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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Santana Slated To Throw 90-95 Pitches Today Against Cards

An article by posted on March 26, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Slated To Throw 90-95 Pitches Today Against Cards

Johan Santana takes the mound today in a 1:05 PM start against the St. Louis Cardinals. Manager Terry Collins said Santana is expected to throw 90-95 pitches in the game. In his last start, also against the Cardinals, Santana threw 69 pitches, 48 of them for strikes in what was his best pitched game of the […]

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Matt Harvey Tagged For Five Runs In One Innning

An article by posted on March 25, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Tagged For Five Runs In One Innning

In what can only be described as a disastrous first inning against the Washington Nationals this afternoon, Mets starter Matt Harvey allowed five earned runs including home runs to Jayson Werth, Ian Desmond and Roger Bernadina. Even opposing pitcher Stephen Strasburg hit Harvey up for a single, as the Nationals batted around in the first inning […]

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Mets Opening Day Bullpen Getting Clearer

An article by posted on March 25, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Opening Day Bullpen Getting Clearer

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York projects the Mets Opening Day bullpen as follows: Frank Francisco Jon Rauch  Ramon Ramirez  Manny Acosta  Bobby Parnell Miguel Batista Garrett Olson or Josh Edgin He says Miguel Batista is a “pretty solid” bet for making the Opening Day roster, and that D.J. Carrasco is likely to start the season on the […]

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Torres “Touch And Go” For Opening Day

An article by posted on March 25, 2012 0 Comments
Torres “Touch And Go” For Opening Day

While talking to reporters about the health of center fielder Andres Torres (calf strain), general manager Sandy Alderson described his chances for being ready on Opening Day as “touch and go”. He also indicated his preference for a “natural centerfielder” when the team breaks camp on April 4. According to Terry Collins, there has been no […]

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MMO Mailbag: Which Prospects Will We See In 2012?

An article by posted on March 24, 2012 0 Comments

I haven’t done one of these in a while mostly because after the Hot Stove season winds down in January, we don’t get as many questions and email until we start getting closer to Opening Day, which I am happy to say is in 12 days. What prospects do you think we’ll definitely see play […]

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Let Ruben Tejada Be Ruben Tejada, Whatever That Is

An article by posted on March 24, 2012 0 Comments
Let Ruben Tejada Be Ruben Tejada, Whatever That Is

Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger had a good read this morning on Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada. In it he points out that Tejada should simply focus his game on getting on base. He compares Tejada to Jose Reyes at the same age. Compared with his predecessor, Tejada is smaller, slower, more placid, a possessor of […]

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Mets Notes: Wright, Hairston & Torres Making Progress, den Dekker Called Back

An article by posted on March 23, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Wright, Hairston & Torres Making Progress, den Dekker Called Back

The Mets assigned two more players to minor league camp Friday morning according to Adam Rubin. Infielder Josh Satin and right-hander Fernando Cabrera will now join left-handed reliever Chuck James who was also reassigned to the minors after yesterday’s game. However this morning, Me3ts prospect Matt den Dekker has officially returned to major league camp. The move was prompted because […]

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Torres Is Optimistic, Bay Backs Down, Valdespin Could Take Center Stage

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Torres Is Optimistic, Bay Backs Down, Valdespin Could Take Center Stage

I wanted to update this post with some new information on the center field front as follows: Center fielder Andres Torres spoke to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York this morning and said his calf injury is improving. “I feel better,” Torres said. “Just a few more days, I hope, I’ll go back to the field. […]

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Edgin Making A Case For Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Edgin Making A Case For Opening Day Roster

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, left-handed reliever Garrett Olson is the front-runner to replace the injured Tim Byrdak who is expected to miss at least the first two weeks of the season. Byrdak underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee last week, and afterward the team announced the lefty specialist would miss about six weeks. Another possibility to replace Byrdak is […]

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Hits And Misses: Mets Season Tix Are Mega-Cool, Forbes Doesn’t Impress Me, Johan and Dickey Do

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Hits And Misses: Mets Season Tix Are Mega-Cool, Forbes Doesn’t Impress Me, Johan and Dickey Do

It’s been a heck of a week for me with the publishers deadline for our 2012 Mets Annual upon me and various other things, but I always find time for my Mets. Before I get into some things, our friends at Real Dirty Mets have some openings for new writers. If you’re interested in trying […]

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