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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Keeping K-Rod’s Option From Vesting

An article by posted on March 7, 2011 0 Comments
Keeping K-Rod’s Option From Vesting

Brian Costa, who now writes for the Wall Street Journal, posted an outstanding article in which he suggests a creative solution to preventing Francisco Rodriguez’s 2012 vesting option worth $17.5 million dollars from being triggered. As it stands now, the option is triggered if K-Rod “finishes” 55 games this season. Actually, the solution came in […]

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Collins Decides That Beltran Will Not DH Today Against Tigers

An article by posted on March 7, 2011 0 Comments

It may seem like we follow the Carlos Beltran situation very closely on MMO, but that’s only because our success in 2011 is tied to his health and critical to him having a productive season. That said, here’s the latest… Although he was expected to play in this afternoon’s game against the Detroit Tigers, Terry […]

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Mets Notes: K-Rod Throwing Heat, Beltran’s Slide Show, Bay Confronts Wall, Don’t Forget Tejada

An article by posted on March 7, 2011 0 Comments

Carlos Beltran put a scare into Terry Collins when he was waved around third base and scored on a Daniel Murphy single in the second inning of Sunday’s game at Digital Domain Park. He laughed about it afterward and confronted third base coach Chip Hale about it in the dugout. “I can’t tell you what was going through my […]

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Beltran Goes 1-3 In Debut, Slides Home To Score Run

An article by posted on March 6, 2011 0 Comments

Carlos Beltran went 1 for 3 in his spring debut against the Red Sox today and scored a run –  sliding into home plate for added effect though he clearly looked rusty running. He admitted being at 80% running the bases after the game, but said he felt great swinging the bat. It was a good first […]

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Comment: In Another 3 Months, Murphy Might Play 2B Better Than Emaus

An article by posted on March 5, 2011 0 Comments

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but I wanted to promote a comment from one of our readers that I thought was very interesting and might stir some debate. Shamsky wrote: My brother-in-law who has been in Port St. Lucie for almost 3 weeks now, has told me some interesting stuff about […]

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Spring Updates: Santana Takes Another Step, Bay’s Timing, Harvey’s First Pitch As Met

An article by posted on March 5, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Updates: Santana Takes Another Step, Bay’s Timing, Harvey’s First Pitch As Met

Mets ace Johan Santana, who will start the season on the disabled list, took a small step this week in his rehabilitation from Sept. 14 surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder. Santana threw on back-to-back days from flat ground twice this week and said he is “progressing little by little.” […]

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Contract Details Point To Young and Capuano

An article by posted on March 4, 2011 0 Comments

While reading this post by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, I came across some information that may play a big role on this supposed seven pitcher battle for the final two pots in the rotation. See what you think: Young’s contract was specifically structured for him to be a starter. He receives a $1.1 […]

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Source: Oliver Perez Will Not Be In Rotation

An article by posted on March 4, 2011 0 Comments

Some hopeful news from Andy Martino of the Daily News this morning. While Oliver Perez remains officially in the rotation competition, the Mets have decided internally that he will not be a starter during the regular season, sources say, and the team remains likely to release its $36 million pitcher before Opening Day. But Perez […]

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The Writing Is On The Wall For Tejada, Evans, Duda and Perez

An article by posted on March 3, 2011 0 Comments

Terry Collins was a guest of Mike Francesa this afternoon on WFAN and had some interesting things to say. Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog recapped most of the interview, but here are some of the attention-grabbers. He’d like to start trimming down the roster sooner than later, especially with four second baseman competing against one another, and nine […]

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No, I Did Not Have A Metamorphosis

An article by posted on March 3, 2011 0 Comments

Sometimes blogging about the Mets can be frustrating, especially when you get the kind of email I got yesterday from a reader who believes I’ve become some sort of saber warrior since we hired Sandy Alderson as the new GM. Nothing could be further from the truth. Heck I still don’t even know what most […]

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