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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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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Mets Spring Training Camp Feels Like Groundhog Day?

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Spring Training Camp Feels Like Groundhog Day?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post arrived to Port St. Lucie on Friday and said that the Mets’ spring training camp felt a lot like the Bill Murray classic, Groundhog Day. “Here I am again and the Mets are still waiting for Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada to show us what they […]

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Spring Training Recap: Nationals 5, Mets 4

An article by posted on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Nationals 5, Mets 4

The Mets opened their Grapefruit League season on Friday, with a 5-4 loss to the Washington Nationals at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. It was scintillating to watch a Mets game again, even a meaningless spring training game like this one. There was lots to be excited about, the least of which being the […]

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Nats vs Mets Game Thread: Montero Gets Things Started For Amazins

An article by posted on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
Nats vs Mets Game Thread: Montero Gets Things Started For Amazins

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets RHP Taylor Jordan vs RHP Rafael Montero Tradition Field, 1:10 PM (SNY, WOR) Baseball is back and the Mets will have Rafael Montero on the mound to throw the first pitch of the Grapefruit league season for the Amazins. Also scheduled to pitch are Jacob deGrom, Logan Verrett, Miguel Socolovich, Adam […]

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Mets Notes: Niese May Throw Saturday, Eric Young Out Through Weekend

An article by posted on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Niese May Throw Saturday, Eric Young Out Through Weekend

Mets manager Terry Collins had some positive news regarding injury updates for his sidelined players. Eric Young Jr. will likely be held out of Grapefruit League games this weekend. Young, who is nursing a sore side muscle, hit off a tee on Thursday and should be good to go on Monday. “I asked about Saturday. They actually want to see […]

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