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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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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Will Wright’s Confidence Lead The Mets To New Heights?

An article by posted on February 17, 2010 0 Comments

David Wright pulled no punches today when asked to share his thoughts on a variety of issues including the Carlos Beltran surgery fiasco, his role as a leader, last season’s power outage, and the Mets chances in 2010. On his role as a leader: “Each year, you develop more and more as a player and as […]

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Mets Should Sign Josh Blabaromir

An article by posted on February 17, 2010 0 Comments

Imagine how well situated the Mets would be if they could some how find the resources to sign Josh Bla-Bar-Omir to be their starting catcher for the 2010 season. Signing Josh Blabaromir would do wonders for a fanbase that still thirsts for one more big signing. It could also be the move that finally puts the […]

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Reyes Batting Third And Other Astonishing Tales

An article by posted on February 17, 2010 0 Comments

There was plenty of great chatter yesterday between Jose Reyes and the beat reporters who spoke to him at the Mets spring training complex at St. Lucie. One thing that you immediately notice is how genuinely enthusiastic Reyes is regarding his leg injury which he says is completely behind him now. “I don’t have to be […]

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