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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Kevin Burkhardt to Host Fox MLB Pregame and Postgame Show

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Kevin Burkhardt to Host Fox MLB Pregame and Postgame Show

Kevin Burkhardt will be the host of the all new Fox MLB pregame and post-game show for the 2014 season. Burkhardt will still continue to work as the roving reporter during Mets games on SNY, but I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot less of him as mainstream media is now onto his amazing talents behind […]

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Collins Says He Wants Dice-K or Lannan For Fifth Starter

An article by posted on March 2, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says He Wants Dice-K or Lannan For Fifth Starter

Terry Collins told reporters that the Mets are predisposed to having a veteran serve as the fifth starter to open the season. That makes Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan the frontrunners for the fifth starer’s spot and means that Jenrry Mejia, Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom are likely now out of the picture. Dice-K pitched today against the Cardinals and allowed […]

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Spring Training Recap: Cardinals 7, Mets 1

An article by posted on March 2, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Cardinals 7, Mets 1

It was another dreary game for our Amazins as they headed down to Jupiter, Florida and lost to the St. Louis Cardinals by the score of 7-1. The loss now has the Mets at 0-3 to begin the Grapefruit League season. Daisuke Matsuzaka got the start for the Mets and he was opposed by pitching phenom […]

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Mets vs Cardinals at 1:05 PM – Dice-K Starts, Tejada Scratched

An article by posted on March 2, 2014 0 Comments
Mets vs Cardinals at 1:05 PM – Dice-K Starts, Tejada Scratched

After a 0-2 start to the Grapefruit League season, the Mets leave the comfort of home and head to Jupiter to take on the defending National League Champions – the St. Louis Cardinals. Fifth-starter candidate Daisuke Matsuzaka will try to one-up John Lannan who tossed two scoreless innings on Saturday. He will oppose righthanded phenom […]

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Parnell Says He’ll Be Ready For Opening Day

An article by posted on March 2, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell Says He’ll Be Ready For Opening Day

For the first time since last July 30, Bobby Parnell faced live batters on Saturday and threw 36 pitches to his teammates David Wright, Eric Young, and Daniel Murphy - whose bat he shattered. When he was done, it was all smiles for a confident Parnell. “There was no pain. There was no soreness,” the Mets closer […]

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Spring Training Recap: Marlins 9, Mets 1

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Marlins 9, Mets 1

Lucas Duda walloped a towering home run for the only run of the game as the Mets lost to the Marlins by the score of 9-1 at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. John Lannan started for the Mets and pitched two very solid innings, allowing just one hit and striking out three – all […]

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Mets Evaluator Says Syndergaard Reminds Him Of 19-Year Old Gooden

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Evaluator Says Syndergaard Reminds Him Of 19-Year Old Gooden

March 1 I just wanted to quickly update this post on Syndergaard with something Mike Puma tweeted last night. Syndergaard’s performance opened eyes. “What I saw yesterday, he’s Dwight Gooden when he was 19 years old,” a NYM talent evaluator said. Hat tip to srt. Also, it’s amazing how this morning there are no less […]

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Marlins vs Mets Game Thread: Lannan Makes Mets Debut

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
Marlins vs Mets Game Thread: Lannan Makes Mets Debut

The Mets host the Miami Marlins at 1:10 p.m. Saturday (WPIX) as Grapefruit League play continues at Tradition Field. Fifth-starter candidate John Lannan makes his Mets debut, opposite right-hander Kevin Slowey. Vic Black, Scott Rice, Kyle Farnsworth, Josh Edgin, Ryan Reid, John Church, Steven Matz and Cory Mazzoni also are scheduled to pitch for the Mets. Lannan is competing with Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jenrry Mejia for the fifth spot in the […]

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First Base Battle Is Underway Between Duda and Davis

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
First Base Battle Is Underway Between Duda and Davis

Terry Collins hasn’t stopped raving about Ike Davis ever since he the 27-year old first baseman arrived to camp last month. The former first-rounder is locked in a battle with his best friend Lucas Duda for the Mets’ everyday first base job and after just one game, they find themselves in a dead heat. This gonna be […]

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Montero and deGrom Were Pitcher-Perfect In Spring Debuts

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
Montero and deGrom Were Pitcher-Perfect In Spring Debuts

The Mets opened their Grapefruit League season on Friday, and while they suffered a 5-4 loss to the Nationals, they did get two very encouraging performances from Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom, both of whom are hoping for a chance to crack the Opening Day roster or at the very least leave a lasting impression. […]

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