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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Gooden Incident, Nothing Unusual

An article by posted on March 28, 2010 0 Comments

Former Mets/Yankees superstar Dwight Gooden faces a litany of charges after crashing his car, evading the scene, while under the influence, and with a child seated in the back seat, last week. I’m empathetic towards Gooden, but hardly surprised. Gooden has battled demons his entire life, and it’s become more than evident baseball creates an environment […]

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MMO Predictions: 2010 Leaders and Award Winners

An article by posted on March 27, 2010 0 Comments

  As we get ready for a brand new season of Major League Baseball, a few of us at MMO put together a list who we believe will be this season’s award winners. It’s something that we’ve been doing every year since 2006. Peering into their crystal balls this year will be Brandyn Cooper, Rob […]

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Manuel and Warthen Serve Us Some Figgy Pudding

An article by posted on March 27, 2010 0 Comments

I found it so laughable and typical that after almost an entire spring training without a peep from Jerry Manuel regarding Nelson Figueroa, Manuel chose yesterdays implosion on the mound from Figgy to reveal his intentions about the 35-year old right-hander. After a near perfect run this spring, you would think that Figueroa might have jeopardized […]

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Chris Carter Forcing Mets To Reconsider

An article by posted on March 26, 2010 0 Comments

Chris Carter approaches spring training more like boot camp, but his intense work habits just might earn him an opening day roster spot with the New York Mets. The 27-year-old first baseman/outfielder often is one of the first to arrive each day in camp and among the last to leave, and the hard work has […]

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Bobby Ojeda On Pelfrey, Maine and Mejia

An article by posted on March 26, 2010 0 Comments

Nice interview in the NY Post this morning with former Met and SNY Analyst Bobby Ojeda. Q: Based on the inconsistency Mike Pelfrey, Oliver Perez and John Maine have shown this spring training, do you think the Mets made a mistake not picking up another starter this offseason? A: I would have agreed with that […]

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Mets Interested In Chad Gaudin?

An article by posted on March 26, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday, the New York Yankees released RHP Chad Gaudin, making him a free agent. Last season Gaudin appeared in 31 games, starting 25 of them and allowing 146 hits and 76 walks in 147 innings. His ERA was 4.64 last season and he has a career 1.53 WHIP. The Yankees will owe 27-year-old Gaudin 25 percent […]

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Can Pedro Feliciano Be The Mets Setup Man?

An article by posted on March 25, 2010 0 Comments

Considering he’s relied upon so heavily in the Mets’ bullpen, Pedro Feliciano was given a nice little break recently. Now, with about a week and a half remaining in Spring Training, he’ll be used rather steadily as he aims to prepare himself for what will probably be another 80-appearance season in relief for the Amazin’s. […]

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Believe It Or Not… Mets Edition

An article by posted on March 25, 2010 0 Comments

Shannon Shark of Mets Police came across another one of those all too familiar big bloopers from the Mets front office, who continue to maintain a stronghold on their title of “The Most Inept Front Office In Baseball”. Take a look at one of the newest additions to the Mets Fan Walk for the 2010 […]

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If Charges Stick, Should Gooden Be Honored In August?

An article by posted on March 25, 2010 0 Comments

As most Mets fans know by now, former Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden was arrested yesterday after fleeing the scene of an accident. He was driving with his five year old son at the time and everyone involved was unharmed. The story first broke on Deadspin so you can imagine all the delirious twists and turns […]

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Jon Niese Is Closing In On A Rotation Spot

An article by posted on March 24, 2010 0 Comments

Joining in the latest new blog craze, we’ll be linking to you to some other great reads each day as you may have already seen on some other Mets sites. Last summer, before his leg betrayed him, Jon Niese provided his manager a glimpse of how good it all could be. Jerry Manuel has retained […]

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