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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Niese Still Hasn’t Allowed A Run, Den Dekker Gloves Another, ‘Spin Homers Then Gets Drilled

An article by posted on March 11, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Still Hasn’t Allowed A Run, Den Dekker Gloves Another, ‘Spin Homers Then Gets Drilled

The Mets had an absolute field-day this afternoon with an 11-0 romp over against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla. Jonathon Niese got the start against Detroit and continues to roll, tossing four and two thirds innings of scoreless ball and allowing just one hit while walking four. Niese has yet to allow a run […]

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MetsBlog: My Bet Is Matt Harvey Never Wins A Cy Young

An article by posted on March 11, 2013 0 Comments
MetsBlog: My Bet Is Matt Harvey Never Wins A Cy Young

Last night and today, I finally got a chance to do some reading and checked out a few of my regular Mets haunts like Faith and Fear in Flushing, Studious Metsimus and of course MetsBlog. I almost wish I never paid a trip to MetsBlog last night. What I read there turned my stomach more […]

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The 2013 Season Is Sandy Alderson’s Final Mulligan

An article by posted on March 10, 2013 0 Comments
The 2013 Season Is Sandy Alderson’s Final Mulligan

That’s how Joel Sherman of the NY Post began his article this morning in which he asserts that this is the last year the Mets general manager gets to explain away a worsening major league product in the name of rebuilding. The patience extended the Alderson regime, in general, is greater than most in his […]

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Zack Wheeler, Collin McHugh, Darin Gorski Among Ten Players Cut From Mets Camp

An article by posted on March 10, 2013 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler, Collin McHugh, Darin Gorski Among Ten Players Cut From Mets Camp

MMO’s John Delcos just reported that the Mets have reassigned RHP Zack Wheeler, RHP Collin McHugh, RHP Gonzalez Germen, RHP Hansel Robles, RHP Elvin Ramirez, LHP Darin Gorski, 2B Reese Havens, OF Juan Lagares, IF Wilfredo Tovar, and OF Cesar Puello to minor league camp. Wheeler said he was disappointed, but not surprised. Was told […]

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Duda Thumping The Ball Again, Another Santana Setback, Hefner Keeps Rolling

An article by posted on March 9, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Thumping The Ball Again, Another Santana Setback, Hefner Keeps Rolling

Lucas Duda is showing signs of snapping out of his spring slumber going 3-for-3 with two RBIs as the Mets defeated the Astros 9-6 this afternoon at Tradition Field. Duda now has six hits in his last 15 at-bats after an agonizing start that sent him to the sidelines for a couple of days to work […]

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Mets Time Machine: Seattle’s Price Tag For Lee Is Mejia or Flores

An article by posted on March 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Time Machine: Seattle’s Price Tag For Lee Is Mejia or Flores

In this edition of a not-so-regular MMO feature that first appeared in 2007, our reader Pietro Sinapi gets the well deserved hat tip for taking us back to June 30, 2010 when the big news of the day was the Mets and their pursuit of Mariners ace Cliff Lee. Joel Sherman of the New York […]

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D’Arnaud Pulled After Getting Plunked Below Right Elbow

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Pulled After Getting Plunked Below Right Elbow

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that Mets top catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud was removed from Friday’s game against the Detroit Tigers in the middle of the fifth inning after he was plunked below the right elbow by righthander Luke Putkonen. D’Arnaud stayed in the game, but was pulled after the inside of his right forearm tightened up on […]

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No Guts, No Glory: David Wright and a Wounded Combat Veteran Named Felix

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
No Guts, No Glory: David Wright and a Wounded Combat Veteran Named Felix

In the following video you’ll find a touching story about the bond third baseman David Wright has forged with a disabled Iraqi war veteran named Felix, and how their relationship has grown over the years. The wheelchair bound veteran tells an inspiring story of what his United States flag means to him and the role […]

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Marlins Official: We’re Never Going To Sign Stanton To A Longterm Deal

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins Official: We’re Never Going To Sign Stanton To A Longterm Deal

Bill Madden of the Daily News had an interesting quote in his article today about the Yankees and their apparent need for more power in the lineup. What caught my attention was a quote from a Marlins’ operative about the future of 22-year old All Star Giancarlo Stanton. According to Miami owner Jeffrey Loria, is […]

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Would You Have Traded Niese Instead of Dickey for d’Arnaud and Syndergaard?

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Would You Have Traded Niese Instead of Dickey for d’Arnaud and Syndergaard?

Andy Martino of the Daily News, asks a thought-provoking question in his column this morning: Would you have rather traded Jonathon Niese, instead of R.A. Dickey, to Toronto for Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard? Turns out that the Mets had that choice according to  Martino. While Niese faced Team Venezuela Wednesday in Port St. Lucie, […]

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