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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The Changeup and its Impact on Baseball and the Mets

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
The Changeup and its Impact on Baseball and the Mets

(Photo by David Conde, Metsmerized Online) Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal, wrote a great article on how Noah Syndergaard needs to develop a changeup to complete his arsenal and write his ticket to the majors. Despite Syndergaard’s 98 mph fastball and his hook from hell, Diamond says that if the 21-year-old right-hander wants to […]

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Spring Training Recap: Marlins 1, Mets 0

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Marlins 1, Mets 0

A split squad of the Mets were defeated by the Miami Marlins by a score of 1-0 on Friday night at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter. Zack Wheeler started the game for the Mets and delivered another solid outing tossing 4.2 innings and allowing one run on three hits and a walk with two punch […]

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Davis and Duda Play in Minor League Game

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Davis and Duda Play in Minor League Game

  March 14 Ike Davis and Lucas Duda both played in a minor league game this afternoon at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. Both sluggers were designated hitters (how did that work?) and got five at-bats each. Davis went 1-for-3 with two walks, while Duda went 0-for-4 with one walk. The first base competition […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins at 7:05 PM

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins at 7:05 PM

Righthander Zack Wheeler takes the hill tonight against the Miami Marlins at 7:05 PM in Jupiter. Wheeler will oppose RHP Tom Koehler for the Fish.  Tonight’s game will be broadcast on WOR 710 AM and former Mets closer John Franco will be calling the game, the first of three spring training games he will be calling. The Mets […]

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The Case for Jenrry Mejia as Fifth Starter

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
The Case for Jenrry Mejia as Fifth Starter

Earlier this morning I posted a piece on Daisuke Matsuzaka most likely earning the number five spot in the rotation after a solid performance against the Nationals on Thursday and a glowing endorsement from his manager Terry Collins. The biggest loser if Dice-K were to get that final rotation spot is none other than Jenrry […]

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Mets Option deGrom and Walters to Triple-A

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Option deGrom and Walters to Triple-A

The Mets announced that Jeff Walters and Jacob DeGrom have been optioned to Triple-A this morning. Both pitchers were vying for jobs in the Mets bullpen and were having solid Springs. The Mets signed deGrom in the 9th round of the 2010 June Amateur draft out of Stetson University. The right-hander has pitched in 51 minor league […]

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Tejada Commits Another Error, What Should Mets Do At Shortstop?

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Tejada Commits Another Error, What Should Mets Do At Shortstop?

Ruben Tejada committed his third error in six Grapefruit League games today against the Nationals, this time falling to handle a routine grounder to end the fourth inning. He also went 0-for-3 at the plate, including grounding into a 5-4-3 double play, and is now 1-for-15 this Spring. Afterward, Tejada told reporters, “Errors happen. Everybody makes them.” This […]

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Dice-K Pleads The Fifth

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Dice-K Pleads The Fifth

Mets manager Terry Collins still isn’t saying anything officially, but it would seem that after yesterday’s performance, Daisuke Matsuzaka may have very well clinched himself the number five spot in the rotation. Dice-K delivered another solid performance on Thursday giving up one run and three hits over 3.2 innings in the Mets’ 7-5 victory over the […]

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

An article by posted on March 13, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Nationals at 1:05 PM

The Mets travel to Viera, Fla. this afternoon to play the Washington Nationals at Space Coast Stadium at 1:05 PM. Daisuke Matsuzaka gets the start for the Mets and will oppose Nationals lefthander Ross Detwiler. Terry Collins plans to have Dice-K and Noah Syndergaard piggyback and combine to throw all nine innings. For Syndergaard, this will likely be […]

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Alderson and Warthen Apologize For Ethnic Slur

An article by posted on March 12, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson and Warthen Apologize For Ethnic Slur

The Mets issued statements on behalf of Sandy Alderson and pitching coach Dan Warthen, who used an ethnic slur while conversing with Daisuke Matsuzaka’s interpreter, Jeff Cutler, according to the Wall Street Journal. Here’s what occurred: “Jeff!” Cutler and I turned around. It was Dan Warthen, the Mets pitching coach. “I’m sorry I called you […]

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