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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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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Brad Emaus and Pedro Beato Will Most Likely Stick

An article by posted on March 24, 2011 0 Comments

One of the things that came out of todays conference call with bloggers was that both Rule 5 Picks, Brad Emaus and Pedro Beato, will most likely make the team. The news probably spells the end of the road for Nick Evans who will be released unless Carlos Beltran goes on the DL. It also means […]

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Hold Your Horses, Emaus Doesn’t Have The Job Yet

An article by posted on March 24, 2011 0 Comments

While everyone is already sizing Brad Emaus up for his new No. 4 Mets jersey, I agree with Mike Puma from the NY Post who doesn’t believe Emaus is such a sure thing yet. He hits the nail squarely on the head when he wrote, There won’t be a winner in the Mets’ second-base derby, […]

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Ollie Reunited With Spin Williams On Nats

An article by posted on March 23, 2011 0 Comments

Oliver Perez Signs ML Deal With Nationals The Washington Nationals have signed former New York Mets left-hander Oliver Perez to a minor-league contract. Perez will report to Nationals minor-league camp, where he’ll work with pitching coordinator Spin Williams. Williams was the Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitching coach in 2004 when Perez went 12-10 with a 2.98 ERA […]

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Things Beginning To Look Dicey For Pat Misch

An article by posted on March 23, 2011 0 Comments
Things Beginning To Look Dicey For Pat Misch

As we get closer to Opening Day it looks like some tough decisions will have to be made – the types of decisions that could spell the end of their Mets career for Manny Acosta and Pat Misch. Both were initially looked upon as locks to make the bullpen after effective seasons last year and the […]

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Cuban On Mets: If I’m Writing A Check For $800 Million, I Expect Someone To Kiss My Ass

An article by posted on March 22, 2011 0 Comments

Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire Mark Cuban, was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and was asked if he had any interest in buying the Mets. His response was pretty hilarious. (Go to about 3:00 minute mark)

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Beltran Won’t Play Any Grapefruit League Games, Bay Ditches New Plate Approach

An article by posted on March 22, 2011 0 Comments

Obviously, the Mets blogosphere was rife with articles and posts on Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo today, but it was this quote by Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal that really summed it all up for me. He writes: For all the attention they got this spring, there are about 50 more important reasons the […]

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Maple Street Press 2011 Mets Annual and Amazin’ Tuesday Met-Together!

An article by posted on March 22, 2011 0 Comments

One of the things I look forward to each spring in recent years, is getting my hands on a copy of the Maple Street Press Mets Annual. I’ve been a big fan since receiving my first review copy in 2008 and have been hooked ever since. The brand new 2011 edition is by far the […]

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Oh, Ollie

An article by posted on March 21, 2011 0 Comments

Oh, Ollie (Sing to the tune of Oh, Mandy) I remember falling rain. Duaner Sanchez, hunger pains. Looking for a cab, and craving tamales. We never reailized, it’ll all lead to Ollie. Oh Ollie, well you came and destroyed our rotation. But we signed you anyway. Oh Ollie, never could find your speed and location. […]

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