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, '00 and '15, 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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Mets Time Machine: Seattle’s Price Tag For Lee Is Mejia or Flores

An article by posted on March 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Time Machine: Seattle’s Price Tag For Lee Is Mejia or Flores

In this edition of a not-so-regular MMO feature that first appeared in 2007, our reader Pietro Sinapi gets the well deserved hat tip for taking us back to June 30, 2010 when the big news of the day was the Mets and their pursuit of Mariners ace Cliff Lee. Joel Sherman of the New York […]

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D’Arnaud Pulled After Getting Plunked Below Right Elbow

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Pulled After Getting Plunked Below Right Elbow

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that Mets top catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud was removed from Friday’s game against the Detroit Tigers in the middle of the fifth inning after he was plunked below the right elbow by righthander Luke Putkonen. D’Arnaud stayed in the game, but was pulled after the inside of his right forearm tightened up on […]

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No Guts, No Glory: David Wright and a Wounded Combat Veteran Named Felix

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
No Guts, No Glory: David Wright and a Wounded Combat Veteran Named Felix

In the following video you’ll find a touching story about the bond third baseman David Wright has forged with a disabled Iraqi war veteran named Felix, and how their relationship has grown over the years. The wheelchair bound veteran tells an inspiring story of what his United States flag means to him and the role […]

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Marlins Official: We’re Never Going To Sign Stanton To A Longterm Deal

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins Official: We’re Never Going To Sign Stanton To A Longterm Deal

Bill Madden of the Daily News had an interesting quote in his article today about the Yankees and their apparent need for more power in the lineup. What caught my attention was a quote from a Marlins’ operative about the future of 22-year old All Star Giancarlo Stanton. According to Miami owner Jeffrey Loria, is […]

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Would You Have Traded Niese Instead of Dickey for d’Arnaud and Syndergaard?

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Would You Have Traded Niese Instead of Dickey for d’Arnaud and Syndergaard?

Andy Martino of the Daily News, asks a thought-provoking question in his column this morning: Would you have rather traded Jonathon Niese, instead of R.A. Dickey, to Toronto for Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard? Turns out that the Mets had that choice according to  Martino. While Niese faced Team Venezuela Wednesday in Port St. Lucie, […]

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Florida Sun, Green Grass, Leather Popping, Bats Cracking, and Amway

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Florida Sun, Green Grass, Leather Popping, Bats Cracking, and Amway

It’s true what they say, you really do learn something new everyday. This morning, I read this piece by Howard Megdal who spent his entire day yesterday venturing up and down aisles of the new Amway Business Center at Citi Field. It looks like Howard took full advantage of all the amenities they had to offer, with […]

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Morning Update: Collins Concerned With Offense, Santana Making Progress, No Timetable For Murphy’s Return

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Morning Update: Collins Concerned With Offense, Santana Making Progress, No Timetable For Murphy’s Return

Johan Santana will make his first Grapefruit League next Thursday, March 14, when the Mets play the Detroit Tigers, according to John Delcos of Metsmerized Online. That would leave three starts before the start to the season. Pitching coach Dan Warthen told Delcos that Santana is making progress after throwing a long-toss session on Monday and that […]

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Feliciano, Hawkins and Marcum Updates

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments
Feliciano, Hawkins and Marcum Updates

With Jenrry Mejia in New York for an exam, several other Mets pitchers took the mound today in a B game against Miami. We expect to get a full report on Mejia at some point tomorrow and I’ll post as soon as I hear something from John. For now, Sandy Alderson called it an “undisclosed medical issue.” […]

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JOIN US NOW FOR A LIVE HANGOUT WITH RUSTY STAUB!

An article by posted on March 5, 2013 0 Comments
JOIN US NOW FOR A LIVE HANGOUT WITH RUSTY STAUB!

LETS TALK METS BASEBALL WITH RUSTY STAUB! GOOGLE HANGOUT WITH RUSTY BEGINS AT 3:00 PM! WATCH IT ON METSMERIZED LIVE! Help raise awareness for the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. The charity was started by Rusty in 1985 to help the widow’s and children of New York first responders killed […]

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Jeremy Hefner Wants To Be “The Man”

An article by posted on March 5, 2013 0 Comments
Jeremy Hefner Wants To Be “The Man”

The latest on Johan Santana cane from manager Terry Collins who said that Johan Santana’s decision to throw a bullpen for the first time in 10 days, was “unnecessary” and said he “wished his ace handled himself differently.” Mike Kerwick of The Record quotes Collins who suggests that Santana needs to calm down and get […]

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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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