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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Oswalt Is Not An Option, But What About Pedro?

An article by posted on May 15, 2010 0 Comments

In a post to his blog, Mike Puma of the NY Post writes that Mets fans shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for the team to trade for Houston Astros ace, Roy Oswalt. Roy Oswalt’s name is out there as a potential reinforcement for a team in need of pitching help, but don’t expect the Mets to […]

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R.A. Dickey Has Another Solid Start And Could Replace Perez

An article by posted on May 15, 2010 0 Comments

  On Monday, May 10, I wrote a post in which I said that minor leaguers Chris Carter and R.A. Dickey could be ripe for a promotion and days away from joining the Mets. First baseman Chris Carter was promoted the very next day and paid immediate dividends by lining an RBI double later that night. […]

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Mets Waste A Solid Effort From Santana, Drop Opener To Marlins 2-1

An article by posted on May 13, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets wasted a brilliant start from Johan Santana and lost to the Marlins 2-1 on a wild pitch by Fernando Nieve in the bottom of the ninth that scored Cody Ross with the winning run. It was a classic pitchers duel that featured two of the division’s top pitchers in Josh Johnson and Santana. Game Notes Johan […]

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The Mets Must Stay The Course Until Beltran Returns

An article by posted on May 13, 2010 0 Comments

The 18-16 Mets currently find themselves in third place, two and a half games behind the first place Philadelphia Phillies. Back in March, while the Mets were getting ready to close out Port St. Lucie and head north for Opening Day, I felt that the Mets stood a good chance of going to the post season […]

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Val Pascucci Back With The Bisons

An article by posted on May 13, 2010 0 Comments

According to this press release, via NJ.com, the Camden Riversharks announced today that designated hitter, Valentino Pascucci has signed a contract with the New York Mets organization. He will join New York’s AAA team, the Buffalo Bisons, of the International League. “Valentino was a team leader for us. He came in as a former major […]

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There’s Something Very Phishy About This Post

An article by posted on May 11, 2010 0 Comments

I wanted to post something before the game and I had a choice to either write something about the trash at Citi Field or some non Mets news that smelled very Phishy. What a choice, huh? I decided to go with the latter, but before I do, I wanted to thank our friends at the uber-cool Real Dirty Mets […]

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David Is Definitely Not On The Wright Track

An article by posted on May 11, 2010 0 Comments

It’s safe to say that David Wright has been in a real rut at the plate as of late. He’s back to pressing at the plate, his swing is way off kilter, and he’s even letting his emotions get the best of him. On the surface, you look at Wright’s numbers on the season and there’s […]

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Chris Carter Called Up, Catalanotto DFA’d

An article by posted on May 10, 2010 0 Comments

Earlier today, Joe D. posted a blog saying that 1B/OF Chris Carter is very close to joining the Mets. In it he wrote, With the Mets’ continuing reluctance to take on additional payroll, they find themselves in the very fortunate (and envious) position of tapping into their minor league system for help that appears to […]

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Time To Give Oliver Perez His Walking Papers

An article by posted on May 10, 2010 0 Comments

Oliver Perez took the mound today against the National League’s best starter, Tim Lincecum. Sometimes in a matchup like this, you’ll see some mediocre pitchers unfortunate enough to be in this matchup, at least elevate their performance somewhat. That wouldn’t be the case for Ollie as he delivered one of his worst performances of the […]

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R.A. Dickey And Chris Carter Could Be Close To Joining Mets

An article by posted on May 10, 2010 0 Comments

After another week of futility for Gary Matthews Jr, Frank Catalanotto and Oliver Perez, it occurs to me that with Memorial Day fast approaching, the time for the Mets to makes some significant changes to the complexion of their roster has arrived. With the Mets’ continuing reluctance to take on additional payroll, they find themselves in […]

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