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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Colon Will Pitch Opening Day, deGrom Will Pitch Home Opener

An article by posted on March 22, 2015 0 Comments
Colon Will Pitch Opening Day, deGrom Will Pitch Home Opener

The official word will come tomorrow, but Bartolo Colon will get the Opening Day for the Mets against the Washington Nationals in D.C., and Jacob deGrom is slated to get the home opener a week later, organization sources told ESPN.com. At 41 years, 317 days old, Bartolo Colon will become the Mets’ oldest Opening Day […]

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Terry Collins: “Matt Harvey Will Not Pitch Home Opener”

An article by posted on March 22, 2015 0 Comments
Terry Collins: “Matt Harvey Will Not Pitch Home Opener”

Matt Harvey was electric this afternoon at a sold-out Tradition Field where he stymied the New York Yankees with 5 2/3 innings of two-hit shutout baseball. And then Terry Collins announced that Harvey WILL NOT start the home opener… What?!?! I mean I get it. They used Harvey to sell out that first game so […]

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MMO Game Thread: Yankees vs Mets, 1:10 PM (Let’s Get Subway Serious!)

An article by posted on March 22, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Yankees vs Mets, 1:10 PM (Let’s Get Subway Serious!)

Matt Harvey will make his fourth Grapefruit League start of the Spring as the New York Mets host the New York Yankees at Tradition Field on Sunday at 1:10 PM. The game will be televised on SNY. Harvey is expected to throw 75 pitches and will be opposed by C.C. Sabathia for the Yankees. Pitching […]

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Sherman: Why The Mets Didn’t Trade Wheeler

An article by posted on March 22, 2015 0 Comments
Sherman: Why The Mets Didn’t Trade Wheeler

So why didn’t the Mets trade Zack Wheeler this offseason? Back when they were surfing the market for the likes of Starlin Castro, Didi Gregorius, Yunel Escobar, etc., why did trade discussions end at the mention of Zack Wheeler? Well Joel Sherman of the New York Post has it all figured out. But doesn’t everybody […]

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MMO Game Recap: Tigers 6, Mets 4

An article by posted on March 21, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Tigers 6, Mets 4

The New York Mets traveled to Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland only to come up short against the Detroit Tigers who defeated them by a score of 6-4. Pitching: Starting in place of Noah Syndergaard, lefthander Steven Matz (2.08 ERA) did a decent job today, holding the Tigers to just one run which came on […]

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Syndergaard Vows To Force His Way Onto Mets Rotation

An article by posted on March 21, 2015 0 Comments
Syndergaard Vows To Force His Way Onto Mets Rotation

Noah Syndergaard was scheduled to start on Saturday against the Tigers in Lakeland. But was scratched after he took a ball off his left ankle while playing catch on Thursday. Sandy Alderson said X-rays taken on Friday showed that Syndergaard was more or less fine, but the Mets decided to option him to minor league camp […]

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Bobby Parnell Pitched In First Game Since Surgery

An article by posted on March 21, 2015 0 Comments
Bobby Parnell Pitched In First Game Since Surgery

Bobby Parnell took a huge step forward in his return from Tommy John surgery and pitched in his first game in nearly a year on Saturday. Parnell threw 20 pitches, 11 of them for strikes, and allowed two hits in a minor league intrasquad game in Port St. Lucie, the Mets announced. Parnell has been […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Tigers, 1:05 PM

An article by posted on March 21, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Tigers, 1:05 PM

Left-handed pitching prospect Steven Matz gets the starting assignment as the New York Mets take on the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland at 1:05 PM on Saturday. He will be opposed by fellow southpaw David Price. Noah Syndergaard was originally slated for this start, but instead was sent to minor league camp after injuring his ankle […]

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Mets Option Syndergaard and Plawecki To Minor League Camp

An article by posted on March 20, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Option Syndergaard and Plawecki To Minor League Camp

A day after the Mets optioned Akeel Morris to minor league camp, the Mets made some more substantial cuts as they continue to trim down their roster. Top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, catching prospect Kevin Plawecki, and pitchers Jon Velasquez and Cory Mazzoni were all optioned to minor league camp after Friday’s game. Syndergaard had […]

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What We Learned From Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on March 20, 2015 0 Comments
What We Learned From Zack Wheeler

Zack Wheeler finally got a chance to speak with reporters and he did acknowledge he will have Tommy John surgery on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. Dr. David Altchek will preform the surgery in New York, and Wheeler expects to return sometime around June of 2016, or about 14 months after having the surgery. […]

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