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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Out With Old And In With New

An article by posted on February 20, 2009

Here are some stunning pictures from CitiField taken this week. You can click on each image to view a larger picture. Thanks to Stadium Page for the new photos, and make sure you visit them to see even more shots of our new park.  With Shea Stadium gone, the focus now shifts to our new […]

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All Time Mets Fantasy Team – First Base

An article by posted on February 19, 2009

Ever wanted to figure out what the all time best fantasy team would be comprised solely of New York Mets players based on actual single season stats? The only eligibility to qualify was that the player had to play the position the majority of the time for the Mets in that season. Here are twelve of […]

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Now That’s Much Better…

An article by posted on February 18, 2009

It looks like the Mets are attempting to make some amends regarding the whole drama that surrounded their inaugural patch for this seasons uniforms. At the risk of reigniting the silly “patch” controversy that developed last month, the Mets introduced another patch — not a replacement — Thursday.  The new one will adorn the left side of […]

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Hey Buddy, It’s Not Rocket Science

An article by posted on February 17, 2009

It may take a few more years before the zen of Rick Peterson wears off on me. There were no simple solutions and no easy answers for the complexities of putting together a starting rotation. New pitching coach Dan Warthen, doesn’t worry about such things anymore. He may not be in touch with his inner […]

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Tim Redding: Number Five Starter Right Now?

An article by posted on February 16, 2009

I think most of us agree that Freddy Garcia has the inside track on the final rotation spot and that it’s his job to lose. However, in a post to his blog, David Lennon of Newsday writes: As of today, with everyone healthy, this is the Mets’ rotation to start the season: 1. Johan Santana2. Mike […]

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Santana Is Optimistic, Passes First Real Test

An article by posted on February 16, 2009

The Mets and Santana are taking no chances. Both sides have a vested interest in being cautious this spring with Santana who had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in the offseason. The Mets ace Johan Santana gets stronger each day, and yesterday he thre from the back mound which the Mets say was a significant […]

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Jerry Manuel On Luis Castillo And The Lineup

An article by posted on February 16, 2009

The following is transcribed from Jerry Manuels press conference this weekend. Q: Would you have Castillo lead off permanently?A: I would never do anything permanently. I’m talking regular season and that depends on how it looks, how it fits, how Jose fits maybe batting second, third, or whatever, there’s a lot of little different things […]

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Ken Griffey Jr. Could Soon Sign With Braves

An article by posted on February 16, 2009

Mark Bowman of MLB.com believes that Ken Griffey Jr. could soon be donning a Braves uniform. Still, all indications are that Griffey has certainly made his way to the top of the list of candidates to fill Braves general manager Frank Wren’s need for an outfielder. Griffey could provide more clarity about his future and […]

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New A-Rod Revelations

An article by posted on February 15, 2009

AP is reporting that Alex Rodriguez has called Sports Illustrated’s Selena Roberts to apologize for critical comments he made during an ESPN interview. Roberts was co-author of the Feb. 7 article on SI’s Web site that reported he was on a list of 104 players who tested positive for steroids during baseball’s anonymous 2003 survey. […]

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Jerry Manuel On 2008 Versus 2009

An article by posted on February 15, 2009

The following has been transcribed from some of the questions from Saturday’s press conference by Jerry Manuel. Q: Was something missing the past two years? A: Again, what’s key is you try to identify what you think was wrong, and the obvious you try to address. But from the position that I sit in, you […]

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