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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2013 Mets – I Wanna Be In Pictures

An article by posted on March 4, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets – I Wanna Be In Pictures

I thought we’d have a little fun last week, so I asked some of our writers to tell me what Hollywood Movies came to mind when asked to consider the 2013 Mets outfield, our starting rotation, David Wright, Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins. Some of the responses I got back were pretty hilarious. Check ‘em […]

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Santana Steps On A Mound, Not Happy To Be The Center Of Attention This Morning

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
Santana Steps On A Mound, Not Happy To Be The Center Of Attention This Morning

Updated on 3/3 As most of us expected, Johan Santana has shown up to camp and is none too happy about being the center of attention this morning according to Andy Martino of the Daily News. A displeased Santana had this to say to reporters,  ”What is spring training for? Training.” While true, spring training […]

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There Are No Angels In This Outfield

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
There Are No Angels In This Outfield

Over at NJ.com, the online home of the Star-Ledger, Jorge Castillo tells us that during  the offseason, Mets manager Terry Collins, personally called infielders Justin Turner, Josh Satin, Zach Lutz and Brandon Hicks to give them all the same piece of advice – be prepared to play some corner outfield. As far as any experience […]

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Mets Are Ready To Rock This Town In 2013!

An article by posted on March 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are Ready To Rock This Town In 2013!

FOREIGNER, NAS, O.A.R. AND THIRD EYE BLIND TO HEADLINE 2013 METS CONCERT SERIES AT CITI FIELD  Tickets on Sale NOW! Go To Mets.com and (718) 507-TIXX Foreigner will perform following the Mets-Chicago Cubs 7:10 p.m. game on Friday, June 14. The Grammy-nominated classic rock band has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and produced 14 […]

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Duda Says “Everything’s Good” After Being Scratched Friday, Chance He’ll Play Today

An article by posted on March 2, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Says “Everything’s Good” After Being Scratched Friday, Chance He’ll Play Today

Mets left fielder Lucas Duda was a late scratch from Friday’s 6-2 victory over the Tigers. Duda left camp briefly to be examined for a non-baseball-related health issue, reports Marc Carig of Newsday. General manager Sandy Alderson categorized the issue as minor and Duda refused to elaborate. “Everything’s good,” he said. Manager Terry Collins told reporters that […]

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Beltran Says Collins Deserves Big Assist For Wheeler Trade

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran Says Collins Deserves Big Assist For Wheeler Trade

I read a great article last night from David Lennon of Newsday, that I believe most of you will enjoy. Lennon got together with Carlos Beltran after the Mets lost to the Cardinals, and the former Mets center fielder looked back fondly at his time with the Mets and talked about his first years with […]

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ESPN New York: Wheeler Injury Not Very Bad

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
ESPN New York: Wheeler Injury Not Very Bad

Terry Collins told ESPN New York this afternoon that the oblique injury to top prospect Zack Wheeler is “not very bad.” Adam Rubin also reports that “the hope is to get Wheeler back on a bullpen mound in five days.” As MMO’s John Delcos pointed out this morning, Wheeler sounds like he’ll miss just one […]

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Mets Are One Of Four Teams Who Can Land Giancarlo Stanton

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are One Of Four Teams Who Can Land Giancarlo Stanton

On Monday I posted about a rumor that the Mets and Marlins were discussing a trade for Giancarlo Stanton in exchange for Zack Wheeler and Travis D’Arnaud. I questioned it’s veracity and didn’t put much stock into it, but thought it made for a good debate on the hypothetical aspects of it. The post actually made for […]

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Sandy Alderson On Leadoff Position, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Ruben Tejada, Expectations

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson On Leadoff Position, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Ruben Tejada, Expectations

Joe D. It’s been widely reported that Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be strongly considered as a leadoff candidate this season despite a 31% strikeout percentage, a low contact rate and on-base percentage, and a poor batting eye. Assuming he could improve his on-base and strikeout rates a little, his batting eye still is what it is, […]

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Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia, And The Reality Of How Baseball Works

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia, And The Reality Of How Baseball Works

It wasn’t too long ago that when the subject of top Mets pitching prospects came up, the first two names that jumped to mind were righthanders Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia. As a matter of fact, going into the 2011 season, both were still ranked as the two best pitching prospects in the Mets system. […]

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