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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Collins Might Try Batting Pitchers Eighth

An article by posted on March 5, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Might Try Batting Pitchers Eighth

Taking a page from the handbook of Tony La Russa, Mets manager Terry Collins is considering occasionally batting his pitchers eighth this season, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. “My thought is: How do we get them more RBI chances and also give David Wright, in particular, chances to drive in runs,” […]

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MMO Exclusive: How The Mets Ended Up On WOR

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MMO Exclusive: How The Mets Ended Up On WOR

On Tuesday, I spoke to someone with very intimate knowledge of everything that led up to the Mets severing their relationship with WFAN and shifting to the conservative talk-show channel WOR 710 AM. By now, many of you have experienced the stark differences in sound, reception and quality. There is no FM version and what […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins (SNY), Mets vs Nationals (WOR)

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins (SNY), Mets vs Nationals (WOR)

The Mets will play a pair of split-squad games this afternoon. In Port St. Lucie, Dillon Gee opposes reigning National League Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez and the Miami Marlins at 1:10 PM (SNY). In the other game, a contingent on Mets travel to Viera where Jenrry Mejia opposes Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals at […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: When Do Mets Stop Stockpiling and Start Winning?

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MMO Fair or Foul: When Do Mets Stop Stockpiling and Start Winning?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that it’s time for Sandy Alderson and the Mets to stop stockpiling and start winning. Sherman says that when a top player becomes available, we need to have the wherewithal in prospects, capital and aggression to get him. Many of the great phases in Mets history have elite […]

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Vic Black Has A Wild Side

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Vic Black Has A Wild Side

They say, and by they I mean GKR and whatever you want to call that group on WOR of late, that the pitchers are all ahead of the hitters during the first two weeks of Grapefruit League games. And while one shouldn’t go ape s–t over spring training numbers especially at this early stage of […]

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Carlos Torres A Lock For Mets Bullpen

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Carlos Torres A Lock For Mets Bullpen

Team sources have told Adam Rubin that the Mets are planning to have reliever Carlos Torres break camp with the big-league roster. The right-hander is out of options, meaning he would need to clear waivers to be sent to the minors. After a solid season for the Mets in 2013, there’s no chance he wouldn’t […]

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Collins Says Davis and Tejada Out Until Friday, Duda “Really Sore”

An article by posted on March 4, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says Davis and Tejada Out Until Friday, Duda “Really Sore”

Marc Carig of Newsday reports that Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada will not play until Friday at the earliest, according to manager Terry Collins. Lucas Duda may need some time as well since he’s battling soreness. Davis is dealing with a tight calf, Tejada has a tight hamstring and Duda has sore legs. Also, Zack Wheeler could get […]

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MLBPA Union Chief Tony Clark is Watching Mets Payroll

An article by posted on March 4, 2014 0 Comments
MLBPA Union Chief Tony Clark is Watching Mets Payroll

March 4 MLBPA union chief Tony Clark said the player’s union is aware of the decrease in spending by the Mets and they are watching closely, according to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “Let me offer you this: If there are concerns, what often ends up happening is we have an […]

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MMO Game Thread: Astros vs Mets at 1:05 PM

An article by posted on March 4, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Astros vs Mets at 1:05 PM

Zack Wheeler makes his Grapefruit League debut today at 1:10 PM when the Mets host the Houston Astros at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. You can watch the game on SNY or listen in on WOR 710 AM. Wheeler was 7-5 with a 3.42 ERA in 17 starts for the Mets last season, but was […]

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Syndergaard: “I Don’t F—ing Cheat!”

An article by posted on March 4, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard: “I Don’t F—ing Cheat!”

10:30 AM So right after I published this post, a reader (ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments) leaves this link to a totally spectacular Noah Syndergaard moment. Andy Martino of the Daily News explains: You never know what to make of the quiet ones at first. But when Noah Syndergaard growled an F-bomb at a coach, everyone went “oooh,” and […]

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