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 Release Josh Fogg

An article by posted on March 19, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of the Daily News, the Mets have released RHP Josh Fogg. Fogg, who signed a minor league deal with the Mets in January, did not appear in a Grapefruit League game with the Mets this spring and so he requested his release to give him some time to catch on with another team. […]

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Is Manuel Leaning Toward Mike Jacobs At First Base?

An article by posted on March 19, 2010 0 Comments

I created quite a firestorm the other day when I wrote… I’m just kidding, I always wanted to know what it felt like to write an intro like that… One of our readers (Bayonne Met Fan) posted a link to a comment by Adam Rubin that read, Look for Jacobs to even potentially chip away […]

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Parnell and Green Could Be Out, Beimel Still In Picture

An article by posted on March 19, 2010 0 Comments

In a new post to his blog, Adam Rubin of the Daily News, analyzes the Mets spring training battles and speculates on the potential Opening Day roster. Regarding the rotation, Adam believes that Jon Niese is still the front-runner to be the team’s fifth starter and writes, The smart money still has Jon Niese claiming the final slot in the rotation […]

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Beltran Planning Early May Return?

An article by posted on March 19, 2010 0 Comments

The New York Mets are really hoping to surprise some people this season after the dismal, injury-riddled 2009, but a portion of that expectation is resting on the rehab from surgery on the right knee of Carlos Beltran. According to the New York Daily News, Beltran is likely going to be back in the lineup before early May. […]

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Jenrry Mejia Is Creating Quite A Commotion

An article by posted on March 18, 2010 0 Comments

I wonder if Mike Pelfrey and John Maine would create as much a stir as young Jenrry Mejia if they too simply decided to throw strikes whenever they got on a mound. I also wonder how long it will be before both of them realize it’s now or never if they intend to hang onto […]

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Morning Grind: Put Up Your Elijah Dukes!

An article by posted on March 18, 2010 0 Comments

On Wednesday, the Washington Nationals finally washed their hands of outfielder Elijah Dukes and released him. Can you imagine that… The worst team in the National League cutting bait with the promissing, but troubled, young outfielder not because of any off the field incident or behavioral issue, but simply because he simply wasn’t that good… […]

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Mets Have Third Best Quartet Of Core Players In Baseball

An article by posted on March 17, 2010 0 Comments

Tim Marchman of SI.com, had an interesting piece yesterday in which he ranks each MLB teams core players. By his definition, core players would be the top four players. By his reckoning, the top five quartets in baseball are as follows: 1. Yankees (CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson) 2. Phillies (Chase Utley, […]

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Mets Should Pass On Ray’s Andy Sonnanstine

An article by posted on March 17, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported yesterday that Tampa Bay Rays RHP Andy Sonnanstine could be on the trading block. There will probably be plenty of trade rumors surrounding Rays right-hander Andy Sonnanstine over the final few weeks of spring training. But no one has made a formal inquiry yet, one major league […]

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Mets Notes: Wright’s Power, Leadership, Is Figgy In, Is Parnell Out

An article by posted on March 17, 2010 0 Comments

Here are some questions I asked of Mets beat writer, Brian Costa of The Star Ledger, during his live chat yesterday. Joe D: Will Bobby Parnell get lost in a numbers game and start the season in Buffalo? Will he ever revert back to starting as opposed to relief? Brian Costa: I don’t think he’s […]

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Mets Kicking The Tires On Cristian Guzman

An article by posted on March 16, 2010 0 Comments

In a sign that Mets shortstop Jose Reyes might be out closer to eight weeks rather than two weeks, the Mets are reportedly looking at Cristian Guzman as a possible temporary replacement. Rich Coutinho of ESPN reported via  Twitter, The Mets may be looking for another SS since Reyes could be out a few weeks- I […]

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