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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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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Mets Will Have Plenty Of Options Available Mid Season

An article by posted on February 15, 2009

Joel Sherman of the NY Post, reminds us that each season many players who were not available in the off season are there for the taking when a team gets off to a bad start. He mentions Roy Halladay as one potential player that could be moved prior to the trade deadline, but also adds the […]

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Castillo Leading Off, Reyes Batting Second?

An article by posted on February 14, 2009

As per David Lennon of Newsday: The biggest message from Jerry Manuel’s opening remarks this morning was his renewed emphasis on unselfish play for the upcoming season. And the manager immediately put that to the test by suggesting that Jose Reyes may be dropped to the No. 2 spot in the lineup if Manuel believes […]

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Mets Sign Livan Hernandez

An article by posted on February 14, 2009

Update 10:15 AM The New York Post has confirmed that Livan has indeed signed a minor league deal with the Mets and will be in camp today. Hubbuch also reminds us that Livan is El Duque’s half brother. Original Post 9:58 AM  Christian Red of the Daily News reports: Mets GM Omar Minaya said on Feb. […]

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Freddy Garcia: Either You Start Me Or I’m Outta Here

An article by posted on February 14, 2009

Although everyone expects that Freddy Garcia will win the battle for the final rotation spot anyway, Garcia put a big exclamation point on it yesterday. While being interviewed by Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Freddy Garcia shed some light on his surgically repaired shoulder and then made a bold prediction about his future. […]

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Battle For Final Rotation Spot Takes Shape

An article by posted on February 13, 2009

With the most recent signing of Oliver Perez, the Mets have solidified the first four spots in their rotation. Most of you should easily recognize the names because it is exactly how the Mets left off in 2008; Johan Santana, Mike Pelfrey, Oliver Perez, John Maine. The only name missing from that 2008 rotation is […]

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Mets Prospect: Brad Holt Is The Next Big Thing

An article by posted on February 13, 2009

Brad Holt has continued to impress ever since the Mets drafted him as a supplemental pick in the first round of the 2008 draft. This morning, Bart Hubbuch of the Post gives us another reason to be pumped up about the Mets prospect who is in St. Lucie for his first spring training. Right-hander Brad […]

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Put It In The Books, The Mets Win The Division

An article by posted on February 11, 2009

The good folks at Baseball Prospectus dished out a healthy dose of optimism for Mets fans on Tuesday. Based on their projections and statistical analysis, the forecast the Mets to win 93 games and take the division. Surprisingly, they also have the Braves finishing in a tie with the Phillies.  East W L RS RA […]

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Mets Spring Into Action: Santana, Maine Ready To Go

An article by posted on February 10, 2009

Despite not officially starting until this Friday, the sounds of Spring Training filled the air at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. Gloves were popping as players, coaches and fans alike, gathered to see Johan Santana and John Maine pitch. Both are coming off surgery and everyone was eager to see how they were. The […]

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Delgado Was Robbed Of MVP Award By A-Rod

An article by posted on February 10, 2009

David Lennon of Newsday, gives us another reason to be angry at the A-Roid revelation, and opens up an interesting debate. Remember, it was Delgado who finished second to Alex Rodriguez in the 2003 AL MVP vote. A-Rod was first with 242 points, including six first-place votes. Delgado was second with 213 points, including five […]

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