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 In-Game Notes

An article by posted on April 10, 2009 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin, Gary Sheffield’s debut as a starting right fielder for the Mets will wait until Wednesday against the Padres, Jerry Manuel announced. Manuel said he would have thrown Sheffield into right field Sunday against the Marlins, even if Sheffield wasn’t quite ready, but the manager wanted to have his primary lineup on […]

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2009 Predictions – MVP, Cy Young, ROY

An article by posted on April 10, 2009 0 Comments

The rest of our 2009 Staff Predictions Paul NL MVP: David Wright AL MVP: Josh Hamilton NL Cy Young: Johan Santana AL Cy Young: Daisuke Matsuzaka NL Rookie of the Year: Cameron Maybin AL Rookie of the Year: Matt Wieters Jessica NL MVP – David Wright AL MVP – Grady Sizemore NL Cy Young – […]

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Will Perez Force Mets To Get A Starter At Deadline?

An article by posted on April 10, 2009 0 Comments

I was just reading an interesting article by David Lennon of Newsday on his blog. Lennon seems all fired up about comments that were made by Jerry Manuel and Dan Warthen who both said they were encouraged by Ollie’s last start. I was kind of surprised yesterday to hear both manager Jerry Manuel and pitching […]

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Manuel Hints That Marlon Anderson Is Out

An article by posted on April 10, 2009 0 Comments

It looks like Marlon Anderson will be the odd man out when the Mets clear a roster spot fpr the addition of Livan Hernandex. Hernandez will make his Mets debut Saturday against Ricky Nolasco. Jerry Manuel hinted that Anderson would be a roster casualty according to Adam Rubin. Without naming names, Jerry Manuel essentially revealed […]

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ollie

An article by posted on April 9, 2009 0 Comments

It may be far easier to unravel the mysteries of Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid, than it would be to figure out Oliver Perez. Todays performance by Perez was like a perfect microcosm of his entire career. He starts out be teasing us with a tantalizing performance in the first two innings that invoked memories […]

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Mets Notes: Putz Closing, Cora In, Tatis 2B?

An article by posted on April 9, 2009 0 Comments

Today before the game, Jerry Manuel said that Frankie Rodriguez would get the day off after a tough workload in last nights game. J.J. Putz will be called on to close the game if necessary. I’m thinking that Putz will pick up about 10 saves this season. Luis Castillo is sitting this one out, and […]

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Angels Rookie Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

An article by posted on April 9, 2009 0 Comments

A hospital official says Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart has died in a hit-and-run car crash after a game. University of California, Irvine Medical Center spokesman John Murray says Adenhart died Thursday morning after undergoing surgery. Officials said the 22-year-old Adenhart was one of three people killed in the crash early Thursday after pitching […]

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The Old Mets Would Have Lost That Game

An article by posted on April 9, 2009 0 Comments

I’m feeling so good about the Mets right now especially after what I witnessed last night.  That game against the Reds was more than just another early season win, it was convincing evidence that this might be the year the Mets go all they way. Let me explain… The old Mets never would have stood a […]

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Game Recap: Mets 9 – Reds 7

An article by posted on April 8, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets won a thriller tonight in Cincinnati by a score of 9-7. Mike Pelfrey started and was in big trouble right from the start when the Reds tagged him for 4 runs including a three-run blast off the bat of Joey Votto. However, Pelfrey settled down some and weaved in and out of trouble and […]

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Sheff Needs To Shed Pounds, Not Ready To Take Field

An article by posted on April 8, 2009 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of the Daily News, After completing a 20-minute session in the outfield with coach Razor Shines hitting him balls, Gary Sheffield suggested he’s not ready to play the field in a game. Sheffield said he didn’t even pick up a glove during spring training. And because he figured to only be […]

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