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.

rss feedFacebook Twitter Author's Website

Joe D's Latest Posts

More Manuel Head Scratching…

An article by posted on April 7, 2010 0 Comments

Sometimes Jerry Manuel makes decisions that can really leave you dumbfounded… Like for example, how many of you agree with the decision to bat Alex Cora in the leadoff spot again? Or what about inserting Mike Jacobs back into the cleanup spot after a poor 0 for 4 showing on Opening Day? It’s basically the same […]

Continue Reading »

Phillies Claim Nelson Figueroa Off Waivers

An article by posted on April 7, 2010 0 Comments

Update 4/7 1:30 pm The Phillies have claimed right-hander Nelson Figueroa off waivers, according to ESPN NY. He is expected to join the Phillies immediately and is likely would be the team’s long man and spot starter. The Mets designated Figueroa for assignment over the weekend. Figueroa went 3-8 with a 4.09 ERA in 16 games […]

Continue Reading »

Checking In With Some Friends…

An article by posted on April 7, 2010 0 Comments

Our old friend David Ponte from NYsportSpace, is at it again and draws on his unique wit to compile his “10 Positive Prophecies for the 2010 Mets“.  I always enjoy reading his take take on the Mets and this one is definitely worth a look. My favorite one is number three: Johan Santana will throw a no […]

Continue Reading »

Gimme Something Good To Eat

An article by posted on April 6, 2010 0 Comments

Are you hungry? Then check out this sumptuous video featuring all the new gastronomical delights at Citi Field. The video is hosted by Ted Berg from SNY.tv and Lawrence Weibman the NYCFoodGuy, who give you the grand tour and their take on some of the new specialties being served up this season. Mmmm… Didn’t the Disco […]

Continue Reading »

An Ode To Mets Opening Day

An article by posted on April 6, 2010 0 Comments

This is what happens when you wake up too early and can’t fall back asleep… Ode To Mets Opening Day The sun shined brightly on this first day, As the faithful filled the seats. With thoughts of yesteryear on their minds, You could hear all their heartbeats. It wasn’t long until our ace appeared, Standing tall for […]

Continue Reading »

Opening Day Magic Continues As Mets Top Marlins 7-1

An article by posted on April 5, 2010 0 Comments

Game Summary If everyday was Opening Day for the New York Mets, oh what a wonderful world it would be. The Mets continued their season opening mastery with a 7-1 victory over the Florida Marlins for their fifth straight Opening Day win and improved their overall record to 32-17, both Major League records. Game Highlights Johan Santana outdueled […]

Continue Reading »

Here’s To Another Memorable Mets Opening Day

An article by posted on April 5, 2010 0 Comments

Our New York Mets have had their share of great memories on Opening Day despite losing their first eight in a row. Since then you could say that the Mets own Opening Day.  Here are some memorable moments to set the right mood for todays opener against the Marlins at 1:00 PM. Enjoy… The Mets […]

Continue Reading »

How Did Sean Green Nail The Final Bullpen Spot?

An article by posted on April 4, 2010 0 Comments

When the Mets made their final cuts today, it opened the door for plenty of second guessing from diehard Mets fans and media alike. The Mets never make it easy on themselves… One of the more peculiar decisions the Mets made in finalizing their 25 man roster today, was deciding to keep reliever Sean Green over […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Cut Carter, Figueroa; Keep Mejia, Catalanotto

An article by posted on April 3, 2010 0 Comments

After tonights 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, the Mets informed Kiko Calero, Nelson Figueroa, Chris Carter, Bobby Parnell, Russ Adams and Elmer Dessens they will not be on the 25-man roster. While we expected Chris Carter and Kiko Calero to be cut in favor of Frank Catalanotto and Jenrry Mejia as I wrote earlier […]

Continue Reading »

Johan Is Part Tug McGraw and Part Tom Seaver

An article by posted on April 3, 2010 0 Comments

Rich Couthino of ESPN NY, had  solid piece on Johan Santana yesterday and I wanted to share some of Johan’s great quotes on the upcoming season and his thoughts on all the media naysayers who see the Mets floundering near the bottom of the standings. According to Couthino, the resident ace of the Met staff sees […]

Continue Reading »