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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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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Beltran Explodes In World Baseball Classic

An article by posted on March 14, 2009

Oh mercy… Only moments ago, Puerto Rico beat the USA 11-1 in seven innings after the game was ended by the mercy rule. The star of the game for Puerto Rico was our own Carlos Beltran who was a literal one-man show tonight. At the plate he went 3-3 with a walk, three runs scored, […]

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Mets Claim Pitcher Fernando Nieve

An article by posted on March 14, 2009

The Mets have claimed righthander Fernando Nieve off waivers from the Houston Astros. The 26-year-old righthander went 0-1 with an 8.44 ERA in 11 games for Houston last season and was 2-5 with six saves and a 5.72 ERA in 36 games for Triple-A Round Rock. Nieve was signed as an undrafted free agent by […]

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Redding To Start Season On DL

An article by posted on March 14, 2009

Adam Rubin is reporting that Tim Redding will start the season on the DL. Omar Minaya said Tim Redding will start the season on the disabled list with shoulder fatigue. Redding has a guaranteed contract for $2.25 million, and was headed for the long-relief role. The GM said the 31-year-old righthander is not experiencing pain […]

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Bobby Parnell Draws Rave Reviews From Manuel

An article by posted on March 14, 2009

A longshot to make the team at first, Bobby Parnell may have suddenly thrust himself smack, dab in the middle of the pack of those relievers trying to carve out a role in the bullpen. Parnell has had an okay spring thus far, but yesterdays effort against the Detroit Tigers may have been his defining moment. […]

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Time To Say Goodbye To Freddy Garcia

An article by posted on March 13, 2009

When the Mets first signed Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract, he boastfully proclaimed that the number five starters job was his. In his mind it was never a competition and in fact when asked to comment on it he said,  ”Either they give me the job or I’ll go pitch for someone else.” […]

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Mets Notes

An article by posted on March 13, 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 Nick Evans is making it very hard for the Mets to send him back to Buffalo. He is now batting .313 and lead the team with […]

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Give The Damn 5th Starter Job To Jon Niese!

An article by posted on March 13, 2009
Give The Damn 5th Starter Job To Jon Niese!

I’m growing tired of watching these Mets pitchers compete for the fifth starter job. I just wish the Mets would go with Jon Niese at this point and let everybody else go. And I mean everybody including Tim Redding and his guaranteed contract. I’ve seen all I needed to see from Redding. I’ve been opposed […]

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Mets Trim Four Players, More Questions About Bench…

An article by posted on March 13, 2009

Adam Rubin reported on his blog that the Mets have trimmed four players from the roster immediately after last nights 16-8 loss to the Marlins. Rob Mackowiak, Eddie Kunz, Valerio de los Santos and Josh Thole were each sent to minor league camp. Yesterday I wrote that Eddie Kunz had no shot and would close […]

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