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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K-Rod Feeling Better, Returns To Spring Training

An article by posted on March 9, 2010 0 Comments

According to Yahoo! Sports, All-Star closer Francisco Rodriguez returned to New York Mets camp on Monday after being hampered by conjunctivitis for more than two weeks. He also threw a very successful bullpen session this morning at Port St. Lucie. Rodriguez had been told to stay away from the team until the pink eye cleared, […]

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Morning Grind: Another Rumor, Competition Is Good, Carter Not So Much

An article by posted on March 9, 2010 0 Comments

Okay so it’s almost afternoon, but Afternoon Grind doesn’t have that same ring to it… Making The Grade According to Adam Rubin, Bobby Parnell and/or Sean Green could be in at least a little trouble in making the club. Or at least in a competition. If Jenrry Mejia and/or Hisanori Takahashi sneaks into the bullpen, […]

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Jenrry Mejia Will Start Season In Class-AA Binghamton

An article by posted on March 8, 2010 0 Comments

Last week, manager Jerry Manual and pitching coach Dan Warthen started a mild furor in the Mets blogosphere with comments suggesting that 20-year old Jenrry Mejia could start the season in the Mets bullpen, possibly even as the setup man. According to Brian Costa, Omar Minaya and Mets officials completely shot down any thoughts about […]

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Adam Rubin: Kelvim Escobar Stops Throwing

An article by posted on March 8, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of the Daily News, Kelvim Escobar has ceased all pitching activities and is still feeling weakness in his shoulder. “When I tried to throw last week, it was weak,” Escobar said. “It didn’t feel right. … I will take my time and do my exercises.” Escobar said he was ashamed he’s […]

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The Morning Grind Is Back: Ollie, Dead At 50, Demi Moore, Omir-acle Part Deux?

An article by posted on March 8, 2010 0 Comments

As the season slowly inches closer day by day, it’s time to resurrect our daily feature entitled, “The Morning Grind”. As we did last season, I’ll give you my reflections on the latest Mets and MLB stuff and give you something to ponder and sound off on. Jump right in and give us your two cents. Oliver’s Story […]

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Niese, Mejia, Figueroa Sparkle In Grapefruit Action

An article by posted on March 5, 2010 0 Comments

RHP Jenrry Mejia and LHP Jonathan Niese both delivered solid performances today during the Mets 4-3 extra-innings loss to the Marlins. Despite the losing effort, the Mets dugout was all smiles particularly Jerry Manuel who was delighted in what he saw from his two young starting pitchers this afternoon. Niese started and threw 2.2 innings allowing one […]

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Is Kiko Calero A Better LOOGY Than Joe Beimel?

An article by posted on March 5, 2010 0 Comments

You may have already read that even though the Mets just signed right-handed reliever Kiko Calero to a minor league contract, the Mets still remained interested in free agent reliever Joe Beimel. The Mets already have an offer on the table for the local southpaw, but Beimel is looking for something closer to $2 million […]

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Jose Reyes Scratched Again; Concern Deepens

An article by posted on March 5, 2010 0 Comments

Only 24 hours after being cleared to play in todays game against the Marlins, shortstop Jose Reyes has been scratched again because of concerns about his thyroid levels. He will be going to New York for further testing instead. Adam Rubin of the Daily News, who has been closely following this story, gives this latest update: It may be an […]

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Everything Riding On Pelfrey, Maine and Ollie Again

An article by posted on March 5, 2010 0 Comments

As was the case a year ago, the Mets once again enter the season with high hopes and plenty of demons to exorcise from the prior season. And much like last season, Mike Pelfrey, John Maine and Oliver Perez will be counted on heavily to deliver the best performances of their careers. That’s not really asking […]

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Halladay Looks Like An Ace, Throws Two Perfect Innings

An article by posted on March 5, 2010 0 Comments

If first impressions are important to baseball fans in Philadelphia, new Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay aced his entry exam. Halladay got the Grapefruit League schedule unde way with two near-perfect innings in the Phillies’ 3-2 win over the New York Yankees on Thursday. The 32-year-old Halladay threw a pair of  innings while striking out three. As we […]

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