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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Comment: In Another 3 Months, Murphy Might Play 2B Better Than Emaus

An article by posted on March 5, 2011 0 Comments

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but I wanted to promote a comment from one of our readers that I thought was very interesting and might stir some debate. Shamsky wrote: My brother-in-law who has been in Port St. Lucie for almost 3 weeks now, has told me some interesting stuff about […]

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Spring Updates: Santana Takes Another Step, Bay’s Timing, Harvey’s First Pitch As Met

An article by posted on March 5, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Updates: Santana Takes Another Step, Bay’s Timing, Harvey’s First Pitch As Met

Mets ace Johan Santana, who will start the season on the disabled list, took a small step this week in his rehabilitation from Sept. 14 surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder. Santana threw on back-to-back days from flat ground twice this week and said he is “progressing little by little.” […]

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Contract Details Point To Young and Capuano

An article by posted on March 4, 2011 0 Comments

While reading this post by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, I came across some information that may play a big role on this supposed seven pitcher battle for the final two pots in the rotation. See what you think: Young’s contract was specifically structured for him to be a starter. He receives a $1.1 […]

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Source: Oliver Perez Will Not Be In Rotation

An article by posted on March 4, 2011 0 Comments

Some hopeful news from Andy Martino of the Daily News this morning. While Oliver Perez remains officially in the rotation competition, the Mets have decided internally that he will not be a starter during the regular season, sources say, and the team remains likely to release its $36 million pitcher before Opening Day. But Perez […]

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The Writing Is On The Wall For Tejada, Evans, Duda and Perez

An article by posted on March 3, 2011 0 Comments

Terry Collins was a guest of Mike Francesa this afternoon on WFAN and had some interesting things to say. Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog recapped most of the interview, but here are some of the attention-grabbers. He’d like to start trimming down the roster sooner than later, especially with four second baseman competing against one another, and nine […]

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No, I Did Not Have A Metamorphosis

An article by posted on March 3, 2011 0 Comments

Sometimes blogging about the Mets can be frustrating, especially when you get the kind of email I got yesterday from a reader who believes I’ve become some sort of saber warrior since we hired Sandy Alderson as the new GM. Nothing could be further from the truth. Heck I still don’t even know what most […]

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FREE 3 DVD Blu-ray Set of Billy Joel: Live At Shea Stadium! Enter Our Mets Trivia Contest!

An article by posted on March 2, 2011
FREE 3 DVD Blu-ray Set of Billy Joel: Live At Shea Stadium! Enter Our Mets Trivia Contest!

WIN A FREE CD/DVD BLU-RAY SET OF BILLY JOEL: LIVE AT SHEA STADIUM – THE CONCERT! Just answer the following five questions correctly and you can win one of the most highly anticipated music releases of the year!  1. What Mets player hit the last home run at Shea Stadium? 2. What Mets pitcher tossed the last complete […]

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Paulino Delayed Pending Drug Test Results

An article by posted on March 2, 2011 0 Comments

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Sandy Alderson said today that he hoped catcher Ronny Paulino would arrive in camp by Saturday.   Paulino, who is still serving a 50-game suspension for failing a PED test, is encountering visa issues in the Dominican Republic because of that PED suspension. Because of the failed test, Paulino […]

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The Tyrannical Reign Of Bud Selig

An article by posted on March 2, 2011 0 Comments
The Tyrannical Reign Of Bud Selig

I wish the title could have read, “The Fall of the Selig Empire”, but alas I’ll still have to ride his reign out a little longer before such a post will make a joyful appearance.  As most of you know by now, I’m no fan of baseball commissioner Bud Selig. I don’t like the way he operates […]

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Spring Update: No Difference, This Is Hell, Niese Is Maturing

An article by posted on March 2, 2011 0 Comments

Pitching coach Dan Warthen has done an about face after gloating about how good Oliver Perez looked early this spring. Yesterday Warthen said that Oliver Perez looked “no different” after throwing a bullpen session than he did in his Grapefruit League start last Saturday. Sounds like Warthen has had enough of Ollie’s act too. Hang […]

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