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 Have High Expectations For Tapia, deGrom and Panteliodis

An article by posted on March 16, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have High Expectations For Tapia, deGrom and Panteliodis

Mack emailed me last night and told me the “Group 2″ starters were announced and he posted them on his site tonight. Here they are: Rafael Montero Domingo Tapia Jacob deGrom Tyler Pill Chase Huchingson Alex Panteliodis Logan Verrett He correctly points out, that is normally the group of pitchers that usually begin the season […]

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USA Wants Players More Intent On OBP Than Hammering The Ball

An article by posted on March 16, 2013 0 Comments
USA Wants Players More Intent On OBP Than Hammering The Ball

As far back as I could remember, there was something my father always used to say to me whenever I became too obsessed with things whether it was spending too much money on baseball cards, eating too much on Thanksgiving, watching too much television, or just hanging out too much with my friends. “Everything in […]

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Locking Up Ike Davis To An Extension Won’t Come Easy

An article by posted on March 15, 2013 0 Comments
Locking Up Ike Davis To An Extension Won’t Come Easy

Mets GM Sandy Alderson was a guest of Mark Hale and Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post on their podcast today, and he had some interesting things to say about a variety of Mets topics. At one point, Hale brought up the possibility of signing Ike Davis to an extension and buying out his […]

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Latest Update On David Wright: Alderson Weighs In and Responds to Questions and Concerns

An article by posted on March 15, 2013 0 Comments
Latest Update On David Wright: Alderson Weighs In and Responds to Questions and Concerns

It was MLB Network who first reported that David Wright was being “scratched” from last night’s match up between Team USA and the Dominican Republic with what they called a “sore back.” After Team USA’s 3-1 loss to the Dominican Republic, Anthony DiComo of Mets.com shed additional light on the situation and reported that Wright began feeling […]

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Wilmer Flores, Josh Satin, Carlos Flores Reassigned To Minor League Camp

An article by posted on March 15, 2013 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores, Josh Satin, Carlos Flores Reassigned To Minor League Camp

The Mets announced they have assigned infield prospects Wilmer Flores and Josh Satin, and right-handed reliever Carlos Torres to minor league camp. That leaves 42 players remaining in major league camp. Catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who was expected to be among today’s cuts, survives to play another day and remains in major league camp. However, he is still expected to start […]

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Burke Continues To Stake Claim On Final Bullpen Spot

An article by posted on March 15, 2013 0 Comments
Burke Continues To Stake Claim On Final Bullpen Spot

Yesterday, I pretty much concluded, in a post you can read below, that reliever Greg Burke has just about locked up one of the final spots in the Mets bullpen. In the 9-1 loss to the Tigers on Thursday, Burke was brought in to get a critical out against one of the best hitters in […]

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Gee Rocked In A Wild 9-1 Loss To Tigers

An article by posted on March 14, 2013 0 Comments
Gee Rocked In A Wild 9-1 Loss To Tigers

The Detroit Tigers defeated the New York Mets this afternoon by the score of 9-1 at Tradition Field. Most of the damage came against starting pitcher Dillon Gee who was absolutely awful and completely out of sync. Gee had no control as evidenced by his four walks, two hit batters and three wild pitches in […]

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Santana and the Mets Clear The Air

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
Santana and the Mets Clear The Air

Updated on March 13 at 2:00 PM According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Johan Santana spoke with Sandy Alderson today to clear the air about what’s been reported about him and his coming to camp unprepared and not ready to pitch. Santana didn’t say anything all the newsworthy, says Martino, but the Mets […]

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Mets’ Matt Harvey Could Be The Next Big Thing

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets’ Matt Harvey Could Be The Next Big Thing

It’s not exactly the variety of a film festival when watching the Mets in spring training. It’s the Nationals, Braves, Marlins and Cardinals on a rotating basis. For the Mets in Port St. Lucie, it’s like watching the same episodes of Seinfeld over and over. After awhile, you know how “The Contest’’ will end. For a young guy […]

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Joe Torre Has Found His Derek Jeter In David Wright For Team USA

An article by posted on March 12, 2013 0 Comments
Joe Torre Has Found His Derek Jeter In David Wright For Team USA

Updated on March 12 at 11:00 AM Kevin Kernan of the New York Post caught my attention when he tweeted that Joe Torre has found his Derek Jeter in David Wright. He was referring his latest article this morning in which he writes that David Wright has emerged as a true leader for Team USA. No […]

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Knee Surgery Today For Mets Prospect Michael Fulmer

An article by posted on March 12, 2013 0 Comments
Knee Surgery Today For Mets Prospect Michael Fulmer

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com confirms that pitching prospect Michael Fulmer will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee today at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Mets team physician Dr. Struan Coleman will perform the operation. Get well soon, Mike… Originally Post March 11 at 7:45 PM Mets pitching prospect […]

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