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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Who’s The Better Fit, Fernando Tatis or Ryan Garko?

An article by posted on January 25, 2010 0 Comments

Mike Puma of the NY Post, opined that Fernando Tatis could be re-signed by the Mets if they decide to take a pass on Carlos Delgado. The prevailing wisdon is that Tatis would be able to platoon with the left-handed Daniel Murphy at first base. As most of you know, I’m not thrilled with the idea […]

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Delgado Limps Himself Out Of First Base Job

An article by posted on January 25, 2010 0 Comments

Jayson Stark of ESPN, reported yesterday that scouts who have seen Delgado try to play first base in Puerto Rico are not impressed. He writes,   “He’s got no range at first — none,” said one scout. “He actually limps out there. He can’t play first on a day-to-day basis. I think he can still DH, because he’s […]

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Trying To Make Sense Of The Outrage

An article by posted on January 24, 2010 0 Comments

Only Mets fans can spend 48 hours vigorously debating a trade that swapped one 25th man for another. All of a sudden Brian Stokes, who allowed 72 hits and 38 walks in just 70 innings, is likened to a budding star due to his same old and tired 95 mph fastball that has yet to […]

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We Have Ourselves a Brawl Club, The Mets of NY Town

An article by posted on January 23, 2010 0 Comments
We Have Ourselves a Brawl Club, The Mets of NY Town

Elio Chacon, an original Met, may best be remembered for starting the first triple play in Mets history in 1962. It happened on May 30 (Memorial Day), and it came against the Los Angeles Dodgers. They were playing their first game in New York since their final game at Ebbets Field on September 24, 1957 […]

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Rays Prospect In Deadly Accident

An article by posted on January 23, 2010 0 Comments

Tampa Bay pitching prospect, Andrew Bellatti, was involved in a high speed, deadly collision on Friday. Bellatti was seriously injured as was his 16 year old girlfriend. Unfotunately, the accident killed the other driver, and seriously injured his son. Via Rays Prospects. 

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Real Story Regarding Jason Bay’s Knees

An article by posted on January 22, 2010 0 Comments

Many of you have read all the negative aspersions cast upon the Mets signing of Jason Bay, a move that was highly applauded on this site. After having to fend off a volley of attacks for not making a stronger effort to sign Jason Bay, the Mets are now having to defend themselves against rumors […]

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Mets Trade Brian Stokes For Gary Matthews Jr.

An article by posted on January 22, 2010 0 Comments

Latest Update 12:00 PM: Jon Morosi of Fox Sports as well as WFAN is reporting that reliever Brian Stokes is the player going to the Angels to complete the Gary Matthews Jr. deal. It’s a good move and gives the Mets a strong backup to Angel Pagan who will start while Beltran is out. It […]

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Fernando Martinez Flexing His Muscles In Caribbean Series

An article by posted on January 22, 2010 0 Comments

Here’s some more positive news on the Mets front. Last night, Mets outfield prospect Fernando Martinez belted a three-run homer and collected six RBI’s as the Leones clobbered Cibao in Game 3 of the Caribbean Championship Series. It was all part of a huge night for F-Mart who went 5-6 at the plate while tallying […]

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Eh, What’s Up Doc? My 5 Fearless Predictions!

An article by posted on January 22, 2010 0 Comments

This morning, Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog writes, “Yep, the Mets are up to something, and close to making a deal… fingers crossed.” I would certainly hope the Mets are up to something… With Ben Sheets now being the best option left in free agency, everyone suddenly thinks they are Nostradamus and are predicting that he is […]

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Pitchers In The News, Random Thoughts

An article by posted on January 21, 2010 0 Comments

First off, great job by the Seattle Mariners who have signed their young phenom Felix Hernandez to a 5 year extension. Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik officially locked Hernandez up to a five-year $78 million dollar deal that buys out his two remaining years of arbitration plus three years of free agency. King Felix joins Cliff Lee at the […]

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