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 Not Interested In Mike Lowell? (Lennon)

An article by posted on March 22, 2010 0 Comments

Most of you who read this site are well aware of the competition for first base between Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis, Mike Jacobs and Fernando Tatis. Top prospect, Ike Davis is out-hitting and out-producing the competition and is miles ahead of the pack, but his youth and inexperience may have him ticketed for a one-way […]

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Adam Rubin Departing The NY Daily News

An article by posted on March 21, 2010 0 Comments

Last night while appearing on WFAN, New York Mets Beat Writer Adam Rubin announced that he will be departing the New York Daily News [Hat Tip: Tom Pich of MetsGuide]. He did not specify where he would be going other than that he would still be covering the Mets in some form. Today, Pich communicated […]

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MMO 2010 Predictions: Part 1 – MLB Standings & Post Season

An article by posted on March 21, 2010 0 Comments

It’s finally time for our Mets Merized Online 2010 Season Predictions. This year, nine of us will look into our crystal balls and try to foresee the things that will take place between the white lines and shape this new baseball season. As always, we beginning with Part One, our 2010 Final Standings and Post […]

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Mejia Takes A Walk On The Wild Side

An article by posted on March 20, 2010 0 Comments

By now you all know my stance on simply handing 20-year old Mejia a bullpen spot, especially when it means passing on one of Hisanori Takahashi, Kiko Calero, Nelson Figueroa or even Fernando Nieve who are all performing better than him. I won’t bore you with my theories on how this same experiment didn’t work for Bobby Parnell […]

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Is Manuel Leaning Toward Mike Jacobs At First Base?

An article by posted on March 19, 2010 0 Comments

I created quite a firestorm the other day when I wrote… I’m just kidding, I always wanted to know what it felt like to write an intro like that… One of our readers (Bayonne Met Fan) posted a link to a comment by Adam Rubin that read, Look for Jacobs to even potentially chip away […]

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Parnell and Green Could Be Out, Beimel Still In Picture

An article by posted on March 19, 2010 0 Comments

In a new post to his blog, Adam Rubin of the Daily News, analyzes the Mets spring training battles and speculates on the potential Opening Day roster. Regarding the rotation, Adam believes that Jon Niese is still the front-runner to be the team’s fifth starter and writes, The smart money still has Jon Niese claiming the final slot in the rotation […]

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Jenrry Mejia Is Creating Quite A Commotion

An article by posted on March 18, 2010 0 Comments

I wonder if Mike Pelfrey and John Maine would create as much a stir as young Jenrry Mejia if they too simply decided to throw strikes whenever they got on a mound. I also wonder how long it will be before both of them realize it’s now or never if they intend to hang onto […]

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Morning Grind: Put Up Your Elijah Dukes!

An article by posted on March 18, 2010 0 Comments

On Wednesday, the Washington Nationals finally washed their hands of outfielder Elijah Dukes and released him. Can you imagine that… The worst team in the National League cutting bait with the promissing, but troubled, young outfielder not because of any off the field incident or behavioral issue, but simply because he simply wasn’t that good… […]

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Mets Have Third Best Quartet Of Core Players In Baseball

An article by posted on March 17, 2010 0 Comments

Tim Marchman of SI.com, had an interesting piece yesterday in which he ranks each MLB teams core players. By his definition, core players would be the top four players. By his reckoning, the top five quartets in baseball are as follows: 1. Yankees (CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson) 2. Phillies (Chase Utley, […]

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Mets Should Pass On Ray’s Andy Sonnanstine

An article by posted on March 17, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported yesterday that Tampa Bay Rays RHP Andy Sonnanstine could be on the trading block. There will probably be plenty of trade rumors surrounding Rays right-hander Andy Sonnanstine over the final few weeks of spring training. But no one has made a formal inquiry yet, one major league […]

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