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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Bengie Molina Would Be A Nice Short Term Fix

An article by posted on September 24, 2009 0 Comments

Way too much is being made of comments from Jerry Manuel that sounded like Omir Santos will be the starting catcher next season. I must have come across a dozen stories that ran with that notion today, but let’s not read too much into what Manuel is saying regarding the catching situation. First, Manuel is […]

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Is Omar Really Safe?

An article by posted on September 23, 2009 0 Comments

Is Omar Minaya really as safe as the Mets are wanting the public to believe? Ever since the Tony B. / Adam Rubin fiasco, we haven’t heard much from Omar Minaya except to announce a few player moves and even at those times, Mets PR VP Jay Horwitz was close by to prevent any further […]

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MLB Teams Eye Cuban Pitching Phenom

An article by posted on September 23, 2009 0 Comments

Aroldis Chapman, the Cuban defector considered to be one of the top pitching prospects in the world, petitioned Major League Baseball for free-agency status recently and is likely only weeks from becoming a free agent, according to his agent. A report on ESPN suggesters that the New York Yankees have already shown interest in the […]

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Angel Pagan Is The Mets Best Slugger Not Named Beltran

An article by posted on September 22, 2009 0 Comments

Angel Pagan is having himself quite a season, and is making the most out of the playing time he has gotten in leftfield and centerfield. While looking at his stats this morning, I couldn’t believe that among all Mets with 100 or more at-bats, only Carlos Beltran at .518, has a higher slugging percentage than Angel […]

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Jeff Francoeur Speaks, But Will Omar Listen?

An article by posted on September 22, 2009 0 Comments

An interesting piece appeared in the NY Post this morning by Mike Puma, who spoke to Jeff Francoeur about Rockies pitcher Jason Marquis who will be a free agent this off season. Jeff Francoeur told The Post yesterday that Marquis, whom he considers a close friend, desperately wants to pitch for the Mets next season, even as […]

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Jurrjens Schools The Mets; Braves Top Amazins 3-1

An article by posted on September 22, 2009 0 Comments

Atlanta starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens is fast becoming a Mets killer as he once again dominated the Amazins who fell to the Braves 3-1 last night. In four games against the Mets, the 23-year old Jurrjens is 4-0 with a 1.56 ERA. On the season, he is now 13-10 with a 2.70 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. […]

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Cubs Didn’t Look At Milton Bradley’s Intangibles; Lesson Learned

An article by posted on September 21, 2009 0 Comments

I haven’t really had a lot of nice things to say about the four-year deal the Mets gave Luis Castillo just before the start of the 2008 season. It turns out that he was injured or in pain for most of the season in the first year of that contract, but this year Castillo has […]

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Jeff Francoeur Is A Keeper

An article by posted on September 21, 2009 0 Comments

In a move that comes as no surprise to me, the Mets may get their off season started by locking up their new wonder boy, Jeff Francoeur to a three-year deal according to a report by Marty Noble. The Mets believe Francoeur will look sharp in their 2010 uni, so much so that they are […]

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Why Would A Premier Hitter Want To Play In Citi Field?

An article by posted on September 21, 2009 0 Comments

I came across an interesting read last week by Kevin Kernan of the NY Post. Kernan begins by pondering what the Mets will do in the draft now that they will have a top first round pick. He even wonders if there’s any chance that super prospect Bryce Harper falls into the Mets lap because […]

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Wilpons May Get Fan Outrage If They Cut Payroll

An article by posted on September 21, 2009 0 Comments

Last week, ESPN’s Andrew Marchand posted the following on his Twitter account: An associate of the Wilpons tells me that the only way to get them to spend this offseason is with public pressure and that might not work. Jon Heyman of SI.com also adds this in one of his reports last week: “Reports have suggested […]

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