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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Mets Select LHP Steven Matz and SS Robert Shields On Day One Of Draft

An article by posted on June 10, 2009 0 Comments

As reported on Mets.com, the Mets, selected left-handed pitcher Steven Matz with their first selection, 72nd overall, in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. Matz, a senior at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket, NY, went 6-1 with a 0.47 ERA in his first seven starts of the season. In 44 innings, he allowed 11 hits, […]

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Mets Notes – Murphy and F-Mart Sit, Sheff and Church Play

An article by posted on June 9, 2009 0 Comments

This afternoon, J.J. Putz underwent successful surgery to remove a bone spur and bone fragments from his ailing right elbow. The Mets said that he is expected to start throwing in about six weeks. The team hopes Putz returns to games in 10 to 12 weeks. There were some rumblings in the Mets blogosphere that […]

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Phillies Place Closer Brad Lidge On DL

An article by posted on June 9, 2009 0 Comments

As reported on MLB.com, the Phillies have placed closer Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee, and recalled catcher Paul Bako from Double-A Reading into his roster spot. Lidge’s disablement is retroactive to June 7. Interestingly, last season’s perfect closer has been more effective recently, posting a 1.42 ERA and […]

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Don’t Blame Citi Field For Mets Power Outage!

An article by posted on June 8, 2009 0 Comments

Everyone is blaming Citi Field for the Mets power outage this season, but is that really the case? While researching for another post this morning, I took a look at some Mets team stats and came across some information that some of you may find surprising. I learned that the Mets have hit more homeruns […]

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Will Mets Be Power-less Against Phillies, Yanks?

An article by posted on June 8, 2009 0 Comments

In what should be a very telling week for the Mets, they face off against their two fiercest rivalries; the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees. The Yankees have knocked out 88 homeruns which is ranked number two in all of baseball second only to the Texas Rangers who have one more at 89. The Phillies […]

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Beltran Vs LaRoche – Ding, Ding, Ding, Round 3

An article by posted on June 7, 2009 0 Comments

Round One On Friday June 4th after the Mets got swept by the Pirates, Carlos Beltran said he was embarrassed. “We have to play better. There’s no doubt we have to play better. I mean, we have to take this personally. It can’t happen. It can’t happen us being able to come here and lose three games […]

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Omir Santos: Did We Catch Lightning In A Bottle?

An article by posted on June 6, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets have been socked with too many injuries and a fair share of adversity so far this season. When that happens, it becomes so hard to spot some of the good things that have also emerged out of all the drama and upheaval. One such positive has been the outstanding pitching of Livan Hernandez. Who could […]

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Fernando Martinez Will Stay With Mets When Church Is Activated

An article by posted on June 6, 2009 0 Comments

Although the decision to bring up Fernando Martinez was met with 50/50 support on this site when we were lobbying heavily for his callup, I bet that at least some of those opposing Mets fans agree that F-Mart has been a fine addition and has held his own. When talking to reporters after last nights […]

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Mets Minors – Brad Holt Makes AA Debut, Ike Davis, Josh Thole

An article by posted on June 6, 2009 0 Comments

Last years top draft pick for the New York Mets, first baseman Ike Davis, got a special mention in this weeks Baseball America’s Prospect Hot Sheet. The Mets used the 18th overall pick in last year’s draft to select Arizona State 1B Ike Davis mostly on the strength of his power projection. The key word is […]

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Mets Take Game One And Beat The Nats 3-1 In Extras

An article by posted on June 5, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary Mets were able to snap a three game losing streak, beating the Nats 3-1 in ten innings. Tim Redding had a great start and the offense was able to score their just enough runs to get the win in extra innings. Pitching Tim Redding started the game and delivered a solid performance to start off […]

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