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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Syndergaard Off The Table, Will Other Options Be Enough To Land A Shortstop

An article by posted on March 20, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Off The Table, Will Other Options Be Enough To Land A Shortstop

Things are starting to get interesting on the shortstop market, writes Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, and he’s right, they certainly are.. Jose Iglesias is expected to be out several months due to shin splints and giving the Mets some real competition as they look to replace Ruben Tejada who now suffers from a confidence gap – […]

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Syndergaard, Montero and deGrom Could Power the Best Rotation In PCL

An article by posted on March 19, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard, Montero and deGrom Could Power the Best Rotation In PCL

(Photo by David Conde, Metsmerized Online) I just read a fascinating column by the new Mets beat writer for The Record, Matt Ehalt, who you may remember from ESPN New York last Summer. Ehalt profiles Noah Syndergaard and delves into some of the things we seldom hear about him and also peppers his piece with […]

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MMO Game Thread: Tigers vs Mets, 1:05 PM (SNY)

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Tigers vs Mets, 1:05 PM (SNY)

The New York Mets will host the Detroit Tigers at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie this afternoon at 1:10 PM. Daisuke Matsuzaka, who is closing in on the fifth starter role, will opposes Kyle Lobstein for the Tigers. The game will be televised on SNY. Here is the starting lineup: Eric Young Jr, 2B […]

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ESPN: Sandy Alderson Resumes Peddling Ike Davis Again

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN: Sandy Alderson Resumes Peddling Ike Davis Again

The first base battle between Ike Davis and Lucas Duda has yet to get underway in Grapefruit League games, but both players seem to be nearing a return to the lineup. Yesterday, they both got at-bats in minor-league camp, with Duda (hamstring) going 3-for-4 with a homer, double and a walk, and Davis (calf)was 1-for-4 […]

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Leaving Las Vegas? Not the Mets…

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
Leaving Las Vegas? Not the Mets…

I received a few emails this weekend asking me to weigh in on the Mets and their Triple-A affiliation with Las Vegas which expires at the end of this season. Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger, recently gave a good rundown of the situation that included some perspective from Las Vegas President and COO Don Logan who […]

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Mets Reassign Syndergaard and Montero to Minor League Camp

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Reassign Syndergaard and Montero to Minor League Camp

Newsday reports that Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero were reassigned to minor league camp on Tuesday morning. “It’s always disappointing when you get a taste of being in the big-league clubhouse, getting the treatment like a big leaguer gets, and then you’ve got to go back over to the minor-league side where things aren’t so glamorous, […]

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Tigers GM Says No On Drew, Mets Sticking With Tejada

An article by posted on March 17, 2014 0 Comments
Tigers GM Says No On Drew, Mets Sticking With Tejada

March 17  Disputing a report from Jim Bowden of ESPN, Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told the Detroit News’ Lynn Henning that he will not pursue free agent shortstop Stephen Drew. The Tigers will instead go with internal candidates to replace shortstop Jose Iglesias who is likely out for the season. Detroit might still pursue a trade for a new shortstop, […]

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Jon Niese MRI Is Clean, He’s Cleared To Resume Throwing

An article by posted on March 17, 2014 0 Comments
Jon Niese MRI Is Clean, He’s Cleared To Resume Throwing

(Photo by Metsmerized Online) 12:20 PM Adam Rubin reports: Left-hander Jonathon Niese has been cleared to resume throwing after undergoing a favorable medical examination in New York, multiple sources with ties to the team told ESPN New York. Rubin says that Niese did receive a cortisone injection for some inflammation, but that everything is pretty much good and […]

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

An article by posted on March 17, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins, 1:05 PM

The New York Mets play the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium at 1:05 PM in Jupiter today. Left-hander John Lannan opposes right-hander Henderson Alvarez. The game will be broadcast on WOR 710 AM. Lannan is back in contention for a rotation spot after Terry Collins said he would likely open season in the Mets bullpen as the second lefthander. There’s […]

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If Justin Turner Were Running the Mets…

An article by posted on March 17, 2014 0 Comments
If Justin Turner Were Running the Mets…

Howard Megdal of Capital New York, caught up with utility infielder Justin Turner, formerly of the Mets and now with the Dodgers, on Friday morning. Like Carlos Beltran last month, Turner called out the Mets handling of Ruben Tejada and the way they use the media to say things with no real accountability. “I think […]

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