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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The Best Mets Prospect We Never Saw

An article by posted on February 6, 2016 0 Comments
The Best Mets Prospect We Never Saw

So one of my writers sent me a link to Baseball America asking me to check out last week’s Ask BA feature. A reader posed the following question to  J.J. Cooper: “Who are the best prospects such as Grant Desme who never made MLB either by choice, injury, accident or other causes?” Before I even got to Cooper’s […]

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Mets and MMO Super Bowl 50 Predictions

An article by posted on February 6, 2016 0 Comments
Mets and MMO Super Bowl 50 Predictions

Super Bowl 50 is set to kickoff on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, as the NFC champion Carolina Panthers and the AFC champion Denver Broncos battle it out for this year’s Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Panthers finished the regular season with a 15–1 record and after defeating the Arizona Cardinals 49–15 in […]

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Don’t Bet Against Travis d’Arnaud This Season

An article by posted on February 5, 2016 0 Comments
Don’t Bet Against Travis d’Arnaud This Season

Travis d’Arnaud was one of the first players to arrive to the Mets Spring Training complex in Port St. Lucie, having rented an RV with his brother and their girlfriends to make the cross-country trek from California to Florida right after the New Year. Since January 11 – more than a month before the reporting […]

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Neil Walker Enjoys Batting Fifth In The Lineup

An article by posted on February 5, 2016 0 Comments
Neil Walker Enjoys Batting Fifth In The Lineup

New Mets second baseman Neil Walker is ready for the challenge of replacing Daniel Murphy this season, he tells Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. “My style of baseball is kind of similar to Murph’s,’’ Walker said. “I’ve always considered myself as an athlete and a guy who pays attention to the small details. […]

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Gilmartin, Montero, Verrett Could Fill Sixth Starter Role

An article by posted on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
Gilmartin, Montero, Verrett Could Fill Sixth Starter Role

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets could turn to one of Sean Gilmartin or Logan Verrett as a sixth starter during the first half of the season. I would also add Rafael Montero into that equation as well. That is based on comments made by general manager Sandy Alderson on Wednesday, who said the […]

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The Times, They Are A Changin’

An article by posted on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
The Times, They Are A Changin’

From all accounts, there was something different about the media session Mets GM Sandy Alderson held with reporters on Wednesday. When the subject turned to spending and payroll and what those two would look like in the future, there wasn’t the typical defensive posture or the always omnipresent vagueness that we’ve become so accustomed to […]

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Mets To Wear ’86 Uniforms Throughout New Season

An article by posted on February 3, 2016 0 Comments
Mets To Wear ’86 Uniforms Throughout New Season

In honor of the 30th anniversary of their last World Championship, the Mets will wear their 1986 uniforms multiple times throughout this season, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The original design of those iconic 1986 uniforms were he brainchild of die-hard Met fan and acclaimed artist Joe Petruccio, who does a brilliant job […]

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Alderson: Mets Can Still Add Payroll, Will Begin Extension Talks With Young Pitchers

An article by posted on February 3, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson: Mets Can Still Add Payroll, Will Begin Extension Talks With Young Pitchers

After the Yoenis Cespedes press conference at Citi Field on Wednesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson fielded a couple of questions from reporters about the team, payroll and even something near and dear to all of our hearts – extension deals for some of our young pitchers. Sandy Alderson said it’s possible that extension talks for […]

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Yoenis Cespedes: Me and My Teammates Have Unfinished Business To Take Care Of

An article by posted on February 3, 2016 0 Comments
Yoenis Cespedes: Me and My Teammates Have Unfinished Business To Take Care Of

Yoenis Cespedes was officially introduced to the media in a press conference held on Wednesday at Citi Field. After a brief introduction by general manager Sandy Alderson, Cespedes answered questions through interpreter Melissa Rodriguez. “I know this team has everything it needs to continue on what we started last year. Now that it’s official, I can […]

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Message From Vic Black: Thank You, New York

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
Message From Vic Black: Thank You, New York

Thank You New York, by Vic Black As some of you may have gathered my time with the New York Mets is at its end. I didn’t play for 10 years nor was I an All-star or contributor to last seasons amazing run BUT I’ll never forget my time playing for the greatest fans/city in […]

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