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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Citi Is Nothing Like Shea

An article by posted on April 4, 2009 0 Comments

So what does everyone think about our new park? For the weeks leading up to last night we’ve seen hundreds of pictures, heard hundreds of stories, and even got a preview of all the culinary delights and prices. But in that one exhibition game last night, we learned more than all of that other stuff […]

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Jerry Manuel Sets Rotation For Reds/Marlins Series

An article by posted on April 3, 2009 0 Comments

Jerry Manuel has set the starting rotation for the first week of the season. April 6 at Reds: Johan Santana vs. RHP Aaron Harang April 8 at Reds: Mike Pelfrey vs. RHP Edison Volquez April 9 at Reds: Oliver Perez vs. RHP Bronson Arroyo The Pelfrey/Volquez game should be an interesting matchup and will be a […]

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Eddie Coleman and Omar Minaya Weigh In On Sheffield

An article by posted on April 3, 2009 0 Comments

Well it’s no surprise that all the baseball world is a buzz with opinions and reaction to the Gary Sheffield signing. Lets try and clear through some of the smoke… First and foremost, while a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN, Omar Minaya refuted the rumors that Sheffield was guaranteed significant playing time. Francesa had […]

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Breaking News: Mets Sign Gary Sheffield

An article by posted on April 3, 2009 0 Comments

Joe and Evan of the morning show on WFAN, are reporting that Gary Sheffield could be signing with the Mets by tonight. They believe that one of the reasons the Mets are interested in Sheffield is because he would be able to hit his historic 500th homerun with Mets. UPDATE 3:30 PM – As part of […]

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Baseball Under The Stars At CitiField

An article by posted on April 3, 2009 0 Comments

It must have looked like a scene straight out of Bull Durham, but last night at around 11:00 PM the Mets arrived at their new home and took to the field. Ben Shpigel of the NY Times gives us a fascinating glimpse into what it must have felt like as the players wandered about their […]

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Do You Really Want Gary Sheffield On The Mets?

An article by posted on April 3, 2009 0 Comments
Do You Really Want Gary Sheffield On The Mets?

As I posted earlier, the Mets could be on the verge of signing Gary Sheffield as soon as tonight. In addition to the sources I already mentioned this morning, Joel Sherman of the NY Post adds a little more clarity to the situation and writes, The Mets are closing in on signing Gary Sheffield, likely today, […]

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Who’s On First?

An article by posted on April 3, 2009 0 Comments

As we get ever so closer to opening day I thought some of you might enjoy this. I came across this vintage clip from an old classic and thought it would be perfect for getting us back in that baseball state of mind. Please enjoy watching Abbot and Costello perform their classic rendition of “Who’s on First”?  […]

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Every Game Is Important

An article by posted on April 2, 2009 0 Comments

Johan Santana doesn’t buy into that whole spring training doesn’t mean anything mantra, and you won’t see him shrug off a loss with the typical, “It’s only April” or “we have plenty of season left.” One of the things that always concerned me during the Willie Randolph era, was how unaffected some of the players […]

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Mets Win Division By Five Games?

An article by posted on April 2, 2009 0 Comments

Just took a glance at the newly updated PECOTA team standings for the NL East at Baseball Prospectus.  NL East W L RS RA AVG OBP SLG New York Mets 92 70 824 722 0.266 0.341 0.421 Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 828 770 0.265 0.339 0.436 Atlanta Braves 86 76 798 743 0.272 0.342 0.42 […]

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NESN Rips The Mets and SI Article

An article by posted on April 2, 2009 0 Comments

Mikey J, one of our esteemed bloggers who penned an excelent letter to MLB yesterday, emailed me a link to a NESN article that takes a shot at the recent Sports Illustrated issue which predicts that the Mets will win the World Series in 2009. They begin by suggesting that maybe the prediction was just […]

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