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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Two Disgusted Players Say Mets Should Cut Ollie

An article by posted on May 31, 2010 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, before accepting a demotion to the bullpen, it was reported that Oliver Perez refused a minor league assignment so he can sort things out with his pitching problems. This morning, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that Oliver Perez has again refused a minor league assignment from the Mets.  Perez’s […]

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Dickey & Frenchy Fuel Mets 10-4 Win Over Brew Crew

An article by posted on May 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets avoided the sweep this afternoon and took the finale by a 10-4 score thanks to Dickey’s solid effort and a big day at the plate for Jeff Francoeur who exploded for four hits today. Game Summary R.A. Dickey gave the Mets another solid outing today and improved to 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA. Dickey worked […]

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Halladay Throws A No-Hitter… Well That’s Just Perfect!

An article by posted on May 30, 2010 0 Comments

Last night, Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay threw the 20th perfect game in major league history, facing the minimum number of 27 Florida Marlins batters and retiring all of them in order in a 1-0 win. He struck out eleven of them. It was without a doubt, the best performance of his All-Star career. Halladay struck […]

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Bullpen-Gate: Mets Have Five Walk-Off Losses In May

An article by posted on May 29, 2010 0 Comments

After the bitter taste of last nights walk-off loss against the Brewers wore off, I recalled it wasn’t that long ago that we lost in similar fashion against the Braves in Atlanta. I decided to look further and went to the best place for Mets research, Baseball Reference.  It took a while to go through every […]

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When Will The Mets Start Treating Johan Like An Ace?

An article by posted on May 29, 2010 0 Comments

You could almost hear the Brewers bench let out a collective sigh of relief when they saw Pedro Feliciano take the mound for the ninth inning. No longer would they have to face a dominating Johan Santana who had held them in check for the first eight innings of the game. All they could muster was […]

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Johan Deserved A Better Fate

An article by posted on May 28, 2010 0 Comments

I can already imagine all the “Fire Jerry Manuel” posts that we’ll be seeing tomorrow morning when we log onto our computers. Why didn’t he leave Johan in… Why didn’t he let Pedro Feliciano pitch the entire inning… Why didn’t we bring in Jenrry Mejia… Personally, I didn’t have a problem with taking Johan Santana out after […]

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Mets Sweep Phillies After 3-0 Shutout For Fifth Straight Win

An article by posted on May 28, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Sweep Phillies After 3-0 Shutout For Fifth Straight Win

Mike Pelfrey blanked the Phillies for seven innings and Jose Reyes had another big game as the Mets win 3-0 and pulled off a stunning three-game sweep, shutting out the Phillies in all three games. Wow! Game Summary Mike Pelfrey pitched another beauty, and even though he didn’t have his best stuff, he got the groundball or the strikeout whenever […]

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Rod Barajas Get Out The Vote Campaign!

An article by posted on May 27, 2010 0 Comments
Rod Barajas Get Out The Vote Campaign!

Rod Barajas has been a savior for the Mets this season. In addition to saving the Mets with his offensive contributions, and saving the rotation with his top-notch game calling, you could also make the case that he is also responsible for saving Jerry Manuel’s job too. Last night when Barajas grabbed his wrist in pain after blocking a pitch […]

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Fernando Nieve Will Get The Start On Saturday

An article by posted on May 27, 2010 0 Comments

Last night, after the Mets shutout the Phillies 5-0, Jerry Manuel told reporters during his post game that Fernando Nieve will get the start on Saturday against the Brewers. According to Manuel, Nieve earned the nod and said that he deserves his shot because of how well he has performed this season and also because he performed well […]

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Jerry Manuel Not Nearly This Bad

An article by posted on May 24, 2010 0 Comments

We’ve all seen plenty of head-scratchers from Jerry Manuel this season, and many of his major strategical blunders have been chronicled and well documented on this site, but here’s something that might make you feel more appreciative of the Mets man in the hot seat. The Cardinals have been struggling to score runs this season and […]

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