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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Tejada Not In Second Base Mix

An article by posted on December 16, 2010 0 Comments

Andy Martino of the Daily News gives more evidence that Ruben Tejada is not even considered in the mix for the second base battle this spring. He begins with comments from Terry Collins on the newest Met, at least for now, infielder Brad Emaus, the Rule 5 pickup from the Blue Jays. “Obviously, with J.P. […]

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What If Jose Reyes Really Does Have A Big Season?

An article by posted on December 15, 2010 0 Comments

As we come to grips with the fact that hope will be the prevailing theme in 2011 and that basically we are playing the same hand we had last season minus Johan Santana, we will all have our patience tested. There’s a lot of things that need to go right where hope is concerned for […]

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Beltran and Bay Both Recovering And Doing Well

An article by posted on December 14, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the ESPN had injury updates on Carlos Beltran and Jason Bay. I’m most encouraged about how optimistic Beltran sounds, “I feel good about it,” Beltran said about the knee woes, which prompted him to be shut down after the Mets’ Sept. 28 game. “What I was feeling last year when I stopped […]

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I Have Become Comfortab-Lee Numb

An article by posted on December 14, 2010 0 Comments
I Have Become Comfortab-Lee Numb

So Cliff Lee is back with the Phillies. What a mind blower this was when the news sunk in after the numbness went away. Even though there were whispers that somehow the Phillies were very much engaged, I refused to believe it and kept hanging onto the slim hope that Lee would re-sign with the […]

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The 10 Happiest People In Baseball Today

An article by posted on December 14, 2010 0 Comments
The 10 Happiest People In Baseball Today

10. Carlos Ruiz – The Phillies catcher must love going to work knowing he gets to call games for Halladay, Oswalt and Hamels. Adding Cliff Lee into the mix only makes his job a little slice of heaven.. 9. Kristen Lee – Sweet little Kristen gets even with the Yankees after their fans delighted in […]

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Cliff Lee Spurns Yankees, Signs With Phillies

An article by posted on December 14, 2010 0 Comments

In a late night stunner, Cliff Lee agreed to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies, as first reported by MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan. Early last night, there were reports that the Yankees had fears that Lee wasn’t landing in The Bronx and that proved correct. Before midnight they were told by Lee’s agent, Darek Braunecker, that Lee […]

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Alderson Pushes Johan Santana Return To All Star Break

An article by posted on December 13, 2010 0 Comments

According to Sandy Alderson, who was a guest on WFAN today, Johan Santana will return around the All-Star break. This comes about two weeks after he first reported that Santana would return in June. He didn’t cite any new information, but it’s obvious he must have come across some information that made him push Santana’s return over […]

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Press Release: Mets Announce Coaching Staff

An article by posted on December 13, 2010 0 Comments
Press Release: Mets Announce Coaching Staff

The New York Mets today announced that they have finalized their 2011 Major League coaching staff by naming Ken Oberkfell bench coach, Mookie Wilson first base coach, Dave Hudgens hitting coach and Jon Debus bullpen coach. Chip Hale and Dan Warthen will return as the club’s third base coach and pitching coach respectively. Oberkfell completed […]

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J.P. Ricciardi Awed By Red Sox Moves

An article by posted on December 12, 2010 0 Comments

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has a great update on the Hot Stove, including this comment by the Mets’ J.P. Ricciardi who was wowed by the Red Sox in Orlando. (Who wasn’t?) “I think you have to be in awe,’’ said Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi. “Those are the best offensive players out there, and […]

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Bernie Madoff’s Son Commits Suicide (Updated)

An article by posted on December 11, 2010 0 Comments
Bernie Madoff’s Son Commits Suicide (Updated)

Updated 2:00 PM “Mark Madoff took his own life today. This is a terrible and unnecessary tragedy,” said Martin Flumenbaum, an attorney representing Mark and his brother Andrew. “Mark was an innocent victim of his father’s monstrous crime who succumbed to two years of unrelenting pressure from false accusations and innuendo.” Original Post 9:00 AM According […]

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