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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Will Nick Evans Spell Doom For Marlon Anderson

An article by posted on March 21, 2009

All the talk lately has been focused on the hot hitting Nick Evans, but if Evans were to make the team, who would be the odd man out? Adam Rubin of the Daily News believes it could be Marlon Anderson despite his guaranteed contract for 2009. Now, Evans has performed so well, he could push […]

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Jon Niese Optioned, Will Not Be On Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on March 20, 2009

In an expected move, the Mets optioned pitcher Jon Niese to Triple-A Buffalo on today. Niese, 22, was one of several roster moves that trimmed the spring roster. Niese was one of the contenders for the fifth spot in the Mets’ rotation, but he was a longshot at best to get the job. Mets general manager […]

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Evans Almighty Is White Hot!

An article by posted on March 20, 2009

Somebody forgot to give Nick Evans the memo. The young first baseman started the spring with a one way ticket to AAA Buffalo, but all bets are off now. Apparently, either nobody told Evans, or he decided on his own to make it utterly impossible for the Mets to send him to the minors. You […]

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Mets Notes – Ollie, Garcia, Livan, Reyes

An article by posted on March 19, 2009

A daily feature that will keep you fully briefed on the current state of the Mets. One post with all you need to know until tomorrow. Domestic Issues Adam Rubin of the Daily News tells us that Livan Hernandez is closing in on the fifth starters job, and that he would only cost the Mets $1MM […]

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David Wright Suffers Cracked Toe Nail, X-Rays Negative

An article by posted on March 19, 2009

According to mets.com, David Wright suffered a cracked toe nail after fouling a ball off of his left foot in yesterdays loss to Venezuela. A cracked big toe didn’t wipe the smile off David Wright’s face or diminish his enthusiasm for the World Baseball Classic. The Mets All-Star third baseman fouled a ball off his […]

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Mets Await Results Of Brian Schneider’s Knee Exam

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

Mets.com reports that the Mets await word on the condition of catcher Brian Schneider, who was examined Wednesday off-site after experiencing pain and stiffness behind and above his right knee. Not scheduled to play against the Braves, Schneider spent most of his time at the complex in the trainer’s room. He appeared to be walking […]

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Wright Is As Clutch As They Come

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

Maybe after last nights game winning walk-off hit by David Wright, some dissenting Mets fans can begin to embrace David Wright as clutch hitter. Of course, one game isn’t going to convince you of anything, but last nights win over Puerto Rico was actually one of many. When Wright stepped up with the bases loaded […]

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Did Mike Pelfrey Really Have A Breakout Season?

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

The Mets have a lot riding on this season. There’s a certain pressure on so many players who need to perform to expectations for everything to pan out. Among them are Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado, Johan Santana, Oliver Perez, Dan Murphy and a few others. This year, it seems like everyone is considering Mike Pelfrey […]

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Freddy Garcia’s Last Stand?

An article by posted on March 18, 2009

Livan Hernandez will get the start today against the Braves, but all eyes will be on Freddy Garcia in what I believe could be a make or break moment for him. Garcia is slated to follow Livan Hernandez after he finishes pitching today. If Garcia pitches well and shows any signs of improvement from his last three efforts, […]

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Mets Release Cherry, Might Be Back For Rocky II

An article by posted on March 17, 2009

The Mets released relief pitcher Rocky Cherry Tuesday after he cleared waivers, but a team spokesman said Cherry could be re-signed to a minor-league contract. Cherry, a Rule 5 draft pick, was offered back to the Baltimore Orioles after clearing waivers, but the Orioles declined to pay the $25,000 fee to get him back. The […]

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