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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Who Should Play 2B When Luis Castillo Returns?

An article by posted on July 3, 2010 0 Comments

Last night, as the Mets were on the precipice of their tenth walkoff loss of the season, Ruben Tejada may have made his strongest case for remaining the Mets second baseman even after Luis Castillo returns from the disabled list. With defeat knocking on the door and the winning run at the plate in the […]

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Manuel On The Nine Walkoff Losses

An article by posted on July 2, 2010 0 Comments

Last night, the Mets lost 2-1 after a ninth inning sacrifice fly by Ryan Zimmerman. It was the ninth time this season that the Mets have suffered a walkoff loss on the road. A hefty number considering they have just 23 losses on the road overall. On Tuesday, Jerry Manuel had no problem bringing Frankie […]

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Mets Livan On The Edge, Go Down 2-1 In Ninth

An article by posted on July 1, 2010 0 Comments

Ryan Zimmerman’s sacrifice fly in the ninth inning gave the Washington Nationals a 2-1 victory over the Mets, who wasted a solid start from Johan Santana. Game Notes Johan Santana rebounded nicely and gave the Mets all you could ask for pitching seven solid innings and allowing just one earned run. He let up six hits, a walk and […]

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Chase Utley Out 6-8 Weeks

An article by posted on July 1, 2010 0 Comments

Peter Gammons of the MLB Network via Twitter is confirming Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will have surgery Thursday in New York to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. According to Comcast SportsNet, no timetable has been announced for his return, but typically a player needs six to eight weeks of recovery time before […]

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Rehab Update: Carlos Beltran Doing Fine, Oliver Perez, Not

An article by posted on July 1, 2010 0 Comments

Carlos Beltran continues to do well while playing rehab games in the Florida State League for St. Lucie. Last night, Beltran was 2-4 with an RBI and played all nine innings in centerfield and even made a diving catch. After the game Beltran spoke to reporters: “I feel better and better everyday,” Beltran said after the game.  […]

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Pitching K-Rod In The Eighth Was Fine With Me

An article by posted on June 30, 2010 0 Comments

You win some and you lose some, and then there’s games like last night. When Hanley Ramirez launched that grand slam to put the Marlins ahead 4-3, I swear I had a vision of it seconds before it played out on my TV screen. It just seems that whenever the opposition loads the bases against […]

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Jenrry Mejia Shutdown With Rotator Cuff Strain

An article by posted on June 28, 2010 0 Comments

** Latest Update Monday, 4:30 PM ** Mets top pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia has been diagnosed with a strain in his right rotator cuff. Mejia, who was removed in the second inning of his start on Sunday, visited the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York Monday, where it was determined that he had a “posterior […]

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Time For Johan And Beltran To Put Up

An article by posted on June 27, 2010 0 Comments

Just one look to the right and you can see just how far the Mets have come in the past 30 days. Or if you don’t feel like stretching your neck a little, here you go: The Mets, if nothing else, have surprised many a fan with many contributions coming from those we least expected […]

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Valentine’s Day On Monday? Not So Fast.

An article by posted on June 25, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday, there were several reports circulating that Bobby Valentine was leaving his job at ESPN and had reportedly agreed to a four-year deal with the Florida Marlins. It was further reported that Valentine would debut as the Marlins manager on Monday when the Fish meet the Mets in San Juan, Puerto Rico to open a three-game series. Valentine is expected to […]

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Carlos Beltran Debuts Without A Hitch

An article by posted on June 25, 2010 0 Comments

How’s that for a sight for sore eyes? Last night, Port St. Lucie natives Larry and Dora Licastri were nice enough to share pictures and give us a great account of each of Carlos Beltran’s plate appearances from his first rehab game in Florida. They are two of the biggest and coolest Mets fans I […]

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