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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Collins Undecided If Johan Starts On Opening Day

An article by posted on March 17, 2012 0 Comments
Collins Undecided If Johan Starts On Opening Day

According Andy Martino of the Daily News, manager Terry Collins does not believe Johan Santana will open the season on the disabled list, but he’s not yet decided if Santana will be his Opening Day starter. “I have not decided who is pitching Opening Day. Now, my point is, right now, as we get through spring training, we […]

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Adam Rubin On Why Certain Players Are Cut Early In Camp

An article by posted on March 16, 2012 0 Comments
Adam Rubin On Why Certain Players Are Cut Early In Camp

I wanted to share this great insight by Adam Rubin who posted the following on his blog at ESPN New York in response to a reader’s question on why so many players were cut from major league camp yesterday. Assistant GM John Ricco explained that any player on the 40-man roster who is still in major league […]

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The First Cuts Are The Deepest

An article by posted on March 16, 2012 0 Comments
The First Cuts Are The Deepest

Yesterday, was a big day in at the Mets Spring Training Complex at Digital Domain Park as the team made their first round of cuts and reassigned 13 players to minor league camp. The move left the Mets with 42 players in camp which will eventually be pared down to 25 before Opening Day. There’s […]

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Nominations For 2012 Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame

An article by posted on March 15, 2012 0 Comments

Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame Announces Nominations for 2012 Induction The Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame today announced the names of the nominees on the 2012 induction ballot. They include: Big Ed Delahanty, whose lifetime .346 average ranks fifth all-time; Gene Michael, scout and GM responsible for signing players including Derek Jeter and […]

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Harvey’s Gone, But We Haven’t See The Last Of Him In 2012

An article by posted on March 15, 2012 0 Comments
Harvey’s Gone, But We Haven’t See The Last Of Him In 2012

I was holding off on this post to see whether or not Mets pitching prospect Matt Harvey would survive the first official round of spring training cuts. He didn’t. But that’s okay, and for those of you that were hoping to see at least another start from this unbelievably talented pitcher, take solace in the […]

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Judge Deals A Jarring Blow To Mets Defense

An article by posted on March 15, 2012 0 Comments
Judge Deals A Jarring Blow To Mets Defense

On Wednesday, the Mets owners were dealt a jarring blow to their defense when Judge Jed S. Rakoff ruled that Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz must prove that they were not “willfully blind” to Madoff’s scheme. The burden of proof will not be on Irving Picard, but instead it’s on the Mets owners who have to […]

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Nickeas and Thole Responding To Manager’s Challenges

An article by posted on March 14, 2012 0 Comments
Nickeas and Thole Responding To Manager’s Challenges

Last month I posted my thoughts on Josh Thole and how the heat was on for him this spring, and that he wasn’t going to be handed the starting catching job on a silver platter. Thole knows exactly what’s at stake: “I’m getting to a point where we’re not in a trial-and-error period anymore,” Thole […]

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Things That Make You Go Hmm… Lannan or Pelfrey?

An article by posted on March 14, 2012 0 Comments
Things That Make You Go Hmm… Lannan or Pelfrey?

While reading Tyler’s post this morning on what if anything the Mets should do with Mike Pelfrey moving forward, I couldn’t resist the temptation of comparing him to the National’s John Lannan who is apparently available according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, yet too rich for the Mets taste which is rather unfortunate. Red Sox, Tigers, Astros among […]

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Beltran Says Duda Will Be A Great Player

An article by posted on March 14, 2012 0 Comments
Beltran Says Duda Will Be A Great Player

Yesterday, former Met Carlos Beltran spoke to reporters and actually had some nice things to say about his former team. Beltran said he felt bad for Met fans who want see contender right now, but sees the Mets as a young team with great prospects, but that it’s going to take some time He’s very […]

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Morning Update: No Timetable For Wright, Mets Scrambling To Replace Byrdak

An article by posted on March 13, 2012 0 Comments
Morning Update: No Timetable For Wright, Mets Scrambling To Replace Byrdak

Lucas Duda returned to the lineup after missing a few games with back soreness and with one swing of his batted affirmed  his back was feeling better when he belted a tremendous grand slam in yesterday’s game against the Detroit Tigers. The game ended in 7-7, 10-inning tie. “It wasn’t a big issue to start with,” Duda […]

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