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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Who The Hell Is Tony Bernazard And Why Do I Hate Him?

An article by posted on June 19, 2008

A funny thing happened in the last 48 hours or so. I was reading Newsday and some of the other online Mets beat writer blogs and I saw the name Tony Bernazard in one of the titles. I took a sip of my coffee and then muttered "Damn, I really hate this guy!" "That does it" I […]

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Stabbed In The Back – Randolph Calls Out Manuel

An article by posted on June 19, 2008

Maybe Jerry Manuel wasn’t joking yesterday when he said "You know next time you do that i’m gonna get my blade out and cut you. Right out there on the field. I’m a gangsta now, you wanna get gangsta on me, I’m gonna have to get you now, you do that again, I’m gonna get […]

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Willie Randolph Tells It Like It Is

An article by posted on June 18, 2008

The thing that sucks the most when a manager gets fired is that he’s not invited to the press conference. He doesn’t get to say good-bye to his team. He doesn’t get the opportunity to dispute anything the general manager says while he’s standing at the podium telling the audience it wasn’t personal and that […]

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Reyes Shows Up Jerry Manuel In His Managerial Debut

An article by posted on June 18, 2008

It sure didn’t take Jerry Manuel very long to become acclimated to the drama that has become the New York Mets. In just his very first inning as a Mets manager, his authority was snubbed by an indignant Jose Reyes who refused to come out of the game after a leadoff single. After Reyes pulled […]

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Mets Did This At 3:00 AM So It Wouldn’t Be On Front Pages

An article by posted on June 17, 2008

It’s no coincidence why Omar Minaya opted to fire Willie Randolph in the dark of night. He needed to hide in the shadows because he mishandled this situation from the start. He had to make sure that the news would come out so late that it wouldn’t appear on the front pages of newsstands all across […]

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Breaking News: Willie Randolph, Rick Peterson, Tom Nieto Fired

An article by posted on June 17, 2008

The Associated Press reports that he Mets have fired manager Willie Randolph, as well as pitching coach Rick Peterson and first base coach Tom Nieto. The team announced it shortly after 3 A.M. EST on Tuesday, how nice of them… Bench coach Jerry Manuel has been named the team’s interim manager, while Ken Oberkfell, Dan Warthen and Luis Aguayo will also […]

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There Goes Schneider, Here Comes The Throw To The Plate…

An article by posted on June 16, 2008

I recently blogged about the varying reports suggesting that coaches Rick Peterson and Tom Nieto are on the chopping block. While I ponder the merits of such a move, I’m bewildered by the fact that Sandy Alomar’s name isn’t included on that short list. While some of us can certainly make a strong argument for keeping […]

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What Are The Players Saying About The Willie Situation?

An article by posted on June 16, 2008

We are still staying with this story since we began following it and reporting it to you since the end of last night’s doubleheader split. This morning we have some comments as reported by ESPN and Newsday on some of the Mets players who were willing to comment on the growing drama that has been […]

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Looks Like Oliver Perez May Be Turning The Corner

An article by posted on June 15, 2008

He’s frustrating to watch, exasperating to try and figure out, and he makes you want to throw your remote at the TV more often than not so far this season, but there is mounting evidence that Oliver Perez may be ready to step up in a big way for the Mets. I know we’ve seen […]

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Brian Fuentes Would Be A Great Addition, But At What Price?

An article by posted on June 15, 2008

Today in the Daily News, Adam Rubin reported that the Mets have confirmed their interest in Rockies reliever and closer, Brian Fuentes. The 32-year old lefthander has a solid season so far, and his 2.28 ERA looks more remarkable when you consider he pitches in the thin air of Colorado. He also has collected 10 […]

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