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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Yankees To Retire Pettitte, Bernie, Posada Numbers, Mets Still Nothing On Piazza

An article by posted on February 17, 2015 0 Comments
Yankees To Retire Pettitte, Bernie, Posada Numbers, Mets Still Nothing On Piazza

With the news that the New York Yankees plan to retire the numbers of Andy Pettitte, Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada later this season, Kevin Kernan of the NY Post says the Mets should retire the number of Mike Piazza to steal their thunder. “The Yankees have legacy players and they are not afraid to […]

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Nelson Figueroa Joins SNY As New Mets Studio Analyst

An article by posted on February 16, 2015 0 Comments
Nelson Figueroa Joins SNY As New Mets Studio Analyst

SNY has officially announced Nelson Figueroa as the new Mets studio analyst for pre and post games shows. “Having grown up in Coney Island as a Mets fan, getting to play for them during a 19-year journey that’s taken me all around the world, and now coming full circle back to New York to cover […]

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Gee Would Rather Start Than Relieve, But Will Do What Team Asks

An article by posted on February 16, 2015 0 Comments
Gee Would Rather Start Than Relieve, But Will Do What Team Asks

Dillon Gee told beat reporters at Port St. Lucie that he would rather start than pitch out of the bullpen, but that ultimately he’ll do whatever he is asked. Marc Carig of Newsday tweeted that a couple of times this winter, Gee thought he was very close to being traded. As far as his thoughts […]

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Several Mets Bullpen Decisions To Be Sorted Out This Spring

An article by posted on February 16, 2015 0 Comments
Several Mets Bullpen Decisions To Be Sorted Out This Spring

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com recently wrote that of all the top prospects in camp including Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, and Kevin Plawecki, right-hander Rafael Montero is the only one with big league experience and the best bet to make New York’s Opening Day roster. Though the Mets’ rotation is currently full, he says, the bullpen […]

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The Make Or Break Mets

An article by posted on February 16, 2015 0 Comments
The Make Or Break Mets

Mike Puma of the New York Post questions just how big of a window the Mets have to compete given the makeup of the team. “In one sense, they are a team built on exciting young talent — think the power arms of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Zack Wheeler and Juan Lagares’ explosive legs. […]

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Matt Harvey Is The Vocal Leader This Team Needed

An article by posted on February 16, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Is The Vocal Leader This Team Needed

Good morning everyone, hope you all had yourselves a great weekend. This offseason has dragged on for what seems like forever, but it finally comes to a merciful end in four days when pitchers and catchers report to Mets camp on Thursday. As far as key additions and subtractions go, you know the deal, we’re […]

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FanGraphs: Worst Transactions of the Offseason

An article by posted on February 15, 2015 0 Comments
FanGraphs: Worst Transactions of the Offseason

In what’s become an annual feature for them, Dave Cameron of FanGraphs reviews the 2014-2015 Offseason and ranks the 10 Best and Worst transactions of the Winter. The Mets only made the Worst List. 10. Royals sign Alex Rios, Cost: One year, $11 million 9. A’s sign Billy Butler, Cost: Three years, $30 million 8. […]

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Aragorn Challenges Mets To Fight On And Do Their Best

An article by posted on February 15, 2015 0 Comments
Aragorn Challenges Mets To Fight On And Do Their Best

Hollywood movie star Viggo Mortensen, best known for his role as Aragorn in the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, summed up his views on the Mets for the New York Post. “The Mets are always going to be fighting the Yankees for attention in New York because they don’t have the money […]

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The Magic Is Back?

An article by posted on February 14, 2015 0 Comments
The Magic Is Back?

As ESPN continues to roll out their Spring Training Power Rankings, lo and behold the Mighty Mets check in at No. 10. They also add that teams ranked in the top 10 (like us) are entering Playoff Territory. Dave Schoenfield pegs the Mets for an 86 win season. ESPN calls Matt Harvey the team’s most […]

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Steven Matz Could Easily Make MLB Debut In 2015

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
Steven Matz Could Easily Make MLB Debut In 2015

A high-ranking Mets executive told Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, that lefthanded pitching prospect Steven Matz could very easily make his big-league debut in 2015. “I think Matz will be up before the year is out,” he told Kernan. Last week, Mets Triple-A pitching coach Frank Viola, compared Matz to San Francisco ace  Madison […]

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