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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Mets Have Third Best Quartet Of Core Players In Baseball

An article by posted on March 17, 2010 0 Comments

Tim Marchman of SI.com, had an interesting piece yesterday in which he ranks each MLB teams core players. By his definition, core players would be the top four players. By his reckoning, the top five quartets in baseball are as follows: 1. Yankees (CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson) 2. Phillies (Chase Utley, […]

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Mets Should Pass On Ray’s Andy Sonnanstine

An article by posted on March 17, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported yesterday that Tampa Bay Rays RHP Andy Sonnanstine could be on the trading block. There will probably be plenty of trade rumors surrounding Rays right-hander Andy Sonnanstine over the final few weeks of spring training. But no one has made a formal inquiry yet, one major league […]

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Mets Notes: Wright’s Power, Leadership, Is Figgy In, Is Parnell Out

An article by posted on March 17, 2010 0 Comments

Here are some questions I asked of Mets beat writer, Brian Costa of The Star Ledger, during his live chat yesterday. Joe D: Will Bobby Parnell get lost in a numbers game and start the season in Buffalo? Will he ever revert back to starting as opposed to relief? Brian Costa: I don’t think he’s […]

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Mets Kicking The Tires On Cristian Guzman

An article by posted on March 16, 2010 0 Comments

In a sign that Mets shortstop Jose Reyes might be out closer to eight weeks rather than two weeks, the Mets are reportedly looking at Cristian Guzman as a possible temporary replacement. Rich Coutinho of ESPN reported via  Twitter, The Mets may be looking for another SS since Reyes could be out a few weeks- I […]

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Floating Realignment Will Not Bring Competitive Balance

An article by posted on March 16, 2010 0 Comments

Earlier this week, Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated revealed that Bud Selig has setup a task force of fourteen people whom he refers to as the “special committee for on-field matters”. The purpose of this committee is to review certain areas of concern within the game and make recommendations regarding the implementation of some changes. Among those issues that are […]

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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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