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 Wait Is Finally Over…

An article by posted on March 1, 2010 0 Comments

Get ready to settle in and enjoy the first game of the Grapefruit League Season tomorrow as the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves in game that will be televised on SNY at 1:05 PM. Nelson Figueroa will start for the Mets, and here is the starting lineup.. 1. Gary Matthews Jr. – CF 2. […]

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The Bitter Bill Comes Clean About The Mets

An article by posted on March 1, 2010 0 Comments

Here’s a great Q&A I did with William Price of the Daily News, better known to all of you as The Bitter Bill. Bill was nice enough to answer some questions for us about the upcoming Mets season as well as some other things orange and blue. I’ve been a longtime follower of his blog, and […]

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Jose Reyes Says He’s Cleared After FBI Inquiry

An article by posted on February 28, 2010 0 Comments

As reported by the NY Post, the FBI came to Port St Lucie this past week to question Jose Reyes about his involvement with Dr. Tony Galea, who treated the Mets shortstop with a unique blood spinning treatment to help the torn hamstring Reyes suffered last year. Galea, is under investigation for drug violations and has treated numerous athletes including Tiger […]

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Joe Beimel Wants Mets To Up Their Offer

An article by posted on February 27, 2010 0 Comments

Update 10:15 pm According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post via Twitter, free agent Joe Beimel is still looking for something similiar to the $2 million that he earned last year, but that the Mets won’t go there. Original Post 2/26 According to Adam Rubin of the Daily News, the Mets have made an offer […]

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Kelvim Escobar Could Start Season On DL

An article by posted on February 27, 2010 0 Comments

  As reported by WFAN and now confirmed on Mets.com, manager Jerry Manuel said he doesn’t think Kelvim Escobar’s ailing shoulder will allow him to be the team’s eighth-inning man by Opening Day. Escobar, who has been limited to just one Major League appearance in the past two years because of right shoulder woes, said he’s […]

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Cardinals Sign Felipe Lopez For $1.75MM

An article by posted on February 26, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Heyman is reporting via Twitter that that the Cardinals have signed second baseman Felipe Lopez for about $1.75 million dollars. The deal includes some incentive bonuses. Wow… That’s less than what the Mets signed Alex Cora for. Anyway you look at this it’s an absolute steal for the Cards. Lopez, 29, has lingered on the […]

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Jeff Francoeur Leads The Charge

An article by posted on February 26, 2010 0 Comments

When the Mets traded Ryan Church for 25 year old left fielder Jeff Francoeur, the Braves as well as every saber-head in the universe said the Mets got hosed. Lately, they don’t chirp as loudly as they once did. I think they are lying in wait for one false move by Francoeur so they could jump out and proclaim, […]

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Mets Grapefruit League Broadcasts and Probables

An article by posted on February 26, 2010 0 Comments

Here are the confirmed probable pitchers as relayed by Brian Costa for the start of Grapefruit League action on Monday, March 1st. I’ve marked those games which will be televised. Monday, intra-squad game Jack Egbert Clint Everts Travis Blackley Jon Niese Tobi Stoner R.A. Dickey Jenrry Mejia Tuesday, vs. Atlanta (SNY) Nelson Figueroa Hisanori Takahashi […]

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Mets Merized Is Looking For New Mets Bloggers & Writers

An article by posted on February 26, 2010

Baseball season is back, and just as the Mets start to limber up and get loose in spring training before beginning their Grapefruit League schedule next week, so are we. Mets Merized is now looking to staff several open spots for the 2010 season, and we are on the lookout for a few passionate Mets bloggers who love to write to join our […]

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Mets Could Have Trade In Works For Omir Santos

An article by posted on February 26, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News writes that the Mets could deal one of their surplus catchers and that teams are calling the Mets to inquire. I’m asked a lot how the Mets plan to fit six catchers with major-league experience in their system. Answer: They can’t. Barajas and Blanco clearly will be the big-league […]

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