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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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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Pitchers and Catchers Report: It’s Good To Be Back

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
Pitchers and Catchers Report: It’s Good To Be Back

Welcome to the official start of the Mets’ 2012 season as Pitchers and catchers officially report to Digital Domain Park in St. Lucie today to kickoff Spring Training. KEY DATES Feb. 20 ~ Pitchers and catchers report. Feb. 21 ~ Manager Terry Collins to address the media at 10:00 am. Feb. 22 ~ First workout […]

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Mookie Wilson To Serve As Roving Instructor and Mets Ambassador

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments

The Mets announced that Mookie Wilson will remain in the Mets organization in a role that includes both baseball and business duties. Wilson, who first put on a Mets uniform in September 1980, will be in spring training to work with the major league and minor league players. The former outfielder also will visit the […]

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Will Mets Regret Not Adding A Starter?

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
Will Mets Regret Not Adding A Starter?

With Mets pitchers and catchers set to report later this morning, lets take a look at a couple of things Sandy Alderson said over the weekend when he spoke to reporters in St. Lucie. I was a little taken back by what he said when he was asked where he’d like to see the team do […]

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Alderson: Decision To Trade Wright Won’t Be Based On Mets Record

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson: Decision To Trade Wright Won’t Be Based On Mets Record

MetsBlog posted this recap of Sandy Alderson’s comments to reporters this morning at Digital Domain Park. His decision to trade or keep David Wright this summer will not directly be tied to their record at that time – his 2013 option is a factor in his situation. If the team is contending towards the trade deadline, he […]

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