Monday to watch the Mets lose to the Bravos. It prompts Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, to suggest a potential shakeup was in the works. “With just over a month remaining in the […]

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Dead Man Flying

An article by posted on September 3, 2010 0 Comments

Some mind-blowing stuff from the guys at Deadspin. A reader submitted the following to them detailing an incident that took place on a flight to Chicago for today’s game against the Cubs. Apparently, Omar was flying coach, but that’s the least of this tale. So I’m settling into my seat on a VERY inexpensive Jetblue […]

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Jeff Francoeur: The Other Side Of Yesterday

An article by posted on September 3, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday I posted a widely controversial blog about my disdain over much of the internet reaction to the Jeff Francoeur trade on Wednesday night. The post was intended to characterize the stark differences between internet savvy Mets fans and those who follow the team in more traditional ways. It was also my own personal reaction to the hate-fest that […]

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Mets Willing To Discuss Extension With Dickey

An article by posted on September 2, 2010 0 Comments

Andy Martino of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets may be open to giving R.A. Dickey a contract extension. The knuckleballer has been one of the few bright spots this season. According to a source, the Mets are willing to engage in extension talks with Dickey this offseason, in lieu of salary arbitration […]

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Most Mets Fans Gave Francoeur A Proper Sendoff

An article by posted on September 2, 2010 0 Comments

During last night’s Mets broadcast, I thought the best part of a dismal game was when Gary, Keith and Ron found themselves stumbling for words when the results of the Toyota Text Poll was revealed. Here is a screen shot courtesy of Amazin Avenue. Keith Hernandez spoke out first and said “Hmmm”. Gary Cohen and Ron Darling were a little more […]

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Add Mike Nickeas To Mets September Callups

An article by posted on September 2, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have added minor league catcher Mike Nickeas to the major-league roster. The third September call-up will join the Mets here on Thursday. His name is Mike Nickeas. He is a 27-year-old catcher who began the year in Double A. To make room for Nickeas on the 40-man roster, the team transferred John Maine […]

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Backman Says He Could Do A Better Job Than Manuel

An article by posted on September 1, 2010 0 Comments

As Wally Backman kicks back and rides out the rest of the Brooklyn Cyclones regular season after clinching the division, Dan Martin of the New York Post catches up with him to discuss his thoughts on the state of the Mets and his readiness to be a Major League manager. “It would be impossible to say I […]

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Dickey Might Be Most Dangerous Hitter On Team

An article by posted on September 1, 2010 0 Comments

Please check out Mark Simon’s latest post on ESPN New York where he reviews the Mets for the month of August. Believe me when I tell you some of it is not pretty, but definitely worth a look. Simon has done a great job of providing some great insights and analysis on the Mets this […]

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Francoeur Reacts To The Trade, Wishes Mets Well

An article by posted on September 1, 2010 0 Comments

Here is a video courtesy of Adam Rubin and ESPN New York on Jeff Francoeur reacting to the trade. Francoeur had no hard feelings and in fact was grateful to the Mets for sending him to a team that will be heading to the Post Season. Obviously, the Mets see that I don’t fit in […]

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Mets Promote Lucas Duda and Jenrry Mejia

An article by posted on August 31, 2010 0 Comments

As I speculated on Saturday, the Mets have indeed added outfielder Lucas Duda to the 40 Man Roster and promoted him from Triple-A. The announcement came during the Mets Post game show on SNY by Chris Carlin. The Mets had to promote Lucas Duda or they would have risked losing him in the Rule V […]

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