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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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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The End Of The Carlos Beltran Era

An article by posted on March 1, 2011 0 Comments
The End Of The Carlos Beltran Era

I was reading this pretty cool description of how Beltran’s huge decision went down yesterday in the Star-Ledger. Around 7:15 a.m., Beltran poked his head into Collins’ office. He asked for Alderson, who was away attending a Marines charity event in California. Collins explained that the general manager was away. So Beltran broke the news to […]

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Spring Update: Beltran To Make Spring Debut, Give Collins Props, Izzy’s Making Some Noise

An article by posted on February 28, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Update: Beltran To Make Spring Debut, Give Collins Props, Izzy’s Making Some Noise

While the rest of the bullpen was largely ineffective today, Jason Isringhausen was perfect in his inning of work. He continues to enhance his chances of making it onto the big league roster. Terry Collins said, “If he’s healthy and he can throw with the velocity we know he can have and the breaking ball and his experience, […]

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Beltran: I Have To Think About The Team

An article by posted on February 28, 2011 0 Comments

A video update courtesy of MetsBlog and SNY.tv.   Updated 12:45 PM “I have to think about my health and how to be in the field for the team,” Beltran said. “I believe the best decision is for me to play right field. It’s going to be less active, and I am looking forward to […]

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Bobby V Interested In Buying A Stake In Mets

An article by posted on February 28, 2011 0 Comments

According to a report on ESPN New York by Adam Rubin, former Mets manager Bobby Valentine has talked to “serious financial backers” about the possibility of buying a portion of the Mets, the team he managed to the World Series in 2000. “I’ve talked to a number of people interested in purchasing part of the New York Mets, […]

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Ike Davis: A Natural Born Leader

An article by posted on February 28, 2011 0 Comments
Ike Davis: A Natural Born Leader

“I don’t think I’ve seen a guy, pound for pound, with more pop than he’s got…It’s just a matter of him getting his reps in, seeing the league a couple times, and getting comfortable. He showed me enough last year to impress me. He’s very slick at first, a well-rounded ballplayer. If he connects, the […]

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Spring Notes: Ollie Blames The Sun, Give Mookie No. 1, Gee’s Impressive Stint

An article by posted on February 27, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Notes: Ollie Blames The Sun, Give Mookie No. 1, Gee’s Impressive Stint

Sunday Night Spring Notes After allowing all four runs in the Mets 5-4 win over the Braves on Sunday, Oliver Perez had plenty of excuses. “I think they took more pitches, and I think most of the pitches were around the home plate, and that’s why I walked those three guys.” He also blamed nerves, […]

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The Winner Of The Jose Reyes Signed Baseball Is…

An article by posted on February 27, 2011 0 Comments
The Winner Of The Jose Reyes Signed Baseball Is…

It’s Jerry Grote! Congratulations To Kristina! Your entry was randomly selected from 45 other correct entries to our contest! Please respond to your Winning Notification email Kristina, so we can ship you your Genuine Jose Reyes Autographed Rawlings Baseball! Of the over 300 email entries we received, the following 44 readers also correctly guessed who the […]

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