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.

rss feedFacebook Twitter Author's Website

Joe D's Latest Posts

Pelfrey Outduels Gallardo, Mets Edge Brewers 1-0

An article by posted on July 1, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets salvaged the final game of the series and avoided a second consecutive sweep thanks to starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey. The game looked like a colossal mismatch on paper as another makeshift Mets lineup took on one of the best starting pitchers in the game in Jovani Gallardo. Gallardo absolutely dominated the Mets and […]

Continue Reading »

I’m Running Out Of Axes To Grind

An article by posted on July 1, 2009 0 Comments

I used to consider the Mets my therapy and my stress relief from the daily grind, never did I believe that they would become the source of my angst. I thought for sure that we were going to win it all in 2009 after we signed K-Rod and traded for Putz. I really wanted to […]

Continue Reading »

Milledge Traded Again, Looks Good For Nats

An article by posted on June 30, 2009 0 Comments

The Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed on a deal that will send OF Lastings Milledge and RHP Joel Hanrahan to Pittsburgh in return for OF Nyjer Morgan and LHP Sean Burnett. After reading some opinions from a few Pirates and Nationals bloggers, the consensus seems to be the Nationals have a slight edge. In […]

Continue Reading »

The Cardinals Are Brilliant, Mets Not So Much

An article by posted on June 30, 2009 0 Comments

As most of you know, the Cardinals picked up utility infielder Mark DeRosa for reliever Chris Perez and a player to be named later. Of course some of us were shocked that the mets couldn’t up that offer, and there has been plenty of debate as to whether or not trading Bobby Parnell was worth […]

Continue Reading »

The Verdict Is In On Beltran… He’s Okay!

An article by posted on June 30, 2009 0 Comments

You can all breathe easier Mets fans, as our good friend Adam Rubin of the Daily News reports the following… Carlos Beltran’s trip to Vail, Colo., provided a reassuring diagnosis, a source familiar with the examination told the Daily News. Dr. Richard Steadman, who examined Beltran on Monday, agreed with the team medical staff’s assessment […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Under .500, Fall To Brewers 10-6

An article by posted on June 29, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 10-6 tonight although it wasn’t as close as the score would suggest. The Mets looked lifeless out there tonight and their body language has become a concern to me. Every now and then when the cameras peeked into the dugout, all you saw were a bunch of sad […]

Continue Reading »

Interview With B-Mets Beat Writer, Brian Moritz

An article by posted on June 29, 2009 0 Comments

This weekend, I had the pleasure of having Brian Moritz answer a few questions for me and get us caught up on the Binghamton Mets and also get the scoop on some of our top prospects. Brian has been covering the B-Mets for three years for the Press & Sun Bulletin, and he reports on them daily […]

Continue Reading »

Citi Field – Where Homeruns Go To Die

An article by posted on June 29, 2009 0 Comments

 I read an interesting article on ESPN by Tristan Cockcroft entitled Shea It Isn’t. The piece is well written and well researched and is a fair comparison of the two parks. One of the interesting parts of his article was the following chart which shows exactly which non-homers would have been homeruns at Shea Stadium. Hitter […]

Continue Reading »

Ollie Pitches Five Scoreless Against Class-A Renegades

An article by posted on June 28, 2009 0 Comments

Break out the champagne Mets fans, Oliver Perez pitched five scoreless innings this afternoon..  Oliver Perez started for the Class-A (short season) Brooklyn Cyclones today and beat the Hudson Valley Renegades Perez allowed no runs on two hits in five innings pitched. He walked one batter and struck out six while throwing 72 pitches. The […]

Continue Reading »

Mark DeRosa To The Cardinals For A Relief Prospect

An article by posted on June 28, 2009 0 Comments

I guess this is a great example of that old adage, “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer”. The Cleveland Indians have traded infielder Mark DeRosa to the St. Louis Cardinals for reliever Chris Perez and a player to be named later. DeRosa was hitting .270 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs this season […]

Continue Reading »