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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Leaving Las Vegas? Not the Mets…

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
Leaving Las Vegas? Not the Mets…

I received a few emails this weekend asking me to weigh in on the Mets and their Triple-A affiliation with Las Vegas which expires at the end of this season. Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger, recently gave a good rundown of the situation that included some perspective from Las Vegas President and COO Don Logan who […]

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Mets Reassign Syndergaard and Montero to Minor League Camp

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Reassign Syndergaard and Montero to Minor League Camp

Newsday reports that Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero were reassigned to minor league camp on Tuesday morning. “It’s always disappointing when you get a taste of being in the big-league clubhouse, getting the treatment like a big leaguer gets, and then you’ve got to go back over to the minor-league side where things aren’t so glamorous, […]

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Tigers GM Says No On Drew, Mets Sticking With Tejada

An article by posted on March 17, 2014 0 Comments
Tigers GM Says No On Drew, Mets Sticking With Tejada

March 17  Disputing a report from Jim Bowden of ESPN, Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told the Detroit News’ Lynn Henning that he will not pursue free agent shortstop Stephen Drew. The Tigers will instead go with internal candidates to replace shortstop Jose Iglesias who is likely out for the season. Detroit might still pursue a trade for a new shortstop, […]

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Jon Niese MRI Is Clean, He’s Cleared To Resume Throwing

An article by posted on March 17, 2014 0 Comments
Jon Niese MRI Is Clean, He’s Cleared To Resume Throwing

(Photo by Metsmerized Online) 12:20 PM Adam Rubin reports: Left-hander Jonathon Niese has been cleared to resume throwing after undergoing a favorable medical examination in New York, multiple sources with ties to the team told ESPN New York. Rubin says that Niese did receive a cortisone injection for some inflammation, but that everything is pretty much good and […]

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

An article by posted on March 17, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins, 1:05 PM

The New York Mets play the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium at 1:05 PM in Jupiter today. Left-hander John Lannan opposes right-hander Henderson Alvarez. The game will be broadcast on WOR 710 AM. Lannan is back in contention for a rotation spot after Terry Collins said he would likely open season in the Mets bullpen as the second lefthander. There’s […]

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If Justin Turner Were Running the Mets…

An article by posted on March 17, 2014 0 Comments
If Justin Turner Were Running the Mets…

Howard Megdal of Capital New York, caught up with utility infielder Justin Turner, formerly of the Mets and now with the Dodgers, on Friday morning. Like Carlos Beltran last month, Turner called out the Mets handling of Ruben Tejada and the way they use the media to say things with no real accountability. “I think […]

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Mets Considering Montero and Mejia for Bullpen Roles

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Considering Montero and Mejia for Bullpen Roles

With opening day only nine days away, the Mets have yet to decide on their fifth starter, and according to Marc Carig of Newsday, the battle between Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jenrry Mejia is expected to come down to the final days. While Dice-K is the clear front runner, a person with knowledge of the situation […]

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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

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
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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