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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Emaus Might Hit .210 With Poor Defense – Oh No He Won’t!

An article by posted on March 9, 2011 0 Comments

Make sure you check out Adam Rubin’s Morning Tidbits from Port St. Lucie where he has some nice little nuggets of information including this one which caught my attention: An informal clubhouse poll suggests Daniel Murphy may be the preferred second baseman for the Mets. Scouts have serious reservations about Rule 5 pick Brad Emaus’ […]

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Cory Vaughn Shows Off His Immense Power

An article by posted on March 9, 2011 0 Comments

In case you missed it, yesterday, Mets prospect Cory Vaughn blasted a two-run homer that still hasn’t landed. The prodigious shot came in the clutch and tied the score late in the game, something Vaughn did a lot last season for the Brooklyn Cyclones. Vaughn had a record setting campaign last season and set franchise records with 14 […]

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Did The Decision To Keep Perez Hurt Ticket Sales?

An article by posted on March 9, 2011 0 Comments

I want to share part of an email that came my way on Monday. It came from a longtime reader who occasionally emails the site and it really struck a chord with me. She wrote: Why is Oliver Perez still here? I feel like I’m being punished by the Mets for some unknown reason, or maybe mocked is a better […]

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Mets Release A Statement From Beltran

An article by posted on March 8, 2011 0 Comments

“I felt a little discomfort in my left knee last week. I spoke to the doctors today. They advised me to just give it a rest for a couple of days. I can hit and do everything, but back off the running part of it. I feel fine. I think I just overcompensated from all […]

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Hey Mets Fans, Cay You Carry A Tune?

An article by posted on March 8, 2011 0 Comments

METS HOST ANNUAL ANTHEM SEARCH NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 14 AT CITI FIELD Anthem Search Winners Will Earn Opportunity to Sing the National Anthem Before a 2011 Mets Home Game FLUSHING, N.Y., March 7, 2011 – The New York Mets today announced they will hold their annual Anthem Search Monday, March 14 at 11:00 a.m. at […]

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Ollie Falters In Kissimmee

An article by posted on March 8, 2011 0 Comments

Not a good day for Oliver Perez who was very hittable today in what will likely be his last start for the Mets. Perez threw three innings in his third start of the spring against the Astros and allowed three runs on three hits with two walks and one strikeout. It could have been worse as Lucas Duda made […]

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Beltran Scratched, Is He Worse Than The Mets Are Letting On?

An article by posted on March 8, 2011 0 Comments

UPDATE: Carlos Beltran was scratched from simulated game according to Adam Rubin. Original Post: I’m a little worried to say the least about what the facts are regarding the health of Carlos Beltran’s knee. I’m starting to wonder if we are being told the whole story or only parts of it, the “good soreness” parts. […]

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Keeping K-Rod’s Option From Vesting

An article by posted on March 7, 2011 0 Comments
Keeping K-Rod’s Option From Vesting

Brian Costa, who now writes for the Wall Street Journal, posted an outstanding article in which he suggests a creative solution to preventing Francisco Rodriguez’s 2012 vesting option worth $17.5 million dollars from being triggered. As it stands now, the option is triggered if K-Rod “finishes” 55 games this season. Actually, the solution came in […]

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Collins Decides That Beltran Will Not DH Today Against Tigers

An article by posted on March 7, 2011 0 Comments

It may seem like we follow the Carlos Beltran situation very closely on MMO, but that’s only because our success in 2011 is tied to his health and critical to him having a productive season. That said, here’s the latest… Although he was expected to play in this afternoon’s game against the Detroit Tigers, Terry […]

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Mets Notes: K-Rod Throwing Heat, Beltran’s Slide Show, Bay Confronts Wall, Don’t Forget Tejada

An article by posted on March 7, 2011 0 Comments

Carlos Beltran put a scare into Terry Collins when he was waved around third base and scored on a Daniel Murphy single in the second inning of Sunday’s game at Digital Domain Park. He laughed about it afterward and confronted third base coach Chip Hale about it in the dugout. “I can’t tell you what was going through my […]

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