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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Jeff Francoeur Speaks, But Will Omar Listen?

An article by posted on September 22, 2009 0 Comments

An interesting piece appeared in the NY Post this morning by Mike Puma, who spoke to Jeff Francoeur about Rockies pitcher Jason Marquis who will be a free agent this off season. Jeff Francoeur told The Post yesterday that Marquis, whom he considers a close friend, desperately wants to pitch for the Mets next season, even as […]

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Jurrjens Schools The Mets; Braves Top Amazins 3-1

An article by posted on September 22, 2009 0 Comments

Atlanta starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens is fast becoming a Mets killer as he once again dominated the Amazins who fell to the Braves 3-1 last night. In four games against the Mets, the 23-year old Jurrjens is 4-0 with a 1.56 ERA. On the season, he is now 13-10 with a 2.70 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. […]

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Cubs Didn’t Look At Milton Bradley’s Intangibles; Lesson Learned

An article by posted on September 21, 2009 0 Comments

I haven’t really had a lot of nice things to say about the four-year deal the Mets gave Luis Castillo just before the start of the 2008 season. It turns out that he was injured or in pain for most of the season in the first year of that contract, but this year Castillo has […]

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Jeff Francoeur Is A Keeper

An article by posted on September 21, 2009 0 Comments

In a move that comes as no surprise to me, the Mets may get their off season started by locking up their new wonder boy, Jeff Francoeur to a three-year deal according to a report by Marty Noble. The Mets believe Francoeur will look sharp in their 2010 uni, so much so that they are […]

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Why Would A Premier Hitter Want To Play In Citi Field?

An article by posted on September 21, 2009 0 Comments

I came across an interesting read last week by Kevin Kernan of the NY Post. Kernan begins by pondering what the Mets will do in the draft now that they will have a top first round pick. He even wonders if there’s any chance that super prospect Bryce Harper falls into the Mets lap because […]

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Wilpons May Get Fan Outrage If They Cut Payroll

An article by posted on September 21, 2009 0 Comments

Last week, ESPN’s Andrew Marchand posted the following on his Twitter account: An associate of the Wilpons tells me that the only way to get them to spend this offseason is with public pressure and that might not work. Jon Heyman of SI.com also adds this in one of his reports last week: “Reports have suggested […]

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Daniel Murphy Is Just A Placeholder For Ike Davis

An article by posted on September 19, 2009 0 Comments

Jerry Manuel and Frankie Rodriguez were both very upset after the Mets fell to the Braves 5-4 last night at Turner Field. First baseman Daniel Murphy made a costly error that allowed the winning run to score, this after a mental gaffe turned a sharp grounder down the line into a double. With the Mets up 5-4 and closer […]

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How Confident Are You In Mets Ability To Draft Best Players?

An article by posted on September 19, 2009 0 Comments

In a special series that ran on Fox Sports, Rotoworld’s Matthew Pouliot ranked each MLB team based on what the roster would look like if the team had kept all the players it originally drafted and signed, including international players. It’s a fantastic way of looking at how well or how poorly a team has done at […]

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Carlos Delgado Likely Done For The Season

An article by posted on September 19, 2009 0 Comments

After suffering yet another setback with his hip injury, Carlos Delgado will most likely miss the remainder of the season. Delgado told reporters that there is inflammation in his hip following some running last Saturday. The Mets first baseman had right hip surgery on May 19 and was originally expected to return in early August, but suffered a string […]

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Mets Minor League Award Winners

An article by posted on September 18, 2009 0 Comments

2009 STERLING AWARD WINNERS STERLING ORGANIZATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: IKE DAVIS (1B) Obtained: Mets’ first round pick in 2008 Signing Scout: Mike Brown Davis combined to hit .298 (128-429) with 58 runs scored, 31 doubles, three triples, 20 home runs and 71 RBI in 114 games between St. Lucie and Binghamton. He finished the […]

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