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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Mets Should Consider Dealing For Brad Penny

An article by posted on June 12, 2009 0 Comments

With the news that John Maine has been placed on the disabled list with what Omar Minaya calls “weakness and fatigue”, can we now seriously consider the need for another starting pitcher? Who knows when John Maine will come back. If we were to go by what he said last night it would leave us once […]

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Fernando Nieve Gets Start Saturday, Jon Switzer Called Up

An article by posted on June 12, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets have will replace John Maine with right-hander Fernando Nieve on Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Nieve will be opposed by Andy Pettitte. To replace Maine’s spot on the roster, the Mets promoted lefty Jon Switzer from Triple-A Buffalo. Maine was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 7, with right-shoulder weakness. Maine says he expects to […]

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Our Q & A With Jon and Lisa of the Subway Squawkers

An article by posted on June 12, 2009 0 Comments

A Yankee fan from Staten Island and a Manhattan Met fan sound off about their teams – and each other. That’s the tag line for Jon Lewin and Lisa Swan, better known as the Subway Squawkers! With the Subway Series suddenly upon us once again, they were kind enough to field some questions for us on […]

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Click Here To See A Special Message For Phillies Fans

An article by posted on June 11, 2009 0 Comments

Here is the lineup for tonight’s rubber match: Luis Castillo – 2B Alex Cora – SS Carlos Beltran – CF Gary Sheffield – LF David Wright – 3B Fernando Tatis – 1B Fernando Martinez – RF Omir Santos – C Tim Redding – RHP By the way, Joe Janish of Mets Today said it first […]

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Subway Shuffle, Fans Scuffle, Chip-Chip Hooray!

An article by posted on June 11, 2009 0 Comments

Livan Is Movin’ On Up The Mets have juggled their rotation for this weekend’s series against the Yankees so that John Maine can get an extra day of rest. The switch will now have Livan Hernandez start on Friday, and John Maine will pitch on Saturday. Johan Santana will close out the Subway Series on Sunday. Maine is […]

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John Maine Placed on the DL

An article by posted on June 11, 2009 0 Comments

SNY reports that Omar Minaya announced tonight that John Maine has been placed on the disabled list. Maine was diagnosed with fatigue and weakness in his shoulder. He was originally scheduled to pitch tomorrow and was pushed back to Saturday to give him an extra day of rest. Maine was coming off his worst start of the […]

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Mets 2009 Amateur Draft Results Rounds 1-30

An article by posted on June 11, 2009 0 Comments

Here is a recap of how how the Mets have fared after the first two days of the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft. The Mets had no first round pick because it was forfeited as compensation for the signing of free agent Francisco Rodriguez. Round 2, Steven Matz, LHP, Ward Melville High School: He has touched 94 and scouts […]

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Great Baseball Game, Big Pelf, Alex Cora, Omir Santos

An article by posted on June 11, 2009 0 Comments

I know that many of you are disappointed we couldn’t pull out a win last night against the Phillies. We were so close. Despite the loss it was a heck of a game and we have been treated to some great baseball in the last two games. The Phillies and Mets rivalry has blossomed to […]

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Here’s How Bob Murphy Would Have Called It

An article by posted on June 10, 2009 0 Comments

So much for all that talk about Citi Field being the place where would-be homeruns go to die… Last night, baseballs were flying out of Citi Field like nobody’s business as the Phillies and Mets combined to hit seven homeruns to set a new single game record and smashing the previous high of five at […]

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Santana Was Feisty Last Night, And I Loved It!

An article by posted on June 10, 2009 0 Comments

Johan Santana was absolutely brilliant last night… no not on the mound, but at the plate. His RBI double in the sixth inning proved to be the difference maker as the Mets topped the Phillies 6-5. On the mound it was a totally  different story as Santana served up four homers, but on this damp […]

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Mets Select LHP Steven Matz and SS Robert Shields On Day One Of Draft

An article by posted on June 10, 2009 0 Comments

As reported on Mets.com, the Mets, selected left-handed pitcher Steven Matz with their first selection, 72nd overall, in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. Matz, a senior at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket, NY, went 6-1 with a 0.47 ERA in his first seven starts of the season. In 44 innings, he allowed 11 hits, […]

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