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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Mets Strongly Considering Zack Wheeler For Opening Day Start

An article by posted on February 24, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Strongly Considering Zack Wheeler For Opening Day Start

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, while much can change over the next six weeks, the Mets are strongly considering Zack Wheeler for the Opening Day start at Washington on April 6, according to a club source. Terry Collins spoke glowingly about Wheeler on Monday in this report by the Daily News. […]

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MMO Mailbag: What’s The Deal Between Terry Collins and Wilmer Flores?

An article by posted on February 24, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: What’s The Deal Between Terry Collins and Wilmer Flores?

Peter S. asks… Does Terry Collins have a problem with Wilmer Flores? He often throws him under the bus and goes out of his way to constantly rave about Ruben Tejada every chance he gets. Does he know that Flores speaks and reads perfectly good English and that he probably knows all this stuff Collins […]

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Gee Expresses Frustration At Going To Bullpen

An article by posted on February 23, 2015 0 Comments
Gee Expresses Frustration At Going To Bullpen

Dillon Gee expressed some disappointment at the prospect of potentially heading to the Mets bullpen to start the season. In an interview with NJ.com beat writer Mike Vorkunov, the veteran righthander shared his thoughts. “I feel like I should be starting somewhere,” Gee said. “I think my record and stuff have proven that I could […]

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Michael Cuddyer On Injuries, Coors to Citi, Troy Tulowitzki

An article by posted on February 23, 2015 0 Comments
Michael Cuddyer On Injuries, Coors to Citi, Troy Tulowitzki

The prize of the Mets offseason, Michael Cuddyer, took some time to speak with reporters on a variety of topics: On Going From Coors to Citi “The last transition taught me that your approach can remain the same,” Cuddyer said. “No matter what ballpark you’re playing in, as long as you keep that same hitting […]

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PSL Notes: Flores vs. Tejada, Matz and Harvey Impress, Good Vibrations

An article by posted on February 22, 2015 0 Comments
PSL Notes: Flores vs. Tejada, Matz and Harvey Impress, Good Vibrations

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Terry Collins refused to say that Wilmer Flores is his starting shortstop and told reporters that he has challenged Ruben Tejada to win the job. Collins said that as far as he’s concerned, shortstop is a wide open competition this Spring. “I’m going go to give […]

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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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