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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What We Learned From Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson Today

An article by posted on March 3, 2015 0 Comments
What We Learned From Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson Today

Here’s a wrap of the day’s Mets news and notes from Tradition Field at Port St. Lucie. Sandy Alderson spoke with reporters today and said: He expects that Dillon Gee will still be with the Mets on Opening Day. He reiterated Tuesday that his club has had little talk with other teams. If the trade […]

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Alderson Says No Active Trade Talks With Rangers About Gee

An article by posted on March 3, 2015 0 Comments
Alderson Says No Active Trade Talks With Rangers About Gee

Sandy Alderson denied there were any active trade discussions with the Texas Rangers about trading a starter. He added that it’s “fair to say” the Mets have had little to no recent talk about trading Dillon Gee or any other starting pitcher in recent weeks. If a trade were to materialize, he expects it would […]

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Campbell Appears To Have Sewn Up Bench Spot

An article by posted on March 3, 2015 0 Comments
Campbell Appears To Have Sewn Up Bench Spot

It appears that Eric Campbell has locked up the final bench spot even before the Mets play one inning of Grapefruit League games which begin on Wednesday. Terry Collins has had Campbell playing all all over the field so far in spring training. “He’s going to wear every one of those gloves that is in […]

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Dan Warthen Deserves Heaps Of Credit For Mets’ Pitching Renaissance

An article by posted on March 2, 2015 0 Comments
Dan Warthen Deserves Heaps Of Credit For Mets’ Pitching Renaissance

Pitching coach Dan Warthen told Marc Carig of Newsday that he is “very skeptical” Harvey will be allowed to reach the 200 inning threshold that Sandy Alderson talked about last week. Warthen indicated that a more appropriate limit would be between 180 and 190 innings pitched. “I would be very skeptical of 200 innings,” Warthen told […]

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Monday Spring Wrap: Wright Sets Things Straight, Harvey Excited After Throwing BP

An article by posted on March 2, 2015 0 Comments
Monday Spring Wrap: Wright Sets Things Straight, Harvey Excited After Throwing BP

Here’s a roundup of all the news and notes from Port St. Lucie today. Matt Harvey faced live batters on Monday for the second time this spring as he prepares for his first Grapefruit League start on Friday against the Detroit Tigers. He faced David Wright and Curtis Granderson and threw 26 pitches in all. […]

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Intrasquad and Grapefruit League Pitching Assignments

An article by posted on March 2, 2015 0 Comments
Intrasquad and Grapefruit League Pitching Assignments

The Mets will have an intrasquad game on Tuesday before beginning their Grapefruit League games on Wednesday. Here’s the pitchers slated to go for Tuesday’s noon intrasquad game: Team Blue Jonathon Niese Rafael Montero Sean Gilmartin Carlos Torres Vic Black Team Orange Zack Wheeler Jenrry Mejia Buddy Carlyle Jeurys Familia The Mets also announced the […]

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Kevin Long Says Batting Title Is Within Daniel Murphy’s Grasp

An article by posted on March 2, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Long Says Batting Title Is Within Daniel Murphy’s Grasp

After his first Mets press conference here, Kevin Kernan of the New York Post pulled Kevin Long aside and asked him what Mets hitter has the best chance to become better this season. Long didn’t hesitate. “Murphy,’’ he said. “A batting title is not out of his grasp.” “He’s got a lot of pop and […]

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Collins Prefers Granderson In RF and Cuddyer In LF

An article by posted on March 2, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Prefers Granderson In RF and Cuddyer In LF

If you read my Spring Training notes from Port St. Lucie on Sunday, you may have been surprised – as I was – that Michael Cuddyer is deaf in his left ear due to a childhood virus. He has barely played left field in his career (3 starts in 13 year career) because of it, […]

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Harvey To Throw Batting Practice Monday, Hitters Allowed To Swing

An article by posted on March 2, 2015 0 Comments
Harvey To Throw Batting Practice Monday, Hitters Allowed To Swing

The team announced that Matt Harvey is scheduled to throw live batting practice again on Monday. Unlike last week, the Mets say that hitters will be allowed to swing on Monday. February 27 It was a big day for Matt Harvey who pitched to live batters today at Port St. Lucie for the first time […]

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Sunday Spring Notes: Opening Day, Lagares Leading Off, Granderson Staying In RF

An article by posted on March 1, 2015 0 Comments
Sunday Spring Notes: Opening Day, Lagares Leading Off, Granderson Staying In RF

There was quite a bit of Mets news and notes from Port St. Lucie today especially considering it was a Sunday. Here’s what we’ve learned. 1. With the Grapefruit League schedule kicking off on Wednesday, don’t expect to see David Wright, Daniel Murphy, Michael Cuddyer and Curtis Granderson until next weekend. Terry Collins reiterated that all […]

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