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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MMO Fair or Foul: No Excuses, Put Syndergaard In The Rotation

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: No Excuses, Put Syndergaard In The Rotation

Coming off a solid two-inning performance against the Atlanta Braves in his first spring start, Noah Syndergaard drew rave reviews from Mets personnel, fans and bloggers alike. Many of those fans have begun clamoring for the young righty to begin the season in the Mets starting rotation despite the front office’s plan to wait until sometime […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Tigers at 1:00 PM

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Tigers at 1:00 PM

The New York Mets (2-5-1) head to Lakeland, Florida to take on the Detroit Tigers (5-4) at 1:00 PM this afternoon. Noah Syndergaard will make his second spring start for the Mets and oppose lefthander Drew Smyly for the Tigers. Also scheduled to pitch in the game are Jacob deGrom, Gonzalez Germen and Jeff Walters. […]

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Granderson Is Kind Of A Touchy Feely Guy

An article by posted on March 7, 2014 0 Comments
Granderson Is Kind Of A Touchy Feely Guy

During today’s game against the Cardinals, I almost died laughing when Curtis Granderson singled and then upon settling in at first base, he proceeds to start grabbing and patting down first baseman Scott Moore. Apparently, Granderson and Moore played together in the Detroit Tigers minor league system a few years back, and this was just Granderson’s […]

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MMO Game Thread: Cardinals vs Mets at 1:05 PM

An article by posted on March 7, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Cardinals vs Mets at 1:05 PM

Cardinals vs Mets, 1:05 PM, Tradition Field Third baseman David Wright will finally play in his first Grapefruit League game today at Tradition Field when the Mets take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Second baseman Daniel Murphy will also make his first appearance of the Spring. Both players are healthy, but were held out by Terry […]

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Press Release: Seth Everett Joins Mets Radio Broadcast Team

An article by posted on March 7, 2014 0 Comments
Press Release: Seth Everett Joins Mets Radio Broadcast Team

Here’s the press release from the Mets: The New York Mets and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment today announced that Seth Everett will join the radio broadcast team for Mets games broadcasts on WOR 710 AM, the new radio home of the Mets. Everett, a nationally known voice of baseball, will host a 30-minute pre- […]

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MMO Mailbag: Who Will Be The Second Lefty In The Bullpen?

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Who Will Be The Second Lefty In The Bullpen?

Dennis asks… One of my favorite prospects is Jack Leathersich. Is there any chance that he makes the bullpen? Josh Edgin seems to have lost his edge and we do need a second lefthander to go with Scott Rice. Joe D. replies… I love Leathersich and he has a bright future ahead of him, but […]

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Murphy Opens Up About The Pressure Of Getting On Base

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
Murphy Opens Up About The Pressure Of Getting On Base

Have you ever wondered what it must be like to feel the pressure to perform that most hitters endure everytime they walk to the plate? It’s so easy for fans to say this guy needs to draw more walks or that guy needs to hit in the clutch… We spend hours upon hours debating with […]

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Seratelli Could Win Bench Job and Push Flores to Triple-A

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
Seratelli Could Win Bench Job and Push Flores to Triple-A

Adam Rubin shared a bit of insight this morning when he wrote that Terry Collins understands that given the limitations of Ruben Tejada, the team could use a backup shortstop with some offensive capability. Collins has wondered aloud if Wilmer Flores could serve in that role. However, Rubin believes it is more than likely that Anthony Seratelli gets that nod […]

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Chances Of Mets Signing Drew “Very Slim”

An article by posted on March 5, 2014 0 Comments
Chances Of Mets Signing Drew “Very Slim”

A friend of Stephen Drew called the Mets’ chances of getting Drew “very slim” as it becomes more obvious agent Scott Boras is willing to wait until after the season begins to sign his client, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. This is the first thing I’ve read that actually makes any sense […]

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Collins Might Try Batting Pitchers Eighth

An article by posted on March 5, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Might Try Batting Pitchers Eighth

Taking a page from the handbook of Tony La Russa, Mets manager Terry Collins is considering occasionally batting his pitchers eighth this season, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. “My thought is: How do we get them more RBI chances and also give David Wright, in particular, chances to drive in runs,” […]

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