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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Aragorn Challenges Mets To Fight On And Do Their Best

An article by posted on February 15, 2015 0 Comments
Aragorn Challenges Mets To Fight On And Do Their Best

Hollywood movie star Viggo Mortensen, best known for his role as Aragorn in the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, summed up his views on the Mets for the New York Post. “The Mets are always going to be fighting the Yankees for attention in New York because they don’t have the money […]

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The Magic Is Back?

An article by posted on February 14, 2015 0 Comments
The Magic Is Back?

As ESPN continues to roll out their Spring Training Power Rankings, lo and behold the Mighty Mets check in at No. 10. They also add that teams ranked in the top 10 (like us) are entering Playoff Territory. Dave Schoenfield pegs the Mets for an 86 win season. ESPN calls Matt Harvey the team’s most […]

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Steven Matz Could Easily Make MLB Debut In 2015

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
Steven Matz Could Easily Make MLB Debut In 2015

A high-ranking Mets executive told Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, that lefthanded pitching prospect Steven Matz could very easily make his big-league debut in 2015. “I think Matz will be up before the year is out,” he told Kernan. Last week, Mets Triple-A pitching coach Frank Viola, compared Matz to San Francisco ace  Madison […]

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Top 5 National League Rotations

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
Top 5 National League Rotations

With only seven days until pitchers and catchers report to St. Lucie, Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com ranks the top five starting rotations in the National League. 1. Nationals 2. Dodgers 3. Mets – Matt Harvey is back to the top of a formidable rotation. Even if Harvey cannot be the swaggering, dominant ace he was […]

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LHP Joe Thatcher Signs Minor League Deal With Astros

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
LHP Joe Thatcher Signs Minor League Deal With Astros

Chris Cotillo is now reporting that LHP Joe Thatcher has signed a minor league deal with the Houston Astros. February 12 According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Mets are among 10 teams that have expressed interest in lefthanded reliever Joe Thatcher. Thatcher, 33, had a 3.86 ERA in 53 appearances for the D-Backs and […]

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New Commish Says Wilpons Will Raise Payroll When They Deem It Worthwhile

An article by posted on February 10, 2015 0 Comments
New Commish Says Wilpons Will Raise Payroll When They Deem It Worthwhile

According to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said he has no doubt that Mets ownership has the capacity to boost its payroll if it deems it worthwhile. “For a whole host of reasons, it’s really not my position to predict when I think they need to […]

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Spring Training 2015: It Was Harvey Day In Port St. Lucie

An article by posted on February 9, 2015 0 Comments
Spring Training 2015: It Was Harvey Day In Port St. Lucie

It’s 21 degrees here in New York, and as I look out my window I see gray skies, freezing rain, and an inch of ice is covering everything. But down in Port St. Lucie the sun is shining, the weather is gorgeous, and the Mets are getting ready for a new baseball season!. Matt Harvey […]

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Mets Have Six Prospects On Baseball Prospectus Top 101

An article by posted on February 9, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Have Six Prospects On Baseball Prospectus Top 101

Baseball Prospectus released their Top 101 Prospects for the 2015 season, and once again the Mets figure very prominently with Noah Syndergaard leading our contingent with an impressive No. 9 ranking overall. Following Syndergaard at No. 33 is left-handed pitcher Steven Matz who has resurrected his top prospect billing after a spectacular performance last season. […]

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Matt Harvey’s Return Has Teammates Buzzing With Excitement

An article by posted on February 9, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Harvey’s Return Has Teammates Buzzing With Excitement

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post tells us there’s a lot of optimism building at the Mets Spring Training complex in Port St. Lucie. Many of the players already in camp are excited at the prospect of having Matt Harvey back for the 2015 season. “They are banging the Harvey drum — and not […]

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Marlins Reach Out To K-Rod

An article by posted on February 9, 2015 0 Comments
Marlins Reach Out To K-Rod

According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Miami Marlins have reached out to agent Scott Boras regarding free agent closer Francisco Rodriguez. Nothing is imminent he says, but the club could circle back to K-Rod at some point as they look to bolster their bullpen. Marlins GM Dan Jennings admitted to Jim Bowden on ESPN […]

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