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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If Charges Stick, Should Gooden Be Honored In August?

An article by posted on March 25, 2010 0 Comments

As most Mets fans know by now, former Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden was arrested yesterday after fleeing the scene of an accident. He was driving with his five year old son at the time and everyone involved was unharmed. The story first broke on Deadspin so you can imagine all the delirious twists and turns […]

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Jon Niese Is Closing In On A Rotation Spot

An article by posted on March 24, 2010 0 Comments

Joining in the latest new blog craze, we’ll be linking to you to some other great reads each day as you may have already seen on some other Mets sites. Last summer, before his leg betrayed him, Jon Niese provided his manager a glimpse of how good it all could be. Jerry Manuel has retained […]

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Gary Matthews Beating Out Pagan For CF Job, So Lets Trade Him?

An article by posted on March 24, 2010 0 Comments

When the Mets traded reliever Brian Stokes in exchange for outfielder Gary Matthews Jr., the move was met with much skepticism. The original idea was to back up Angel Pagan who would take over in centerfield during Carlos Beltran’s absence, but Omar Minaya said right from the start that Matthews would be in the mix […]

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Jenrry Mejia Passes Latest Test, Looks Like He’s In

An article by posted on March 24, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday was a big day for 20-year old RHP Jenrry Mejia as he continues to move closer toward locking up a spot in the 2010 Mets bullpen. He passed his test of working on back-to-back days with flying colors. The young phenom pitched a perfect inning of relief in the Mets’ 7-6 exhibition victory over the Braves, […]

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Jose Reyes Is Back, Will Be Ready Opening Day

An article by posted on March 23, 2010 0 Comments

Great news to report Mets fans… The Mets announced on Tuesday morning that their starting shortstop’s thyroid readings have normalized and that he has been cleared to engage in baseball activities. Reyes is expected to resume his Spring Training upon his arrival in camp. His thyroid levels have returned to normal, and he is on […]

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Ike Davis Sent To Minor League Camp

An article by posted on March 23, 2010 0 Comments

First base prospect Ike Davis has been sent to minor-league camp, according to David Lennon of Newsday via  Twitter. Ike Davis headed down today. No Opening Day for him. Davis ends a solid spring debut with a .480 batting average, three home runs and ten RBI’s in 25 at-bats. He made quite an impression on the […]

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Watch The Lineup Tonight On MSG!

An article by posted on March 23, 2010 0 Comments
Watch The Lineup Tonight On MSG!

Here’s something well worth watching tonight at 10:00 PM EST on MSG. “The Lineup: New York’s All-Time Best Baseball Players,” a new original series and interactive fantasy game that will determine the best baseball players in the history of New York, premier tonight on MSG Network with “Catchers,” the first of ten weekly episodes. Each […]

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Mike Pelfrey Keeps Sinking, Chris Carter Keeps Rising

An article by posted on March 22, 2010 0 Comments

Mike Pelfrey had another rough outing today as the Washington Nationals beat the Mets 7-5. Pelfrey allowed four home runs giving up two homers each to Ryan Zimmerman and Josh Willingham. Zimmerman hit a booming solo shot in the first and a two-run shot in the fifth, while Willingham had a solo shot in the second and […]

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Spring Training Battles – Odds To Make The Final Cut

An article by posted on March 22, 2010 0 Comments

As the Mets round the final turn and race down the stretch and toward the finish line, let’s take a look at which players will be standing in the winners circle come April 3rd. Remember, many leads are always lost as the pack tightens up near the finish line, but here’s how I see it now. […]

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Mets Say Not Interested In Mike Lowell? (Lennon)

An article by posted on March 22, 2010 0 Comments

Most of you who read this site are well aware of the competition for first base between Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis, Mike Jacobs and Fernando Tatis. Top prospect, Ike Davis is out-hitting and out-producing the competition and is miles ahead of the pack, but his youth and inexperience may have him ticketed for a one-way […]

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