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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A Big Season From Granderson Will Be Crucial To Any Mets Success

An article by posted on March 26, 2014 0 Comments
A Big Season From Granderson Will Be Crucial To Any Mets Success

In this latest MMO Roundtable, I asked our writers to tell me which new Mets player would be most critical to the team’s success in 2014. Gerry – The new Met that will prove most critical to the team’s 2014 success will likely be Granderson. Marlon Byrd‘s emergence as an offensive force behind David Wright […]

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Only The Marlins Are A Worse Draw On Road Than Mets

An article by posted on March 26, 2014 0 Comments
Only The Marlins Are A Worse Draw On Road Than Mets

Here is a different way to look at the secondary ticket market. (Hat tip to Joanne) Sreekar Jasthi of Nerd Wallet took a different approach and analyzed how visiting teams impacted ticket prices overall. Using current ticket pricing data from TiqIQ, here is a chart showing the results of their team by team comparison. Not surprisingly, […]

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Will Harvey Day Ever Be The Same Again

An article by posted on March 26, 2014 0 Comments
Will Harvey Day Ever Be The Same Again

I find it amazing how almost half of the 8-12 emails I receive from readers everyday are regarding a player who may not even play one inning for the Mets this season, Matt Harvey. Yesterday, Harvey and the Mets came to an “amicable resolution” as described by Scott Boras on how the righthander would proceed […]

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Both Duda and Davis Will Be On Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
Both Duda and Davis Will Be On Opening Day Roster

March 25 Not really a surprise, but Sandy Alderson acknowledged that both Lucas Duda and Ike Davis are both going to be on the Opening Day roster. He declined to comment on who would be the first baseman, but most likely they will share time at first and also designated hitter. Josh Satin will still get […]

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Mike Pelfrey Getting Punk’d

An article by posted on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mike Pelfrey Getting Punk’d

Check out this video of former Met starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey getting punked by Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire and his teammates. This was hilarious…  Pelfrey starred on the mound at Wichita State before being selected in the first round of the 2005 draft by the New York Mets. That’s payback for all the times […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Nationals, 1:05 PM

An article by posted on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Nationals, 1:05 PM

The Mets face the Washington Nationals this afternoon at Space Coast Stadium in Viera at 1:05 PM. Zack Wheeler will oppose Stephen Strasburg in what should be his final appearance of the Spring. The game is not on television or radio in New York, but will be on the Nats’ MASN network. Wheeler has had an […]

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David Wright’s Message to Met Fans

An article by posted on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright’s Message to Met Fans

Steve Serby of the NY Post asked David Wright to describe how Zack Wheeler and Noah Syndergaard compare to rehabbing ace Matt Harvey. “It’s kinda like comparing apples to oranges,” Wright said. “The thing about Harvey is that he can blow you away with a 97 mph fastball, but also, he gets 2-0 in the […]

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Mets Re-Sign Farnsworth To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Re-Sign Farnsworth To Minor League Deal

(Photo by Dave Conde, Metsmerized Online) March 26 As expected, the Mets have re-signed Kyle Farnsworth to minor-league deal. He actually traveled to Viera yesterday when the Mets played the Nationals. March 24 Kyle Farnsworth, who was released by the Mets on Sunday, is officially due to be re-signed Tuesday, according to a report by Adam […]

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Frank Viola To Undergo Heart Surgery

An article by posted on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
Frank Viola To Undergo Heart Surgery

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reporting that former Cy Young winner Frank Viola is scheduled to undergo open-heart surgery next Wednesday and will be unable to serve as pitching coach of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s. Viola, 53, had a heart issue detected during his initial spring-training physical. Viola spent the past three seasons as […]

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Matt Harvey and Mets Work Out Plan to Rehab in NYC

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
Matt Harvey and Mets Work Out Plan to Rehab in NYC

March 24 Mike Francesa of WFAN first reported that Matt Harvey is going to rehab in NYC, as opposed to Port St. Lucie. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is now confirming the news. Harvey tentatively has a plan set up with Mets officials that will allow him to rehab in New York during the […]

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