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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The Horsemen: Gooden Says Mets Young Starters Are “Crazy Good”

An article by posted on January 30, 2016 0 Comments
The Horsemen: Gooden Says Mets Young Starters Are “Crazy Good”

Here is the latest Mets graphic by MMO reader and graphic designer David Dolinsky who you can follow on Twitter at @david_dolinsky. This stunning image is entitled “The Horsemen” and features young Mets starters Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz. You may recall David shared some other great Mets graphics like this one […]

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It’s World Series Or Bust For The Amazins

An article by posted on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
It’s World Series Or Bust For The Amazins

In an exclusive interview with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, manager Terry Collins explained what his message to the players will be when they begin arriving to Port St. Lucie for the start of Spring Training. “I told the players that last day, ‘You knew what it took to get here, now what are […]

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Tejada and Flores Are On The Mend

An article by posted on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
Tejada and Flores Are On The Mend

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, infielders Ruben Tejada and Wilmer Flores are on the mend and both of them have shed wearing their walking boots. Flores, 24, is already in Port St. Lucie and has been working out at the Mike Barwis fitness and conditioning program, writes Rubin, and he is scheduled to begin hitting this […]

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Mets Officially Announce Yoenis Cespedes Deal, Conference Call Details

An article by posted on January 27, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Officially Announce Yoenis Cespedes Deal, Conference Call Details

I wanted to update this post with a few things we learned from the Mets conference call to announce and discuss the Yoenis Cespedes deal. On the call were Jeff Wilpon, Sandy Alderson and Cespedes’ agent Brodie Van Wagenen. Outfielder Darrell Ceciliani was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Yoenis […]

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Featured Article: Should Mets Bring Back Juan Uribe?

An article by posted on January 27, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Article: Should Mets Bring Back Juan Uribe?

Anthony C. asks… I think the Mets need one more key piece to truly make this team complete and ready to dominate the NL East and make another World Series run. That final piece of the puzzle would be Juan Uribe. Is there any chance the Mets could re-sign him on a one year deal? […]

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A-Rod Heaps Praise On Mets Young Guns

An article by posted on January 27, 2016 0 Comments
A-Rod Heaps Praise On Mets Young Guns

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post sat down with New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, who had heaps of praise for the young guns in the starting rotation that plays across town in Flushing. A-Rod didn’t mince any words when asked to weigh in on Mets starting pitchers: Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, […]

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Fun With Mets Lineups

An article by posted on January 26, 2016 0 Comments
Fun With Mets Lineups

It looks like everyone is having a little fun with projected lineups the last few days, so I thought I’d toss my hat into the ring as well. I took a good look at player splits in designing mine and I also decided to use different variants based on left and right handed pitching. The […]

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Mets 2016 Payroll Projects To $139 Million

An article by posted on January 26, 2016 0 Comments
Mets 2016 Payroll Projects To $139 Million

Here is the most current Opening Day payroll projection for 2016. Guaranteed Contracts ($120.125 Million) Yoenis Cespedes – $27.5 Million David Wright - $20.0 Million Curtis Granderson - $16.0 Million Asdrubal Cabrera – $8.25 Million Bartolo Colon – $7.25 Million Lucas Duda - $6.725 Million Alejandro De Aza - $5.75 Million Antonio Bastardo – $5.375 Million Addison Reed – $5.3 Million Matt […]

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Manfred: DH Not Coming To The National League

An article by posted on January 25, 2016 0 Comments
Manfred: DH Not Coming To The National League

In an interview with Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said the National League will not adopt the designated hitter. “The most likely result on the designated hitter for the foreseeable future is the status quo,” Manfred said. “I think the vast majority of clubs in the National League want to stay where […]

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Mets To Retire Mike Piazza’s No. 31 This Summer At Citi Field

An article by posted on January 25, 2016 0 Comments
Mets To Retire Mike Piazza’s No. 31 This Summer At Citi Field

The New York Mets today announced they will retire Mike Piazza’s #31 uniform number Saturday night, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. before the Mets host the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. Tickets are on sale now at Mets.com/Piazza or by calling (718) 507-TIXX. The Mets will commemorate the Hall of Fame career of the legendary […]

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Mets May Not Be Done Adding To The Bullpen

An article by posted on January 25, 2016 0 Comments
Mets May Not Be Done Adding To The Bullpen

If you thought the Mets’ offseason was essentially done after the recent additions of LHP Antonio Bastardo and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, not so fast. During the BBWAA Dinner in Manhattan on Saturday night, a team source told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the Mets may not be finished adding to the bullpen. After signing […]

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