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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Mets Drop Finale To Marlins 10-8 And Fall To Last Place

An article by posted on May 16, 2010 0 Comments

Despite a couple of comebacks, both of which fell short, the Mets lost 10-8 to the Marlins today who completed a four-game sweep in which they outscored the Mets 28-16. Game Summary Jon Niese started the game but came out in the third with an apparent hamstring injury after making an errant throw to first base […]

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Omar Flying To Atlanta: Is It Hammer Time For Jerry Manuel?

An article by posted on May 16, 2010 0 Comments

According to a tweet via David Lennon of Newsday, Omar Minaya will be making an unscheduled flight with the team to Atlanta for their series with the Braves, although the decision was not made during today’s game. I may be reading too much into this, but Jerry Manuel has been on the proverbial hot seat of […]

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Mets Notes: Calero Released, Plan For Mejia, Iggy Update

An article by posted on May 16, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have released Kiko Calero, tweets David Lennon of Newsday. The Mets had signed Calero to a minor league deal back in March, but health was a big concern for the 35-year-old who failed to make the team this spring. Calero posted a 1.95 ERA in 67 relief appearances for the Marlins in 2009, but in ten appearances […]

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Rays Shed Burrell & His $9MM Salary, Would Mets Ever Be So Bold?

An article by posted on May 15, 2010 0 Comments

According to this post on Twitter from the Tampa Tribune, the Tampa Bay Rays have designated outfielder Pat Burrell for assignment to make room for Hank Blalock. Burrell was hitting just .202/.292/.333 this year and had fallen out of favor with the organization and the fans. But what is most important to note is that the Rays, […]

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Oswalt Is Not An Option, But What About Pedro?

An article by posted on May 15, 2010 0 Comments

In a post to his blog, Mike Puma of the NY Post writes that Mets fans shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for the team to trade for Houston Astros ace, Roy Oswalt. Roy Oswalt’s name is out there as a potential reinforcement for a team in need of pitching help, but don’t expect the Mets to […]

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R.A. Dickey Has Another Solid Start And Could Replace Perez

An article by posted on May 15, 2010 0 Comments

  On Monday, May 10, I wrote a post in which I said that minor leaguers Chris Carter and R.A. Dickey could be ripe for a promotion and days away from joining the Mets. First baseman Chris Carter was promoted the very next day and paid immediate dividends by lining an RBI double later that night. […]

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Mets Waste A Solid Effort From Santana, Drop Opener To Marlins 2-1

An article by posted on May 13, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets wasted a brilliant start from Johan Santana and lost to the Marlins 2-1 on a wild pitch by Fernando Nieve in the bottom of the ninth that scored Cody Ross with the winning run. It was a classic pitchers duel that featured two of the division’s top pitchers in Josh Johnson and Santana. Game Notes Johan […]

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The Mets Must Stay The Course Until Beltran Returns

An article by posted on May 13, 2010 0 Comments

The 18-16 Mets currently find themselves in third place, two and a half games behind the first place Philadelphia Phillies. Back in March, while the Mets were getting ready to close out Port St. Lucie and head north for Opening Day, I felt that the Mets stood a good chance of going to the post season […]

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Val Pascucci Back With The Bisons

An article by posted on May 13, 2010 0 Comments

According to this press release, via NJ.com, the Camden Riversharks announced today that designated hitter, Valentino Pascucci has signed a contract with the New York Mets organization. He will join New York’s AAA team, the Buffalo Bisons, of the International League. “Valentino was a team leader for us. He came in as a former major […]

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There’s Something Very Phishy About This Post

An article by posted on May 11, 2010 0 Comments

I wanted to post something before the game and I had a choice to either write something about the trash at Citi Field or some non Mets news that smelled very Phishy. What a choice, huh? I decided to go with the latter, but before I do, I wanted to thank our friends at the uber-cool Real Dirty Mets […]

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