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 Say Wright Could Be Out Another Week

An article by posted on March 10, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Say Wright Could Be Out Another Week

This is not good… David Wright will not return until next weekend at the earliest as he continues to experience left rib-cage soreness. Wright has yet to appear in any Grapefruit League games and since he’s been sidelined with this injury he has yet to swing a bat. Team doctor Struan Coleman is expected to examine Wright in Port […]

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Mets Sign Kevin Mulvey To Minors Deal, Chris Young Hoping For Return To Amazins’

An article by posted on March 10, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Sign Kevin Mulvey To Minors Deal, Chris Young Hoping For Return To Amazins’

The New York Mets announced on Twitter, that they have signed former prospect RHP Kevin Mulvey to a minor league contract. Mulvey, 26, last pitched in the Major Leagues with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010 where he appeared in two games in relief. He has appeared in only ten big league games in his career going 0-3 with […]

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Matt Harvey Rebounds With Impressive Outing Against Braves

An article by posted on March 9, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Rebounds With Impressive Outing Against Braves

Mets’ top prospect Matt Harvey may have suffered from a case of the jitters during his first spring start against the Nationals, but he was anything but jittery today against the Atlanta Braves. This of course isn’t going to change the fact that that he’ll be starting the season in the minors and was told […]

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New Mets Closer Has A Few Troubling Trends Worth Noting

An article by posted on March 9, 2012 0 Comments
New Mets Closer Has A Few Troubling Trends Worth Noting

Columnist John Harper of the Daily News hits on one of the main concerns about the Mets new closer Frank Francisco who does not hold runners on well. Terry Collins is well aware of the problem and says it’s “because they know Frankie doesn’t throw over.” “It’s something we’re working on,” Collins said. Obviously this is a huge concern, especially […]

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Lucas Duda Out With Back Stiffness, Joins Growing List Of Ailing Mets

An article by posted on March 9, 2012 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Out With Back Stiffness, Joins Growing List Of Ailing Mets

Lucas Duda will not be making the trip to Lake Buena Vista where the Mets will take on the Braves later this afternoon. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Duda is suffering from back stiffness, and may miss a few games. The list of Mets that are ailing this spring continues to grow. Other players currently […]

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Beato Has Right Rotator Cuff Inflammation

An article by posted on March 8, 2012 0 Comments
Beato Has Right Rotator Cuff Inflammation

An MRI this morning revealed that reliever Pedro Beato has right rotator cuff inflammation, but no structural damage in his right shoulder. A team spokesman said that he will begin light throwing as early as Friday. This is good news of course and a couple of days of rest should do the trick. Beato was removed from […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Have A Huge Problem With Positional Depth

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Have A Huge Problem With Positional Depth

John Harper of the Daily News, emphasizes just how precarious the Mets situation is this season regarding injuries to any of their significant players. If ever there is a season when any significant injuries could be deadly, it’s this one. How can it be any other way when the Mets’ best left-handed bat off the bench may […]

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Mets Minors Notes and Today’s Starting Lineups

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Minors Notes and Today’s Starting Lineups

The Mets are playing two games today, but all eyes are on Port St. Lucie where Johan Santana will make the start against St. Louis. Here are the Mets’ lineups for today’s split-squad games: St. Louis at Mets 1. Andres Torres, CF 2. Jordany Valdespin, 2B 3. Jason Bay, DH 4. Ike Davis, 1B 5. Justin […]

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The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip: A Fan’s Guide To Major League Stadiums

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments
The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip: A Fan’s Guide To Major League Stadiums

The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip A Fan’s Guide to Major League Stadiums (2nd Ed.) I received an email about a week ago from Josh Pahigian, co-author of The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip: A Fan’s Guide to Major League Stadiums. He wrote to tell me that his great selling book has been updated to include Citi Field […]

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ESPN: Boras Clarifies NY Times Quotes

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments

Scott Boras insisted to ESPNNewYork today that he was not singling out the Mets owners in his comments to the Times. The agent just believes in a general sense that major-market teams have a duty to their fans to spend at competitive levels. “I didn’t speak of anyone’s name,” Boras said. “I didn’t speak of anyone’s franchise.” […]

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