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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Fernando Martinez Will Start Season At Buffalo

An article by posted on March 15, 2010 0 Comments

Update 5:00 pm Fernando Martinez will start the season in the minors according to Omar Minaya a guest on SNY. Well, I’m glad we got that settled… Original Post 7:00 am Jon Harper of the Daily News penned an interesting piece in which he he concludes that Mets prospect Fernando Martinez should be the starting center […]

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Thole and Nieuwenhuis Among First Cuts From Mets Camp

An article by posted on March 15, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News reports that fourteen players have been cut from Mets camp and reassigned to minor league camp. Most notable among them, but hardly a surprise is catcher Josh Thole who will start the season in AAA-Buffalo where he will hone his defensive skills. We may see him again this season, but probably not […]

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Johan Throws Four Santana-Esque Innings

An article by posted on March 14, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets go into the 2010 season with plenty of question marks regarding a number of different things. One certainty however, is their ace Johan Santana who delivered four solid innings against the Marlins today in his second start of the grapefruit season. Many of us, including myself, have been anxiously awaiting for that one quintessential moment […]

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Ruben Tejada Reporting For Duty

An article by posted on March 13, 2010 0 Comments

As most of us Mets fans know by now, Jose Reyes is expected to start the season on the disabled list due to an overactive thyroid. He is expected to cease all activities for 2-8 weeks. Both Jerry Manuel and Omar Minaya have said that Reyes will most likely be replaced with 20-year old Ruben Tejada, who played […]

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Carlos Beltran Could Return In Mid April

An article by posted on March 12, 2010 0 Comments

Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger reports that Carlos Beltran expects to begin playing in rehab games by early April. By April, Beltran believes he will be able to play in rehabilitation games. Then it would take about a week to 10 days before he could rejoin the club. Acclimating to baseball will be easy. Getting to […]

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Morning Grind: Reyes Aftermath Shows Depth Is Still A Problem

An article by posted on March 12, 2010 0 Comments

It seems like the more things change, the more they stay the same. After coming off a miserable season that was marred by injury in 2009, what made that season worse than it should have been was the apparent lack of depth. Carlos Delgado goes down and is replaced by untested leftfielder Daniel Murphy… Jose […]

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Reyes Needs To Completely Shut It Down

An article by posted on March 11, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 3/11 12:50 pm Reyes Will Be Okay, But Needs To Completely Shut It Down For A Few Weeks… In a surprise development to the Mets and Jose Reyes’ agent, the shortstop will remain in New York for several weeks and open the season on the DL. Test results to determine the extent of Jose […]

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The Time For Short-Sightedness Must Come To An End

An article by posted on March 11, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin, of the Daily News, Jerry Manuel  does in fact intend to use Jenrry Mejia in short relief appearances. First, Mr. Rubin’s quote, than my outrage. Look for Manuel to get his way with Jenrry Mejia, at least as far as working the 20-year-old righthander as a reliever from this point forward […]

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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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