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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An Offseason Of Unrealized Expectations

An article by posted on March 21, 2014 0 Comments
An Offseason Of Unrealized Expectations

I don’t know about you, but this offseason has dragged on for as long as any I can ever remember since writing my first post about the Mets almost ten years ago to the day. As one who has chronicled this offseason word by word and sentence by sentence from it’s infancy in early October […]

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

An article by posted on March 21, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Twins, 1:05 PM

The New York Mets are in Fort Myers today to take on the Minnesota Twins at 1:05 PM. Dillon Gee will oppose Ricky Nolasco. Unfortunately, the game will not be broadcast on TV or radio. But MMO is on site and I asked Dave to jump into our game thread and share any insights, quotes, images, etc. […]

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Support Campaign To Bring Kiner’s Korner to Citi Field

An article by posted on March 21, 2014 0 Comments
Support Campaign To Bring Kiner’s Korner to Citi Field

The New York Mets plan to honor beloved and legendary broadcaster Ralph Kiner throughout the 2014 season. As we’ve seen already, players ware wearing commemorative uniform patches on their right sleeve of their jerseys. On Opening Day, the Mets will celebrate the life and legacy of Kiner during a pre-game, on-field ceremony when the Mets […]

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Familia Might Be The Most Lethal Weapon In Mets Bullpen

An article by posted on March 21, 2014 0 Comments
Familia Might Be The Most Lethal Weapon In Mets Bullpen

Terry Collins says he’s getting ready to lock in the seven pitchers who will comprise the Mets’ Opening Day bullpen. “Nine guys vying for those seven spots, and they’re going to be getting a lot of pitching,” Collins said. “It’s time to play it like we’re getting ready for the season.” One reliever who has locked […]

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MMO Game Thread: Braves vs Mets, 1:10 PM (SNY)

An article by posted on March 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Braves vs Mets, 1:10 PM (SNY)

With Opening Day just 12 days away, Terry Collins plans on playing his regulars more now as they run out the string in Grapefruit League play. Zack Wheeler takes the hill today against Ervin Santana and the Braves at 1:10 pm at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. The game will be broadcast live on SNY. Here is […]

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Dillon Gee Is Mets’ Likely Opening Day Starter

An article by posted on March 20, 2014 0 Comments
Dillon Gee Is Mets’ Likely Opening Day Starter

With Jon Niese likely to begin the season on the disabled list and not an option to pitch until April 6 at the earliest, a source has told ESPN New York that Dillon Gee may be named the team’s Opening Day starter although that has not been cemented yet. Gee says he has not been told he […]

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Syndergaard Off The Table, Will Other Options Be Enough To Land A Shortstop

An article by posted on March 20, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Off The Table, Will Other Options Be Enough To Land A Shortstop

Things are starting to get interesting on the shortstop market, writes Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, and he’s right, they certainly are.. Jose Iglesias is expected to be out several months due to shin splints and giving the Mets some real competition as they look to replace Ruben Tejada who now suffers from a confidence gap – […]

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Syndergaard, Montero and deGrom Could Power the Best Rotation In PCL

An article by posted on March 19, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard, Montero and deGrom Could Power the Best Rotation In PCL

(Photo by David Conde, Metsmerized Online) I just read a fascinating column by the new Mets beat writer for The Record, Matt Ehalt, who you may remember from ESPN New York last Summer. Ehalt profiles Noah Syndergaard and delves into some of the things we seldom hear about him and also peppers his piece with […]

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MMO Game Thread: Tigers vs Mets, 1:05 PM (SNY)

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Tigers vs Mets, 1:05 PM (SNY)

The New York Mets will host the Detroit Tigers at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie this afternoon at 1:10 PM. Daisuke Matsuzaka, who is closing in on the fifth starter role, will opposes Kyle Lobstein for the Tigers. The game will be televised on SNY. Here is the starting lineup: Eric Young Jr, 2B […]

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ESPN: Sandy Alderson Resumes Peddling Ike Davis Again

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN: Sandy Alderson Resumes Peddling Ike Davis Again

The first base battle between Ike Davis and Lucas Duda has yet to get underway in Grapefruit League games, but both players seem to be nearing a return to the lineup. Yesterday, they both got at-bats in minor-league camp, with Duda (hamstring) going 3-for-4 with a homer, double and a walk, and Davis (calf)was 1-for-4 […]

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