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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Game Recap: Marlins 4 – Mets 3

An article by posted on April 29, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary The Mets (9-12) lost to the Florida Marlins (13-8)  4-3 who won the series and and got back to their winning ways. The Mets squandered another solid start, this time by Johan Santana who didn’t figure into the decision. The bullpen had another classic meltdown, this time by J.J. Putz who along with Sean Green have blown back to back […]

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Mets Notes: Daniel Murphy Batting Third, Playing Leftfield

An article by posted on April 29, 2009 0 Comments

Now there’s something I didn’t expect to see when I got a glimpse of today’s lineup… Daniel Murphy is not only playing leftfield in todays matinée, but he will also be batting third for the first time in his young Mets career.  It doesn’t say much for Jerry Manuel’s confidence in David Wright lately as even with […]

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Gary Sheffield Identifies The Problem

An article by posted on April 29, 2009 0 Comments

Did you get to hear Gary Sheffield post game comments last night? Here they are thanks to Brian Lewis of the NY Post. “When a team comes back on you, you have to answer the bell to come back on them. And even if they come back you have to keep fighting until the last […]

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Game Recap: Marlins 7 – Mets 4

An article by posted on April 29, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary The Mets (9-11) fell to the Florida Marlins (12-8)  7-4 due mostly in part to a Sean Green implosion and an inability to add runs late. Jorge Cantu tagged the Mets for two homeruns. Mets Pitching Livan Hernandez had a decent start and was able to keep the Mets in the game. He allowed just 2 earned runs in […]

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Mets Notes: Delgado, Castillo, Santos, Murphy

An article by posted on April 28, 2009 0 Comments

Carlos Delgado is out of the starting lineup tonight and most likely for the remainder of this series because of right hip soreness. Jerry Manuel expects Delgado to return on return Friday when the Mets go to Philadelphia for a three game series against the Phillies. Delgado had been mire in a terrible slump in the […]

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Mets Release Freddy Garcia

An article by posted on April 28, 2009 0 Comments

After a terrible spring and a couple of dismal starts at AAA-Buffalo, the Mets have cut their losses and released starting pitcher Freddy Garcia. Garcia was initially viewed as the favorite to win the fifth starter’s job in spring training, after signing a one year minor league deal with the Mets. However, Garcia never regained […]

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Freddy Garcia To Retire?

An article by posted on April 28, 2009 0 Comments

According to a recent post by Adam Rubin of the Daily News, starting pitcher Freddy Garcia is seriously contemplating retirement after another poor start at AAA Buffalo. On Monday night, Garcia served up a grand slam to Ryan Langerhans in a six-run fifth inning after which he was pulled. Garcia was charged with seven runs […]

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Game Recap: Mets 7 – Marlins 1

An article by posted on April 27, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary The Mets (9-10) two hit the Florida Marlins (11-8) and beat them 7-1. John Maine started and was spectacular, but it was Omir Santos who got the crowd going with a first inning grand slam that put the Mets in front for good. Mets Pitching John Maine had his best start of the season tonight and looked […]

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Twitter Poll: Omir Santos Or Ramon Castro?

An article by posted on April 27, 2009 0 Comments

I polled my Twitter followers tonight and asked the following question… Should Omir Santos replace Ramon Castro as the primary backup when Brian Schneider is activated from the DL on Friday? mattstedjan@metsmerized Yes!… and give him the chance at first string. CRSLINY@MetsMerized I LIKE THIS KID, AND I THINK HE MAY BE IN OUR FUTURE, I […]

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Video: These Mets Had Plenty Of Heart

An article by posted on April 27, 2009 0 Comments

Josh from Jorge Says No, emailed me a great video of the 1969 Mets who made an appearance on the Ed Sullivan show shortly after they won the World Series. Check out how young Tom Seaver looks, and Nolan Ryan too. Wayne Garrett looks just like Richie Cunningham from Happy Days. Enjoy…

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