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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Sunday Mets Notes: Wright Out Indefinitely, Hairston Sidelined With Oblique, Intrasquad Lineups

An article by posted on March 4, 2012 0 Comments
Sunday Mets Notes: Wright Out Indefinitely, Hairston Sidelined With Oblique, Intrasquad Lineups

Updated Sunday AM This morning, Sandy Alderson told reporters David Wright has continued discomfort in his left rib cage, and will not play again until he’s asymptomatic. According to Adam Rubin, the Mets are treating this very conservatively in part because of Scott Hairston straining an oblique muscle in Saturday’s intrasquad game. Wright was scratched from Saturday’s intrasquad because […]

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Santana Upbeat After Tossing Two Innings Of Live Batting Practice

An article by posted on March 1, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Upbeat After Tossing Two Innings Of Live Batting Practice

Johan Santana just completed throwing his first live batting practice session of the spring. Pitching coach Dan Warthen remarked “nice stuff” after Santana completed his first inning of live BP. Johan threw 22 pitches to Jason Bay, David Wright, Ike Davis and Vinny Rottino. In his second simulated inning, Santana tossed 21 more pitches (43 total) […]

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MMO Hits & Misses: Kid Patches Are Sweet, Buns Of Steel, Forever Young?

An article by posted on March 1, 2012 0 Comments

Good morning, everyone. Who’s ready for a Mets baseball game on Monday? Free agent pitcher Chris Young reportedly wants a major league deal, which makes it highly unlikely he’ll be joining the Mets this season no matter how interested Sandy Alderson is on bringing the right-hander back. Young dazzled in his very brief tenure with the Mets last […]

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Collins Sets Thole Straight, Says No. 1 Job Is Up For Grabs

An article by posted on March 1, 2012 0 Comments

Josh Thole’s honeymoon period with the Mets is officially over. No more kid glove treatment, no more excuses, time to man up… That was pretty much the message that Terry Collins delivered yesterday to Josh Thole according to Andy Martino of the Daily News. “Basically, what I told him was that last year was not […]

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MMO Reader’s Observation On Duda vs. Votto

An article by posted on February 29, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Reader’s Observation On Duda vs. Votto

   Earlier today, in a post that debated the merits of Sandy Alderson’s comparison of Lucas Duda to Joey Votto, we ended up with over 250+ comments. As sometimes happens here, the conversation veered into something completely off topic, in this case a discussion between batting average versus on-base percentage. However there was one reader who […]

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Hits & Misses: Eyes On Mazzoni, Havens’ Ailing Back, Poor Howard…

An article by posted on February 29, 2012 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Eyes On Mazzoni, Havens’ Ailing Back, Poor Howard…

No big news coming out of St. Lucie today, just the regular drills and more “ITBSOML” stories. But when it comes to our team, no news is good news, right? * * * * * * * * Andy McCullough passed this along and I thought it was worth noting. “I’ve now heard a few […]

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Alderson Compares Duda To Joey Votto

An article by posted on February 29, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Compares Duda To Joey Votto

General Manager Sandy Alderson brought up the names of Jason Giambi and Joey Votto while mentioning players he believes are comparable to right fielder Lucas Duda. “I think they will end up having a similar profile: Power guys with an excellent eye at the plate. If you have that combination, you can be a superstar. Especially for a left-handed […]

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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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