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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Another Casualty – Easley Could Be Done For The Season

An article by posted on September 18, 2008

Less than two days ago the Mets learned that Fernando Tatis separated his shoulder and would be out for the rest of the season. Last night we learned that Damion Easley is dangerously close to that same fate. Easley revealed yesterday that he had actually suffered a small tear of his right quadriceps muscle. The tear […]

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And Now The Fun Part Of The Season Begins

An article by posted on September 17, 2008

Say what you want about last night’s stinker against the Nats, but I’m not ready to throw in the towel just yet. It’s become quite clear to me that this Mets team plays a heck of a lot better when they are doing the chasing rather than being chased. While last night’s loss represented a big […]

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Is It Fair To Compare David Wright To Alex Rodriguez?

An article by posted on September 16, 2008

I came across an interesting blurb by Matt Cerrone as I was checking out MetsBlog this morning. While commenting on David Wright’s post game comments, Matt wrote… Wright better be careful, especially with his post-game comments, as, from what I can tell listening to other fans, he is walking dangerously close to being portrayed like Alex Rodriguez, […]

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It’s Not Really A Collapse, It’s Just The Mets Choking

An article by posted on September 16, 2008

The Dow Jones’ 500 point drop certainly rocked Wall St. and Main St. on Monday. Clearly, that was a collapse. Losing a seven game lead in the final two weeks of the season, also classifies as a collapse… A huge collapse. As clearly defined by David Lennon of Newsday, Technically, if the Mets fail to win the […]

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A National Crisis – Dangling By A Thread

An article by posted on September 15, 2008

What an utterly deflating, totally debilitating loss. Does this team have any heroes? Sure we have a bunch of stars, but the questions is, does this team have anyone who is willing to carry the team over the top and into the post season? When does the agony of the 2007 season end? How can […]

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It’s Sink Or Swim

An article by posted on September 15, 2008

While the Mets were licking their wounds last night, Brett Myers pitched a two-hitter and the Phillies moved into a tie for the NL wild-card lead, sweeping a day-night doubleheader from Milwaukee by winning the second game 6-1 Sunday. Joe Blanton notched a 7-3 victory for the Phillies in the first game. For the Phillies […]

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Pedro Martinez Bumped To Monday, Jon Niese Gets The Start

An article by posted on September 13, 2008

The Mets have reshuffled the rotation and instead of Pedro Martinez pitching in the second game of the doubleheader, it will be rookie Jon Niese. Pedro will instead pitch the first game of the nationals series which begins on Monday. Oliver Perez will pitch tomorrow’s series finale as scheduled. Of course, our ace Johan Santana […]

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A Look At Delgado’s Past MVP Type Seasons

An article by posted on September 12, 2008

While we can debate the merits of Carlos Delgado’s MVP candidacy this season, here are some close calls for Delgado in years past. 2005 Albert Pujols (1) .330 41 117 1.039 Delgado (6) .301 33 115 .981 2003 Alex Rodriguez (1) .298 47 118 .996 Delgado (2) .302 42 145 1.019 2000 Jason Giambi (1) .333 […]

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Ramon Castro Expected To Come Off DL Today

An article by posted on September 12, 2008

Ramon Castro, who has been on the disabled list with a strained right quadriceps, is expected to come off the disabled list for tonight’s game. Castro has been on the DL since Aug. 27. In 43 games, Castro is batting .242 with seven homeruns and 24 RBI’s. He does have a penchant for being a clutch […]

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The Continuing Saga Of Billy The Kid

An article by posted on September 12, 2008

In an exclusive interview with Mike Puma of the NY Post, Billy Wagner talks about the past, the present and the future. A few of his more interesting quotes were… About Playing Next Season – “I’ve played my last day as a Met, that’s the way it goes.” About This Season - ”To me, it’s more […]

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