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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With the Finances and Everything…

An article by posted on March 12, 2014 0 Comments
With the Finances and Everything…

Here’s something I found in an article by Dan Martin of the New York Post.  almost passed on it because it’s not exactly news, but then thought otherwise. It was something Noah Syndergaard said when asked about his chances of making the Mets Opening Day roster. It wasn’t so much what he said, but how he […]

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Wright On Braves Signing Santana: “It’s A Great Move”

An article by posted on March 12, 2014 0 Comments
Wright On Braves Signing Santana: “It’s A Great Move”

10:00 AM After learning about the Atlanta Braves aggressively acting to sign Ervin Santana for $14 million to offset the loss of Kris Medlen with an elbow ligament tear, David Wright was quick to respond and defended ownership and the front office. “My responsibility is to play third base, not decide who signs, doesn’t sign,” Wright told ESPNNewYork.com.  “I’m not […]

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Mariners Continue To Aggressively Scout The Mets

An article by posted on March 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mariners Continue To Aggressively Scout The Mets

The Seattle Mariners are still actively scouting the New York Mets according to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin. He writes that the M’s have been religiously attending Mets games, but that on Monday they doubled their scouting contingent in Port St. Lucie. It’s no secret that Seattle is shopping shortstop Nick Franklin and MLB Trade Rumors suspects […]

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Wright Expects Mets To Make Postseason In 2014

An article by posted on March 11, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Expects Mets To Make Postseason In 2014

David Wright has had enough of mediocrity with the New York Mets and says he wants to go to the postseason. The captain of the Mets was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN Tuesday and said quite emphatically, “No question that everybody’s goal here should be going to the playoffs.” Wright told Francesa he believes […]

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Gee Could Get Opening Day Start If Niese Isn’t Ready

An article by posted on March 11, 2014 0 Comments
Gee Could Get Opening Day Start If Niese Isn’t Ready

Terry Collins told reporters that Dillon Gee or Bartolo Colon will get the ball on Opening Day if Jon Niese isn’t ready to go. Niese made his first start of the spring today against the Cardinals and got roughed up for four runs in his two innings of work. Niese said his shoulder felt good, […]

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John Lannan Open To Bullpen Role

An article by posted on March 11, 2014 0 Comments
John Lannan Open To Bullpen Role

On Monday, the Mets included reliever Josh Edgin among their first wave of cuts and reassigned him to minor league camp. Edgin was not happy with the decision according to several beat reporters, however his reduced velocity has been a big concern and most likely factored into the Mets’ decision. That leaves John Lannan as the lone contender for […]

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Puello and Leathersich Reassigned to Minor League Camp

An article by posted on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
Puello and Leathersich Reassigned to Minor League Camp

5:00 PM After today’s Grapefruit League game, Cesar Puello. Jack Leathersich and John Church were reassigned to minor league camp. 1:00 PM The Mets announced that they’ve optioned LHP Steven Matz, RHP Erik Goeddel, LHP Josh Edgin ans SS Wilfredo Tovar to minor league camp. Other players reassigned to minor league camp today include pitching prospects Logan […]

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It’s Time For Sandy To Resolve Shortstop Situation

An article by posted on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Time For Sandy To Resolve Shortstop Situation

If there’s anyone in Mets camp who is in desperate need of a change of scenery it’s Ruben Tejada. After the Mets shortstop committed an error and then sailed a throw to first base that kept the Mets from completing a double-play, the SNY booth had this exchange (courtesy of MetsBlog): Hernandez: “I’m beginning to think […]

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The Matt Harvey Non-Story

An article by posted on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
The Matt Harvey Non-Story

On Sunday, I read this excellent article by Kevin Kernan of the New York Post who says it’s not easy to silence a strong personality like Matt Harvey. Harvey still believes he will pitch in 2014 for the Mets even though he deleted his tweet that Harvey Day would return in 2014. I don’t see […]

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Parnell Goes Full Throttle And Survives

An article by posted on March 9, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell Goes Full Throttle And Survives

Closer Bobby Parnell was supposed to throw another side session on Sunday, however he talked his way into the game on Sunday – who knew Terry Collins was so easy. Parnell, who is coming back from surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck, made his first appearance of the spring and everything went […]

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