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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Mets Could Have Six Players With 20+ Home Runs This Season

An article by posted on May 8, 2010 0 Comments

Last season was one of frustration and futility where home runs and the Mets were concerned. A brand new ball park was held to blame for the lack of oomph in the Mets offense and many were convinced that David Wright would never eclipse 15 homers in a season again. If this season has shown […]

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Ike Davis Stars In “The Catch: Part Deux”

An article by posted on May 8, 2010 0 Comments

For the second time in two weeks, rookie first baseman Ike Davis makes a spectacular catch of a foul popup. The one he made in the ninth inning of tonight’s 6-4 win over the Giants was even better than his first effort. See what you think… What an amazing night for Ike as he continues […]

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HOT-ROD BARAJAS DOES IT AGAIN!!!

An article by posted on May 7, 2010 0 Comments

Rod Barajas with a two home run night including a game winning walk-off bomb in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Giants 6-4!!! For Hot-Rod, it was his third multiple home run game of the year, his eighth and ninth homers of the season. Introducing our latest addition to the Mets Graphics Library, […]

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Time To Get Our Batting Order In Order Again

An article by posted on May 7, 2010 0 Comments

Talk about a bummer of a road trip… The only good part of it was yesterday’s get-away day. I’m totally excited about the Mets coming home to begin weekend series against the San Francisco Giants, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have some inhibitions about Mike Pelfrey and Johan Santana based on […]

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Gary Matthews Jr. – When Is Enough, Enough?

An article by posted on May 4, 2010 0 Comments

This morning, Steve Popper from The Record, shed some light on the shaky status of Mets outfielder Gary Matthews Jr.. He believes it might be a while before GMJ gets another start after an 0-for-4 night on Sunday that extended his struggles to 3-for-33 since opening day, and 3-for-34 after a pinch-hit groundout on Monday. It looks […]

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The Case For Promoting Chris Carter To The Mets

An article by posted on May 3, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday afternoon while scanning the channels on my TV, I surprisingly stumbled upon the SNY broadcast of yesterday’s Bisons’ game against the Louisville Bats. I had no idea that SNY even broadcasted these games, but was so glad to take in a minor league game and watch prospects like Dillon Gee and Jason Pridie. It was a great game […]

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That Loss Was On Jerry Manuel

An article by posted on May 3, 2010 0 Comments

Just when things were seemingly going great for the Mets, especially after taking the first game in the just completed Phillies series, they hit a brick wall. And while there was not much the Mets or Jerry Manuel could have done to defeat the always dominating Roy Halladay on Saturday, I do believe they had […]

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Ike Davis Benched Tonight Despite .571 BA Against Southpaws

An article by posted on May 2, 2010 0 Comments

Gary Matthews Jr. who is batting .156 and slugging .219 in 16 games is starting in centerfield and worse yet leading off tonight. Even if you could make a case for batting GMJ over Angel Pagan, why would you bat him first? Ike Davis is also riding the pine tonight against left hander Jamie Moyer, even […]

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Phillies Get Even As Halladay Ends Mets Streak With 10-0 Shutout

An article by posted on May 1, 2010 0 Comments

You can’t win them all, and so the Mets streak ends at eight after an ill-fated fourth inning that saw the Phillies open the flood gates on the heels of two dropped pop-ups by Jose Reyes and Alex Cora. It went all down hill for the Mets and Mike Pelfrey after that as those cheesy bums anihilated the […]

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Gritty Francoeur Toughin’ It Out And In Todays Lineup

An article by posted on May 1, 2010 0 Comments

Jeff Francoeur, who was struck on the left elbow by a pitch in the seventh inning last night, will be in the lineup this afternoon. Francoeur, who put on a personal one-man highlight reel against the Phillies, was later removed from the game, taken for x-rays and was diagnosed with a contusion on his elbow. He was expected to get […]

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