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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Dan Murphy Vaults Mets Back Into First Place With Key Hit Against The Braves

An article by posted on September 20, 2008
Dan Murphy Vaults Mets Back Into First Place With Key Hit Against The Braves

The Mets overcame some shoddy defense to come back and beat the Braves by a score of 9-5 thanks to a huge pinch hit two-run double by rookie sensation Dan Murphy. The game started out with Jose Reyes hitting a leadoff first inning homerun to put the Mets up early, but it soon became clear […]

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Playoff Roster Scenario – Part 1 of 3

An article by posted on September 19, 2008

As I wrote in a post earlier this week, the Mets are making the playoffs. Whether it’s by winning the division or winning the Wild Card, I have absolutely no doubt the Mets are in. That being said, I was wondering about a few decisions the Mets may soon have to face in constructing their […]

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The Mets Need More Than Church To Save Them

An article by posted on September 18, 2008

All during the period Ryan Church was recovering from his post concussion syndrome, I couldn’t wait for him to return and help save the Mets’ floundering offense. Now that he has returned, I can’t help but wonder if he’s the same exciting player we saw in April and May, or the mediocre player he was […]

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Shave Zone = Mets Cancer

An article by posted on September 18, 2008

I’m not sure if you noticed, but I have. Where is Giuseppe Franco? As much as that commercial is annoying, I think he’s the one that has the winning magic for us. Not Jerry Manuel, not Mr. Met, not Ramon Castro. It’s Giuseppe Franco. His “Procede” commercials clogged SNY for about 90 percent of the […]

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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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