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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Carlos Beltran Out 12-18 Weeks

An article by posted on January 14, 2010 0 Comments

Bad news… Joel Sherman of the New York Post has just reported on SNY that Mets centerfielder Carlos Beltran underwent some sort of surgery on his knee and will miss a minimum of 8-12 weeks. Reportedly, Beltran underwent this procedure without permission from the team. Last season, Beltran was very upset with how the Mets handled the bone […]

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Vindicated, Cooperstown, Car Salesmen and 61

An article by posted on January 12, 2010 0 Comments

Mark McGwire’s admission to steroid and PED use on Monday, has brought some hotly contested issues to the forefront. Some of these debates may never be settled, while others will be decided over time. I have my own opinions on all these issues. Jose Canseco – Mark McGwire was the lead character in the tell-all […]

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Mark McGwire Admits To Using Steroids

An article by posted on January 11, 2010 0 Comments

According to Ronald Blum of the Associated Press, Mark McGwire finally came clean, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball’s home run record in 1998. McGwire said in a statement sent to The Associated Press on Monday that he used steroids on and off for nearly a decade. During a 20-minute telephone interview shortly afterward, […]

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Mike Pelfrey Has A Lot To Prove In 2010

An article by posted on January 11, 2010 0 Comments

Mike Pelfrey has been the subject of much debate this off season. After a season which can only be labeled as disappointing, questions now linger about his physical and mental makeup. The Mets former first round pick, has had a lot of expectations place on him since being selected ninth overall in the 2005 Amateur Draft. Now […]

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Aroldis Chapman Signs With Reds

An article by posted on January 10, 2010 0 Comments

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Cuban LHP Aroldis Chapman has agreed to a deal with the Cincinnati Reds. Cuban left-handed pitcher Aroldis Chapman, whose defection sparked a bidding war among major league teams that coveted his 100-mph fastball, agreed Sunday morning to sign for $30 million with the Cincinnati Reds, sources close the […]

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Lets Not Make The Mistake Of Acting On Emotion With Endy Chavez

An article by posted on January 9, 2010 0 Comments

According to Larry Stone of the Seattle Times, former Mets outfielder Endy Chavez is willing to sign a minor league contract as he continues his rehab from surgery for a torn MCL and ACL in his knee. In March he will hold a showcase for interested teams, and apparently many are interested. Chavez is trying […]

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Mets Claim A’s Lefty Reliever Jay Marshall

An article by posted on January 8, 2010 0 Comments

Today, the Mets claimed LHP Jay Marshall off waivers from the Oakland Athletics after they designated him for assignment on Wednesday. The 26-year-old left-hander was 0-2 with a 14.73 ERA in 10 relief appearances last season for the A’s, but was slowed and hampered by shoulder tendinitis. He fared much better in the minors where […]

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Are The Mets Playing With Fire?

An article by posted on January 8, 2010 0 Comments

It’s no secret that most Performance Enhancing Drugs, PED’s, are readily available and in most cases legal in many of the Latin countries where so many of today’s baseball players hail from. These banned substances are especially rampant in the Dominican Republic and in Venezuela where aspiring baseball players are exposed to them at a very young age. […]

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Mets Interested In Smoltz… Yes That Smoltz…

An article by posted on January 8, 2010 0 Comments

On Wednesday, the venerable Marty Noble posted his usual weekly mailbag, and in a question regarding the potential availability of John Smoltz he replied, Few personnel moves the Mets could make would please me, personally, as much as the addition of Smoltz. He’s a class act and a joy to cover. I’d like watching his […]

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Delgado Swinging Hot Bat, Mets To Take Closer Look

An article by posted on January 8, 2010 0 Comments

Playing in his third winter league game, Carlos Delgado continued his offensive outburst last night going 1-3 with a walk, a solo homerun and two RBIs. He is now batting .364 with with a .417 on-base percentage. One thing to bear in mind is that Delgado has been restricted to the designated hitter role thus far, and has […]

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