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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Collins Wants To Officially Name Wright Captain

An article by posted on February 18, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Wants To Officially Name Wright Captain

Terry Collins told reporters today, that he intends to go to Jeff Wilpon and Sandy Alderson to discuss naming David Wright the official captain of the Mets. “I’ve never had to do that before, so I’m not really sure what the process is,” the manager said. “I have an idea in my head of how […]

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Wheeler Will Not Go Down Without A Fight

An article by posted on February 18, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Will Not Go Down Without A Fight

Most of you may have been listening when Terry Collins appeared on the YES Network with Mike Francesa last week, and laid down the gauntlet for top Mets pitching prospect Zack Wheeler when he was asked about his chances to make the Mets starting rotation out of camp. “As we sit here today, no,” Collins […]

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Five Moves That Can Happen This Spring: Mets Will Trade For At Least One Starting Outfielder

An article by posted on February 16, 2013 0 Comments
Five Moves That Can Happen This Spring: Mets Will Trade For At Least One Starting Outfielder

XtreemIcon just emailed me a link to Jim Bowden’s latest post on ESPN Insider (subscription required). Bowden goes out on a limb and predicts five moves that will happen this Spring. Among them he says the Mets will breakdown and make a trade for at least one everyday starting outfielder: The Mets will open spring […]

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My Thoughts On Fred Wilpon, Sandy Alderson and Spending

An article by posted on February 15, 2013 0 Comments
My Thoughts On Fred Wilpon, Sandy Alderson and Spending

Yesterday, I was at the hospital all day getting treated, when I heard and read about Fred Wilpon’s announcement to reporters at St. Lucie. I quickly posted a little bit of what he had to say from my phone with the intention of expanding on it the next day (today). I came home this morning […]

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Collin Cowgill “Nails” It?

An article by posted on February 15, 2013 9 Comments
Collin Cowgill “Nails” It?

Newest Mets outfielder Collin Cowgill has been getting raves for his gritty play, and has even been compared to another Mets outfielder, Lenny Dykstra, for his intensity on the field and his all-out style of play. In an article by Mike Puma in the NY Post, Cowgill’s former manager and one-time Mets Rico Brogna had […]

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Video: Players Are Excited About The Mets Pitching Staff This Season

An article by posted on February 15, 2013 0 Comments
Video: Players Are Excited About The Mets Pitching Staff This Season

Terry Collins, Johan Santana, Jon Niese, and Bobby Parnell talk about why they are very excited about the Mets pitching staff this season. Collins’ notes that for the first time in over three years, Santana goes into this season healthy and with no offseason surgery or rehab. He also tabs Johan as his Opening Day […]

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2013 Impact Rookies: #16 Travis D’Arnaud, C

An article by posted on February 15, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Impact Rookies: #16 Travis D’Arnaud, C

In his latest post on ESPN insider (subscription only), Keith Law ranked baseball’s top rookies using a different set of criteria based solely on the immediate impact a player will have this season. Law factors in expected roles and playing time as well as his expectations for their immediate performance. One Met made the list, and […]

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5,000 Days Ago Today: Animal Crackers and Duck Soup

An article by posted on February 15, 2013 0 Comments
5,000 Days Ago Today: Animal Crackers and Duck Soup

Chris Jaffe over at The Hardball Times, emailed me a link to his latest post marking several notable anniversaries today including this one: 5,000 days ago, one of the greatest stunts any manager ever pulled occurred. It was Fake Mustache Night in the Mets dugout—at least it was for manager Bobby Valentine. It was June 9, […]

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Sandy Alderson Admits Outfield Isn’t Ideal, No More External Options, Explains Hairston/Upton

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Admits Outfield Isn’t Ideal, No More External Options, Explains Hairston/Upton

Updated by HoJo at 4:45 PM Sandy Alderson was a guest of Mike Francesa where he said a few things regarding his outfield strategy this offseason. First, regarding Scott Hairston he felt there were other possibilities (trade and free agent) he was considering and that he was blindsided when Hairston signed with the Cubs and then one […]

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Projected Mets Opening Day Roster – Are Valdespin and Turner Out?

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
Projected Mets Opening Day Roster – Are Valdespin and Turner Out?

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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