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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You Can Cross Throwing Strikes Off The To-Do List

An article by posted on February 22, 2010 0 Comments

Marty Noble at MLB.com posted some great news this weekend and it seems that the Mets are going to make throwing strikes a top priority this spring with the hope that it carries over to the regular season come Opening Day. At least we now know why the Mets walked the second most batters in the majors […]

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Poll Results: Mets First Base Outlook

An article by posted on February 21, 2010 0 Comments

A few days ago, my co-writer Danny Krieger wrote a nice post pitting the recently acquired Mike Jacobs against the incumbent Daniel Murphy. I decided to do a quick 4-day poll to see what our readers thought about the Mets first base situation going into the 2010 season. Here are those results: And the winner […]

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The Song Remains The Same

An article by posted on February 21, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday, Mets owner Fred Wilpon met with reporters and responded to some questions. I was intrigued, but not surprised to this particular line of questioning: Q: An author said you were selling the team because of the Madoff scandal (Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 felonies involving a Ponzi scheme). Were those claims off-base? Wilpon: […]

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Another Hip Surgery Wipes Out Carlos Delgado

An article by posted on February 20, 2010 0 Comments

ESPN is now confirming and earlier report that Carlos Delgado had hip surgery this week — his second such surgery in less than a year — and will be sidelined at least four months. Delgado’s agent David Sloane, said the former Mets first baseman intends play again this season. According to the NY Posts, Delgado also underwent microfracture surgery […]

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Projected 2010 Opening Day Lineup Looks Formidable

An article by posted on February 20, 2010 0 Comments

With news that the Mets have signed catcher Rod Barajas, it certainly adds some punch to the bottom of the order that we didn’t have with Omir Santos or Henry Blanco. Yesterday the Mets blogosphere was abuzz with the news that Jose Reyes will be the likely number three hitter at least until Carlos Beltran […]

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Done Deal! Mets Sign Rod Barajas

An article by posted on February 20, 2010 0 Comments

Update 4:00 PM Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports says the Mets have indeed signed free-agent Rod Barajas to a one-year, $1 million contract. Barajas can earn another $1 million in ‘easily-attainable incentives,’ according to Rosenthal. This morning I wrote that I believed Barajas would accept the Mets latest offer. I also wrote that it would […]

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Mets Reliever Comes Up Lame, Mets Look To Void Claim

An article by posted on February 20, 2010 0 Comments

According to David Waldstein of the NY Times, the Mets are trying to void their waiver claim on left-handed pitcher Jay Marshall, who has not reported to camp because of a pre-existing shoulder injury. Jay Marshall, a left-handed reliever the Mets claimed off waivers from the Oakland Athletics last month, did not report to camp because of […]

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Spring Training Report – New Saber Stat Edition OPSwB

An article by posted on February 20, 2010 0 Comments

On Thursday, Jerry Manuel unveiled his plan that he would bat Jose Reyes in the third spot spot of the lineup, at least until Carlos Beltran re-joins the team. Yesterday, Reyes was all gung-ho for the idea. “Whatever is best for the team, I’m going to do it,” Reyes said. “Manuel is the boss. Whatever he […]

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Minaya: Our Goal Is To Win The World Series

An article by posted on February 19, 2010 0 Comments

Rich Couthino of ESPN 1050 Radio caught up with Omar Minaya and asked him about a number of Mets issues. Omar’s thoughts on the Mets going into spring training… I like this team, I think we have a good team. It’s good to see the guys playing on the field and to see Reyes fielding groundballs… […]

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Escobar Confident He’ll Be Ready By Opening Day

An article by posted on February 19, 2010 0 Comments

Friday Update Adam Rubin of the Daily News spoke with Kelvim Escobar who downplayed the shoulder soreness and expects to be ready for opening day. “It’s more like getting my strength back, getting stronger,” Escobar said. On being ready for the April 5 opener against the Marlins, Escobar added: “I think so. It’s all going […]

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