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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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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Livan Still Has The Edge

An article by posted on March 17, 2009

The battle for the fifth starters job got a little bit more murkier today when Jon Niese took the mound against the Atlanta Braves. Niese has more of an uphill battle because he not only has to pitch better than his rivals, he really needs to set himself apart in a big way for the Mets to give him the […]

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Astros On Verge Of Signing Pedro Martinez

An article by posted on March 17, 2009

According to John Perrotto of Baseball Prospectus, the Astros are close to signing Pedro Martinez.  The Astros are on the verge of signing a potential Hall of Famer as a free agent for the second team in a week as baseball sources indicated Tuesday night that they are close to an agreement with right-hander Pedro Martinez.  […]

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Mets Minor League News: Franco, DiFelice, Spivey

An article by posted on March 16, 2009

The Mets made some announcements today regarding their minor league teams. The New York Mets today announced the 2009 coaching staff for the Kingsport Mets, the team’s Appalachian League affiliate. Former Mets catcher Mike DiFelice will manage and be joined on the bench by hitting coach Ryan Ellis, pitching coach Jonathan Hurst and bench coach […]

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Pudge Rodriguez Signs With Astros

An article by posted on March 16, 2009

ESPN is reporting that the Astros have signed  catcher Ivan Rodriguez to a one year deal worth $1.5 million dollars. The Houston Chronicle had first reported that the future hall of Fame catcher was very close to signing a deal with the Houston Astros, but it looks like it is now official. In a move that […]

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Cole Hamels To Have Ailing Elbow Examined

An article by posted on March 16, 2009

According to several sources including ESPN, Cole Hamels is flying to Philadelphia to have his sore elbow examined. Dogged by persistent discomfort in his pitching elbow, Cole Hamels will fly to Philadelphia for an examination on Tuesday, the team announced. The left-hander will be looked at by team physician Michael Ciccotti. The Phillies at this point […]

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Lastings Milledge Is The Nationals Headache Now

An article by posted on March 16, 2009

Chico Harlan of the Washington Post gives a raw but not surprising glimpse into Lastings Milledge and his feelings about the Mets. Here is some of what he said to Harlan: I mean, the thing was, the first time I came out [to NY] everybody was like, ‘You’ve got to be this way.’ I have to […]

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Mets Notes

An article by posted on March 16, 2009

A new 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 Policy Yesterday, I wrote that Nick Evans might make it too hard for the Mets to send him back to the minors. Today, Newsday writes that Jerry […]

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It’s Hard To Ignore Nick Evans Right Now

An article by posted on March 15, 2009

Yes it’s the spring, and yes Nick Evans will probably not keep up this pace… But, in the unlikely event that he does, what should the Mets do? Including todays game, a 10-5 win over the Marlins, Nick Evans now leads the team with ten runs batted in. Evans is now batting .325 with an on-base […]

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Livan Hernandez Steps Up

An article by posted on March 15, 2009

Although Livan Hernandez may have been the last pitcher to join the competition for the fifth starters job, he might have moved one step closer to claiming the job after tossing two no-hit innings against the Nationals on Saturday. Livan got a leg up on the job after the Mets announced that Tim Redding would […]

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