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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Ike Davis Is Pure Chaos At The Plate, Poetry In Motion On The Field

An article by posted on February 29, 2012 0 Comments
Ike Davis Is Pure Chaos At The Plate, Poetry In Motion On The Field

Terry Collins can’t seem to stop talking about Ike Davis. Everyday you read those quotes or hear him on SNY and he just raves about him endlessly. “I’ve only seen this guy for a little over a month and that was enough to convince me that, with 550 plate appearances, he can’t help but walk […]

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MMO Interview With Brandon Nimmo

An article by posted on February 29, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Interview With Brandon Nimmo

The Mets top draft pick in the 2011 Draft, Brandon Nimmo, spoke with reporters at Digital Domain Park this afternoon and had this to say: “I’m no farther back in my process than anyone else,” Nimmo said. “I don’t mean to sound cocky, but I feel like I’m advanced… I know some people think that […]

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Mets Starting Lineup and Rotation Taking Shape

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Starting Lineup and Rotation Taking Shape

With R.A. Dickey selected to follow Johan Santana in the third game of Grapefruit League play, and Jon Niese slated to pitch game four, it looks like Terry Collins is leaning toward a regular season rotation that will look like this: 2012 Starting Rotation Johan Santana R.A. Dickey Jon Niese Mike Pelfrey Dillon Gee Of course this […]

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Check That, Mets Not Considering Signing Pudge Rodriguez

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments
Check That, Mets Not Considering Signing Pudge Rodriguez

Adam Rubin debunked the Pudge rumor. Second Mets source adds definitively: “We are not bringing Ivan here.” So that was fun… Original Post 7:00 PM According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, a Mets official spoke with Ivan Rodriguez as recently as 10 days ago, and the team hasn’t ruled out the possibility of signing Rodriguez […]

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Parnell Has Little Margin For Error This Spring

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin, Terry Collins acknowledged today that reliever Manny Acosta, who is out of minor league options, is “all but a lock” for the Opening Day roster in the bullpen along with Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez and Tim Byrdak. After being retained on the 40-man roster at the expense of losing former top prospect Fernando Martinez, D.J. Carrasco […]

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Gee Hopes To Avoid Fatigue and Pitch More Effectively In 2012

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments
Gee Hopes To Avoid Fatigue and Pitch More Effectively In 2012

Mets starter Dillon Gee got off to a blazing 8-1 start in his rookie season, but by the time August rolled around he was mired in a big slide that lasted until the end of the season. After posting a remarkable 3.32 ERA in the first half, the young right-hander finished with a 5.91 ERA […]

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MMO Hits & Misses: Underdog, Fred Speaks, Site News, Rooting For Team To Lose

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments

Here’s the latest from Port St. Lucie; lots of batting practice, fielding drills and bullpen sessions – all is as it should be and in a couple of days, we’ll have our first couple of intra-squad games leading up to the March 5th, Grapefruit League opener against the Nationals. * * * * * * * * […]

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Matt Harvey To Start Intrasquad Game On Friday, Will Pitch In Spring Opener 3/5

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Harvey To Start Intrasquad Game On Friday, Will Pitch In Spring Opener 3/5

RHP Matt Harvey is expected to start Friday’s intrasquad game at Digital Domain Park according to Terry Collins who also announced his pitching assignments for the first three games of the Grapefruit League season as follows: March 5 Mets vs. Nationals: Dillon Gee, Matt Harvey, Miguel Batista, Daniel Herrera, Tim Byrdak, Frank Francisco March 6 Mets (SS) vs. Cardinals: Johan Santana, […]

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We’re Giving Away 6 Pairs Of Mets Tickets Including Banner Day!

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
We’re Giving Away 6 Pairs Of Mets Tickets Including Banner Day!

I have a special announcement about one of the many exciting things we have in store for you as we begin our eight season of covering the New York Mets! In 2012, Mets Merized Online will be teaming up with Seatcrew.com to get MMO readers free tickets to a bunch of Mets games over the course of […]

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Fred Wilpon Speaks On Payroll, Finances, Says Reyes Was A Baseball Decision

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
Fred Wilpon Speaks On Payroll, Finances, Says Reyes Was A Baseball Decision

Fred Wilpon met with reporters this morning and took questions for about 20 minutes without ducking or avoiding any of them. Adam Rubin has the entire transcript, but here’s a few things that caught my attention: You cut your payroll dramatically. How concerned should Mets fans be about the future and viability of you owning […]

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