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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Ike Davis Confesses He Was Very Fatigued Last Season

An article by posted on February 9, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Confesses He Was Very Fatigued Last Season

As an update to the Ike Davis and 2012 fatigue discussion from Wednesday, here is an update from Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, who spoke to Ike Davis today at Port St. Lucie: Ike Davis publicly portrayed his diagnosis of valley fever last February as a non-issue, insisting it was giving him no problems and […]

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How Badly Do The Mets Want Michael Bourn?

An article by posted on February 9, 2013 0 Comments
How Badly Do The Mets Want Michael Bourn?

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors posted part of the interview he conducted with Greg Genske of The Legacy Agency, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington and one other NL Executive. It was on the topic of qualifying offers, the draft pick compensation attached to free agents, and how it hurts the good, but not great players. If signing a free […]

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Valdespin Uninjured, Suffered From Leg Cramps

An article by posted on February 8, 2013 0 Comments
Valdespin Uninjured, Suffered From Leg Cramps

Following up on what I reported earlier this morning, Jordany Valdespin is uninjured and was suffering from  cramps after an 18-inning Caribbean Series game yesterday in cold weather, according to ESPN Deporte’s Enrique Rojas. Good news. Original Post 9:00 AM. I was just notified by one of my writers that Mets outfielder Jordany Valdespin hurt himself […]

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Mets Notes: Gee Is 100%, Niese Arrives To Camp, Projected Opening Day Lineup

An article by posted on February 8, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Gee Is 100%, Niese Arrives To Camp, Projected Opening Day Lineup

Ike Davis wraps up a session of crushing baseballs at PSL Hey Jon Niese, nice of you to show up early… Adam Rubin tweeted that the Brandon Lyon deal with the Mets will be officially announced as soon as this afternoon. Anthony DiComo sees the Opening Day Roster like this: He also adds that the acquisition […]

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Spring Shorts: Harvey Looking For 20 Wins, Felix Is King, Johan Tipping Pitches

An article by posted on February 8, 2013 0 Comments
Spring Shorts: Harvey Looking For 20 Wins, Felix Is King, Johan Tipping Pitches

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York tells us that Matt Harvey “appreciates a bright future on the horizon with Zack Wheeler and Travis d’Arnaud among others”, but that he’s not going to let that detract him from the present. The right-hander is focused on getting off to a good start, “I’m here to play this year,” Harvey said. “I’m here […]

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Recap and Photos Of Thurman Munson Dinner

An article by posted on February 7, 2013 0 Comments
Recap and Photos Of Thurman Munson Dinner

The 33rd Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner was held on February 5 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Pictured left to right are: YES Network’s Michael Kay, Munson Award honorees Ike Davis of the Mets and David Phelps of the Yankees, Grand Hyatt’s Jerry Lewin, Yankees CC Sabathia, Thurman’s widow Diana Munson, […]

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Mets Rename Their Spring Home Tradition Field

An article by posted on February 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Rename Their Spring Home Tradition Field

Adam Rubin reports that the Mets’ stadium in St. Lucie, formerly known as Digital Domain Park, is reverting back to Tradition Field. Tradition, Florida is again the sponsor, but no details on the naming rights deal yet. The Mets ballpark held the name Tradition Field from 2004-09. During the regular season, the St. Lucie Mets play their […]

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Mets Sign Two Outfielders To Minor League Deals

An article by posted on February 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign Two Outfielders To Minor League Deals

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Mets have signed outfielders Corey Patterson and Mike Wilson to Minor League contracts. Patterson, 33, last played in the majors in 2011 where he hit .157 with three RBI in 57 plate appearances with the Cardinals. Last season, he batted .251/.285/.410 in 387 plate appearances for Triple-A Nashville in the […]

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Hits & Misses: Trading Santana, More On Bourn, A Little On Collins

An article by posted on February 6, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Trading Santana, More On Bourn, A Little On Collins

The top story for the Mets continues to be Michael Bourn – will he sign or won’t he? Will MLB protect the pick or won’t they. There are good arguments to be made on both sides, but the bottom line is that ultimately Bourn will go wherever he wants to play, be it the Mets, […]

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Boras Has Better Offers On Bourn Than The Mets At His Disposal

An article by posted on February 6, 2013 0 Comments
Boras Has Better Offers On Bourn Than The Mets At His Disposal

The Mets are willing to give free agent Michael Bourn a four-year deal, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Scott Boras is claiming that he has better offers at his disposal than whatever the Mets have discussed with him. Sherman speculates that Boras could simply be bluffing to try and get more […]

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Some Concerns About The Mets And Attendance At St. Lucie

An article by posted on February 6, 2013 0 Comments
Some Concerns About The Mets And Attendance At St. Lucie

Deep concerns over declining attendance is not only limited to Citi Field this season for the Mets. The community of Port St. Lucie, where the Mets make their Spring Training home, have some abiding concerns about the team, attendance and revenue themselves. Ray McNulty of TC Palm says the Mets are nothing-special, and they have done […]

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