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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Here’s Hoping That Pedro Feliciano Wins The Setup Job

An article by posted on April 2, 2010 0 Comments

Last week we quoted an article from Alden Gonzalez  who first reported that Mets left-handed reliever Pedro Feliciano wanted to be considered for the eighth-inning setup role. “I just want to be the setup man,” Feliciano said prior to his club’s game against the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium, which resulted in a 2-1 loss. […]

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Mets Phenom, Sidd Finch, Turns Twenty-Five

An article by posted on April 1, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Phenom, Sidd Finch, Turns Twenty-Five

It’s now been a quarter century since Sports Illustrated pulled off one of the most elaborate and memorable pranks in sports. It was 25 years ago on this day, April Fools Day, that the esteemed sports magazine ran a featured story on the Mets latest pitching phenom, Sidd Finch. Finch wasn’t just an ordinary phenom, far […]

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Is Rotation Shuffle A Sign Of Growing Mets Concern?

An article by posted on March 31, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, it will be John Maine following Johan Santana and making the second start of the season. Maine will then be followed by Jon Niese, then Mike Pelfrey and finally Oliver Perez in the fifth spot. The move may simply be a reflection of the Mets concern about exhausting the […]

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Are Mets Babying Jose Reyes? Some Mets Players Think So…

An article by posted on March 31, 2010 0 Comments

In a NY Post exclusive, Mike Puma sheds light on one Mets player who doesn’t sound too pleased with how the Mets are “babying” Jose Reyes. This anonymous player has his own thoughts on whether Jose Reyes should start on Opening Day. Just call this show “Everybody Loves Reyes.” Except that many Mets players aren’t […]

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A Few More 2010 MLB Staff Predictions

An article by posted on March 30, 2010 0 Comments

Here are few more 2010 MLB predictions, before we unveil all of our 2010 Mets predictions later today. Which MLB free agent will be the biggest bust in 2010? Jeff S. –  John Lackey Dave L. – Kelvim Escobar Tom S. – Joel Pineiro Satish R. – Randy Wolf Michael B. – Joel Pineiro Rob […]

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Interview With Mets Prospect Hub

An article by posted on March 30, 2010 0 Comments

For the last few years, Tej and David, the geniuses behind Mets Prospect Hub, have provided our site with each night’s Mets Minor League Report. Their daily reports kept us abreast of the progress of every major and minor Mets prospect, as well as each minor league affiliate. And this year promises to be even […]

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Pelfrey Should Try Re-Naming His Pitches

An article by posted on March 29, 2010 0 Comments

Remember in the classic baseball movie Major League 2, when Charlie Sheen’s character, Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn, had the hilarious habit of naming and re-naming each of the pitches in his arsenal? Including the new pitch he was working on that spring? Maybe Mike Pelfrey should consider naming his pitches beginning with his sinker, which I now […]

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Gooden Incident, Nothing Unusual

An article by posted on March 28, 2010 0 Comments

Former Mets/Yankees superstar Dwight Gooden faces a litany of charges after crashing his car, evading the scene, while under the influence, and with a child seated in the back seat, last week. I’m empathetic towards Gooden, but hardly surprised. Gooden has battled demons his entire life, and it’s become more than evident baseball creates an environment […]

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MMO Predictions: 2010 Leaders and Award Winners

An article by posted on March 27, 2010 0 Comments

  As we get ready for a brand new season of Major League Baseball, a few of us at MMO put together a list who we believe will be this season’s award winners. It’s something that we’ve been doing every year since 2006. Peering into their crystal balls this year will be Brandyn Cooper, Rob […]

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Manuel and Warthen Serve Us Some Figgy Pudding

An article by posted on March 27, 2010 0 Comments

I found it so laughable and typical that after almost an entire spring training without a peep from Jerry Manuel regarding Nelson Figueroa, Manuel chose yesterdays implosion on the mound from Figgy to reveal his intentions about the 35-year old right-hander. After a near perfect run this spring, you would think that Figueroa might have jeopardized […]

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