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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Baseball America: Mets Have 5th Best System In MLB

An article by posted on March 31, 2015 0 Comments
Baseball America: Mets Have 5th Best System In MLB

Baseball America ranked the New York Mets with the 5th best farm system in MLB. The Mets have seen their farm ranking improve steadily as the system was restocked by Sandy and Co. and a dozen or so players from the prior regime rose to top prospect status or won regular major league jobs. Baseball […]

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

An article by posted on March 31, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Nationals, 1:05 PM

The New York Mets (17-11) travel to Viera on Tuesday to face the Washington Nationals (10-13) at 1:05 PM. LHP Jon Niese (2-0, 2.61 ERA) starts for the Mets and will oppose LHP Gio Gonzalez (0-1, 2.63 ERA) for the Nationals. No radio or TV for this game! News and Notes A day after acquiring […]

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Still No Decision On Mets Fifth Starter As Race Tightens

An article by posted on March 31, 2015 0 Comments
Still No Decision On Mets Fifth Starter As Race Tightens

After another dominant performance by Rafael Montero on Monday, the question as to who will be named the team’s fifth starter between him and Dillon Gee rages on. Montero strengthened his case with six scoreless innings against a stacked Marlins lineup, allowing just two hits, walking none and striking out six batters. It was vintage […]

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2015 Mets Opening Day Roster Projection (Version 4.0)

An article by posted on March 31, 2015 0 Comments
2015 Mets Opening Day Roster Projection (Version 4.0)

I think it’s safe to say that this is my final 2015 Opening Day Roster Projection of the preseason. Yep, that’s right, there will be no more of my roster projections for you to kick around anymore after this. Starting Lineup 1. CF Juan Lagares 2. RF Curtis Granderson 3. 3B David Wright 4. 1B […]

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Mets Deal Matt den Dekker To Nationals For LHP Jerry Blevins

An article by posted on March 30, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Deal Matt den Dekker To Nationals For LHP Jerry Blevins

The team just announced that they have dealt outfielder Matt den Dekker to the Washington Nationals in return for LH reliever Jerry Blevins, Blevins, 31, was 2-3 with a 4.87 ERA (31 earned runs/57.1 innings) and 66 strikeouts in 64 games for the Nationals last year. The 6-6, 185-pounder has appeared in 60 or more […]

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Mets GM Says Vic Black Is Likely Heading To The DL

An article by posted on March 30, 2015 0 Comments
Mets GM Says Vic Black Is Likely Heading To The DL

Vic Black threw another bullpen session off a mound at Tradition Field on Monday, however general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters afterward that it is unlikely that Black is ready for Opening Day. If Black begins the season on the disabled list then the Mets can backdate it to March 9, giving the righthander a […]

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

An article by posted on March 30, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Marlins vs Mets, 1:05 PM (SNY)

Big game for Rafael Montero who gets another chance today today to make a case for the starting rotation as the New York Mets take on the Miami Marlins. Montero opposes right-hander Dan Haren for the Marlins in a 1:10 PM matchup at Tradition Field (SNY). Mets Notes Fred Wilpon addressed Mets players in a […]

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ESPN NY: Mets Still Open To Trading Dillon Gee

An article by posted on March 30, 2015 0 Comments
ESPN NY: Mets Still Open To Trading Dillon Gee

Despite losing Zack Wheeler to a ligament tear that required Tommy John surgery, the New York Mets still may trade right-hander Dillon Gee within the month, an organization source told ESPN New York. “Gee is expected to open the season in the Mets’ rotation, although there are dissenters among team officials, who prefer prospect Rafael […]

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Reynolds Has Inside Track At 2B If Murphy Lands On DL

An article by posted on March 29, 2015 0 Comments
Reynolds Has Inside Track At 2B If Murphy Lands On DL

According to a report by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, a solid showing at big league camp coupled with the possibility that Daniel Murphy begins the season on the DL, has given Matt Reynolds the inside track at making the opening day roster over Daniel Muno. “I feel like I’ve been working really hard this camp. […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 3, Cardinals 2

An article by posted on March 29, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 3, Cardinals 2

The New York Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals by a score of 3-2 in Jupiter on Sunday. Pitching: Dillon Gee started and delivered a strong seven inning performance, allowing just two runs, scattering seven his, walking two and striking out three. Lefty Dario Alvarez relieved Gee, faced one lefthanded hitter and struck him out. […]

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