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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The Morning Grind – Bullpen Goes Ka-Putz, Now What?

An article by posted on June 2, 2009 0 Comments

The Morning Grind is the place for Mets fans to sound off on anything and everything! An open thread for ranting and raving about the Mets, completely raw and uncensored! That eighth inning was hard to watch last night. I think we have our new Heilman… or Mota… or you get the idea… After a bad outing […]

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Metsmerized Today – Amazin’ Ron Taylor, Beware of Sheets, Bobby V

An article by posted on June 2, 2009 0 Comments

We have a special treat for you this morning. Our friends over at Bugs and Cranks, had an opportunity to interview former Mets reliever and one of the heroes of the 1969 Mets, Ron Taylor. Taylor recorded nine wins and set a then-team record 13 saves for the ‘69 Metropolitans, the first of three consecutive seasons […]

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Mets Lose An Ugly One To The Bucs 8-5

An article by posted on June 2, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary “Worst loss of the season” Keith Hernandez says it all. Mets gave up a 5-0 lead to the Bucs after the bullpen failed to hold on. Late runs were absent as well as all the Mets runs came in the first 3 innings. Mets lost game one to the Pirates 8-5. Pitching Livan […]

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Bobby Parnell The Setup Guy? Not So Fast…

An article by posted on June 1, 2009 0 Comments

Colin Stephenson of the Star Ledger, wrote an interesting article focusing on yesterday’s eight inning when Jerry Manuel yanked J.J. Putz and replaced him with Bobby Parnell. He writes, Did Manuel have any hesitation to bring in the rookie to relieve the veteran, former closer Putz? “I brought him in, didn’t I?” Manuel snapped when […]

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The Mets Were At Their Best In May… Really!

An article by posted on June 1, 2009 0 Comments

This about all of the highs and lows of the last month… The month of May started out with Oliver Perez losing his rotation spot, going to the bullpen, and ending up on the DL with a bum knee. All of our starters except for Johan Santana, had ERA’s that were 5.50 or higher, and […]

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Credit Manuel For Making The Tough Decision On Sunday

An article by posted on June 1, 2009 0 Comments

I’ve been giving Jerry Manuel a lot of heat for his in-game strategy lately. Most recently, on Saturday I felt he put the Mets into a poor position to win the game when he rested most of his regulars. That said, I need to give him his due for taking out J.J. Putz in the […]

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Wright’s Only Lick At Home

An article by posted on May 31, 2009 0 Comments
Wright’s Only Lick At Home

Let’s make this easy and get the bat-licking out of the way. Did you see it? SNY, in its telecast Saturday of the Mets’ 7-3 loss to the Marlins at Citi Field, showed David Wright licking his bat and making a face of displeasure. “I think I do that quite a bit,” Wright said with […]

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Mets Sink The Marlins 3-2 And Take The Series

An article by posted on May 31, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary Thanks to a solid performance by starting pitcher John Maine, the Mets took the rubber game of their weekend series with the Marlins and beat Florida 3-2. The Mets got some key hits in the Pitching John Maine broke out his new changeup and used it to stifle the Marlins bats today. In […]

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Carlos Beltran Out With Stomach Virus

An article by posted on May 31, 2009 0 Comments

When Jerry Manuel posted his lineup this morning, Carlos Beltran was slated to start in centerfield. However, Beltran had to be scratched because of a severe stomach virus, the same one that caused him to leave yesterday’s game. Beltran will be replaced by Angel Pagan in centerfield who will also bat leadoff. Here is the rest of […]

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Morning Grind – Manuel Guilty Of Malpractice, Redd Alert, Dan Haren

An article by posted on May 31, 2009 0 Comments

Here’s the place for Mets fans to sound off on anything and everything! An open thread for ranting and raving about the Mets, completely raw and uncensored!. Today’s Hot Point Issues 1. What was Jerry Manuel expecting on Saturday when he trotted out that ridiculous lineup on a day that we were already at a disadvantage […]

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Game Recap: Marlins 7, Mets 3

An article by posted on May 30, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary This game wasn’t one of the best the Mets have had this season. Starting pitching was clearly the weak point, and the offense didn’t help much either. Mets winning streak snapped at 4 games as Mets lose 7-3 to the Marlins. Pitching Tim Redding had a rough outing as he gave up four runs by the third inning, […]

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