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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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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Is Rotation Shuffle A Sign Of Growing Mets Concern?

An article by posted on March 31, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, it will be John Maine following Johan Santana and making the second start of the season. Maine will then be followed by Jon Niese, then Mike Pelfrey and finally Oliver Perez in the fifth spot. The move may simply be a reflection of the Mets concern about exhausting the […]

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Are Mets Babying Jose Reyes? Some Mets Players Think So…

An article by posted on March 31, 2010 0 Comments

In a NY Post exclusive, Mike Puma sheds light on one Mets player who doesn’t sound too pleased with how the Mets are “babying” Jose Reyes. This anonymous player has his own thoughts on whether Jose Reyes should start on Opening Day. Just call this show “Everybody Loves Reyes.” Except that many Mets players aren’t […]

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2010 Mets Rotation: Not For The Squeamish

An article by posted on March 30, 2010 0 Comments

While reading MetsBlog, I came across an interesting link in which Tim Dierkes of MLBTR compiled a pretty cool spreadsheet. Dierkes ranked this years projected opening day rotations based on how much each team has spent. It really is a unique way to look at things and I hope you visit them to see his entire list.  Surprisingly, the […]

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Mets Place Reliever Pat Misch On Waivers

An article by posted on March 30, 2010 0 Comments

This just in from Rich Couthino of 1050 ESPN Radio, According to MLB sources Pat Misch was placed on waivers which he needs to clear before the Mets can send him to minors. The problem with that is nobody seems to believe that Misch will clear waivers. Misch had a 2.84 ERA in 18.1 innings last season […]

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A Few More 2010 MLB Staff Predictions

An article by posted on March 30, 2010 0 Comments

Here are few more 2010 MLB predictions, before we unveil all of our 2010 Mets predictions later today. Which MLB free agent will be the biggest bust in 2010? Jeff S. –  John Lackey Dave L. – Kelvim Escobar Tom S. – Joel Pineiro Satish R. – Randy Wolf Michael B. – Joel Pineiro Rob […]

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Interview With Mets Prospect Hub

An article by posted on March 30, 2010 0 Comments

For the last few years, Tej and David, the geniuses behind Mets Prospect Hub, have provided our site with each night’s Mets Minor League Report. Their daily reports kept us abreast of the progress of every major and minor Mets prospect, as well as each minor league affiliate. And this year promises to be even […]

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Nationals Claim Chris Coste Off Waivers

An article by posted on March 29, 2010 0 Comments

According to Brian Costa of the Newark Star-Ledger, the Washington Nationals have claimed catcher Chris Coste after the Mets placed him on waivers this weekend. Coste, 37, hit .224/.301/.317 in 230 plate appearances for the Phillies and Astros last year. After signing with the Mets, Coste made the following comments which understandably ticked many a Mets […]

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