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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The Matt Harvey Non-Story

An article by posted on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
The Matt Harvey Non-Story

On Sunday, I read this excellent article by Kevin Kernan of the New York Post who says it’s not easy to silence a strong personality like Matt Harvey. Harvey still believes he will pitch in 2014 for the Mets even though he deleted his tweet that Harvey Day would return in 2014. I don’t see […]

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Parnell Goes Full Throttle And Survives

An article by posted on March 9, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell Goes Full Throttle And Survives

Closer Bobby Parnell was supposed to throw another side session on Sunday, however he talked his way into the game on Sunday – who knew Terry Collins was so easy. Parnell, who is coming back from surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck, made his first appearance of the spring and everything went […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 8, Braves 2

An article by posted on March 9, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Mets  8, Braves 2

Zack Wheeler pitched three scoreless innings in his second start of the spring, as the Mets defeated the Braves by the score of 8-2 at Tradition Field on Sunday. Wheeler allowed just three hits, walked one and struck out three in the game and has now tossed six scoreless innings this Spring. What else happened: […]

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MMO Game Thread: Braves vs Mets at 1:10 PM

An article by posted on March 9, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Braves vs Mets at 1:10 PM

The New York Mets will host the Atlanta Braves at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie this afternoon at 1:10 PM. The game will be broadcast on WPIX and WOR. Zack Wheeler makes his second start of the Spring and opposes right-hander Kris Medlen for the Braves. During his last start, Wheeler tossed three scoreless innings […]

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Tommy John Surgery Pioneer Dr. Jobe Passes Away

An article by posted on March 9, 2014 0 Comments
Tommy John Surgery Pioneer Dr. Jobe Passes Away

On Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. Frank Jobe passed away at the age of 88. Jobe’s experimental surgery to fix a pitcher’s elbow was one of the biggest medical breakthroughs in sports and one that changed baseball forever.  It was in 1974 when Jobe transplanted a tendon to replace the […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 3, Tigers 2

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Mets 3, Tigers 2

The Mets came from behind and scored two runs in the ninth to beat the Tigers 3-2 this afternoon in Lakeland, Fla. In his second appearance of the Spring, Noah Syndergaard showed he was mortal after all and struggled with his control during his three innings of work. The 21-year-old righthander allowed two runs on two hits while striking out […]

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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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