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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Spring Training Wrap-Up – Bay Watch Edition

An article by posted on February 24, 2010 0 Comments

To begin, catcher Rod Barajas passed his physical today and will report to Mets camp tomorrow morning. According to Jon Heyman, he is guaranteed $500K, and then gets $400K for making the Opening Day roster. He can earn another $1MM with easily attainable incentives. * * * * * * * * * * Jason Bay arrived […]

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Mets Farm System Getting Long Overdue Recognition

An article by posted on February 23, 2010 0 Comments

A couple of key prospects rankings were released this week and the Mets are prominently featured in both. First, here is the 2010 Top 100 Prospects from Project Prospect, which features five Mets. 10 Fernando Martinez  – LF/RF Plus power/good contact skills may allow him to ascend to stardom. some day. 48 Jon Niese – LHP […]

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David Wright: No More Mr. Nice Guy

An article by posted on February 23, 2010 0 Comments

One thing the Mets have plenty of on this years squad is players who are itching to rebound from a 2009 season they all would like to forget. Everyone in the starting rotation will all have something to prove including Johan Santana who had surgery to remove bone spurs, John Maine who battled shoulder problems, and […]

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Mets Will Have Over 50 Promotions In 2010

An article by posted on February 23, 2010 0 Comments

According to a team press release, the Mets will offer fans more than 50 promotion, theme, and heritage dates and special events, giving away more than 400,000 items. The big one in my opinion is the Mets Hall of Fame Induction on Sunday August 1st, when Frank Cashen, Dwight Gooden, Davey Johnson and Darryl Strawberry will […]

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Beltran Has No Hard Feelings, Reyes, Centerfield Battle

An article by posted on February 22, 2010 0 Comments

This post was updated from an original post today. Brian Costa of the Star-Ledger writes that Carlos Beltran arrived to camp this afternoon and that he walked with no noticeable limp when he entered the clubhouse and went into the trainer’s room, where Omar Minaya joined him a few minutes later. Adam Rubin added that Beltran […]

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You Can Cross Throwing Strikes Off The To-Do List

An article by posted on February 22, 2010 0 Comments

Marty Noble at MLB.com posted some great news this weekend and it seems that the Mets are going to make throwing strikes a top priority this spring with the hope that it carries over to the regular season come Opening Day. At least we now know why the Mets walked the second most batters in the majors […]

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Poll Results: Mets First Base Outlook

An article by posted on February 21, 2010 0 Comments

A few days ago, my co-writer Danny Krieger wrote a nice post pitting the recently acquired Mike Jacobs against the incumbent Daniel Murphy. I decided to do a quick 4-day poll to see what our readers thought about the Mets first base situation going into the 2010 season. Here are those results: And the winner […]

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The Song Remains The Same

An article by posted on February 21, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday, Mets owner Fred Wilpon met with reporters and responded to some questions. I was intrigued, but not surprised to this particular line of questioning: Q: An author said you were selling the team because of the Madoff scandal (Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 felonies involving a Ponzi scheme). Were those claims off-base? Wilpon: […]

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Another Hip Surgery Wipes Out Carlos Delgado

An article by posted on February 20, 2010 0 Comments

ESPN is now confirming and earlier report that Carlos Delgado had hip surgery this week — his second such surgery in less than a year — and will be sidelined at least four months. Delgado’s agent David Sloane, said the former Mets first baseman intends play again this season. According to the NY Posts, Delgado also underwent microfracture surgery […]

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Projected 2010 Opening Day Lineup Looks Formidable

An article by posted on February 20, 2010 0 Comments

With news that the Mets have signed catcher Rod Barajas, it certainly adds some punch to the bottom of the order that we didn’t have with Omir Santos or Henry Blanco. Yesterday the Mets blogosphere was abuzz with the news that Jose Reyes will be the likely number three hitter at least until Carlos Beltran […]

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