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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Last Chance To Win A Free Pair Of Tickets To See The Mets Next Week!

An article by posted on April 4, 2012 0 Comments
Last Chance To Win A Free Pair Of Tickets To See The Mets Next Week!

Hey Mets fans! What better way to kick off our eight season season of covering the New York Mets than by giving away a Free Pair of Tickets for the Tuesday, April 10th game against Davey Johnson, Ryan Zimmerman, Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals! Thanks to our 2012 Ticket Partners: Seatcrew.com is a brand new, […]

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Mets Opening Day Roster Is Set – Byrdak, Francisco, Torres To Avoid The DL

An article by posted on April 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Opening Day Roster Is Set – Byrdak, Francisco, Torres To Avoid The DL

Adam Rubin tells us that Tim Byrdak, who underwent March 13 surgery to repair torn meniscus cartilage in his left knee, is scheduled to pitch in today’s Grapefruit League game and will break camp with the Mets. Additionally, Andres Torres (calf) and Frank Francisco (knee) will avoid the DL and be ready for Opening Day on Thursday when the […]

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Mets Host The Yankees Today At 2 PM, Torres Batting Leadoff

An article by posted on April 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Host The Yankees Today At 2 PM, Torres Batting Leadoff

The New York Yankees come to Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie this afternoon for the first of two spring training games against the Mets. The second game is to be played at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. The Yankees have not played at the Mets’ spring training home since the spring of 1995. The teams last […]

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Collins: Parnell Will Not Be Used As A Starter

An article by posted on April 2, 2012 0 Comments

Well that didn’t last long. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Terry Collins said Parnell would not be used to make spot starts this season, but instead would be used for multiple inning stints out of the bullpen. I have to point out a comment left earlier today on this thread by Original Mets Fan: […]

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A Word Of Thanks, Josh Edgin Was Dealing, Rauch Wasn’t

An article by posted on April 2, 2012 0 Comments
A Word Of Thanks, Josh Edgin Was Dealing, Rauch Wasn’t

Hi everyone… I’m not exactly 100% back yet, but I wanted to write a few words of thanks for all of your kind words, thoughts and prayers. I was so overwhelmed by the great outpouring I received via email, comments, texts, and even get well cards. You sure know how to make a guy feel […]

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Francisco Battling Sore Knee All Spring?

An article by posted on April 2, 2012 0 Comments
Francisco Battling Sore Knee All Spring?

According to Mike Puma of the NY Post had the following blurb in a report this morning about closer Frank Francisco: Frank Francisco limped across the parking lot and told an observer he’s battling a toe problem, but manager Terry Collins said the reliever has dealt with a sore knee all spring. Francisco is having one of the […]

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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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