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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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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Mets Notes: Who’s Hot, BA Top 100, Flex Packs On Sale

An article by posted on March 11, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Who’s Hot, BA Top 100, Flex Packs On Sale

WHO’S HOT FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ  has retired eight of the last nine batters he’s faced. SCOTT HAIRSTON is hitting .412 (7-17) with three doubles. After collecting three hits yesterday, JOSH THOLE is batting .350 (9-23) with two doubles, one home run and four RBI. Three young Mets each hit three-run home runs yesterday: LUCAS DUDA launched […]

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Collins Is Concerned Over Still Missing Paulino

An article by posted on March 10, 2011 0 Comments
Collins Is Concerned Over Still Missing Paulino

Opening Day is now 20 days away and catcher Ronny Paulino is still MIA. The worst part is the Mets still have no idea when he will arrive in camp. The delay is all because of his suspension from using illegal performance enhancing drugs and violating baseball’s policy on banned substances. He was supposed to […]

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Lucas Duda: On Second Thought…

An article by posted on March 10, 2011 0 Comments

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com caught up with Terry Collins who made some revealing comments about Mets outfield prospect Lucas Duda who they have consistently maintained would start the season in Triple-A Buffalo. Considering Martinez’s own injury-prone history and lack of sustained professional success, the better bet appears to be Duda. “I’m hoping like mad that Carlos Beltran can be out there […]

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Re-Sign Reyes? Sure No Problem, But For How Much?

An article by posted on March 9, 2011 0 Comments
Re-Sign Reyes? Sure No Problem, But For How Much?

Rather than post another Reyes blog, I thought I would simply add a small addendum to this one. Ted Berg posted an interesting question on his blog Ted Quarters: So I’m wondering what you think would be a fair price for an extension for Jose Reyes right now. Knowing that he can be awesome, but […]

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Calling All Angels!

An article by posted on March 9, 2011 0 Comments

Hey check out this sneak peak of an Angel Pagan bobblehead that will be given away at a Brooklyn Cyclones game later this season, June 20th to be exact. It’s just a proof, but I think this is awesome! Go to press! (or whatever it is they say in a bobblehead factory.) Thanks to the Mets […]

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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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