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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How Did Sean Green Nail The Final Bullpen Spot?

An article by posted on April 4, 2010 0 Comments

When the Mets made their final cuts today, it opened the door for plenty of second guessing from diehard Mets fans and media alike. The Mets never make it easy on themselves… One of the more peculiar decisions the Mets made in finalizing their 25 man roster today, was deciding to keep reliever Sean Green over […]

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Mets Cut Carter, Figueroa; Keep Mejia, Catalanotto

An article by posted on April 3, 2010 0 Comments

After tonights 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, the Mets informed Kiko Calero, Nelson Figueroa, Chris Carter, Bobby Parnell, Russ Adams and Elmer Dessens they will not be on the 25-man roster. While we expected Chris Carter and Kiko Calero to be cut in favor of Frank Catalanotto and Jenrry Mejia as I wrote earlier […]

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Johan Is Part Tug McGraw and Part Tom Seaver

An article by posted on April 3, 2010 0 Comments

Rich Couthino of ESPN NY, had  solid piece on Johan Santana yesterday and I wanted to share some of Johan’s great quotes on the upcoming season and his thoughts on all the media naysayers who see the Mets floundering near the bottom of the standings. According to Couthino, the resident ace of the Met staff sees […]

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A Preview Of The 2010 Mets: Believe In Miracles

An article by posted on April 3, 2010 0 Comments

After yesterday’s big round of cuts and today’s expected cuts of Omir Santos and Raul Valdez, the Mets 25 Man Roster looks hardly like anything we expected after the offseason began. That’s not to say it’s good or bad, but somewhat surprising to say the least. The 2010 reconstruction plan was going to be predicated on […]

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MMO 2010 New York Mets Predictions

An article by posted on April 3, 2010 0 Comments

How many games will the Mets win this season? Jeff S – 75 Brandyn C – 96 Rob S – 76 Michael B – 90 Dave L – 86 Tom S – 85 Satish R – 95 Greg P – 90 Joe D – 89 Who will lead the Mets in Runs Batted In? Jeff […]

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Here’s Hoping That Pedro Feliciano Wins The Setup Job

An article by posted on April 2, 2010 0 Comments

Last week we quoted an article from Alden Gonzalez  who first reported that Mets left-handed reliever Pedro Feliciano wanted to be considered for the eighth-inning setup role. “I just want to be the setup man,” Feliciano said prior to his club’s game against the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium, which resulted in a 2-1 loss. […]

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Latest Mets News From Jerry Manuel

An article by posted on April 2, 2010 0 Comments

Jerry Manuel was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN today, and was chock full of information, essentially detailing some last minute items of note as the Mets get set for Opening Day. To begin, the last roster spot is down to the same two guys I mentioned on Wednesday, infielders Chris Carter and Frank Catalanotto. While […]

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Omar On Why Jose Reyes Will Start Season On The DL

An article by posted on April 1, 2010 0 Comments

Updated post 4/1 2:40 pm Omar Minaya and Jose Reyes spoke to reporters today and shed some light on why the decision was made to place Jose Reyes on the disabled list yesterday. “We want him for the whole year, and Opening Day is traditionally a big day, but the goal is to be able […]

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Mike Jacobs To Start At First Base, Murphy Out Six Weeks

An article by posted on April 1, 2010 0 Comments

Update 4/1 7:15 am General Manager Omar Minaya told reporters that Mike Jacobs, who is in camp on a minor-league deal, is the front-runner for the position to start the season. “I wish that did not happen, but we have to always be prepared,” Minaya said. “That’s why we come to spring training having signed free […]

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Mets Phenom, Sidd Finch, Turns Twenty-Five

An article by posted on April 1, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Phenom, Sidd Finch, Turns Twenty-Five

It’s now been a quarter century since Sports Illustrated pulled off one of the most elaborate and memorable pranks in sports. It was 25 years ago on this day, April Fools Day, that the esteemed sports magazine ran a featured story on the Mets latest pitching phenom, Sidd Finch. Finch wasn’t just an ordinary phenom, far […]

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