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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The Bay Injury Worries Me

An article by posted on March 30, 2011 0 Comments

Jason Bay is in New York after he was sidelined with a strain in his left intercostal muscle, which is located near the rib cage. Apparently, Bay injured himself while taking batting practice on Tuesday. You may remember he had previously asked out of a couple of games because of back soreness prior to that. Some […]

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Ronny Paulino Could Lose Significant Time

An article by posted on March 30, 2011 0 Comments

It took New York Mets backup catcher Ronny Paulino more than half of spring training before he finally showed up to camp more than three weeks late due to visa problems stemming from his 50 game PED suspension. It now looks like Paulino will miss even more time as recent bloodwork revealed a serious problem that […]

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New Guys Make Their First Head Scratcher Of The New Season

An article by posted on March 29, 2011 0 Comments

As most of you read earlier, the Mets designated Manny Acosta for assignment today and opted to take Blaine Boyer north instead. I’m not going to go into all the reasons why I preferred we kept Acosta instead. Hey, I’m a big boy and I can live with the decision. But when speaking to reporters about the […]

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Mets Trade Eddie Kunz To Padres For Allan Dykstra

An article by posted on March 29, 2011 0 Comments

Via MetsBlog, According to Darren Smith of XX 1090 in San Diego, the Mets have acquired first baseman Allan Dykstra from the Padres in exchange for RHP Eddie Kunz. The Mets selected Kunz as the 42nd overall pick in the 2007 draft. He made his major league debut with the Mets on August 3, 2008, […]

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Philadelphia Sports Fans At Their Worst

An article by posted on March 28, 2011 0 Comments

PM Sports, who produce some of the funniest sports video spoofs on the web, really hits the mark with this one. I’m sure many of you have read or heard the reecent polls that suggest that somehow Philadelphia sports fans are the best in the country. Well PM Sports debunks that in the following video, […]

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Now Battting, Number 15, Right Fielder… Carlos Beltran

An article by posted on March 28, 2011 0 Comments
Now Battting, Number 15, Right Fielder… Carlos Beltran

The weather may have dampened plans to get a game in today for the Mets, but it certainly didn’t rain on Beltran’s parade as both Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson confirmed that he will indeed play in the final two grapefruit league games and be in the lineup on Opening Day for the Mets. “Carlos […]

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Carlos Beltran Played RF, Ran Bases, Had A Couple Of Hits

An article by posted on March 27, 2011 0 Comments

Rich Couthino of MetsBlog.com summarizes how today went for Carlos Beltran who played five innings in a minor league game, hitting, running the bases, and fielding his position in right field. Carlos Beltran continued his journey towards Opening Day, playing five innings in right field during a minor league game in Port St. Lucie. In […]

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Final 25 Man Roster Projection: It’s Crunch Time

An article by posted on March 27, 2011 0 Comments

Willie Harris has an opt-out clause in his contract that kicks in today according to Adam Rubin, so we know the Mets must make at least one roster cut today if not more. Harris has been assured by Terry Collins that he has made the team. Speaking of Carlos Beltran, he will DH today in […]

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2011 NL East Predictions

An article by posted on March 26, 2011 0 Comments

As some of the predictions start rolling in from some of the major media sites, we will pass them along. This is the NL East as projected by the Star-Telegram. 1 Philadelphia Phillies: The pitching staff is MLB’s version of the Miami Heat, but with four of the game’s biggest stars. Even if the offense […]

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Jason Bay Scratched With Sore Back

An article by posted on March 26, 2011 0 Comments

Don’t look for Jason Bay in the Mets lineup this weekend as he will sit out for the next couple of days with a sore back. Bay said his back tightened up on him taking batting practice on Friday and it still feels a little stiff this morning. He has decided to sit out for a couple […]

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