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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Cespedes Arrives To Camp With An Eye On The Prize

An article by posted on February 21, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes Arrives To Camp With An Eye On The Prize

Yoenis Cespedes arrived to Mets camp in Port St. Lucie on Sunday and spoke briefly with reporters telling them he feels “just like coming home” and is very relaxed. Asked about the added pressure of playing under his new deal with the Mets, Cespedes smiled and said, “I work hard. I’m not too concerned with the […]

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Featured Post: Six Things To Watch As Mets Begin Spring Training

An article by posted on February 20, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Post: Six Things To Watch As Mets Begin Spring Training

Spring Training Battles The Mets head into Spring Training with a team that is pretty much set and ready to go. Barring any injuries or last minute trades, the offense is set around the horn in the infield, the outfield was cemented as Conforto in LF, Cespedes in CF and Granderson in RF after the […]

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The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

An article by posted on February 19, 2016 0 Comments
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Andy Williams got it wrong, everybody knows that Spring Training is the most wonderful time of the year. To smell that freshly cut green grass and breathe that warm spring air, with the sounds of gloves popping and bats cracking… there’s nothing else like it in the world. Gone is the long, cold, dreary winter […]

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Granderson Urges Team To Stay Hungry

An article by posted on February 17, 2016 0 Comments
Granderson Urges Team To Stay Hungry

A year ago, the Mets showed up to Spring Training bursting with enthusiasm and swagger, with many of the players going on record saying they were going to be in the postseason and playing October baseball. It was David Wright, Terry Collins and Matt Harvey who first started talking about playing in the postseason as far back as December of […]

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ESPN’s Top 10 Mets Prospects

An article by posted on February 16, 2016 0 Comments
ESPN’s Top 10 Mets Prospects

Keith Law of ESPN.com rolled out his Top 10 Mets Prospects on Tuesday, a few days after ranking the Mets farm system 16th in the major leagues. Here they are with the number in parenthesis denoting the Top 100 MLB ranking. 1. Dominic Smith, 1B (29) 2. Steven Matz, LHP (37) 3. Amed Rosario, SS […]

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Matt Harvey Arrives To Camp, Open To Extension

An article by posted on February 15, 2016 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Arrives To Camp, Open To Extension

Matt Harvey arrived to Mets camp on Monday in Port St. Lucie and worked out with his teammates before meeting with reporters and answering a few questions. Harvey, 26, recently agreed to a $4.325 million dollar contract with the Mets in his first year of arbitration and is under team control through the 2018 season. […]

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Sandy Alderson Talks About His Health and 2016 Expectations

An article by posted on February 14, 2016 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Talks About His Health and 2016 Expectations

In an exclusive interview with Steve Serby of the New York Post, GM Sandy Alderson weighed in on a wide variety of topics including expectations for the team, the offseason, the bullpen, the rotation, the bench, David Wright, what he’s most proud of as the Mets GM, and his own personal battle with cancer. This […]

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David Wright: We’re The Hunted Ones Now

An article by posted on February 12, 2016 0 Comments
David Wright: We’re The Hunted Ones Now

Mets third baseman David Wright has a clear and distinct message for his teammates as Spring Training is set to begin in Port St. Lucie in five days. In an exclusive interview with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, Wright says he understands the battle ahead. “The postseason is addicting, but we have a […]

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Those Devious, Wicked, Knife-Twisting Royals

An article by posted on February 11, 2016 0 Comments
Those Devious, Wicked, Knife-Twisting Royals

“Royals To Rub Mets Noses In It” “Royals Are Going To Twist Knife In Mets’ Back” “Royals Keep Pouring On The Pain” What are those you might ask? They are titles from some butt-hurt bloggers that are up in arms because the Kansas City Royals intend to celebrate their World Series championship during both games […]

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Verducci Tabs Noah Syndergaard For “Year-After Effect”

An article by posted on February 10, 2016 0 Comments
Verducci Tabs Noah Syndergaard For “Year-After Effect”

Spring Training draws ever so closer and it won’t be long until we start hearing those bats cracking and leather popping again in anticipation of a new season. There are many rites of passage associated with the arrival of Spring Training. In addition to a litany of anecdotes from players who say they are in […]

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