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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Wagner Traded To Red Sox For Two Prospects

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

According to a Tweet from SNY news director Brad Como, Billy Wagner has indeed been traded. SNY has learned that the Mets have traded Billy Wagner to the Red Sox for 2 players to be named later. The news is also being reported on the Mets flagship radio station, 660 WFAN. I’m anxious to learn all […]

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It Was A Memorable 1969 Tribute

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

I have to hand it to the New York Mets for doing an excellent job of putting that 1969 Mets tribute together. It was so touching to see all those great Mets of the past, together again for one last time. Unfortunately, many of those who played for the Amazin’s in that magical season have […]

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A Last Ditch Effort and Olney Puts The ESP Into ESPN

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

WFAN is reporting that the Mets are trying to convince Billy Wagner to reconsider his stance on invoking his no-trade clause at this moment. They must really be hooked on whatever the Red Sox were offering… Either that or they just want to shed that $3.5 million dollars left on their obligation to Wagner. My […]

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Elbow Surgery Expected For Johan Santana

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

It saddens me to post this, but as was reported by Phil Hoops, Johan Santana will have an MRI on his ailing elbow on Tuesday. On Monday night, details started to emerge that Johan Santana and several other players are expecting the worst and that Santana will require season ending elbow surgery. Marty Noble reports on […]

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Billy Wagner Invokes No Trade Clause, Will Stay With Mets

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

Last Friday, it was reported that Billy Wagner was claimed on waivers by the Boston Red Sox, the news was not welcomed by Sox closer, Jonathon Papelbon who thinks he has been promoted to General Manager. Papelbon’s crude rumblings aside, the Mets and Sox had until Tuesday afternoon to complete a trade. According to a report by Ken […]

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I Can’t Believe What I Just Saw

An article by posted on August 23, 2009 0 Comments

What an unbelievable finish to the Mets game this afternoon. Jeff Francoeur ended the top of the ninth with a dazzling sliding catch that was originally called a trap (it wasn’t). Francoeur made a mad dash to the second base umpire and went ballistic, causing the umpires to confer and reverse the call which ended the […]

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Mets To Bring Up Phenom Catcher Josh Thole

An article by posted on August 23, 2009 0 Comments

In an exclusive to Daily News, Adam Rubin is reporting that the Mets are expected to promote catcher Josh Thole among their September call-ups. Catcher Josh Thole, reliever Eddie Kunz and first baseman/outfielder Nick Evans are expected to highlight the call-ups when rosters expand in September, the Daily News has learned. On Thursday, I wrote […]

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Happy Anniversary To The Miracle 1969 Mets!

An article by posted on August 22, 2009 0 Comments

In honor of the anniversary of the 1969 Miracle Mets we created some special graphics to honor some of the stars of that magical team. We also dug up a couple of images that will stir your heart and revive your Mets spirit. We love the Mets. It must have been magic that summer!   We […]

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Francoeur’s Big Night Caps 4-2 Win For Pelfrey

An article by posted on August 22, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets played a heck of game and beat the Phillies 4-2 in the first of a four game series with the Phillies. I usually save me comments for the end of the recap, but I gotta tell you how impressed I was with the intensity of the Mets given their dismal situation.  They played […]

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Swoboda’s Memorable World Series Catch Recalled in Historic Photo

An article by posted on August 22, 2009 0 Comments

New York, August 21 — The date was October 14, 1969, when Mets right fielder Ron Swoboda made one of the greatest catches in World Series history, robbing Brooks Robinson of the Orioles in Game 4 at Shea Stadium, a defining moment in the Amazins’ improbable world championship.  Now, 40 years later, Mets fans and […]

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