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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The MMO 2012 Mets Annual Is Here!

An article by posted on April 1, 2012 0 Comments
The MMO 2012 Mets Annual Is Here!

Our “2012 Mets Annual” is finally here, and that’s no joke… We are very proud over what we were able to accomplish in such a limited wndow of time. It’s chock full of great articles, player profiles, interviews, top prospects and so much more. Once you pay for it, you will be given the option […]

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Mets Make It Official, Johan Santana Gets Opening Day Start

An article by posted on April 1, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Make It Official, Johan Santana Gets Opening Day Start

According to the New York Mets this morning, Johan Santana has been named the Opening Day starter by manager Terry Collins. Santana will be followed by R.A. Dickey, Jon Niese, Mike Pelfrey, and Dillon Gee in the rotation. Our ace is back, feeling good, and had the best spring performance among all the other starters. He has not pitched in a major league game […]

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Pelfrey Was Told By Collins His Job Was In Danger

An article by posted on March 31, 2012 0 Comments
Pelfrey Was Told By Collins His Job Was In Danger

According to David Lennon of Newsday, Terry Collins starter Mike Pelfrey into his office on the morning of March 19th and delivered a not-so-subtle message that his his place on this team was in danger. “This front office isn’t like the one you’ve had in years past. This kind of stuff isn’t good. They want answers.” This happened […]

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Mets Announce Valdespin Among Six Players Optioned To Minors

An article by posted on March 29, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Announce Valdespin Among Six Players Optioned To Minors

Confirming what was speculated earlier, the Mets have officially announced that they have optioned 2B/SS Jordanny Valdespin to the minor leagues along with OF Adam Loewen. LHP Garrett Olson, C Lucas May, C Rob Johnson and OF Matt den Dekker. All are expected to start the season with Triple-A Buffalo. Of the group, only Valdespin spent time with the Bisons last season. […]

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Fear Factor: Mets Bench Scares Nobody?

An article by posted on March 27, 2012 0 Comments
Fear Factor: Mets Bench Scares Nobody?

So what do you make of a Mets bench that includes Mike Nickeas, Mike Baxter, Justin Turner, Scott Hairston and Ronny Cedeno? It doesn’t exactly strike fear in the hearts and minds of opposing pitchers, does it? Well on that note, check this out from Adam Rubin at ESPN NY: A Mets official said Monday there […]

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After His Grapefruit League Debut, Wright Will Get A Couple Of Days Off

An article by posted on March 27, 2012 0 Comments
After His Grapefruit League Debut, Wright Will Get A Couple Of Days Off

Playing in his first spring training game, Mets third baseman David Wright played his first game of the spring yesterday and had himself a good day at the plate going 1-for-2. Wright did a nice job working a 3-2 count before lining a sharp single off right-hander Jake Westbrook. Wright also made a great diving […]

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Alderson Confirms Chris Young Deal

An article by posted on March 26, 2012 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, first reported that the Mets have re-signed free-agent RHP Chris Young to a minor league contract. Sandy Alderson confirmed the signing today and spoke with reporters: “Right now we don’t have an expectation other than a general one — that he’ll be able to pitch at some point. Until he’s seen by […]

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Bay and Olson Are Doing Fine

An article by posted on March 26, 2012 0 Comments
Bay and Olson Are Doing Fine

  According to several reports from the Mets clubhouse at Digital Domain, both Garrett Olson (hand) and Jason Bay (forearm) are doing fine this morning. Olson who was struck in the hand by a batted ball yesterday said he will throw a bullpen today, and Bay who was hit on the forearm by a pitch said […]

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Wright To Start At Third Base Against Cards Today

An article by posted on March 26, 2012 0 Comments
Wright To Start At Third Base Against Cards Today

Good news everyone… David Wright will be starting at third base this afternoon when the Mets take on the Cardinals in Jupiter, Florida at 1:00 PM, “I’m going to make sure I’m still allowed to go,” Wright said shortly before 8 a.m., as he headed to the trainer’s room. “I’m planning on it.” This would […]

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Santana Slated To Throw 90-95 Pitches Today Against Cards

An article by posted on March 26, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Slated To Throw 90-95 Pitches Today Against Cards

Johan Santana takes the mound today in a 1:05 PM start against the St. Louis Cardinals. Manager Terry Collins said Santana is expected to throw 90-95 pitches in the game. In his last start, also against the Cardinals, Santana threw 69 pitches, 48 of them for strikes in what was his best pitched game of the […]

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