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 Toughest Parks To Hit Home Runs

An article by posted on March 10, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Star from Bleacher Report had a well researched piece on which parks were the most difficult to homer in during the 2009 season. He writes that PETCO Park ranks number one and remains the hardest place in the big leagues to homer in. Star lists Citi Field as the second most difficult and writes, Citi Field became […]

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Can We Please Issue A Gag Order On Jerry and Omar?

An article by posted on March 10, 2010 0 Comments

I have a sneaky suspicion that someone from the front office, maybe even Omar Minaya, took Jerry Manuel on the side and told him how it was regarding prospects Jenrry Mejia and Ike Davis. Yesterday, in the lesser of the two big miscommunication snafus, the other being Reyes, Minaya made a statement contradicting what Manuel […]

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Mets Confirm Jose Reyes Thyroid Condition

An article by posted on March 9, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have confirmed that Jose Reyes does have a hyperactive thyroid gland and that he will remain in New York for more testing. Results of those tests will not be know until Thursday at the earliest. This is not something that we didn’t already know, but it’s the first time the Mets have actually confirmed […]

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K-Rod Feeling Better, Returns To Spring Training

An article by posted on March 9, 2010 0 Comments

According to Yahoo! Sports, All-Star closer Francisco Rodriguez returned to New York Mets camp on Monday after being hampered by conjunctivitis for more than two weeks. He also threw a very successful bullpen session this morning at Port St. Lucie. Rodriguez had been told to stay away from the team until the pink eye cleared, […]

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Morning Grind: Another Rumor, Competition Is Good, Carter Not So Much

An article by posted on March 9, 2010 0 Comments

Okay so it’s almost afternoon, but Afternoon Grind doesn’t have that same ring to it… Making The Grade According to Adam Rubin, Bobby Parnell and/or Sean Green could be in at least a little trouble in making the club. Or at least in a competition. If Jenrry Mejia and/or Hisanori Takahashi sneaks into the bullpen, […]

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Jenrry Mejia Will Start Season In Class-AA Binghamton

An article by posted on March 8, 2010 0 Comments

Last week, manager Jerry Manual and pitching coach Dan Warthen started a mild furor in the Mets blogosphere with comments suggesting that 20-year old Jenrry Mejia could start the season in the Mets bullpen, possibly even as the setup man. According to Brian Costa, Omar Minaya and Mets officials completely shot down any thoughts about […]

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Adam Rubin: Kelvim Escobar Stops Throwing

An article by posted on March 8, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of the Daily News, Kelvim Escobar has ceased all pitching activities and is still feeling weakness in his shoulder. “When I tried to throw last week, it was weak,” Escobar said. “It didn’t feel right. … I will take my time and do my exercises.” Escobar said he was ashamed he’s […]

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The Morning Grind Is Back: Ollie, Dead At 50, Demi Moore, Omir-acle Part Deux?

An article by posted on March 8, 2010 0 Comments

As the season slowly inches closer day by day, it’s time to resurrect our daily feature entitled, “The Morning Grind”. As we did last season, I’ll give you my reflections on the latest Mets and MLB stuff and give you something to ponder and sound off on. Jump right in and give us your two cents. Oliver’s Story […]

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Niese, Mejia, Figueroa Sparkle In Grapefruit Action

An article by posted on March 5, 2010 0 Comments

RHP Jenrry Mejia and LHP Jonathan Niese both delivered solid performances today during the Mets 4-3 extra-innings loss to the Marlins. Despite the losing effort, the Mets dugout was all smiles particularly Jerry Manuel who was delighted in what he saw from his two young starting pitchers this afternoon. Niese started and threw 2.2 innings allowing one […]

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Is Kiko Calero A Better LOOGY Than Joe Beimel?

An article by posted on March 5, 2010 0 Comments

You may have already read that even though the Mets just signed right-handed reliever Kiko Calero to a minor league contract, the Mets still remained interested in free agent reliever Joe Beimel. The Mets already have an offer on the table for the local southpaw, but Beimel is looking for something closer to $2 million […]

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