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 Position Battle Watch: Backup First Baseman

An article by posted on February 26, 2009

The Mets currently have two players listed as backup first baseman behind incumbent Carlos Delgado; Nick Evans and Marlon Anderson. Because Anderson has a guaranteed contract, it’s expected that he will be a lock to make the team, but I don’t believe that’s the case at all. Anderson is not owed that much, and if […]

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Mets Pound O’s 9-3 In Spring Opener

An article by posted on February 25, 2009

The Mets wasted no time in putting away the Baltimore Orioles in impressive fashion to begin the Exhibition Season. Surprisingly, it was Luis Castillo who led the charge with two big hits and four RBI’s. The game started off with a scare when Mets starting pitcher Sean Green left the game after getting just two outs in […]

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Will Duaner Sanchez Make The Cut?

An article by posted on February 25, 2009

Joel Sherman of the NY Post reports that Mets reliever Duaner Sanchez came to camp in good shape. Those of us who follow the team day in and day out, know just how good that news is in the case of Sanchez. Only two springs ago, Sanchez was sent home after reporting to spring training […]

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Appreciating Carlos Delgado

An article by posted on February 25, 2009

Just read a fantastic article by Tom Verducci (yes, that Ton Verducci) on SI.com about Carlos Delgado. Verducci does a great job of pointing out Delgado’s accomplishments in the tainted era we all now refer to as the steroids era. He establishes this era as being from 1996 through 2003. I define the heart of […]

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2009 Baseball America Top 100 – Four Mets Make It

An article by posted on February 24, 2009

Baseball America released it’s 2009 Top 100 Prospects list only moments ago. Four Mets made the list and here is where they placed… 30 FERNANDO MARTINEZ OF, METS 0: Players in Double-A younger than Martinez last season. Opening Day Age: 20 ETA: 2010 47 WILMER FLORES SS, METS 0: Players younger than Flores (who turned 17 […]

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Go Home And Get Your Shinebox

An article by posted on February 24, 2009

It must be great to be down in St. Lucie watching the Mets play baseball in the sun while most of us freeze out tushes in the tri-state. I envy Matt Cerrone from MetsBlog who seems to be having the time of his life at Tradition Field during the day, and then at hot spots […]

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Freddy Garcia Not Looking So Good

An article by posted on February 24, 2009

Okay so here’s the deal on Freddy “Start Me or Release Me” Garcia… If only he could put as much velocity into his pitches as he can with his advice on the rotation… The NY Post had this little tidbit tucked neatly at the bottom of this mornings Mets Notes. Former All-Star Freddy Garcia’s soft […]

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Now Boarding Flight WBC, Please Have Your Tickets Ready

An article by posted on February 24, 2009
Now Boarding Flight WBC, Please Have Your Tickets Ready

Thanks to David Lennon of Newsday for posting the official roster of all Mets participating in the World Baseball Classic. AustraliaStefan Welch CanadaShawn Bowman Dominican RepublicJose Reyes MexicoElmer DessensOliver Perez PanamaRuben Tejada Puerto RicoPedro FelicianoNelson FigueroaAlex CoraCarlos DelgadoCarlos BeltranJesus Feliciano United StatesJ.J. PutzDavid Wright VenezuelaFrancisco Rodriguez Please fasten your seat belts and keep your trays […]

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Oliver Perez Is Primed For A Breakout Season

An article by posted on February 24, 2009

I know that a lot of you were convinced that the Mets should not bring back Oliver Perez. I certainly had a lot of fun debating that with you on this blog over the last few months. Toward the end, as the free agent pool became murkier and the pickings became slim, many of us agreed […]

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Jon Niese Impresses With Two Perfect Innings

An article by posted on February 23, 2009

The battle for the fifth spot in the rotation has only just begun, but it was young Jon Niese who delivered the first impressive performance of the spring. Tim Redding is already nursing a sore toe and shoulder. Freddy Garcia is reluctant to throw hard because he doesn’t want to push it. Livan Hernandez may […]

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