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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Carlos Torres A Lock For Mets Bullpen

An article by posted on March 5, 2014 0 Comments
Carlos Torres A Lock For Mets Bullpen

Team sources have told Adam Rubin that the Mets are planning to have reliever Carlos Torres break camp with the big-league roster. The right-hander is out of options, meaning he would need to clear waivers to be sent to the minors. After a solid season for the Mets in 2013, there’s no chance he wouldn’t […]

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Collins Says Davis and Tejada Out Until Friday, Duda “Really Sore”

An article by posted on March 4, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says Davis and Tejada Out Until Friday, Duda “Really Sore”

Marc Carig of Newsday reports that Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada will not play until Friday at the earliest, according to manager Terry Collins. Lucas Duda may need some time as well since he’s battling soreness. Davis is dealing with a tight calf, Tejada has a tight hamstring and Duda has sore legs. Also, Zack Wheeler could get […]

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MLBPA Union Chief Tony Clark is Watching Mets Payroll

An article by posted on March 4, 2014 0 Comments
MLBPA Union Chief Tony Clark is Watching Mets Payroll

March 4 MLBPA union chief Tony Clark said the player’s union is aware of the decrease in spending by the Mets and they are watching closely, according to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “Let me offer you this: If there are concerns, what often ends up happening is we have an […]

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MMO Game Thread: Astros vs Mets at 1:05 PM

An article by posted on March 4, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Astros vs Mets at 1:05 PM

Zack Wheeler makes his Grapefruit League debut today at 1:10 PM when the Mets host the Houston Astros at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. You can watch the game on SNY or listen in on WOR 710 AM. Wheeler was 7-5 with a 3.42 ERA in 17 starts for the Mets last season, but was […]

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Syndergaard: “I Don’t F—ing Cheat!”

An article by posted on March 4, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard: “I Don’t F—ing Cheat!”

10:30 AM So right after I published this post, a reader (ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments) leaves this link to a totally spectacular Noah Syndergaard moment. Andy Martino of the Daily News explains: You never know what to make of the quiet ones at first. But when Noah Syndergaard growled an F-bomb at a coach, everyone went “oooh,” and […]

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ESPN: Indians Should Trade Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to Mets

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN: Indians Should Trade Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to Mets

Cristina Kharl of ESPN, wrote a comprehensive post on why she thinks the Mets should trade Lucas Duda, Wilmer Flores and RHP prospect Michael Fulmer to the Indians to get Asdrubal Cabrera. The Mets’ gains are pretty obvious, especially if you accept projections of Cabrera rebounding in 2014, whether Baseball Prospectus’ .734 OPS, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS (.736 OPS, 17 […]

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How many games will the Mets win this season?

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
How many games will the Mets win this season?

The folks at ESPN SportsNation ran a poll asking their readers how many games the New York Mets will win in 2014. With almost 90,000 votes tallied nationally, 80% of fans believe the Mets will win 79 or fewer games this season, and only 5% think the Mets will win 90 or more. The numbers […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves at 1:05 PM

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves at 1:05 PM

Noah Syndergaard, 21, makes his Grapefruit League debut today at the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves at 1:05 p.m. this afternoon at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports. This game is not being televised, but you could listen to the game on WOR 710 AM. Jacob deGrom, Miguel Socolovich, Gonzalez Germen, Josh Edgin and Jeff Walters also are scheduled to pitch for the […]

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Jhonny Come Lately: Peralta Says Mets Had A Problem With Tejada

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Jhonny Come Lately: Peralta Says Mets Had A Problem With Tejada

Jhonny Peralta signed a four-year, $53 million deal with the Cardinals this off-season. On Sunday, the former free agent shortstop revealed that he did get a two-year offer from the Mets, as well as a three-year deal from the Yankees. However, it was what Peralta said about the current Mets shortstop that sparked attention yesterday: “The […]

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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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