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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Angels Rookie Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

An article by posted on April 9, 2009 0 Comments

A hospital official says Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart has died in a hit-and-run car crash after a game. University of California, Irvine Medical Center spokesman John Murray says Adenhart died Thursday morning after undergoing surgery. Officials said the 22-year-old Adenhart was one of three people killed in the crash early Thursday after pitching […]

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The Old Mets Would Have Lost That Game

An article by posted on April 9, 2009 0 Comments

I’m feeling so good about the Mets right now especially after what I witnessed last night.  That game against the Reds was more than just another early season win, it was convincing evidence that this might be the year the Mets go all they way. Let me explain… The old Mets never would have stood a […]

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Game Recap: Mets 9 – Reds 7

An article by posted on April 8, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets won a thriller tonight in Cincinnati by a score of 9-7. Mike Pelfrey started and was in big trouble right from the start when the Reds tagged him for 4 runs including a three-run blast off the bat of Joey Votto. However, Pelfrey settled down some and weaved in and out of trouble and […]

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Sheff Needs To Shed Pounds, Not Ready To Take Field

An article by posted on April 8, 2009 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of the Daily News, After completing a 20-minute session in the outfield with coach Razor Shines hitting him balls, Gary Sheffield suggested he’s not ready to play the field in a game. Sheffield said he didn’t even pick up a glove during spring training. And because he figured to only be […]

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Mets Move Up To Number Three In Power Rankings

An article by posted on April 8, 2009 0 Comments

In this weeks Power Rankings on AOL Sports, the Mets moved up two spots to number three. The Rays dropped from the top spot all the way to 4th place and the Braves are moving up the charts quickly. How long before the Mets get to the inevitable number one spot? I say May 1st!  […]

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Act Two: Big Pelf Takes Center Stage

An article by posted on April 8, 2009 0 Comments

The jubilation of the Mets Opening Day win becomes somewhat tempered tonight, when Mike Pelfrey takes the mound against Edinson Volquez and the Cincinnati Reds. The certainty and confidence we feel whenever it’s Johan Santana’s turn in the rotation is very comforting to say the least. Dayne Perry of ESPN, wrote today that Johan Santana needs to get […]

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2009 Mets Merized Predictions – Comeback Players

An article by posted on April 7, 2009 0 Comments

NL Comeback Player Rob – Luis Castillo Sach – Rafael Furcal Ryan – Ian Snell Joe D – Jeff Francoeur Paul – Chris Carpenter Joey M – Luis Castillo Matt – Zach Duke Mikey J – Eric Byrnes Kelly – John Maine AL Comeback Player Rob – Ken Griffey Jr. Sach – Eric Bedard Ryan […]

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2009 Mets Merized Predictions – Part 1

An article by posted on April 7, 2009 0 Comments

Here is part one of our staff predictions for the 2009 season. Let us know what yours are! NL Biggest Bust Rob – Pamela Anderson…. oh, wait, that’s a different kind of big bust. I’ll go with Manny Ramirez Sach – Aaron Harang, Cincinnati Reds Joe D – The Phillies bullpen and rotation is rocked […]

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Opening Day Highlight Reel

An article by posted on April 7, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets bullpen is the talk of the town after yesterdays opening day performance. They were also the opening story on ESPN’s Baseball tonight and MLB Network’s MLB Tonight. I can definitely get used to more of this! Was it just me or did Ryan Church look extremely motivated yesterday? I mean extremely motivated! The […]

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Mets Bullpen Serves Notice To NL

An article by posted on April 7, 2009 0 Comments

When was the last time a Mets starter left the game in the middle of the sixth inning, handed the ball to the bullpen to protect a one run lead, and still come out out with a win? Are you drawing a blank? Let’s just agree that it’s been a long time. The Mets bullpen, masterfully […]

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