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 Reliever Comes Up Lame, Mets Look To Void Claim

An article by posted on February 20, 2010 0 Comments

According to David Waldstein of the NY Times, the Mets are trying to void their waiver claim on left-handed pitcher Jay Marshall, who has not reported to camp because of a pre-existing shoulder injury. Jay Marshall, a left-handed reliever the Mets claimed off waivers from the Oakland Athletics last month, did not report to camp because of […]

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Spring Training Report – New Saber Stat Edition OPSwB

An article by posted on February 20, 2010 0 Comments

On Thursday, Jerry Manuel unveiled his plan that he would bat Jose Reyes in the third spot spot of the lineup, at least until Carlos Beltran re-joins the team. Yesterday, Reyes was all gung-ho for the idea. “Whatever is best for the team, I’m going to do it,” Reyes said. “Manuel is the boss. Whatever he […]

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Minaya: Our Goal Is To Win The World Series

An article by posted on February 19, 2010 0 Comments

Rich Couthino of ESPN 1050 Radio caught up with Omar Minaya and asked him about a number of Mets issues. Omar’s thoughts on the Mets going into spring training… I like this team, I think we have a good team. It’s good to see the guys playing on the field and to see Reyes fielding groundballs… […]

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Escobar Confident He’ll Be Ready By Opening Day

An article by posted on February 19, 2010 0 Comments

Friday Update Adam Rubin of the Daily News spoke with Kelvim Escobar who downplayed the shoulder soreness and expects to be ready for opening day. “It’s more like getting my strength back, getting stronger,” Escobar said. On being ready for the April 5 opener against the Marlins, Escobar added: “I think so. It’s all going […]

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Will Wright’s Confidence Lead The Mets To New Heights?

An article by posted on February 17, 2010 0 Comments

David Wright pulled no punches today when asked to share his thoughts on a variety of issues including the Carlos Beltran surgery fiasco, his role as a leader, last season’s power outage, and the Mets chances in 2010. On his role as a leader: “Each year, you develop more and more as a player and as […]

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Mets Should Sign Josh Blabaromir

An article by posted on February 17, 2010 0 Comments

Imagine how well situated the Mets would be if they could some how find the resources to sign Josh Bla-Bar-Omir to be their starting catcher for the 2010 season. Signing Josh Blabaromir would do wonders for a fanbase that still thirsts for one more big signing. It could also be the move that finally puts the […]

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Reyes Batting Third And Other Astonishing Tales

An article by posted on February 17, 2010 0 Comments

There was plenty of great chatter yesterday between Jose Reyes and the beat reporters who spoke to him at the Mets spring training complex at St. Lucie. One thing that you immediately notice is how genuinely enthusiastic Reyes is regarding his leg injury which he says is completely behind him now. “I don’t have to be […]

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Mets Offer Rod Barajas Minor League Deal… Really?

An article by posted on February 17, 2010 0 Comments

Update 9:30 am According to Jon Heyman of SI.com via Twitter, the Mets have offered Barajas a minor league contract. Huh? This makes no sense… Why would Barajas accept a minor league deal? Heyman says he gets low dollars if he makes the team… Not sure what that means exactly, other than the Mets have […]

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Vintage Mets: 1969 Was A Very Good Year

An article by posted on February 16, 2010 0 Comments

Here’s a video that recently popped up, and when I saw it I just knew I had to share it with you. It’s the late Lindsey Nelson trying, but not really succeeding, to interview the Mets in the locker room just after they won the 1969 World Series against the Orioles. It’s a real trip watching […]

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Mets Merized 2010 – Something Wicked This Way Comes

An article by posted on February 16, 2010 0 Comments

Hi MetsMerizers! This is the first in a series of posts detailing what we have in store for you this season, our fifth since we went online, and our sixth overall.   To begin, our incredible graphics designer and senior editor Kelly Horn, just finished a major re-design of our MMO Graphics. And what an Amazin’ job she did! As […]

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