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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All They Are Is Dust In The Wind

An article by posted on August 25, 2007

Paul Lo Duca is getting back into the swing of things while rehabbing in St. Lucie. He appeared in both games of a double header last night while making his first rehab appearances. He caught five innings for Brooklyn and went 0-for-2 with a walk in the first game, and in the second game, he served as […]

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Hey Giambi, This Bud’s For You!

An article by posted on August 17, 2007

MLB.com reports that Yankees slugger Jason Giambi won’t face any disciplinary actions from Major League Baseball for his comments about his own use of performance-enhancing drugs, which received wide circulation in May, Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday. "I’m happy with it," Giambi said in New York before the Yankees started a four-game series with the […]

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This Mets Lineup Scares Nobody, Except Some Of Us Mets Fans

An article by posted on August 10, 2007

Mike Vaccaro of the NY Post asks the tough questions this morning. Questions that only the Mets can answer. Every few weeks, you keep waiting for the shock to the system that will finally apply the kick-start necessary for the Mets to achieve the manifest destiny in the NL East everyone seems to expect of […]

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Just Because Willie Says Every Game Is A Big Game, It Doesn’t Make It So

An article by posted on August 8, 2007

Did anyone happen to catch Willie Randolph’s interview last night on SNY’s Geico Post Game?? The reporters who were asking the questions really got his temperature boiling especially on one particular question that was asked… Is your team approaching this as a big series, because it seems like the Braves are, and you’re not? What […]

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From The Orange Seats – The Future is Bright… Real Bright

An article by posted on August 7, 2007

This will be my last blog for August, both ‘Orange Seats and the Minor League Report. I’m taking a two-week vacation with my family. So, yeah. I’ll be back the 26th. On with the blog! Sitting in front of a computer while watching some SNY made me think, what does the future hold for us? […]

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Congratulations Tom Glavine!

An article by posted on August 5, 2007

After blowing Tom Glavine’s first attempt to win game 300, the Mets bats came alive and the bullpen was able to hang on to beat the Cubs 8-3 and secure the historic win for Glavine. Once again Tom’s family was on hand to witness the big win in a game that was fraught with plenty […]

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Pedro Martinez Leaves The Field To A Thunderous Ovation…

An article by posted on August 3, 2007

Mets.com tells us that Pedro Martinez showed up at Tradition Field believing he would throw about 45 pitches in a simulated game. He ended up throwing 67 and later declared that he has more knowledge now that all the work he’s done in overcoming rotator cuff surgery has been worth it. "I feel better about […]

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Four Reasons Why I Love The Luis Castillo Trade

An article by posted on July 30, 2007

As you all know by now, the Mets acquired second baseman Luis Castillo from the Twins, for Minor League catcher Drew Butera and Minor League outfielder Dustin Martin. I think it’s a great deal for the Mets and here are four reasons why. 1. The Number Two Spot – The acquisition of Luis Castillo finally solves the never […]

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It’s Official – Mets acquire Luis Castillo from Twins

An article by posted on July 30, 2007

According to FOXSports, Mets acquired second baseman Luis Castillo from the Twins for Class AA catcher Drew Butera and Class A outfielder Dustin Martin. Castillo will replace Jose Valentin as the starting second basemen. With the Twins, Luis Castillo is batting .304 with 18 RBIs and a .356 on-base percentage. In my opinion, a great […]

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Time Is Running Out On Mets Hopes To Improve Team

An article by posted on July 29, 2007

It is looking like there will be no dominanting lead in the NL East in 2007 for the Mets. I thought the Phillies might fall out of it when Chase Utley broke his hand, but then they added Tadahito Iguchi to fill in until he returns. We have a 4 game lead on both the Braves […]

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