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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Mets Tee Off At Field 7

An article by posted on February 23, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Tee Off At Field 7

Here is a video of what the players had to say about Field 7 yesterday, which were making some of them play and feel a little Ruthian to say the least. David Wright, Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda became the first players to test out the new dimensions on Field 7 which has been altered […]

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MMO Links: Tejada Has Some Big Shoes To Fill

An article by posted on February 23, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Links: Tejada Has Some Big Shoes To Fill

On Tuesday, Grant Brisbee of SB Nation posted who he feels are the four players that have the biggest shoes to fill during the 2012 season. Among them he listed the Mets’ Ruben Tejada who of course will replace Jose Reyes this season as the everyday shortstop. It focuses mostly on the offense, but check […]

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AM Mets Notes: Ike Davis, Andres Torres, Mike Nickeas, Ruben Tejada

An article by posted on February 23, 2012 0 Comments
AM Mets Notes: Ike Davis, Andres Torres, Mike Nickeas, Ruben Tejada

Mike Nickeas may be the frontrunner for the righty-hitting complement to Josh Thole behind the plate, but the Mets are not handing Nickeas an Opening Day roster spot yet, writes Adam Rubin. The defensively capable Nickeas will need to demonstrate he can produce at the plate at a competent-enough level that Terry Collins will not need to pinch-hit for him […]

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@MetsGM Answers Questions On Twitter

An article by posted on February 22, 2012 0 Comments
@MetsGM Answers Questions On Twitter

Mets GM Sandy Alderson (@MetsGM) answered questions from his followers on Twitter today. While most of the questions were kind of silly or irrelevant, these responses were interesting: These are a few that didn’t make the first cut…

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Afternoon Spring Training Notes: Turner, Beato, Mejia and Spring Opener

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Afternoon Spring Training Notes: Turner, Beato, Mejia and Spring Opener

Here’s a quick update from Mets Camp this afternoon, just a few minor notes and happenings… It didn’t take long to find out who would be wearing Jose Reyes’ number this season. It turns out it’ll be new Bench Coach Bob Geren, who wore No. 17 when he was with Oakland. Mooooook! Ousted first base coach Mookie […]

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Johan Throws Second Bullpen, Collins Expects Him To Be Ready Opening Day

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Johan Throws Second Bullpen, Collins Expects Him To Be Ready Opening Day

Johan Santana threw another bullpen session this morning, his second of the spring, and he was happy with the way his 29 pitch effort went. “I’ve been through a lot the last couple of years,” he said. “It’s exciting to be back on the field.” On whether he would be ready for Opening Day, Santana said, […]

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Mano A Mano: Terry Collins Vs. Joe D.

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments

Terry Collins just concluded his press conference which was televised on SNY. Now that’s my kind of Reality TV. Here’s a little summary of what he had to say… Collins said Jose Reyes is a “great player”, but Ruben Tejada is an “outstanding talent”. He’s going to make some “boo-boos” along the way, but has […]

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The 2012 Mets: We All Have Something To Prove

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
The 2012 Mets: We All Have Something To Prove

It looks like Sandy Alderson has unwittingly coined the Mets’ slogan for 2012, “We All Have Something To Prove“. Sandy reiterated that phrase again during an appearance on MLB Network’s Clubhouse Confidential. “There is not a player on the club who doesn’t have something to prove, whether coming back from an injury, coming back from […]

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Former Mets Equipment Manager Avoids Prison, Fined $50K

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Former Mets Equipment Manager Avoids Prison, Fined $50K

The New York Post reports that one-time Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels avoided prison time today by pleading guilty to two counts of criminal possession of stolen property and two counts of tax fraud. Samuels, 52, who was banned for life from CitiField and the Mets’ spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla, was […]

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Mets Great John Franco to Join Citi at Presale Promotion Events in NYC

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments

OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE METS SINGLE GAME TICKETS VIA ONLINE PRESALE THIS MONDAY AND TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27 AND 28 The New York Mets today announced Citi will offer Citi credit and debit cardholders an exclusive opportunity to purchase Mets single game tickets for the 2012 season at Citi Field before they go on sale to the general […]

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