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, '00 and '15, 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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Alderson On Payroll: “Mets Are All In”

An article by posted on February 19, 2017 0 Comments
Alderson On Payroll: “Mets Are All In”

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Sunday and alleviated any payroll concerns despite still having right fielder Jay Bruce on the roster by convincingly asserting that, “the Mets are all in” financially. While there are no ongoing trade discussions at the moment to move Bruce, Alderson said the team is […]

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Update: Wright Made Roughly 30 Throws Today, Felt Good Afterward

An article by posted on February 19, 2017 0 Comments
Update: Wright Made Roughly 30 Throws Today, Felt Good Afterward

According to manager Terry Collins, third baseman David Wright made about 30 throws at about 60-70 feet and took took 25 grounders today as eases his way back into playing condition. Wright also got into the cage and took batting practice, Collins said, but “still has a long way to go.” Wright met up with reporters and […]

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So You Think You Know The Mets: Distinguished Service Honorees

An article by posted on February 19, 2017 0 Comments
So You Think You Know The Mets: Distinguished Service Honorees

It would be an easy task for most Met fans to run off a list of the Top 10 Mets of All-Time if I asked them, and for the most part each top ten list would look remarkably similar – give or take one or two names. However, what about some of those players who […]

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Familia’s Absence Due To Domestic Violence Case, Will Not Return Until Monday

An article by posted on February 19, 2017 0 Comments
Familia’s Absence Due To Domestic Violence Case, Will Not Return Until Monday

For a second straight day, Mets closer Jeurys Familia was excused from the team’s morning workouts at Tradition Field and left camp early on Saturday due to a personal matter and he is not expected to return until Monday. A report by Mike Puma of the New York Post says that the absence is related to his […]

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Jeurys Familia Leaves Camp For Personal Matter

An article by posted on February 17, 2017 0 Comments
Jeurys Familia Leaves Camp For Personal Matter

Jeurys Familia left camp in Port St. Lucie today before workouts because of a personal matter according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. Familia is expected back in camp on Saturday according to Terry Collins. The New York Mets closer already arrived to camp late because of visa issues. Uncertainty still surrounds Familia […]

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Jay Bruce Will Get Some Time At First Base

An article by posted on February 14, 2017 0 Comments
Jay Bruce Will Get Some Time At First Base

Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters today that right fielder Jay Bruce will get at least some exposure playing first base during Grapefruit League games this Spring. The move will help give the Mets another option to turn to if things should go awry with regular first baseman Lucas Duda who is coming off a season […]

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So You Think You Know The Mets: I Am Iron Man

An article by posted on February 14, 2017 0 Comments
So You Think You Know The Mets: I Am Iron Man

This week we’re going to ask you to name our All-Time Mets Pitching Iron Men – that is the 12 starting pitchers who have logged 1,000 or more innings while with the New York Mets. The pitcher at the top of this exclusive club has logged an amazing 3,045.1 innings, a true Iron Man to […]

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Mets Spring Into Action With Hope and Excitement

An article by posted on February 12, 2017 0 Comments
Mets Spring Into Action With Hope and Excitement

Only two days ago, Mother Nature dumped about a foot of snow on New York City as temperatures dropped into the teens. But meanwhile in Port St. Lucie, Florida the sun is shining bright, the grass is green and freshly cut, and best of all baseball is officially back at Tradition Field, the Spring Training […]

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Braves Acquire Brandon Phillips From Reds

An article by posted on February 12, 2017 0 Comments
Braves Acquire Brandon Phillips From Reds

According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal via Twitter, the Cincinnati Reds have dealt veteran second baseman Brandon Phillips to the Atlanta Braves. The Reds are getting very little in return apparently as they were eager just to open up a roster spot and save some some money. A three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove award […]

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Baseball Prospectus Projects Mets To Win NL East

An article by posted on February 7, 2017 0 Comments
Baseball Prospectus Projects Mets To Win NL East

Sorry Washington Nationals, but the New York Mets did what you couldn’t do and they bolstered their bullpen with the midnight hour re-signings of Fernando Salas and Jerry Blevins, while you have yet to replace your closer Mark Melancon or even Matt Belisle (who was huge for you last season) with Spring Training now only five days […]

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