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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Bobby Parnell Draws Rave Reviews From Manuel

An article by posted on March 14, 2009

A longshot to make the team at first, Bobby Parnell may have suddenly thrust himself smack, dab in the middle of the pack of those relievers trying to carve out a role in the bullpen. Parnell has had an okay spring thus far, but yesterdays effort against the Detroit Tigers may have been his defining moment. […]

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Time To Say Goodbye To Freddy Garcia

An article by posted on March 13, 2009

When the Mets first signed Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract, he boastfully proclaimed that the number five starters job was his. In his mind it was never a competition and in fact when asked to comment on it he said,  ”Either they give me the job or I’ll go pitch for someone else.” […]

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Mets Notes

An article by posted on March 13, 2009

A new daily feature that will keep you fully briefed on the current state of the Mets. One post with all you need to know until tomorrow. Domestic Policy Nick Evans is making it very hard for the Mets to send him back to Buffalo. He is now batting .313 and lead the team with […]

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Give The Damn 5th Starter Job To Jon Niese!

An article by posted on March 13, 2009
Give The Damn 5th Starter Job To Jon Niese!

I’m growing tired of watching these Mets pitchers compete for the fifth starter job. I just wish the Mets would go with Jon Niese at this point and let everybody else go. And I mean everybody including Tim Redding and his guaranteed contract. I’ve seen all I needed to see from Redding. I’ve been opposed […]

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Mets Trim Four Players, More Questions About Bench…

An article by posted on March 13, 2009

Adam Rubin reported on his blog that the Mets have trimmed four players from the roster immediately after last nights 16-8 loss to the Marlins. Rob Mackowiak, Eddie Kunz, Valerio de los Santos and Josh Thole were each sent to minor league camp. Yesterday I wrote that Eddie Kunz had no shot and would close […]

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Are Mets Back In Market For Lefty Reliever?

An article by posted on March 12, 2009

After the Mets released Duaner Sanchez, it was assumed by many that he would be replaced by one of the many candidates in camp. However, Marty Noble of mets.com gave an interesting answer in his mailbag today that leads me to believe Omar is not done shopping. Minaya indicated Tuesday the club may look at […]

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There Are Three Times When It’s Okay To Lie About Your Age

An article by posted on March 12, 2009

As far as I’m concerned there are only three times when it is okay to lie about your age. 1. It’s okay for women to say they are 29 instead of 30, it’s an emotional plateau for them and if it makes them feel good, why not. 2. It’s okay to lie about your age […]

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Mets Sign Nine Including Dan Murphy

An article by posted on March 12, 2009

The Mets took care of some business today and signed the following nine players for the 2009 season. Dan Murphy – $401,000 (Will get close to 425 AB this season barring a disaster.) Nick Evans – $403,000 (I wonder why he got more than Murphy?) Robinson Cancel – $408,000 (I think he will get 80-100 at-bats […]

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Thursday Mets Intelligence Briefing

An article by posted on March 12, 2009

A new daily feature that will keep you fully briefed on the current state of the Mets. One post with all you need to know until tomorrow. Domestic Affairs Now that the Dominican Republic has been eliminated from the WBC, shortstop Jose Reyes and left fielder Fernando Tatis are flying back to St. Lucie and will be in […]

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Steve Phillips Weighs In On Pedro and Pudge

An article by posted on March 12, 2009

Former Mets GM and current ESPN analyst Steve Phillips gave his thoughts on Pedro Martinez last night, and even though there’s no chance the Mets would pursue him, I found what he had to say very interesting. After watching Martinez last year, I had real doubts whether he’d be a competitive major league pitcher again. But […]

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The Final Spots In The Bullpen

An article by posted on March 11, 2009

This year’s bullpen is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory for Mets fans. On paper, it is a marvel to look at it and though the final pieces have yet to be etched in stone, the possibilities all look so promising. Here is how the bullpen looks so far: Closer – […]

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Cory Sullivan Isn’t Messing Around

An article by posted on March 11, 2009

Cory Sullivan has adopted a take no prisoners approach to spring training this season. Even though he signed a major league contract in January to play with the Mets, he is taking no chances. He’s not walking around with a sense of entitlement believing that he doesn’t have to try hard because he is a lock to […]

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