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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Is Willie Losing His Grip On The Team?

An article by posted on September 2, 2007

I don’t think so, but many others do, including some of the players and people in the front office. Here is what Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote in his column… There have been rumblings of dissatisfaction for Randolph both in the front office and in the clubhouse. Four different major-league sources said […]

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Willie Finally Sees The Light And The Mets Reward Him With A Couple Of Wins

An article by posted on September 1, 2007

I think Willie Randolph finally gets it. After an entire season of hearing Randolph apologizing for his bullpens deficiencies, and sugar coating every single blown save and single missed opportunity, it has finally dawned on him that his bullpen in fact, very unreliable and very ineffective. On Friday night, in a game that the Mets […]

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Pedro Martinez Will Start Monday Against The Reds!

An article by posted on August 31, 2007

It took what seemed like an eternity, but Pedro Martinez is finally back! He is slated to start on Monday unless he feels sluggish tomorrow after todays bullpen session. Pedro said "If my arm doesn’t fall off, I will pitch on Monday." he also said "I miss my teammates, I can’t stand to be one […]

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Mets Are Paying For A Bullpen That Was Misconceived From The Start

An article by posted on August 31, 2007

When Willie Randolph has Rick Peterson make a call to the bullpen, it has become a vicious game of "Choose Your Poison." It’s like playing "Russian Roulette" with six bullets in your six shooter. "Omar Minaya and Willie Randolph have to assume the blame." That is what Ed Coleman from WFAN had to say. It was […]

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What Are Mets Fans Thinking This Morning?

An article by posted on August 31, 2007

I thought I would share some of our recent comments and emails with you. None of it may mean much, but it does show the level of anxiety shared by most Mets fans this morning.  Not a good week so far for our Mets. I am not happy with Willie Randolph for sending Wagner out […]

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Episode III – The Umpire Strikes Back

An article by posted on August 30, 2007

The "Force" was clearly not with the Mets last night as they lost their third straight game in this series and their fourth straight overall. The umpires have been a big factor in each game, and clearly, the majority of the calls have gone against the Mets. Last night’s call by second base umpire, CB […]

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Please Vote: Who Is The Biggest Mets Killer?

An article by posted on August 29, 2007

Here are the results of last weeks poll question which asked the question: Do You Want Guillermo Mota On The Post Season Roster? I’m sure it would surprise nobody that an overwhelming 58% of you said NO WAY. I wonder if any of you voted again after last nights debacle? Only 9% of you said […]

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Martinez Is Doing It The Pedro Way

An article by posted on August 28, 2007

It’s been a long and bumpy ride all season long for the Mets’ long list of would-be number five starters. It started out with so much hope and promise after Mike Pelfrey won the job coming out of Spring Training, but after quickly falling to 0-6, a poorly executed game of musical chairs began. The […]

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Interview: Q&A With Mets Beat Writer Adam Rubin

An article by posted on August 27, 2007

Once again, Adam Rubin of the Daily News, took some time to answer a few questions for Mets Merized Online. Adam is the Mets’ beat writer, and is also the author of the book "Pedro, Carlos and Omar." 1. It seems like the Mets’ chances of securing the NL East title, have gotten a lot better with the addition of Luis Castillo, […]

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Despite All The Injuries, Mets On Verge Of Another NL East Title

An article by posted on August 27, 2007

The race for the NL East is slowly drawing to an end. The Phillies and Braves are losing steam, and well, we just keep winning. Before Saturday, the Mets scored 5 runs or more in 12 consecutive games. That’s insane for a team who has had several key players out with injuries. The success from […]

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