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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Spring Training Recap: Cubs 6, Mets 3

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Cubs 6, Mets 3

The Mets were defeated by the Chicago Cubs by the score of 6-3 on Sunday on Las Vegas to earn a split of their two game series. Highlights: Jenrry Mejia struggled in his second Grapefruit League start and allowed three runs (two earned) in 2.1 innings of work. The young right-hander allowed four hits, including […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 10, Cardinals 4

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 10, Cardinals 4

A split squad of the Mets pounded the St. Louis Cardinals 10-4 on Sunday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter. The Mets had 19 hits in the game and went 8-for-20 with RISP. Highlights: Jonathon Niese left the game after two innings with elbow discomfort and is heading to New York for an MRI. He allowed two runs […]

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The Problem Behind D’Arnaud’s Hitting Woes

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The Problem Behind D’Arnaud’s Hitting Woes

Andy Martino of the Daily News sheds light on the little-known problem that is plaguing Travis d’Arnaud at the plate. D’Arnaud calls it “The Wrap,” that thing he does with his wrists before swinging at a pitch, that thing that helps explain why a great prospect batted .202 in 99 big-league at-bats last year, and […]

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Diamondbacks To Go With Chris Owings At Shortstop

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Diamondbacks To Go With Chris Owings At Shortstop

Jim Bowden of ESPN is hearing that Chris Owings will be the everyday shortstop for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Although it hasn’t been officially announced yet, Bowden reports they are going to start him over Didi Gregorius because of his bat. As a result, Gregorius should now be a good trade piece for the D’Backs at some point this […]

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MMO Game Thread: Cards vs Mets 1:10 PM, Cubs vs Mets 4:10 PM

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MMO Game Thread: Cards vs Mets 1:10 PM, Cubs vs Mets 4:10 PM

(Photo by David Conde, Metsmerized Online) The Mets play another pair of split-squad games today beginning at 1:10 PM when lefthander Jonathon Niese makes his second Grapefruit League start against Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals. This game will be broadcast only on WOR 710 AM. Niese missed ten days this Spring with what the […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 9, Cubs 4

An article by posted on March 15, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Mets 9, Cubs 4

The Mets played a good old-fashioned PCL game and beat the Chicago Cubs at Cashman Field by the score of 9-4. Highlights: Bartolo Colon started the game and pitched 4.2 innings in his second start of the Spring. He allowed 4 earned runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out none. He gave […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 3, Twins 3

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 3, Twins 3

The Mets hosted the Minnesota Twins at Tradition Field and played to a 3-3 nine inning tie on Saturday at Port St. Lucie. Dillon Gee started the game for the Mets and tossed three scoreless innings. Gee surrendered five hits while walking none and striking out three, and lowers his ERA to 1.69 for the […]

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MMO Game Thread: Cubs vs Mets, 4:10 PM

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MMO Game Thread: Cubs vs Mets, 4:10 PM

Big day today as the New York Mets will play two games, two thousand miles apart this afternoon. One squad is in Las Vegas to play the Chicago Cubs at 4:10 PM, and the second squad is at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie at 1:10 PM. Scheduled Starters for the Mets are Dillon Gee against […]

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Nick Franklin: Mets Haven’t Had Substantive Talks With M’s Since December

An article by posted on March 15, 2014 0 Comments
Nick Franklin: Mets Haven’t Had Substantive Talks With M’s Since December

Mike Puma of the New York Post was told that the Mets haven’t had any substantive talks with Mariners regarding Nick Franklin since the Winter Meetings and that Franklin/Mariners are not on the front burner right now. On Thursday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported that the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays are still interested […]

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Matt den Dekker is Having a Great Spring

An article by posted on March 15, 2014 0 Comments
Matt den Dekker is Having a Great Spring

(Photo by David Conde, Metsmerized Online) In last night’s game recap I mentioned that Matt den Dekker may be putting himself back into the family photo in the Mets outfield. Don’t look now but after going 1-for-3, Matt den Dekker is batting .409 (9-for-22) in 13 games with a double, triple, three runs and five RBIs. He’s entering […]

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