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 and Syndergaard Caught Horsing Around At Mets Camp

An article by posted on March 1, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes and Syndergaard Caught Horsing Around At Mets Camp

If you thought you saw everything last week, when Yoenis Cespedes showed up to camp driving six different custom, souped-up vehicles including two Polaris Slingshots, a sleek black Lamborghini Aventador and a stunning red Alfa Romeo Competizione, you ain’t seen nothing yet. This morning, Cespedes showed to camp with one of his teammates in his […]

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Terry Collins Says Addison Reed Will Handle Setup Role

An article by posted on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Says Addison Reed Will Handle Setup Role

Manager Terry Collins spoke to reporters today at Mets camp in Port St. Lucie and confirmed that right-handed reliever Addison Reed will handle the 8th inning setup role for the Mets to begin the season. (Adam Rubin, ESPN) It was initially believed that Reed would compete with newly signed Antonio Bastardo for the setup role […]

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DeGrom Returns To Mound, Throws Strong Bullpen

An article by posted on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
DeGrom Returns To Mound, Throws Strong Bullpen

Jacob deGrom returned to the mound on Wednesday morning, throwing a successful bullpen at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie under the watchful eyes of coaches and trainers. By all accounts deGrom looked strong, displaying full range of motion, good velocity, and his usual pinpoint control. .@JdeGrom19 throwing a bullpen session. #Mets #SpringTraining pic.twitter.com/yN4kowTJsX — New […]

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MMO Mailbag: Which Mets Prospects Will Make Their MLB Debut This Season?

An article by posted on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Which Mets Prospects Will Make Their MLB Debut This Season?

Kevin asks… Will we see Dominic Smith at some point this season and what other prospects will make their major league debuts in 2016? Joe D. replies… To answer the first part of your question, no. Unless Lucas Duda is traded or goes on the disabled list for an extended period of time for a […]

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Sports On Earth: Mets Won’t Repeat As NL East Champs

An article by posted on February 23, 2016 0 Comments
Sports On Earth: Mets Won’t Repeat As NL East Champs

Will Leitch of Sports On Earth writes that the New York Mets will be unable to defend their division crown this season and he has them finishing second in the NL East behind the Washington Nationals in their Season Preview. “Two reasons. One, I think the Nationals are about to make a big step forward, which […]

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Mets Had Third Best MLB Offseason

An article by posted on February 23, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Had Third Best MLB Offseason

With Spring Training now underway for all teams, Dave Cameron of FanGraphs did his annual rankings of which teams had the best offseasons. He grades the Chicago Cubs with an A and puts them in the No. 1 spot followed by the Milwaukee Brewers who also fetched a grade of A. The Mets ranked third […]

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Expect Big Things From Michael Conforto In 2016

An article by posted on February 23, 2016 0 Comments
Expect Big Things From Michael Conforto In 2016

Editorial note: Lot’s of talk about Michael Conforto today at PSL which reminded me of this article I originally published on December 28. Enjoy. When the Mets drafted Michael Conforto in the first round of the 2014 draft, it was clear right from the start that he was different from all the other top draft […]

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Mets To Wear 1986 Uniforms For All Sunday Home Games

An article by posted on February 22, 2016 0 Comments
Mets To Wear 1986 Uniforms For All Sunday Home Games

The New York Mets officially announced that the team will wear their 1986 throwback uniforms for every Sunday home game at Citi Field this season. Original Report In honor of the 30th anniversary of their last World Championship, the Mets will wear their 1986 uniforms multiple times throughout this season, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN […]

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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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