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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Ben Sheets Is Gaining Interest, Will Throw Today

An article by posted on January 19, 2010 0 Comments

As most of you already know, Ben Sheets spent the 2009 season recovering from surgery to fix up his torn flexor tendon, but now he seems to be recovering pretty good. A slew of teams will be showing up later today to see Sheets pitch for the first time in almost a year. Then soon […]

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Spring Is In The Air, Training That Is…

An article by posted on January 18, 2010 0 Comments

According to Brian Costa of The Star-Ledger, the Mets will hold a voluntary minicamp next week as reported via his Twitter account. Mets will hold a voluntary 3-day minicamp next week in Port St. Lucie. Perez, Santana, Niese, Maine, Murphy among those likely to attend. I’m sure there will be even more players on hand, but I’m […]

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Cheaters, Phonies and Fakes

An article by posted on January 17, 2010 0 Comments

Former Yankees, Cardinals and Giants slugger, Jack Clark, didn’t have any kind words to say about Mark McGwire’s recent admissions that he used steroids and PED’s. “It’s a shame that he thinks we’re all stupid, that he only did steroids because of injuries. That’s such a cop-out, such a lie. These guys did steroids to […]

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Mets Sign John Maine And Avoid Arbitration

An article by posted on January 15, 2010 0 Comments

Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, is reporting that the Mets have agreed to a new contract with John Maine tonight, thus avoiding arbitration with the right-hander. According to the Associated Press the deal is worth $3.3 million guaranteed and Maine can earn an additional $225,000 in performance bonuses based on games started. Maine, 28, went 7-6 […]

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2010 MLB Amateur Draft (Updated)

An article by posted on January 15, 2010 0 Comments

Here is the updated version of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft. The Mets forfeited a second round pick when they signed Jason Bay. All the Type A free agents have been accounted for now that Jose Valverde has signed with the Detroit Tigers. Only three Type B free agents remain: Brian Shouse, Rod Barajas and Joel Pineiro. Their […]

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Jeff Wilpon Fails To Deliver On His Promises

An article by posted on January 15, 2010 0 Comments

On October 4th, after the conclusion of the worst season in the Omar Minaya era, Jeff Wilpon appeared with Minaya and Dave Howard on WFAN with Mike Francesa. When Wilpon was pressed by Francesa to spell out specifically what he would do differently in 2010, Wilpon responded as follows: “Obviously, mistakes were made with respect to […]

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Beltran Says Accusations Are False

An article by posted on January 14, 2010 0 Comments

The following is a statement from Carlos Beltran via his agent Scott Boras. I am totally surprised by the reaction to my recent knee surgery. I have done nothing but follow the directions of my doctors. Any accusations that I ignored or defied the team’s wishes are simply false. I also spoke to Omar Minaya […]

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Boras: Mets Knew, Doctor And Trainer Gave Consent

An article by posted on January 14, 2010 0 Comments

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, a person with knowledge of the situation said Beltran did not obtain advance written consent from the club to have the surgery, which was performed by his personal physician, Dr. Richard Steadman, in Colorado. However, Carlos Beltran’s agent Scott Boras, disputed that account last night. He said the […]

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Carlos Beltran Out 12-18 Weeks

An article by posted on January 14, 2010 0 Comments

Bad news… Joel Sherman of the New York Post has just reported on SNY that Mets centerfielder Carlos Beltran underwent some sort of surgery on his knee and will miss a minimum of 8-12 weeks. Reportedly, Beltran underwent this procedure without permission from the team. Last season, Beltran was very upset with how the Mets handled the bone […]

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Mets Conference Call Summary

An article by posted on January 14, 2010 0 Comments

Here is a quick recap of some of the highlights of today’s conference call with the media regarding Carlos Beltran. Mets Assistant GM John Ricco conducted the call while Jay Horwitz moderated. Burkhardt – Did Carlos Beltran do this without team permission? Ricco - There is an issue with the process in that we told the the […]

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