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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Sherman Tanks As Ike Storms The Citi

An article by posted on April 20, 2010 0 Comments

Let me begin by saying that I count Joel Sherman among my favorite sports journalists, but what was he thinking when he wrote this last night for the Post?  IKE DAVIS took batting practice in Buffalo yesterday morning in anticipation of hitting cleanup in a 1 p.m. start against the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate. Fifty minutes […]

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Angel Pagan Powers The Mets Over The Cubs 6-1

An article by posted on April 19, 2010 0 Comments
Angel Pagan Powers The Mets Over The Cubs 6-1

Ike Davis’ debut was a memorable one as he picked up the first two hits of his career. Angel Pagan’s homer broke the game open and the Mets defeated the Cubs 6-1. Game Notes Jon Niese got into a few jams, but time and time again he got out of trouble with a big strikeout […]

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Now Batting Sixth, Number 29, First Baseman Ike Davis

An article by posted on April 19, 2010 0 Comments

According to Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog, Ike Davis will be wearing uniform number 29 when he takes the field for tonight’s Major League debut against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field. Over the years, the Mets have had many great players who donned number 29, including one of my favorite Mets of all time, Dave […]

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It’s Official, Ike Davis Will Be In Mets Uniform Tonight!

An article by posted on April 19, 2010 0 Comments

  Updated 4/19 1:00 PM Here we go! WFAN is reporting that the Mets have called up 23–year-old Ike Davis and that he will be in uniform tonight when the Mets play the Cubs at Citi Field. According to the Buffalo Bisons, Ike Davis had been removed from today’s starting lineup and was informed of his […]

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Mike Jacobs Designated, Tobi Stoner Called Up, Ike Davis On Tap?

An article by posted on April 18, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, the Mets will try to freshen up a tired and weary bullpen by calling up pitcher Tobi Stoner, who is expected to be promoted from Triple-A Buffalo in time for tonight’s game against the Cardinals which will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. Stoner (0-1, 4.32 ERA) had last pitched Tuesday for […]

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This Was One For The Ages

An article by posted on April 18, 2010 0 Comments

Last night’s epic 20 inning marathon between the Cardinals and the Mets had more ups and downs than a ride on the Cyclone in Coney Island. When the game finally came to an end and I saw Luis Castillo field the grounder off the bat of Ryan Ludwick and fire it to Mike Jacobs at first […]

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Francouer Keeps Pouring On The Attitude and Swagger

An article by posted on April 17, 2010 0 Comments

While trying to defuse a potentially volatile situation from taking shape in the Mets clubhouse, right fielder Jeff Francoeur addressed yesterdays comments on ESPN and called them “false, untruthful and stupid”. Seth Everett of ESPN’s Baseball Tonight, reported that players Jeff Francoeur, Johan Santana, Jose Reyes and John Maine were very unhappy with Jerry Manuel. A charge […]

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Streaking, Wreaking and Freaking Out

An article by posted on April 17, 2010 0 Comments

Streaking Jeff Francoeur has now extended his hitting streak to 10 games and according to our old friend Adam Rubin, Frenchy is just four shy of matching Wright’s franchise record to start a season, which was set last year. Additionally, Francoeur ranks second in the National League in batting at .457. There’s a lot of bloggers, journalists, analysts […]

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Not Much Has Changed For Mets In Way Of Fundamentals

An article by posted on April 16, 2010 0 Comments

I’m not trying to be a nit-picker so soon after a much needed win for the Mets against the Rockies… especially at the dawn of a big three game series against the St. Louis Cardinals… but I wanted to say this a few days ago and I need to get it off my chest. For […]

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Should Mets Bring Back Bobby Valentine?

An article by posted on April 16, 2010 0 Comments

Mike Lupica of the Daily News gets the annual “Bring Back Bobby V”  chimes ringing again, and gives our old “skip” a glowing endorsement. He believes that above anyone else, Bobby Valentine is the only man for the job. “Say they are the Mets 9-16 before the first week in May is over.  It is impossible to […]

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