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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Jason Bay Has Been Solid In Citi Field

An article by posted on May 9, 2010 0 Comments

Many were worried about Jason bay being able to hit at Citi Field after the Mets signed him. Some said that Citi Field wasn’t his type of park or that he wasn’t the kind of player who could succeed in Citi Field. Just over five weeks into the season, Bay is batting .239 this season with just […]

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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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