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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This Was One For The Ages

An article by posted on April 18, 2010 0 Comments

Last night’s epic 20 inning marathon between the Cardinals and the Mets had more ups and downs than a ride on the Cyclone in Coney Island. When the game finally came to an end and I saw Luis Castillo field the grounder off the bat of Ryan Ludwick and fire it to Mike Jacobs at first […]

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Francouer Keeps Pouring On The Attitude and Swagger

An article by posted on April 17, 2010 0 Comments

While trying to defuse a potentially volatile situation from taking shape in the Mets clubhouse, right fielder Jeff Francoeur addressed yesterdays comments on ESPN and called them “false, untruthful and stupid”. Seth Everett of ESPN’s Baseball Tonight, reported that players Jeff Francoeur, Johan Santana, Jose Reyes and John Maine were very unhappy with Jerry Manuel. A charge […]

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Streaking, Wreaking and Freaking Out

An article by posted on April 17, 2010 0 Comments

Streaking Jeff Francoeur has now extended his hitting streak to 10 games and according to our old friend Adam Rubin, Frenchy is just four shy of matching Wright’s franchise record to start a season, which was set last year. Additionally, Francoeur ranks second in the National League in batting at .457. There’s a lot of bloggers, journalists, analysts […]

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Not Much Has Changed For Mets In Way Of Fundamentals

An article by posted on April 16, 2010 0 Comments

I’m not trying to be a nit-picker so soon after a much needed win for the Mets against the Rockies… especially at the dawn of a big three game series against the St. Louis Cardinals… but I wanted to say this a few days ago and I need to get it off my chest. For […]

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Should Mets Bring Back Bobby Valentine?

An article by posted on April 16, 2010 0 Comments

Mike Lupica of the Daily News gets the annual “Bring Back Bobby V”  chimes ringing again, and gives our old “skip” a glowing endorsement. He believes that above anyone else, Bobby Valentine is the only man for the job. “Say they are the Mets 9-16 before the first week in May is over.  It is impossible to […]

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Pelfrey Rocks In 5-0 Win Over Colorado

An article by posted on April 15, 2010 0 Comments
Pelfrey Rocks In 5-0 Win Over Colorado

The Mets avoided a potential five game losing streak and now head to St. Louis on a positive note thanks to Mike Pelfrey who helped deliver a big 5-0 win over the Rockies this afternoon at Coors Field. Game Notes Pelfrey improved his record to 2-0 today with an absolutely dominating performance in which he pitched […]

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Morning Grind: Why Not K-Rod And Why Pinch Run Tatis?

An article by posted on April 15, 2010 0 Comments

Every now and then the Mets do something so baffling or so mind-boggling that I am prompted to do a post like this which I call the Morning Grind. Was it just me or did anybody else have a big problem with Jerry Manuel when he substituted Fernando Tatis for Mike Jacobs as a pinch runner […]

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Jerry Manuel WFAN Interview Recap

An article by posted on April 14, 2010 0 Comments

As posted on MetsBlog, here is a recap of what Jerry Manuel had to say during his interview with Mike Francesa on WFAN.  The Mets didn’t do what they needed to do against Livan Hernandez last Sunday, regardless of how Johan Santana pitched, and that was very frustrating. He does not expect Johan Santana to […]

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John Maine To Stay In Rotation Against Cardinals

An article by posted on April 14, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 5:30 pm According to Adam Rubin, John Maine will remain in the rotation and make Sunday’s start against the St. Louis Cardinals. Maine matched a career high by allowing eight runs in three innings Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. That performance lifted Maine’s ERA to 13.50 after two starts. Keep your fingers crossed and hope […]

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Blue Jays Claim Mets Prospect Shawn Bowman Off Waivers

An article by posted on April 14, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NewYork, third base prospect Shawn Bowman, who had been designated for assignment, has been claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. Bowman had a solid season after coming back from injuries last season, batting .294 with nine homers and 44 RBI in 347 at-bats with Double-A Binghamton. Bowman, 25, was […]

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