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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Pedro Martinez Leaves The Field To A Thunderous Ovation…

An article by posted on August 3, 2007

Mets.com tells us that Pedro Martinez showed up at Tradition Field believing he would throw about 45 pitches in a simulated game. He ended up throwing 67 and later declared that he has more knowledge now that all the work he’s done in overcoming rotator cuff surgery has been worth it. "I feel better about […]

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Four Reasons Why I Love The Luis Castillo Trade

An article by posted on July 30, 2007

As you all know by now, the Mets acquired second baseman Luis Castillo from the Twins, for Minor League catcher Drew Butera and Minor League outfielder Dustin Martin. I think it’s a great deal for the Mets and here are four reasons why. 1. The Number Two Spot – The acquisition of Luis Castillo finally solves the never […]

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It’s Official – Mets acquire Luis Castillo from Twins

An article by posted on July 30, 2007

According to FOXSports, Mets acquired second baseman Luis Castillo from the Twins for Class AA catcher Drew Butera and Class A outfielder Dustin Martin. Castillo will replace Jose Valentin as the starting second basemen. With the Twins, Luis Castillo is batting .304 with 18 RBIs and a .356 on-base percentage. In my opinion, a great […]

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Time Is Running Out On Mets Hopes To Improve Team

An article by posted on July 29, 2007

It is looking like there will be no dominanting lead in the NL East in 2007 for the Mets. I thought the Phillies might fall out of it when Chase Utley broke his hand, but then they added Tadahito Iguchi to fill in until he returns. We have a 4 game lead on both the Braves […]

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Mets Just Watch As Phillies Land 2B Tadahito Iguchi

An article by posted on July 27, 2007

The Phillies wasted no time in replacing the injured Chase Utley by acquiring second baseman Tadahito Iguchi from the White Sox today for a Class A reliever that was not even one of their top ten prospects. Yes, you read that correctly. Iguchi, 32, was batting .251 with six homers and 31 RBIs in 90 […]

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Memo To Omar: Go West, Young Man

An article by posted on July 27, 2007

It don’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the Mets are having some difficulties in a bullpen that was one of the best in baseball last season. About the only pitcher the Mets can count on this season is their closer, Billy Wagner. He has been lights out this season and is clearly […]

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Roster News: Joe Smith Sent Down To AAA, Jon Adkins Called Up

An article by posted on July 26, 2007

Adam Rubin of the Daily News reports that Mets reliever, Joe Smith was sent to Triple-A New Orleans after today’s game. Smith allowed three hits and retired only one batter in todays game. For the season he had a 2-1 record and 3.03 ERA in 46 appearances. Smith had become very shaky since the All […]

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I Urge All Mets Fans Not To Read This Blog

An article by posted on July 23, 2007

We Keep Getting One-Upped – Is it me or does it seem like every time the Yankees bring somebody up from the minors he becomes a star? If it’s not Robinson Cano, it’s Chien Ming Wang, if it’s not Phillip Hughes, it’s Shelley Duncan. If the Mets keep picking ahead of the Yankees in the […]

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From The Orange Seats – Where’s Manny Acta When You Need Him? PLUS QUESTION OF THE DAY!

An article by posted on July 17, 2007

You are probably saying, why Manny? Well, it’s just Manny being Manny. Last year when Manny Acta was the third base coach, he was aggressive, and he knew what he was doing. I’m not saying that Sandy Sr. isn’t doing his job correctly, it’s just he’s not as enthusiastic as Acta. Manny fires up the […]

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Lastings Milledge: Mets Fans Finally Get A Homegrown Outfielder They Can Call Thier Own, But All They Want To Do Is Trade Him

An article by posted on July 15, 2007

He’s fast, he’s powerful, he can catch, he’s got a shotgun for an arm, and he can hit. Oh yeah, and one more thing… he’s got a whole lotta attitude. Of course I’m talking about our very own Lastings Milledge. I can’t remember another player who was surrounded with as much of a media spotlight even before getting […]

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