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 Played RF, Ran Bases, Had A Couple Of Hits

An article by posted on March 27, 2011 0 Comments

Rich Couthino of MetsBlog.com summarizes how today went for Carlos Beltran who played five innings in a minor league game, hitting, running the bases, and fielding his position in right field. Carlos Beltran continued his journey towards Opening Day, playing five innings in right field during a minor league game in Port St. Lucie. In […]

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Final 25 Man Roster Projection: It’s Crunch Time

An article by posted on March 27, 2011 0 Comments

Willie Harris has an opt-out clause in his contract that kicks in today according to Adam Rubin, so we know the Mets must make at least one roster cut today if not more. Harris has been assured by Terry Collins that he has made the team. Speaking of Carlos Beltran, he will DH today in […]

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2011 NL East Predictions

An article by posted on March 26, 2011 0 Comments

As some of the predictions start rolling in from some of the major media sites, we will pass them along. This is the NL East as projected by the Star-Telegram. 1 Philadelphia Phillies: The pitching staff is MLB’s version of the Miami Heat, but with four of the game’s biggest stars. Even if the offense […]

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Jason Bay Scratched With Sore Back

An article by posted on March 26, 2011 0 Comments

Don’t look for Jason Bay in the Mets lineup this weekend as he will sit out for the next couple of days with a sore back. Bay said his back tightened up on him taking batting practice on Friday and it still feels a little stiff this morning. He has decided to sit out for a couple […]

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Losing Manny Acosta Could Come Back To Haunt Us

An article by posted on March 26, 2011 0 Comments
Losing Manny Acosta Could Come Back To Haunt Us

Since floating the idea that Bobby Parnell could be sent down to the minors to start the season yesterday, we have a little more clarity based on some new information. This morning, Andy Martino of the Daily News wrote that the Mets front office “has considered demoting reliever Bobby Parnell to the minors”, but a team source told him […]

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FanGraphs Ranks Mets 21st, Say Darkness Among Fans Is Justified

An article by posted on March 25, 2011 0 Comments

Eno Sarris of FanGraphs, posted his 2011 Organizational Rankings and ranked the Mets #21 out of 30 teams. Quite honestly, I don’t agree one bit with his low estimation of the team and while I’m not saying the Mets should be in the top five, I certainly could make a case that the Mets could have ranked somewhere […]

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Mets Prospect Chat This Sunday, MMO Live From St. Lucie and Jupiter This Weekend

An article by posted on March 25, 2011 0 Comments

Mets Prospect Hub Our good friends David and Tejesh from Mets Prospect Hub will be having their final pre-season chat on March 27th between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. The chat is this Sunday and will take place on their site, so mark it down somewhere on your calendars so you don’t forget. If you want to learn […]

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Byrdak Added To 40-Man Roster, Most Likely Only Lefty In Bullpen

An article by posted on March 25, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets made it official today and announced that southpaw reliever Tim Byrdak has been added to the 40-man roster. Byrdak, 37, will serve as the team’s left-handed relief specialist this season. Last season with the Astros, Byrdak went 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA in 64 relief appearances and held left handed batters to a .213 average. […]

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Sandy Alderson Conference Call: Items Of Note

An article by posted on March 25, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday about a dozen of us were privileged to participate in a conference call with general manager Sandy Alderson. As is usually the case with these types of calls, you learn some new things and gain some new insights into what the front office is thinking and what some of their short and long term […]

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Conf. Call Thoughts: Bobby Parnell Could Start Season In Minors

An article by posted on March 25, 2011 0 Comments

After last night’s conference call with Sandy Alderson, I came away with a few thoughts that I will share with you today in a series of short posts. I’m seriously beginning to think that Bobby Parnell could start the season in the minor leagues pitching for the Buffalo Bisons. Parnell may very well be caught up […]

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