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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Matt Harvey Throwing Heat, Steven Matz Has A Couple Of Setbacks

An article by posted on March 14, 2011 0 Comments

Mike Diaz who contributes to Mets Minor League Blog is at Port St. Lucie and is providing some great feedback from Mets camp. Regarding Mets 2011 Top Draft Pick Matt Harvey, Mike writes: Matt Harvey showed why the Mets selected him in the first round. His fastball sat comfortably at 93-95mph with life in the zone. […]

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New York Mets: The Complete Illustrated History – We Have A Winner!

An article by posted on March 14, 2011 0 Comments
New York Mets: The Complete Illustrated History – We Have A Winner!

Congratulations to Dave Jennings of Watertown, CT who won himself a FREE edition of this wonderful new book spanning the 50 year history of the New York Mets! Dave was one of 67 entires that answered correctly from the over 200 responses we received. I’m going to have to make these contests harder in the […]

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Mets Single Game Tickets Are On Sale Now!

An article by posted on March 14, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Single Game Tickets Are On Sale Now!

2011 METS SINGLE GAME TICKETS ON SALE TODAY MARCH 14 AT 10:00 A.M Tickets on Sale Exclusively Online at Mets.com, LosMets.com, and By Phone at (718) 507-TIXX. July 15 Pyrotechnics Night Added to Promotional Schedule and Addition of Specially Priced “Mr. Met’s Landing” Seating Sections Announced! FLUSHING, N.Y., March 12, 2011 – The New York […]

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Pagan, Davis and Thole Are Just A Few OF The Many Bright Spots This Spring

An article by posted on March 14, 2011 0 Comments

With the Mets off today and no game scheduled, it’s a good time to see where we are as we hit the half way point of spring training and enter the final two weeks before Opening Day. Like any other team, the Mets still have some questions that need to be answered, but according to Adam Rubin […]

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Goodbye To Our Dear Friend Adam

An article by posted on March 13, 2011 0 Comments
Goodbye To Our Dear Friend Adam

Late last night I learned that one of our own, Adam Baker, passed away at the age of 35 due to complications after kidney transplant surgery. The news hit me like a ton of bricks and I’m still finding it hard to come to grips with his loss. Adam was a good friend and one […]

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Johan Santana and Mets Deny Report In Bergen Record That He Suffered A Setback

An article by posted on March 13, 2011 0 Comments

Updated 3/13 10:30 AM You see… I told you not to worry… Last night, the Bergen Record reported late last night that the Mets might shut down Johan Santana’s rehab because of a setback.  However, both Santana, Dan Warthen and Sandy Alderson are all denying the report. The Daily News adds some quotes: Santana: “ don’t […]

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Second Guessing Second Base?

An article by posted on March 12, 2011 0 Comments

Decisions, decisions… Terry Collins may have his work cut out for him when the time comes for him to anoint the starting second baseman for the New York Mets. It will not be an easy decision. Despite more than six candidates in camp for him to choose from, all of them had their particular flaws. […]

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Thoughts On Roster As We Move Closer To Opening Day

An article by posted on March 12, 2011 0 Comments
Thoughts On Roster As We Move Closer To Opening Day

It’s hard to believe that as of this writing, a new baseball season will begin and 30 teams will be tied for first place again… or last depending on your point of view – in 20 days. Yesterday, the Mets made their first round of cuts and although I never expected Fernando Martinez or Ruben […]

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Ruben Tejada, Fernando Martinez Among First Spring Cuts

An article by posted on March 11, 2011 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada, Fernando Martinez Among First Spring Cuts

For those of you hanging onto the hope that infielder Ruben Tejada or outfielder Fernando Martinez might make the team, forget it. They were among the first round of roster cuts and were relocated to the Minor League side of camp this morning. Joining them will be right-handers Josh Stinson, Tobi Stoner, Manny Alvarez , John Lujan and Armando […]

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K-Rod Will Be A Major Force In 2011

An article by posted on March 11, 2011 0 Comments
K-Rod Will Be A Major Force In 2011

Before that unfortunate altercation ended his season, Francisco Rodriguez was well on his way to a tremendous campaign in 2010. His 3.30 BB/9 was the best of his career, and his 10.52 K/9 was down right nasty. According to ESPN, one of the reasons for his improved performance last season was that he threw more first-pitch strikes than ever before, a […]

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