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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How Do We Fix The Mets?

An article by posted on October 1, 2008

Bryan Heyman of the Journal News had an interesting take on his five fixes for the New York Mets. Let me show you what he had and then I will add a couple of my own to his list. 1. Revamp the poison pen: Trade for a veteran closer, although the Mets appear wary of […]

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Johan Santana Wins Pitcher of the Month

An article by posted on September 30, 2008
Johan Santana Wins Pitcher of the Month

Johan Santana has won the National League Pitcher of the Month Award for September. As reported on MLB.com, Santana finished the month 4-0 with a 1.83 ERA. The left-hander will receive a specially-designed trophy to commemorate his Pitcher of the Month performance. Santana won that award five times for Minnesota in the American League when […]

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Should They Stay Or Should They Go

An article by posted on September 29, 2008

The following is a list of current Mets players. I’m thinking the Mets are going to hang on to their core players and basically do some major house cleaning as well. I have analyzed each player based just on my gut feeling, on a scale of 1-5. (1 means they are as good as gone, and […]

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Pedro Wants To Come Back? No Thanks!

An article by posted on September 29, 2008

Adam Rubin of the Daily News has a poignant article about Pedro Martinez who is planning to pitch again next season. “I’m going to take myself some time to rest and finally finish taking care of all the problems that are still around my family after my dad passed away,” Martinez said shortly after the […]

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The First Of What Will Be Many Off-Season Rants

An article by posted on September 28, 2008

I’m still trying to digest everything that has taken place. It’s hard to believe that we can end the season so remarkably similar to last year which was what we were trying to avoid all costs. I have so much I want to say, but it’s still too convoluted right now. There are some things I do […]

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Breaking News: Jerry Manuel To Return In 2009

An article by posted on September 28, 2008

Jon Heyman of SI.com is reporting that Jerry Manuel will return to manage the Mets in 2009 and that both sides will be working on a new contract in the next few days. The Mets have decided to bring back Jerry Manuel as manager despite the disappointing end to their season, SI.com has learned. Manuel […]

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Oliver Perez – Livin’ On A Prayer

An article by posted on September 28, 2008

Somehow, I found these lyrics to be very fitting today. We’ve got to hold on to what weve got.It doesnt make a difference if we make it or not.Weve got each other and thats a lot,For love – we’ll give it a shot. Oh, We’re half way there,Oh, Oh, Livin’ on a prayer.Take my hand […]

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Oliver Perez Will Get It Done

An article by posted on September 28, 2008

Are you nervous? Well, you should be… But at the same time you should be excited as well. This afternoon, as the Mets close out Shea Stadium with pomp and circumstance, Oliver Perez will take the mound and depending on which Oliver Perez shows up, the Mets may or may not play baseball again beyond […]

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Back From The Dead: Mets Back In The Wild Card!

An article by posted on September 28, 2008

The Milwaukee Brewers have just lost to the Chicago Cubs and are now tied with the New York Mets for the National League Wild Card! Just when you thought we were out… they dragged us back in… What a thrill ride this is shaping up to be… The Mets will now send Oliver Perez to […]

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Phillies Are Crowned NL East Champs

An article by posted on September 27, 2008

Any chance of the Mets trying to win the division has just come to an end. Only moments agao, the Philadelphia Phillies have defeated the Washington Nationals. As reported on phillies.com, closer Brad Lidge sealed Saturday’s 4-3 Phillies win over the Nationals and captured a second straight National League East title — Philadelphia’s first back-to-back […]

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