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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Minor League News: F-Mart, Gee, Stoner Reassigned

An article by posted on March 6, 2009

Adam Rubin of the Daily News, reports that after today’s 5-4 win against the Cardinals, the Mets made some roster moves. Fernando Martinez, Jose Coronado, Mike Antonini, Michel Abreu, Tobi Stoner, Adam Bostick and Dillon Gee have all been reassigned to minor league camp. The Mets now have 42 players in camp. Hopefully, we’ll see a […]

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Mets Injury Updates (They Are Piling Up)

An article by posted on March 6, 2009

With the recent departures of the WBC bound Mets coupled with the accumulating players with a variety of bumps and bruises, it’s a small wonder that they can even field a lineup card. Reese Havens – Havens was penciled in at shortstop for todays game against the Cardinals, but ended up being a last minute scratch because […]

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Mets Happenings – Around The Bases

An article by posted on March 6, 2009

I recently read an article over at Dugout Central, and the topic was who should throw out the first pitch at the new Mets and Yankees stadiums. They came up with some solid choices including Tom Seaver pitching to Mike Piazza, Jack Fisher and a combination of Davey Johnson and a Gil Hodges sibling. I have my own preference […]

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Prospect Watch: Reese Havens – SS

An article by posted on March 6, 2009

Mets Get A Peak Into Their Future! In todays game against the Cardinals, the Mets will get a look at 2008 first round draft pick, Reese Havens. Havens will be playing shortstop and batting ninth. Adam Rubin of the Daily News and frequent contributor to Baseball America, writes a short bio on him today. He […]

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Mets Notes: Church Out, Tatis In, Pedro Close?

An article by posted on March 5, 2009

Ryan Church was supposed to be in the starting lineup today against Italy, but was scratched after he was seen hobbling around the clubhouse all morning with an ice pack attached to his right knee. It doesn’t sound like anything serious as he reportedly joked about it to reporters. With the news that Alex Rodriguez will […]

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Breaking News: A-Rod To Miss 10 Weeks

An article by posted on March 5, 2009

ESPN is reporting that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, will miss at least ten weeks due to surgery to remove a cyst on his hip. Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will have surgery to remove a cyst from his right hip and will be out 10 weeks, Rodriguez’s brother told ESPNdeportes.com on Thursday. Joe Rodriguez, […]

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Castro Seems To Be Responding With The Bat

An article by posted on March 5, 2009

The other day I referred to a couple of reports that said the Mets were still looking to unload Ramon Castro and possibly replace him with Pudge Rodriguez. Castro’s name was also mentioned quite frequently around the time of the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas. I wonder if the talk is having a little bit of a motivational effect […]

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Santana Cruises In Bullpen Session, But I Still Have Issues

An article by posted on March 4, 2009

And your Opening Day starter is… Well, it’s still a mystery… Yesterday, several sources reported that Johan Santana would not be ready in time to make the start on Opening Day. Today, everyone is reporting that Johan Santana will make the start on Opening Day including Johan himself. “As of right now, my mindset is for Opening […]

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A-Rod Wishes Reyes Was Leading Off For The Yankees

An article by posted on March 4, 2009

Open mouth… Insert foot… A-Rod has done it again… No he isn’t admitting to taking more anabolic steroids, I’m talking about opening the large orifice on his face that he sometimes opens and closes to prove his stupidity on a daily basis. After watching his teammate on the Dominican team Jose Reyes wreak havoc on the […]

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How Much Do Stats Matter?

An article by posted on March 4, 2009

The 2009 PECOTA projections by Baseball Prospectus was the big topic on MLB Network recently, and a lively debate ensued on the decade old argument of how big a role stats play in the game. Harold Reynolds and Sean Casey stand up for the old standbys “touch and feel” and “heart”, with Reynolds going so far as saying […]

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Freddy Garcia Isn’t Fooling Anybody

An article by posted on March 3, 2009

The more you see of Freddy Garcia, the more grateful you become that he was only signed to a minor league contract. Garcia started today’s game against the Cardinals and once again he had a brutal outing. His fastball hovered at around 85 MPH and was as flat as a pancake. This time, Garcia was able to […]

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Pecota Projections Versus Las Vegas

An article by posted on March 3, 2009

Here are some new projections which certainly bode well for the New York Mets. The first is the most recently updated PECOTA Standings from Baseball Prospectus. Here are the Las Vegas Under/Over rankings for the NL. Interesting to note that even though both sources used uniquely different methods to calculate their projections, yet both have projected a 91 win season for […]

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