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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It’s Snowing Outside, But The Mets Are Playing Baseball In PSL

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Snowing Outside, But The Mets Are Playing Baseball In PSL

As I look out my window I see snow falling and accumulating with a brisk wind thrown in for good measure. Yes, New York is caught up in yet another storm. But meanwhile at Port St. Lucie, the sun is bright and about 30 players have already arrived and are doing unofficial workouts with manager […]

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Wilmer Flores Looks Ready For Battle

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Looks Ready For Battle

We’ve all heard the jokes about the Mets sending Ruben Tejada, Wilmer Flores and Lucas Duda to do some offseason training this Winter, AKA Fat Camp. However, the truth is that the placed is a state of the art facility that gets their athletes stronger, faster and more focused on their physical performance. Tim Rohan […]

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The Nickel and Dime Image of the Mets

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
The Nickel and Dime Image of the Mets

In an article that was very critical of the Mets, Barry Federovitch fired several shots across the bow of the franchise with his point being that the Mets continue to come up short on and off the field. The nickel-and-dime image of the Mets hasn’t completely gone away, and with the Yankees spending as much as […]

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Emilio Bonifacio? No Thanks…

An article by posted on February 1, 2014 0 Comments
Emilio Bonifacio? No Thanks…

After the Royals officially announced that they re-signed veteran left-hander Bruce Chen, they curiously added that they designated infielder Emilio Bonifacio for assignment in order to make room for him on the 40-man roster. I say curious not because I think he’s a solid player, but because the Royals could have non-tendered him long ago, […]

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Mets Sign 1B Matt Clark To Minor League Contract

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign 1B Matt Clark To Minor League Contract

The Mets announced they have signed first baseman Matt Clark to a minor league contract and have invited him to big league camp. A career minor leaguer, Clark played for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan last season and batted .238 with 25 home runs, 70 RBI, and a .785 OPS. Clark, 27, was drafted by the San Diego Padres in […]

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New $250M Loan Puts Mets Owners On Easy Street

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
New $250M Loan Puts Mets Owners On Easy Street

The Mets’ owners appear to be on the verge of finally putting the team’s financial problems behind them, according to a report in the New York Post. Cash-strapped Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, who faced perhaps an insurmountable spring principal payment on their $250 million loan, are close to refinancing the note, sources said. “This will […]

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Mets Could Still Sign Veteran Reliever To Low Base Salary

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Could Still Sign Veteran Reliever To Low Base Salary

The Mets are not close to adding any veteran help to the bullpen, writes Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. However, a source told Adam Rubin that the team could acquire a veteran relief pitcher, although it will likely be for a low-base salary, according to a source. In a phone interview with Sandy Alderson on Wednesday, […]

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Keith Law: Mets Top 10 Prospect Ranking

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Keith Law: Mets Top 10 Prospect Ranking

Completing his 2014 Top Prospects features, Keith Law of ESPN released his Mets Top 10 Ranking as follows (Top 100 in parenthesis): 1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP (24) 2. Travis d’Arnaud, C (36) 3. Dominic Smith, 1B (37) 4. Rafael Montero, RHP (60) 5. Brandon Nimmo, OF (92) 6. Kevin Plawecki, C 7. Dilson Herrera, 2B […]

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Seven Time All-Star Michael Young Retires

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Seven Time All-Star Michael Young Retires

If I had a dollar for every time I read or heard a Met fan say that we should trade for Michael Young, I would probably have enough money to fund a European Vacation… Okay maybe just a weekend trip to the Grand Canyon, but still… On Friday afternoon, the seven time All-Star got into […]

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Mets Outfield Looks Like A Confusing Hodgepodge

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Outfield Looks Like A Confusing Hodgepodge

After a harrowing three days at the VA Hospital dealing with a heart issue, it sure feels good to be home again. I always knew we had a great team at MMO, but I didn’t know how good until I fell off the grid and they all stepped up to keep things here running smoothly. […]

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