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 and '00, 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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Murphy Wants To Stay With Mets, But Extension Seems Unlikely

An article by posted on February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Murphy Wants To Stay With Mets, But Extension Seems Unlikely

Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy told reporters that he has not had any talks with the Mets regarding a possible contract extension. Murphy, who is a free agent after the season, said he would like to remain with the Mets and hopes the team will speak with his agents. “I’ve always been open to an […]

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Mets Aren’t The Only Ones In Division Touting Playoffs

An article by posted on February 25, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Aren’t The Only Ones In Division Touting Playoffs

The Mets aren’t the only ones in the division talking about stacked rotations, October baseball and winning a championship. On Wednesday, Bryce Harper of the Nationals did some touting of his own. “It’s absolutely stupid how good our staff is. To add a Cy Young, to add a guy that’s unbelievable in the postseason — […]

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Collins Denies Retirement Talk

An article by posted on February 25, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Denies Retirement Talk

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, two people close to Terry Collins suggested that the Mets manager could retire at the end of the 2015 season regardless of how good or bad the year plays out. Collins, who turns 66 in May, denied he would retire at season’s end and conceded that while managing is […]

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Mets Notes: Rafael Montero Odd Man Out, Collins Misses Eric Young Jr.

An article by posted on February 25, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Rafael Montero Odd Man Out, Collins Misses Eric Young Jr.

Terry Collins pretty much ruled out any chance of Rafael Montero winning a job in the bullpen if Dillon Gee goes untraded. “I’m not sure where Raffy would fit in that bullpen coming out of spring training. If Dillon is there, we’ve only got one more spot left, and you might go with a little […]

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Granderson Sets A Positive Tone, Believes Mets Can Take Back New York

An article by posted on February 24, 2015 0 Comments
Granderson Sets A Positive Tone, Believes Mets Can Take Back New York

I read yesterday that the Mets full squad was already in camp on Monday, two days before the mandatory reporting date. I don’t know what that means in the grand scheme of things, but I think it says a lot about the makeup of the team and their commitment. I really like the mix of […]

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Mets Strongly Considering Zack Wheeler For Opening Day Start

An article by posted on February 24, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Strongly Considering Zack Wheeler For Opening Day Start

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, while much can change over the next six weeks, the Mets are strongly considering Zack Wheeler for the Opening Day start at Washington on April 6, according to a club source. Terry Collins spoke glowingly about Wheeler on Monday in this report by the Daily News. […]

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MMO Mailbag: What’s The Deal Between Terry Collins and Wilmer Flores?

An article by posted on February 24, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: What’s The Deal Between Terry Collins and Wilmer Flores?

Peter S. asks… Does Terry Collins have a problem with Wilmer Flores? He often throws him under the bus and goes out of his way to constantly rave about Ruben Tejada every chance he gets. Does he know that Flores speaks and reads perfectly good English and that he probably knows all this stuff Collins […]

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Gee Expresses Frustration At Going To Bullpen

An article by posted on February 23, 2015 0 Comments
Gee Expresses Frustration At Going To Bullpen

Dillon Gee expressed some disappointment at the prospect of potentially heading to the Mets bullpen to start the season. In an interview with NJ.com beat writer Mike Vorkunov, the veteran righthander shared his thoughts. “I feel like I should be starting somewhere,” Gee said. “I think my record and stuff have proven that I could […]

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Michael Cuddyer On Injuries, Coors to Citi, Troy Tulowitzki

An article by posted on February 23, 2015 0 Comments
Michael Cuddyer On Injuries, Coors to Citi, Troy Tulowitzki

The prize of the Mets offseason, Michael Cuddyer, took some time to speak with reporters on a variety of topics: On Going From Coors to Citi “The last transition taught me that your approach can remain the same,” Cuddyer said. “No matter what ballpark you’re playing in, as long as you keep that same hitting […]

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PSL Notes: Flores vs. Tejada, Matz and Harvey Impress, Good Vibrations

An article by posted on February 22, 2015 0 Comments
PSL Notes: Flores vs. Tejada, Matz and Harvey Impress, Good Vibrations

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Terry Collins refused to say that Wilmer Flores is his starting shortstop and told reporters that he has challenged Ruben Tejada to win the job. Collins said that as far as he’s concerned, shortstop is a wide open competition this Spring. “I’m going go to give […]

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