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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Omar Minaya Gets Heaps Of Praise From Me

An article by posted on June 9, 2010 0 Comments

As we bask in the glory of an ever so dramatic win last night, and take in the images of all that transpired during and after one of the best games of the season thus far, it feels so good to be a Mets fan. Watching how Mike Pelfrey has evolved this season has been […]

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Mets Hype Machine Already Hard At Work

An article by posted on June 8, 2010 0 Comments

It never ceases to amaze me how the Mets over-hype their prospects to no end. I’m not talking about your garden variety hype mind you, all teams are entitled and expected to hype their prospects. But with the Mets it’s completely over the top and it always leads to lofty unrealistic expectations for the prospects […]

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Drafting Harvey Was Easy, Dealing With Boras Won’t Be

An article by posted on June 7, 2010 0 Comments

Now that the Mets have drafted UNC product Matt Harvey with the seventh overall pick in the draft, the task at hand now becomes signing him before the August 16th deadline. I was a little shocked by the Mets selection, not because he was reach or not as talented as those they passsed on, but I didn’t […]

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Mets Select Starting Pitcher Matt Harvey In First Round

An article by posted on June 7, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets selected RH pitcher Matt Harvey from UNC with the seventh overall pick of the 2010 MLB Draft. Tale Of The Tape North Carolina, Junior Birthdate: 3/27/89 Height: 6-4 Weight: 225 lbs. Bats: R Throws: R MLB – Scouting Report Fastball: Harvey was throwing his fastball up to 96-97 mph and sustaining the velocity deep into his […]

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Mets Won’t Move Ruben Tejada For Houston Ace Roy Oswalt

An article by posted on June 7, 2010 0 Comments

From the files of the strange, but true… According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Mets will not part with “B Level” prospect Ruben Tejada, even if it meant acquiring a top of the rotation starter like Houston Astros Ace, Roy Oswalt. The Mets are so high on rookie infielder Ruben Tejada, their fill-in second […]

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Mets Will Finally Give Jesus Feliciano His Shot

An article by posted on June 7, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are expected to callup outfielder Jesus Feliciano from Class-AAA Buffalo in time for tomorrow’s game against the San Diego Padres. After toiling for 13 seasons in the minors, Feliciano will finally get his first taste of big league action. Coincidentally, the promotion and realization of his Major League dream may even be announced officially […]

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Jeff Francoeur Is Sizzling Hot Again

An article by posted on June 6, 2010 0 Comments

Rightfielder Jeff Francoeur is on fire, and over his last eleven games, he is batting .451 with a .500 OBP, .559 SLG, and a 1.023 OPS. The streak coincides with the meeting he had with manager Jerry Manuel before the first game of the Phillies series. Manuel told Francoeur to tune out all the advice he had […]

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MLB To Review Oliver Perez MRI

An article by posted on June 6, 2010 0 Comments

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, MLB has told the Mets that they intend to review the circumstances leading up to the Mets placing Oliver Perez on the disabled list and want a copy of his latest MRI which prompted the Mets to DL him on Saturday..  There are some conflicting reports that the Mets had sent Perez […]

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Metsmerized Today: Great Mets Links For Your Pleasure

An article by posted on June 5, 2010 0 Comments

Our own Elliot Teichman, who has been producing our game previews since 2007, has a great post on his site 213 Miles From Shea. It takes a look at some of the more interesting promotions our minor league teams are having this season. There’s definitely some really cool things going on with my favorite being Star Wars Night […]

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Daniel Murphy Out 6 Months With MCL Tear

An article by posted on June 3, 2010 0 Comments

Update 5:40 PM It’s bad news Mets fans, according to David Lennon: Murphy diagnosed with “high-grade” MCL tear of right knee. No surgery, but will be out 4-6 months. Ouch! Too bad… Original Post 12:30 AM Playing in just his second game as a second baseman, Daniel Murphy was taken out on a vicious slide […]

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