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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Matt Harvey Wows The Crowd During Live Batting Practice

An article by posted on February 27, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Wows The Crowd During Live Batting Practice

It was a big day for Matt Harvey who pitched to live batters today at Port St. Lucie for the first time in 18 months. The big righthander let it rip, throwing all four of his pitches with ease and precision as he faced his teammates David Wright, Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy […]

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Mets Strongly Considering Bartolo Colon For Opening Day Start

An article by posted on February 27, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Strongly Considering Bartolo Colon For Opening Day Start

On Monday, a team source told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the Mets are strongly considering Zack Wheeler for the Opening Day start against the Nationals in Washington on April 6. However, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reporting today that “multiple sources” have told him that it’s Bartolo Colon whom […]

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Wright Urges Team To Stop Talking And Start Doing

An article by posted on February 27, 2015 0 Comments
Wright Urges Team To Stop Talking And Start Doing

After months of hearing players, coaches and management boasting about how the Mets are heading to the playoffs, complete with team issued t-shirts emblazoned, Take the Damn Thing, team captain David Wright says enough is enough. “Last time I checked, the team that talks the most doesn’t get any more wins,” Wright said. “Now it’s […]

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MLB Announces 2015 Draft Bonus Allotments

An article by posted on February 27, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Announces 2015 Draft Bonus Allotments

Major League Baseball officially released the bonus pool allotments for the 2015 First Year Player Draft, which you can view at Baseball America. The draft will begin on June 8 and run through June 10. The Mets, who do not have a first round pick, will have $3,587,800 to spend this year - the lowest amount among […]

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Grapefruit League Week One Pitching Assignments

An article by posted on February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Grapefruit League Week One Pitching Assignments

The Mets announced the pitching assignments for week one of the Grapefruit League season. March 4: Dillon Gee, Jon Velasquez in relief March 5: Bartolo Colon, Gabriel Ynoa in relief March 6: Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard in relief March 7 (SS): Jacob deGrom, Matt Bowman in relief March 7 (SS): Steven Matz, Rafael Montero in relief March 8: Jon Niese, Tyler Pill in relief March 9: Zack Wheeler, Carlos Torres in relief Spring […]

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Injury Update: Duda Won’t Swing Bat For Another Week

An article by posted on February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Injury Update: Duda Won’t Swing Bat For Another Week

In his daily briefing with reporters on Thursday, Mets manager Terry Collins said that Lucas Duda will need at least another week before he starts swinging a bat again. The Mets first baseman is trying to recover from a left oblique strain that was initially supposed to sideline him for 2-3 days. Duda has been […]

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Ike Davis Still Has Dirty Taste In His Mouth

An article by posted on February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Ike Davis Still Has Dirty Taste In His Mouth

In an exclusive interview with Andy Martino of the Daily News, former Mets first baseman Ike Davis still has a bad taste in his mouth from his time in New York. Nearly a year removed from New York, he can now acknowledge several hard truths: His Valley Fever returned last spring, which was not previously […]

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Harvey Tentatively Scheduled To Pitch March 6th Against Tigers

An article by posted on February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Harvey Tentatively Scheduled To Pitch March 6th Against Tigers

A team source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that Matt Harvey is tentatively scheduled to make his first spring training appearance on March 6 when the Mets take on the Detroit Tigers at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. The game will be broadcast on SNY and would be Harvey’s first live game […]

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Murphy Wants To Stay With Mets, But Extension Seems Unlikely

An article by posted on February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Murphy Wants To Stay With Mets, But Extension Seems Unlikely

Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy told reporters that he has not had any talks with the Mets regarding a possible contract extension. Murphy, who is a free agent after the season, said he would like to remain with the Mets and hopes the team will speak with his agents. “I’ve always been open to an […]

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Mets Aren’t The Only Ones In Division Touting Playoffs

An article by posted on February 25, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Aren’t The Only Ones In Division Touting Playoffs

The Mets aren’t the only ones in the division talking about stacked rotations, October baseball and winning a championship. On Wednesday, Bryce Harper of the Nationals did some touting of his own. “It’s absolutely stupid how good our staff is. To add a Cy Young, to add a guy that’s unbelievable in the postseason — […]

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