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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Morning Grind: Reyes Aftermath Shows Depth Is Still A Problem

An article by posted on March 12, 2010 0 Comments

It seems like the more things change, the more they stay the same. After coming off a miserable season that was marred by injury in 2009, what made that season worse than it should have been was the apparent lack of depth. Carlos Delgado goes down and is replaced by untested leftfielder Daniel Murphy… Jose […]

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The Time For Short-Sightedness Must Come To An End

An article by posted on March 11, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin, of the Daily News, Jerry Manuel  does in fact intend to use Jenrry Mejia in short relief appearances. First, Mr. Rubin’s quote, than my outrage. Look for Manuel to get his way with Jenrry Mejia, at least as far as working the 20-year-old righthander as a reliever from this point forward […]

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Can We Please Issue A Gag Order On Jerry and Omar?

An article by posted on March 10, 2010 0 Comments

I have a sneaky suspicion that someone from the front office, maybe even Omar Minaya, took Jerry Manuel on the side and told him how it was regarding prospects Jenrry Mejia and Ike Davis. Yesterday, in the lesser of the two big miscommunication snafus, the other being Reyes, Minaya made a statement contradicting what Manuel […]

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Mets Confirm Jose Reyes Thyroid Condition

An article by posted on March 9, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have confirmed that Jose Reyes does have a hyperactive thyroid gland and that he will remain in New York for more testing. Results of those tests will not be know until Thursday at the earliest. This is not something that we didn’t already know, but it’s the first time the Mets have actually confirmed […]

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Morning Grind: Another Rumor, Competition Is Good, Carter Not So Much

An article by posted on March 9, 2010 0 Comments

Okay so it’s almost afternoon, but Afternoon Grind doesn’t have that same ring to it… Making The Grade According to Adam Rubin, Bobby Parnell and/or Sean Green could be in at least a little trouble in making the club. Or at least in a competition. If Jenrry Mejia and/or Hisanori Takahashi sneaks into the bullpen, […]

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The Morning Grind Is Back: Ollie, Dead At 50, Demi Moore, Omir-acle Part Deux?

An article by posted on March 8, 2010 0 Comments

As the season slowly inches closer day by day, it’s time to resurrect our daily feature entitled, “The Morning Grind”. As we did last season, I’ll give you my reflections on the latest Mets and MLB stuff and give you something to ponder and sound off on. Jump right in and give us your two cents. Oliver’s Story […]

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Niese, Mejia, Figueroa Sparkle In Grapefruit Action

An article by posted on March 5, 2010 0 Comments

RHP Jenrry Mejia and LHP Jonathan Niese both delivered solid performances today during the Mets 4-3 extra-innings loss to the Marlins. Despite the losing effort, the Mets dugout was all smiles particularly Jerry Manuel who was delighted in what he saw from his two young starting pitchers this afternoon. Niese started and threw 2.2 innings allowing one […]

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Everything Riding On Pelfrey, Maine and Ollie Again

An article by posted on March 5, 2010 0 Comments

As was the case a year ago, the Mets once again enter the season with high hopes and plenty of demons to exorcise from the prior season. And much like last season, Mike Pelfrey, John Maine and Oliver Perez will be counted on heavily to deliver the best performances of their careers. That’s not really asking […]

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His Power Is Definitely Legit

An article by posted on March 4, 2010 0 Comments

Watching Ike Davis totally blast a baseball out of the park with the bases drunk today, is definitely worth a second look. Check out the following video courtesy of Matt Cerrone at MetsBlog who has been doing a phenominal job this year providing us with the best spring coverage of the Mets that we have ever […]

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The Crazies: There’s Something In The Water…

An article by posted on March 2, 2010 0 Comments

There’s something weird going on in Port St. Lucie… I can’t put my finger on it, but it’s starting to spread like wild fire… It’s one thing when loony Jerry Manuel starts hallucinating about Jenrry “Wild Thing” Mejia being the next Mariano Rivera. After all, we’ve all become accustomed to way-out comments like that from Manuel who in […]

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