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, '00 and '15, 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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Phillies Place Closer Brad Lidge On DL

An article by posted on June 9, 2009 0 Comments

As reported on MLB.com, the Phillies have placed closer Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee, and recalled catcher Paul Bako from Double-A Reading into his roster spot. Lidge’s disablement is retroactive to June 7. Interestingly, last season’s perfect closer has been more effective recently, posting a 1.42 ERA and […]

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Don’t Blame Citi Field For Mets Power Outage!

An article by posted on June 8, 2009 0 Comments

Everyone is blaming Citi Field for the Mets power outage this season, but is that really the case? While researching for another post this morning, I took a look at some Mets team stats and came across some information that some of you may find surprising. I learned that the Mets have hit more homeruns […]

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Will Mets Be Power-less Against Phillies, Yanks?

An article by posted on June 8, 2009 0 Comments

In what should be a very telling week for the Mets, they face off against their two fiercest rivalries; the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees. The Yankees have knocked out 88 homeruns which is ranked number two in all of baseball second only to the Texas Rangers who have one more at 89. The Phillies […]

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Beltran Vs LaRoche – Ding, Ding, Ding, Round 3

An article by posted on June 7, 2009 0 Comments

Round One On Friday June 4th after the Mets got swept by the Pirates, Carlos Beltran said he was embarrassed. “We have to play better. There’s no doubt we have to play better. I mean, we have to take this personally. It can’t happen. It can’t happen us being able to come here and lose three games […]

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Omir Santos: Did We Catch Lightning In A Bottle?

An article by posted on June 6, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets have been socked with too many injuries and a fair share of adversity so far this season. When that happens, it becomes so hard to spot some of the good things that have also emerged out of all the drama and upheaval. One such positive has been the outstanding pitching of Livan Hernandez. Who could […]

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Fernando Martinez Will Stay With Mets When Church Is Activated

An article by posted on June 6, 2009 0 Comments

Although the decision to bring up Fernando Martinez was met with 50/50 support on this site when we were lobbying heavily for his callup, I bet that at least some of those opposing Mets fans agree that F-Mart has been a fine addition and has held his own. When talking to reporters after last nights […]

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Mets Minors – Brad Holt Makes AA Debut, Ike Davis, Josh Thole

An article by posted on June 6, 2009 0 Comments

Last years top draft pick for the New York Mets, first baseman Ike Davis, got a special mention in this weeks Baseball America’s Prospect Hot Sheet. The Mets used the 18th overall pick in last year’s draft to select Arizona State 1B Ike Davis mostly on the strength of his power projection. The key word is […]

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Mets Take Game One And Beat The Nats 3-1 In Extras

An article by posted on June 5, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary Mets were able to snap a three game losing streak, beating the Nats 3-1 in ten innings. Tim Redding had a great start and the offense was able to score their just enough runs to get the win in extra innings. Pitching Tim Redding started the game and delivered a solid performance to start off […]

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Mets Make Some Roster Moves To Replace Putz

An article by posted on June 5, 2009 0 Comments

After placing J.J. Putz on the disabled list today, the Mets called up right-handed reliever Fernando Nieve from Triple-A Buffalo and claimed lefty reliever Pat Misch off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. Nieve will take Putz’s spot on the roster and in the bullpen, while Misch was immediately assigned to Buffalo. To make room […]

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J.J. Putz Will Have Surgery And Miss 8-12 Weeks

An article by posted on June 5, 2009 0 Comments

As reported by the Mets, reliever J.J. Putz will have surgery to remove a bone spur in his right elbow and miss at least two months. The NY Post writes, The team confirmed Putz’s decision after the former All-Star closer had his ailing elbow examined by team doctors this morning in New York. Putz, who […]

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Pelfrey Cares, We’re Loving Sean Green, They Make How Much?

An article by posted on June 5, 2009 0 Comments

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Metsmerized Today! Mike Pelfrey got his clock rung yesterday in Pittsburgh in what he called the worst start in his career. Jerry Manuel agreed with that assessment and said, “Yeah, I would have to say Pelfrey was pretty bad.” Pelfrey actually had a pair of tickets to […]

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