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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Alderson Explains Decision To Cut Oliver Perez

An article by posted on March 21, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson Explains Decision To Cut Oliver Perez

In the following video, courtesy of SNY, GM Sandy Alderson explains what led to the release of Oliver Perez early this morning at Digital Domain Park. WFAN is confirming that the Mets have released Oliver Perez. Perez was was informed as soon as he arrived at Digital Domain Park this morning, and then made the […]

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Sterling Partners Strike Back

An article by posted on March 20, 2011 0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE Sterling Partners reject Madoff Trustee’s Lawsuit as work of fiction GREAT NECK, N.Y., March 20, 2011 – In court papers filed today, Fred Wilpon, Saul B. Katz and their Sterling Equities partners (the “Sterling Partners”) began the process of defending themselves in court against the false allegations made by the Trustee overseeing the […]

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Izzy Could Bump Bobby Parnell From Setup Job

An article by posted on March 20, 2011 0 Comments

Great read by Mike Puma of the NY Post this morning who writes that 38-year-old right-hander Jason Isringhausen has wowed the Mets so much in his comeback from Tommy John surgery that he will most likely bump Bobby Parnell from the bullpen’s primary setup role. Surprising as that may sound, it’s actually pitching coach Dan Warthen […]

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Look Who’s Number 1

An article by posted on March 19, 2011 0 Comments
Look Who’s Number 1

Mookie Wilson officially has switched his uniform number back to No. 1. The number became available after the Mets released second baseman Luis Castillo. That didn’t take very long at all, did it. Order is finally restored in Metsdom.

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3 Up and 3 Down: The Premier Edition

An article by posted on March 19, 2011 0 Comments

With the start of every new season, I’m always looking for new regular features to add to our site. This is actually a resurrected version of a past feature we called “Hits and Misses”. We just changed the name around and decided to commit to three items on each side for each post. Enjoy our premier […]

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Q&A With Mike Diaz of Mets Minor League Blog

An article by posted on March 19, 2011 0 Comments

Mike Diaz of the excellent Mets Minor League Blog by Toby Hyde, was kind enough to answer some questions for us on some Mets prospects and the state of our minor league system. 1. Where do you rank the Mets Minor League System on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) in the following areas: […]

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Thoughts On Luis Castillo’s Release And Reactions

An article by posted on March 18, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets made it official and announced that they have released 35-year-old second baseman Luis Castillo this morning. Castillo had one year left on his contract that will pay him $6 million dollars, but that doesn’t seem to matter considering all things. Here are some comments made by Sandy Alderson while speaking to reporters: “After […]

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Carlos Beltran Gets Another Cortisone Shot On Left Knee

An article by posted on March 18, 2011 0 Comments

According to several beat writers via Twitter, Sandy Alderson just told reporters that outfielder Carlos Beltran has received another cortisone shot on his left knee (the good knee) and will be out at least another 2-3 days. Beltran still says he will be ready for Opening Day. Since playing one game as a DH, Beltran has […]

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Mets Release Luis Castillo

An article by posted on March 18, 2011 0 Comments

METS PRESS RELEASE METS RELEASE LUIS CASTILLO FLUSHING, N.Y., March 18, 2011 – The New York Mets today announced that they have released 35-year-old second baseman Luis Castillo. The 5-11, 191-pound switch-hitter had one year left on his contract. “This was baseball decision,” said Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson. “I met with Terry (Collins) and […]

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Mets Cut 8 Players Including Dillon Gee and Boof Bonser

An article by posted on March 18, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets just announced that they optioned Dillon Gee to minor league camp. They also reassigned righties Boof Bonser and Ryota Igarashi, lefthanded pitcher Taylor Tankersley, catchers Dusty Ryan and Raul Chavez, infielder Russ Adams and outfielder Jason Pridie. I guessed them all except for Dusty Ryan. I guess they have no more split squad […]

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