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, '00 and '15, 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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Collin Cowgill “Nails” It?

An article by posted on February 15, 2013 7 Comments
Collin Cowgill “Nails” It?

Newest Mets outfielder Collin Cowgill has been getting raves for his gritty play, and has even been compared to another Mets outfielder, Lenny Dykstra, for his intensity on the field and his all-out style of play. In an article by Mike Puma in the NY Post, Cowgill’s former manager and one-time Mets Rico Brogna had […]

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Video: Players Are Excited About The Mets Pitching Staff This Season

An article by posted on February 15, 2013 0 Comments
Video: Players Are Excited About The Mets Pitching Staff This Season

Terry Collins, Johan Santana, Jon Niese, and Bobby Parnell talk about why they are very excited about the Mets pitching staff this season. Collins’ notes that for the first time in over three years, Santana goes into this season healthy and with no offseason surgery or rehab. He also tabs Johan as his Opening Day […]

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2013 Impact Rookies: #16 Travis D’Arnaud, C

An article by posted on February 15, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Impact Rookies: #16 Travis D’Arnaud, C

In his latest post on ESPN insider (subscription only), Keith Law ranked baseball’s top rookies using a different set of criteria based solely on the immediate impact a player will have this season. Law factors in expected roles and playing time as well as his expectations for their immediate performance. One Met made the list, and […]

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5,000 Days Ago Today: Animal Crackers and Duck Soup

An article by posted on February 15, 2013 0 Comments
5,000 Days Ago Today: Animal Crackers and Duck Soup

Chris Jaffe over at The Hardball Times, emailed me a link to his latest post marking several notable anniversaries today including this one: 5,000 days ago, one of the greatest stunts any manager ever pulled occurred. It was Fake Mustache Night in the Mets dugout—at least it was for manager Bobby Valentine. It was June 9, […]

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Sandy Alderson Admits Outfield Isn’t Ideal, No More External Options, Explains Hairston/Upton

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Admits Outfield Isn’t Ideal, No More External Options, Explains Hairston/Upton

Updated by HoJo at 4:45 PM Sandy Alderson was a guest of Mike Francesa where he said a few things regarding his outfield strategy this offseason. First, regarding Scott Hairston he felt there were other possibilities (trade and free agent) he was considering and that he was blindsided when Hairston signed with the Cubs and then one […]

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Projected Mets Opening Day Roster – Are Valdespin and Turner Out?

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
Projected Mets Opening Day Roster – Are Valdespin and Turner Out?

Yesterday we got more clarity on what the Mets Opening Day roster will look like. Believe it or not there’s really not many battles going on this Spring. Terry Collins cleared up some questions yesterday and showed where he was leaning. For some of these players a complete fail or unfortunate injury will keep them […]

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NY Post: Tampa Bay’s Playbook On Building Through The Draft

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
NY Post: Tampa Bay’s Playbook On Building Through The Draft

A must-read article by Kevin Kernan of the NY Post, he speaks with Andrew Friedman, the Executive VP of Baseball Operations of the Tampa Bay Rays, who knows a thing or two about building from within and investing in the draft. “The one thing about young players is that they have tremendous upside but they also have […]

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Johan Santana Addresses Health, WBC and Free Agency

An article by posted on February 12, 2013 0 Comments
Johan Santana Addresses Health, WBC and Free Agency

Here are some of the tweets from the beat writers this morning at Mets spring training camp where Mets opening day starter Johan Santana addressed the media. Anthony DiComo: Santana still wants to play in WBC, but if Mets say they don’t want him to, he would respect their wishes. Adam Rubin: Educated betting says Johan […]

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Brandon Lyon Contract Details, Not Looking To Be Team’s Closer

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Brandon Lyon Contract Details, Not Looking To Be Team’s Closer

A major league source revealed the details of Brandon Lyon‘s contract to ESPN New York. Lyon can earn as much as $2.3 million broken down as follows: $650,000 maximum in appearance bonuses $100,000 for reaching 40, 45, 50 and 55 games $125,000 for reaching 60 and 65 games. $250,000 maximum in games-finished bonuses $50,000 apiece […]

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Latest On Bourn: Cubs, Mariners, Rangers, Indians Interest Greater Than Being Reported

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Latest On Bourn: Cubs, Mariners, Rangers, Indians Interest Greater Than Being Reported

Updated at 3:30 PM by Joe D. Following up on the tiny bit of updates coming in today on the Mets and their pursuit of Michael Bourn, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, believes the Mets’ path is still cloudy. Maybe the New York Mets can pull the whole thing off and sign free-agent center fielder Michael Bourn without losing […]

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