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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The Mets Have Playoff Fever

An article by posted on February 22, 2015 0 Comments
The Mets Have Playoff Fever

At first it was just a few guys back in November, right after the Mets signed Michael Cuddyer. The team jumped out of the gate and quickly signed the right-handed bat they were looking for. Suddenly you had David Wright, Terry Collins and Matt Harvey talking “October baseball.” As the weeks and months rolled on […]

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Six Things We Learned From Terry Collins On Saturday

An article by posted on February 21, 2015 0 Comments
Six Things We Learned From Terry Collins On Saturday

1. For weeks Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins have been suggesting that Matt Harvey would be held back at the start of the season so he could pitch the home opener at Citi Field on April 13 against the Phillies. But while speaking to reporters today at Tradition Field, Collins said he has every intention […]

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The Not So Fine Line Between Spending and Winning

An article by posted on February 21, 2015 0 Comments
The Not So Fine Line Between Spending and Winning

The New York Mets have spent $900 million on player salaries since their last playoff appearance, writes Cork Gaines of Business Insider. Only the Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners have spent more. The following chart shows the 20 teams that did not make the playoffs last season and how much they have spent on […]

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Harvey, Wheeler, deGrom Have Already Blown Past Generation K

An article by posted on February 21, 2015 0 Comments
Harvey, Wheeler, deGrom Have Already Blown Past Generation K

Hey, you all know how I occasionally love to highlight something I come across in our comment threads, where you can learn something new everyday if you’re able to navigate your way through all the Sandy Lover stuff. (Heh heh) Here’s something cool that jumped out at me from one of our readers, Taskmaster. Task […]

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It’s Freezing In NYC, But The Heat Is On At Mets Camp

An article by posted on February 21, 2015 0 Comments
It’s Freezing In NYC, But The Heat Is On At Mets Camp

It feels good to get away from all the rumors and speculation of what’s been a long and often boring offseason. The players are in camp, they’re excited about getting the new season underway, and there’s a feeling of confidence and calm throughout the camp. On Friday, Sandy Alderson gave his state of the union […]

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9 Things We Learned From Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on February 20, 2015 0 Comments
9 Things We Learned From Sandy Alderson

1. Sandy said he is pleased with his offseason and likes the mix of youth and veterans that will ultimately comprise the opening day roster. He believes the team has more depth now than at anytime since he’s been the GM. “We are very happy with the 25 guys who will makeup the roster.” 2. […]

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MLB Announces Pace of Play Changes for 2015 Season

An article by posted on February 20, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Announces Pace of Play Changes for 2015 Season

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark and Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz, the Chairman of Major League Baseball’s Pace of Game and Instant Replay Committees, today jointly announced additions to baseball’s pace of game program. The new rules will address four key areas: 1. Managers must stay in […]

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Baseball Prospectus Ranks Mets Farm System Fifth Best

An article by posted on February 20, 2015 0 Comments
Baseball Prospectus Ranks Mets Farm System Fifth Best

More good news from Baseball Prospectus, who¬† ranked all 30 MLB farm systems and placed the Mets at number five. That’s a nice bump from last year’s No. 8 ranking. “Not the best, but likely the most balanced farm system in all of baseball, the Mets have everything you could want from a group of […]

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Mets Notes: Alderson To Meet The Press, Puello and Nieuwenhuis Out Of Options,

An article by posted on February 20, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Alderson To Meet The Press, Puello and Nieuwenhuis Out Of Options,

Sandy To Meet The Press Mets GM Sandy Alderson will address reporters from Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie on Friday, in place of manager Terry Collins, who is away with family due to the passing of his father. The press conference will air live on SNY at 11:00 AM. I’m looking forward to hearing […]

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Did The Mets Offseason Meet Or Exceed Your Expectations?

An article by posted on February 19, 2015 0 Comments
Did The Mets Offseason Meet Or Exceed Your Expectations?

There is so much chatter from fans on Mets Twitter and even more so in the Mets Blogosphere regarding expectations and how the front office ultimately handled the offseason. The mainstream media is giving the Mets two thumbs down, I’m sure you’ve read most of their assessments. About a dozen MLB analysts and reporters list […]

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