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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2013 Mets Opening Day Lineup and Roster Projection

An article by posted on March 22, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Opening Day Lineup and Roster Projection

Updated 3/22 I wanted to share Adam Rubin’s projected Opening Day roster which is not too dissimilar to what I projected. Rotation: Jon Niese, Shaun Marcum, Matt Harvey, Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner. Bullpen: Bobby Parnell, Brandon Lyon, LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Atchison, Josh Edgin, Pedro Feliciano and Greg Burke. Infield: Ike Davis, Justin Turner, David Wright, Ruben Tejada […]

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Congratulations to David Wright – Our Captain

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 55 Comments
Congratulations to David Wright – Our Captain

The Mets made it official this afternoon and named David Wright the team’s captain, joining a select group that includes John Franco, Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter. “This is probably one of the proudest days of my career so far,” Wright said. “I’m honored and very proud to be on that short list of guys that have been considered captain […]

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Mets Make It Official, David Wright Named Team Captain

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Make It Official, David Wright Named Team Captain

Updated on 3/21 Terry Collins just announced that the Mets have named David Wright the captain of the New York Mets. Wright becomes the fourth captain in team history, joining Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, and John Franco. “This is probably one of the proudest days of my career so far,” Wright said. “To be viewed in […]

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Spring Notes: Turner Could Spell Murphy At Second, Official Announcement On Santana Coming

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
Spring Notes: Turner Could Spell Murphy At Second, Official Announcement On Santana Coming

Updated 11:00 AM – Here are the latest injury updates and other news from PSL this morning… Justin Turner According to Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger, there’s a good possibility that if David Wright is ready for Opening Day and Daniel Murphy is not, Justin Turner could start at second base. In that scenario, Jordany Valdespin […]

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Spinsanity! Collins Calls Valdespin A Changed Man, Says He’ll Bat Leadoff!

An article by posted on March 20, 2013 0 Comments
Spinsanity! Collins Calls Valdespin A Changed Man, Says He’ll Bat Leadoff!

Mets manager Terry Collins was a guest on WFAN this afternoon and lets just say that his whole demeanor about outfielder Jordany Valdespin has done a complete 180. Collins said that Valdespin is the leading candidate to hit in the leadoff spot for the Mets on Opening Day and whenever the Mets are facing a […]

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Leaving Collins’ Fate Up In The Air Can Blow Up In Sandy’s Face

An article by posted on March 20, 2013 0 Comments
Leaving Collins’ Fate Up In The Air Can Blow Up In Sandy’s Face

Post Updated on 3/20 I caught this transcript on MetsBlog this morning. They were comments made by Sandy Alderson who was a guest on the New York Post’s baseball podcast. The subject was Terry Collins‘s lame duck status and the possibility of a contract extension in the future: “Well, I want Terry to be the […]

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Mets Could Have 60% Of Payroll On DL To Open 2013 Season

An article by posted on March 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Could Have 60% Of Payroll On DL To Open 2013 Season

With Opening Day less than two weeks away, the names of those who could open the season on the disabled list has more star power than the team we’ll see on the field come April 1 against the Padres. Closer Frank Francisco told the team he is still not feeling right after a 31-pitch side session on […]

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Mets Reach Naming Rights Agreement, Champions Club Is Now The Hyundai Club

An article by posted on March 18, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Reach Naming Rights Agreement, Champions Club Is Now The Hyundai Club

METS AND HYUNDAI REACH MULTI-YEAR DEAL FOR HYUNDAI CLUB AT CITI FIELD FLUSHING, N.Y., March 18, 2013 – The New York Mets today announced a multi-year partnership with Hyundai for naming rights to the Hyundai Club, the only all-inclusive premium seating area at Citi Field. The Hyundai Club, formerly known as the Champions Club, is […]

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Murphy’s Opening Day Chances Are Fading Fast

An article by posted on March 18, 2013 0 Comments
Murphy’s Opening Day Chances Are Fading Fast

According to a report from Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, for the first time this spring, the Mets are considering the realistic possibility that second baseman Daniel Murphy will not be ready for Opening Day. Murphy has been complaining of stiffness since playing some second base in simulated game for five innings on Friday. He did […]

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X-Rays Negative On Justin Turner, Sprained Ankle Will Keep Him Out 2-3 Days

An article by posted on March 17, 2013 0 Comments
X-Rays Negative On Justin Turner, Sprained Ankle Will Keep Him Out 2-3 Days

Updated 3/17 The Mets announced that X-rays taken of Justin Turner’s ankle came back negative which means no fractures or breaks. Turner has a sprained right ankle, but seems in good spirits and could be back quicker than what was initially feared. He could end up missing 2-3 days barring any setbacks. If Wright isn’t […]

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