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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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins, 1:05 PM

An article by posted on March 17, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins, 1:05 PM

The New York Mets play the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium at 1:05 PM in Jupiter today. Left-hander John Lannan opposes right-hander Henderson Alvarez. The game will be broadcast on WOR 710 AM. Lannan is back in contention for a rotation spot after Terry Collins said he would likely open season in the Mets bullpen as the second lefthander. There’s […]

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If Justin Turner Were Running the Mets…

An article by posted on March 17, 2014 0 Comments
If Justin Turner Were Running the Mets…

Howard Megdal of Capital New York, caught up with utility infielder Justin Turner, formerly of the Mets and now with the Dodgers, on Friday morning. Like Carlos Beltran last month, Turner called out the Mets handling of Ruben Tejada and the way they use the media to say things with no real accountability. “I think […]

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Mets Considering Montero and Mejia for Bullpen Roles

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Considering Montero and Mejia for Bullpen Roles

With opening day only nine days away, the Mets have yet to decide on their fifth starter, and according to Marc Carig of Newsday, the battle between Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jenrry Mejia is expected to come down to the final days. While Dice-K is the clear front runner, a person with knowledge of the situation […]

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Spring Training Recap: Cubs 6, Mets 3

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Cubs 6, Mets 3

The Mets were defeated by the Chicago Cubs by the score of 6-3 on Sunday on Las Vegas to earn a split of their two game series. Highlights: Jenrry Mejia struggled in his second Grapefruit League start and allowed three runs (two earned) in 2.1 innings of work. The young right-hander allowed four hits, including […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 10, Cardinals 4

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Mets 10, Cardinals 4

A split squad of the Mets pounded the St. Louis Cardinals 10-4 on Sunday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter. The Mets had 19 hits in the game and went 8-for-20 with RISP. Highlights: Jonathon Niese left the game after two innings with elbow discomfort and is heading to New York for an MRI. He allowed two runs […]

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The Problem Behind D’Arnaud’s Hitting Woes

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
The Problem Behind D’Arnaud’s Hitting Woes

Andy Martino of the Daily News sheds light on the little-known problem that is plaguing Travis d’Arnaud at the plate. D’Arnaud calls it “The Wrap,” that thing he does with his wrists before swinging at a pitch, that thing that helps explain why a great prospect batted .202 in 99 big-league at-bats last year, and […]

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Diamondbacks To Go With Chris Owings At Shortstop

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Diamondbacks To Go With Chris Owings At Shortstop

Jim Bowden of ESPN is hearing that Chris Owings will be the everyday shortstop for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Although it hasn’t been officially announced yet, Bowden reports they are going to start him over Didi Gregorius because of his bat. As a result, Gregorius should now be a good trade piece for the D’Backs at some point this […]

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MMO Game Thread: Cards vs Mets 1:10 PM, Cubs vs Mets 4:10 PM

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Cards vs Mets 1:10 PM, Cubs vs Mets 4:10 PM

(Photo by David Conde, Metsmerized Online) The Mets play another pair of split-squad games today beginning at 1:10 PM when lefthander Jonathon Niese makes his second Grapefruit League start against Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals. This game will be broadcast only on WOR 710 AM. Niese missed ten days this Spring with what the […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 9, Cubs 4

An article by posted on March 15, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Mets 9, Cubs 4

The Mets played a good old-fashioned PCL game and beat the Chicago Cubs at Cashman Field by the score of 9-4. Highlights: Bartolo Colon started the game and pitched 4.2 innings in his second start of the Spring. He allowed 4 earned runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out none. He gave […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 3, Twins 3

An article by posted on March 15, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Mets 3, Twins 3

The Mets hosted the Minnesota Twins at Tradition Field and played to a 3-3 nine inning tie on Saturday at Port St. Lucie. Dillon Gee started the game for the Mets and tossed three scoreless innings. Gee surrendered five hits while walking none and striking out three, and lowers his ERA to 1.69 for the […]

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