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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Is The Qualifying Offer System Fundamentally Flawed Or Working Just Right?

An article by posted on February 25, 2014 0 Comments
Is The Qualifying Offer System Fundamentally Flawed Or Working Just Right?

Union head Tony Clark told the Associated Press that he is concerned that free agents who would cost a team a draft choice for signing them are still without jobs. Of the 13 players who would require compensation, three remain unsigned with teams already at spring training — shortstop Stephen Drew, designated hitter Kendrys Morales and right-hander Ervin Santana. “The way […]

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Wright Values Loyalty and Believes In Sandy

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Values Loyalty and Believes In Sandy

David Wright made the decision to stay with the Mets because he values loyalty, he told Kristie Ackert of the Daily News. He believes that Sandy Alderson will do the same and stay with the Mets even though the GM’s name has been mentioned as a possible successor to commissioner Bud Selig. Wright said it was Alderson […]

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Boras Says Stephen Drew Could Sit Out Until June

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Boras Says Stephen Drew Could Sit Out Until June

In the latest chapter of the Stephen Drew Chronicles, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, contends that the free agent shortstop could sit out until after the First Year Player Draft in June. He further adds that fellow free agents Ervin Santana and Kendrys Morales could also sit out as well. Such a move could strike a blow against major league […]

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Collins Wants Players To Speak Up About Injuries

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Wants Players To Speak Up About Injuries

After Terry Collins learned that Ike Davis played through an oblique injury for most of the season, as reported by Mike Puma of the NY Post, he addressed the matter this afternoon at Tradition Field in St. Lucie. “There’s got to be a conversation. And then certainly it’s up to me to decide which way […]

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Daniel Murphy Is Open To Discussing An Extension With Mets

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Is Open To Discussing An Extension With Mets

Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy told Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, that he would be open to discussing an extension with the front office, but that no such talks have taken place yet. Murphy said that he leaves the contract negotiations and extensions all to his agent, but added that he feels extraordinarily lucky to be where he is right […]

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Collins On Flores: His Bat Potential Is Off The Charts

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Collins On Flores: His Bat Potential Is Off The Charts

Terry Collins said Wilmer Flores earned a big compliment while the Mets manager was talking to someone who had watched Flores play winter ball for several years. According to Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger, Collins was told Flores was reminiscent of former Mets’ second baseman Edgardo Alfonzo. “The bat potential is off the charts. Everybody […]

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Ike Davis Strongly Reacts To Story About Oblique Injury

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Ike Davis Strongly Reacts To Story About Oblique Injury

Updated Post According to a report on ESPN New York, Ike Davis loudly lectured Mike Puma of the NY Post this morning regarding the article about him concealing an oblique injury, as teammates and other media watched. “You made it look like an excuse,” Davis stated, directly addressing the article’s author. “It’s an excuse. It […]

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Mets Starters Felt Reassured and Confident With Lagares In Center

An article by posted on February 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Starters Felt Reassured and Confident With Lagares In Center

Eric Young Jr. fully understands that he needs to work on his on-base skills particularly if he’s going to reward manager Terry Collins who has placed all his faith on him as the team’s leadoff hitter this season. In a Q & A with Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger, Young explains what he needs to […]

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Rafael Montero To Throw First Pitch Of Mets Grapefruit League Season

An article by posted on February 23, 2014 0 Comments
Rafael Montero To Throw First Pitch Of Mets Grapefruit League Season

Rafael Montero will throw the first pitch of the Mets’ Grapefruit League schedule, on Friday at 1:10 p.m. against the Washington Nationals at Tradition Field. Montero, 23, went a combined 12-7 with a 2.78 ERA in 27 starts between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas last season. This amazing control artist allowed 136 hits and walked 35 […]

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Hey Mets Fans, David Wright Needs Your Support

An article by posted on February 23, 2014 0 Comments
Hey Mets Fans, David Wright Needs Your Support

New York Mets third baseman and captain David Wright is one of eight finalists for the MLB Network’s annual Face of MLB contest. The promotion is to determine a player who best represents the sport on and off the field. Wright, who was named team captain last year, has always been one of the best ambassadors of […]

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