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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Mets Remain Confident They’ll Acquire Lefty Reliever In Coming Week

An article by posted on March 29, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Remain Confident They’ll Acquire Lefty Reliever In Coming Week

After Saturday’s 10-2 win, the Mets re-assigned reliever Scott Rice to minor league camp. The move now leaves just Dario Alvarez and Sean Gilmartin as the only lefthanded relievers in big league camp. Adam Rubin wrote in his briefing this morning that the Mets’ left-handed relief answer may very well come from outside the organization in the next […]

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Heyman Blasts Claim That Alderson Revived The Mets

An article by posted on March 28, 2015 0 Comments
Heyman Blasts Claim That Alderson Revived The Mets

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports takes issue with the premise that general manager Sandy Alderson has revived the Mets as the new authorized biography Baseball Maverick claims. He is very critical of the overall positive and “saintly” portrayal of Alderson by former A’s beat writer Steve Kettmann who say’s Sandy’s one flaw is that he’s […]

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MMO Game Thread: Nationals vs Mets, 1:10 PM (WPIX)

An article by posted on March 28, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Nationals vs Mets, 1:10 PM (WPIX)

The New York Mets will host the Washington Nationals at 1:10 PM at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. RHP Jacob deGrom will start for Mets and will oppose RHP Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals. Team Notes: The Mets have optioned OF Alex Castellanos and RHP Chasen Bradford to minor league camp, bringing the total […]

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Kevin Long Appears To Be Making A Significant Impact

An article by posted on March 28, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Long Appears To Be Making A Significant Impact

It’s hard not to notice how ferocious the Mets offense has been this Spring, putting up runs at a pace we haven’t seen from this team in many years in spring training or the regular season. I think it’s too simplistic to just brush this off under the guise that spring training stats don’t mean […]

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Citi Field Is Dressed To The Nines

An article by posted on March 27, 2015 0 Comments
Citi Field Is Dressed To The Nines

The Mets tweeted out a photo of the new right field wall at Citi Field which looks pretty awesome. I do believe the new dimensions will have a positive impact on our offense and heading into the season with all the confidence they’ve built up at Mets camp this spring, I’m expecting some big seasons […]

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Collins Concerned Murphy Won’t Be Ready For Opening Day

An article by posted on March 27, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Concerned Murphy Won’t Be Ready For Opening Day

With just eight games left until Opening Day, Terry Collins told reporters that he is concerned that Daniel Murphy won’t be ready to begin the season on time. Murphy ran yesterday and reported no problems, so we’re not sure if there’s been any setback. He’s been dealing with a strained right hamstring that has kept him out a week […]

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

An article by posted on March 27, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Cardinals, 1:05 PM

It’s Matt Harvey Day! Literally. The Mets ace turns 26 today. Harvey is slated for 80 pitches today as the New York Mets take on the St. Louis Cardinals at 1:05 PM in Jupiter. He will be opposed by right-hander John Lackey. Manager Terry Collins plans to bat Harvey eighth this afternoon. He is considering […]

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Mets Eyeing Trio Of Dodgers Lefty Relievers

An article by posted on March 27, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Eyeing Trio Of Dodgers Lefty Relievers

According to a report by Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, the Mets are keeping an eye on J.P. Howell, Paco Rodriguez, and Adam Liberatore from the Dodgers in case one of them becomes available. Howell, 31, is owed $4 million this season and the Dodgers hold a $6.25 million option on him for 2016, so not sure he’ll appeal […]

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Collins Says Bench Spots Still Up For Grabs

An article by posted on March 27, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Says Bench Spots Still Up For Grabs

Terry Collins told reporters that there are still bench spots up for grabs. (Matt Ehalt) “With the season opener approaching, Collins said before Thursday’s 8-3 win over the Nationals there are still bench spots to be won over the next week and half. The Mets are still evaluating their backup infielder spots, as well as […]

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Mets Claim “Numerous Inaccuracies” In Security Report

An article by posted on March 26, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Claim “Numerous Inaccuracies” In Security Report

Update: The Mets claimed there were “numerous inaccuracies” with a DNAinfo.com article stating they have slashed their security staff in recent years. (Matt Ehalt) “There are numerous inaccuracies as to what’s been reported,” the Mets said in a statement. “While the details of our security are by their very nature confidential, the security of all […]

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