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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Mets Are Locked and Loaded and Headed For PSL

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Are Locked and Loaded and Headed For PSL

This might have been the longest offseason I can remember. Yes, all offseasons are basically the same in length, but this one just seems to go on and on. Maybe it was the daily Ike Davis trade rumors that never amounted to anything, only to be replaced by the Stephen Drew rumors that still wage […]

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Dodgers Sign Justin Turner To Minors Deal

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Dodgers Sign Justin Turner To Minors Deal

Justin Turner is heading to Los Angeles according to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors. The Dodgers agreed to sign the former Met infielder to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite. Turner, 28, batted .280/.319/.385 in 200 at-bats with two home runs, 20 runs scored and 16 RBI over 86 games for […]

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D’Arnaud Says He’s Ready, Now It’s Time To Prove It

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Says He’s Ready, Now It’s Time To Prove It

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News says Travis d’Arnaud has quite an impressive resume. He was a first-round pick by the Phillies, and he’s twice been used as a trading chip for a Cy Young winner. He has all the glowing scouting reports and made all the blue-chip prospect lists. However, it’s time for him to go […]

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Dillon Gee Keeps Exceeding Expectations

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Dillon Gee Keeps Exceeding Expectations

  Adam Rubin posted a great article on Dillon Gee that I would encourage all of you to read. In it, Gee talks about a number of issues both on and off the field including his ordeal with the blocked artery that endangered his health and career. When asked to share his experience rehabbing from […]

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Mets No. 24 In ESPN Preseason Power Rankings

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Mets No. 24 In ESPN Preseason Power Rankings

David Schoenfield of ESPN placed the Mets at No. 24 in his preseason MLB Power Rankings. His overall outlook of the Mets is rather bleak to put it mildly. How they can get to 90 wins: Score 73 more runs, allow 72 fewer. Of course, allowing 72 fewer runs will be much more difficult without […]

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Mets Quickly Shoot Down Report They Made An Offer To Drew

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Quickly Shoot Down Report They Made An Offer To Drew

3:15 PM Update The Mets quickly denied that they made any offer to Stephen Drew as WFAN’s Mike Francesa inaccurately reported this afternoon on the air. Kristie Ackert of the Daily News confirmed the news from the Mets. That said, Francesa believes the Mets will end up signing the free agent shortstop. “I think they’re gonna […]

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Rafael Montero’s Goal Is To Make The Team

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Rafael Montero’s Goal Is To Make The Team

Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger, got a chance to speak with Rafael Montero on Monday morning where he continues to train at the Mets academy in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic. The Mets’ righthander is planning to arrive to Port St. Lucie on February 15 and he has one primary objective. “The goal is to go and make the […]

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There’s A Chance Mets Could Ship Lagares To The Minors

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
There’s A Chance Mets Could Ship Lagares To The Minors

I’ve been speculating about the possibility that Juan Lagares could end up getting squeezed out of an outfield spot as soon as I gave the Chris Young signing and his comments about playing center field some time to register. My suspicions were further fueled by the ongoing buzz from the team and the rumor mill […]

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Collins on First Base: “It’s Wide Open”

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Collins on First Base: “It’s Wide Open”

Kevin Kernan of the NY Post sat down to lunch with Terry Collins on Monday and the Mets manager revealed some of his goals and strategy as he gets set to begin his fourth season with the team. “This is a huge spring training for us. We’ve got a lot of decisions to make. There’s going […]

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Mets Want Mejia To Earn The No. 5 Starter Job

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Want Mejia To Earn The No. 5 Starter Job

While the the Mets have signed veterans John Lannan and Daisuke Matsuzaka this Winter to minor league deals to battle for the final remaining spot in the rotation, the Mets are hoping that Jenrry Mejia wins the job according to this article by Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger. If spring training goes the Mets’ way, […]

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