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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Jose Lima Dead Of Heart Attack At 37

An article by posted on May 23, 2010 0 Comments

Enrique Rojas of ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com reports the following sad news, Former All-Star right-hander Jose Lima died Sunday morning at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 37. The cause of death was ruled a heart attack, according to his wife, Dorca Astacio. “Jose was complaining while sleeping and I just thought he was […]

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Should Mets Trade David Wright?

An article by posted on May 23, 2010 0 Comments

Michael G. Baron of MetsBlog dug up a post by Tracy Ringolsby of FOX Sports, who suggests Mets third baseman David Wright needs a fresh start and the Mets should trade him. He writes, He is not only talented, but he’s too nice to be the eye of the Queens Hurricane. He’s a legitimate bat with […]

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Mets Get Igarashi Back, Demote Manny Acosta

An article by posted on May 23, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have activated reliever Ryota Igarashi from the disabled list and he will be in the bullpen when the Mets play their finale tonight against the Yankees. According to mets.com, rather than send highly regarded prospect Jenrry Mejia back to the Minor Leagues to stretch out as a starter, the Mets opted to keep […]

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Trade Winds: Rod Barajas, Andy Sonnanstine, Roy Oswalt

An article by posted on May 22, 2010 0 Comments

As my colleague Mike Lloyd informed us last night, Houston Astros ace Roy Oswalt has demanded a trade and will waive his no-trade clause to get something expedited. From the sound of it, this might be something that gets done very soon and will not linger on until the July trade deadline. I just wanted […]

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I Can’t Stop Thinking About Last Night’s Loss

An article by posted on May 22, 2010 0 Comments

Last night’s 2-1 loss at the hands of the Yankees left such a sour taste in my mouth. Not so much for the loss, but more for what that game could have been and could have meant to the team and to the fans. With the team still mired in the cellar of the standings, […]

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Heyman: Rockies/Castillo, HoJo In Jeopardy

An article by posted on May 21, 2010 0 Comments

Update 5:00 PM Jon Heyman of SI.com added some new information ands confirms the earlier report that the Mets and Rockies are talking about Luis Castillo. But more interesting than that, is his feeling that Mets hitting coach Howard Johnson “appears to be in some jeopardy” of losing his job. Regarding Castillo, a person connected to the Rockies […]

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Reyes and Wright Are No Longer Mets Cornerstones?

An article by posted on May 21, 2010 0 Comments

 I’ve always been a big fan of Joel Sherman of the NY Post, but I think he really must have been in the midst of a bad hair day when he penned this piece this morning. I warn you that this falls into the category of Wright and Reyes bashing, so if you want to […]

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John Maine Episode Is Just Another Amazin’ Mess

An article by posted on May 21, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets ended a lousy 2-6 road trip with a 10-7 win over the Nationals yesterday. That’s the good news, but leave it to the Mets to upstage a solid pitching effort by a Raul Valdes and a ten run offensive outburst by conjuring up yet another public relations nightmare. After the drama that unfolded when Jerry […]

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Mets Overcome Maine Distraction To Top Nationals 10-7

An article by posted on May 20, 2010 0 Comments

Things looked bleak when John Maine was removed after throwing five pitches and walking the leadoff batter, but reliever Raul Valdes stepped up and gave the Mets five solid innings of relief, while the Mets bats exploded for ten runs topped by a two run homer from catcher Rod Barajas, his tenth of the season. […]

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Where’s The Slugger The Mets Signed In The Offseason?

An article by posted on May 20, 2010 0 Comments

When the Mets ended the 2009 season, they had three main goals on the agenda; revamp the bullpen, sign a top of the rotation pitcher, and get a power bat to play leftfield, bat cleanup and give David Wright protection. Obviously, we never got the starting pitcher, it’s still too early to tell if the bullpen […]

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