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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Sandy Alderson Met With Bourn And Boras in Houston

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Met With Bourn And Boras in Houston

When I’m wrong I’m always the first to admit it. It’s a habit I picked up while serving my country and learning how some mistakes, no matter how slight, could have significant ramifications on the rest of my company, division, etc. Better to get it out of the way so that we can reassess, readjust and […]

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Duda Faced Live Pitching, Will Be Ready For Spring Training

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Faced Live Pitching, Will Be Ready For Spring Training

Good news from the New York Mets on projected left fielder Lucas Duda, who underwent November 5th surgery to repair a fractured right wrist. Duda took swings in the batting cage on Monday, and then faced live pitching for ten minutes at the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens has been […]

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Will Alderson Survive The Fans Ire If Mets Stumble Early?

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Will Alderson Survive The Fans Ire If Mets Stumble Early?

Adam Rubin pops the question: “Has Alderson Been Effective?” on ESPN New York this morning. The Mets may be headed for their fifth straight losing season in 2013, which would be their third straight under Alderson. And the current GM no longer has what he inherited from Omar Minaya to blame when Alderson quips, “What outfield?” Rubin […]

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Mets By The Numbers: Can It Get Any Worse In The Outfield?

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets By The Numbers: Can It Get Any Worse In The Outfield?

Amazin’ Avenue recently wrote that as currently constructed, the Mets’ outfield could be a whole lot better than many expect. They go onto build a good case that Lucas Duda in left can be at least league average (offensively), Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Collin Cowgill can pair up to be league average as well, and a Mike […]

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Mets Are Going To “Half & Half” It In 2013

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are Going To “Half & Half” It In 2013

During an interview Sunday with MLB Network Radio, Sandy Alderson expressed that the loss of a first-round pick would be too steep a price for him to consider signing Michael Bourn, who is the best outfielder left on the free-agent market. The Mets GM also confirmed that his plan for 2013 is to have one […]

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Nats and Braves Are In The Dynasty Building Business

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Nats and Braves Are In The Dynasty Building Business

In discussing the impact that the Braves acquisition of Justin Upton will have on the Mets, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com writes: “It makes for a particularly tricky situation in Flushing, where the Mets are concentrating on a long-term plan built around Wheeler, Harvey, Travis d’Arnaud and the rest of their vastly improved farm system. Tricky […]

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Banner Day Moved To May 11, Great Job By Mets!

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Banner Day Moved To May 11, Great Job By Mets!

The results are in and the Mets have announced that Banner Day will be held on Saturday, May 11 prior to the 1:10 PM game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. If you already purchased tickets to the original May 26 date and want to re-schedule, you can contact the Mets at bannerday@nymets.com. Great job by the Mets for […]

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Alderson Says He Could Go To Camp With Current Outfielders

An article by posted on January 27, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says He Could Go To Camp With Current Outfielders

Another thing Sandy Alderson discussed during his appearance on MLB Network Radio this morning, was the state of the Mets outfield. The Mets GM said it’s possible that he will go into camp with just the current group of outfielders and possibly Andrew Brown and Collin Cowgill. “There’s not a lot left on the shelf,” […]

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Projected Mets Opening Day Roster (2/13)

An article by posted on January 27, 2013 0 Comments
Projected Mets Opening Day Roster (2/13)

Yesterday we got more clarity on what the Mets Opening Day roster will look like. Believe it or not there’s really not many battles going on this Spring. Terry Collins cleared up some questions yesterday and showed where he was leaning. For some of these players a complete fail or unfortunate injury will keep them […]

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Oswalt’s Agent Denies Any Interest From Mets, Alderson Still Looking For Arms

An article by posted on January 27, 2013 0 Comments
Oswalt’s Agent Denies Any Interest From Mets, Alderson Still Looking For Arms

Newsday’s Marc Carig reports that Roy Oswalt‘s agent is not aware of any interest from the Mets in his client: If the Mets indeed are interested in signing veteran pitcher Roy Oswalt, it’s news to his longtime agent, Bob Garber. “Not sure where the report came from,” Garber said in a text message. “I’m not aware […]

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Raissman: Bobby V. Coming To SNY?

An article by posted on January 26, 2013 0 Comments
Raissman: Bobby V. Coming To SNY?

Is Bobby Valentine about to bring his high-wire act to the Mets Pregame show on SNY this season? That’s what some sources are telling Bob Raissman of the Daily News. MLB sources say SportsNet New York brass has reached out to Valentine to discuss a possible studio role on Mets telecasts. Valentine, who managed the Mets (1996-2002), […]

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