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 Spring Training Camp Feels Like Groundhog Day?

An article by posted on March 1, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Spring Training Camp Feels Like Groundhog Day?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post arrived to Port St. Lucie on Friday and said that the Mets’ spring training camp felt a lot like the Bill Murray classic, Groundhog Day. “Here I am again and the Mets are still waiting for Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada to show us what they […]

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Spring Training Recap: Nationals 5, Mets 4

An article by posted on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Nationals 5, Mets 4

The Mets opened their Grapefruit League season on Friday, with a 5-4 loss to the Washington Nationals at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. It was scintillating to watch a Mets game again, even a meaningless spring training game like this one. There was lots to be excited about, the least of which being the […]

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Nats vs Mets Game Thread: Montero Gets Things Started For Amazins

An article by posted on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
Nats vs Mets Game Thread: Montero Gets Things Started For Amazins

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets RHP Taylor Jordan vs RHP Rafael Montero Tradition Field, 1:10 PM (SNY, WOR) Baseball is back and the Mets will have Rafael Montero on the mound to throw the first pitch of the Grapefruit league season for the Amazins. Also scheduled to pitch are Jacob deGrom, Logan Verrett, Miguel Socolovich, Adam […]

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Mets Notes: Niese May Throw Saturday, Eric Young Out Through Weekend

An article by posted on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Niese May Throw Saturday, Eric Young Out Through Weekend

Mets manager Terry Collins had some positive news regarding injury updates for his sidelined players. Eric Young Jr. will likely be held out of Grapefruit League games this weekend. Young, who is nursing a sore side muscle, hit off a tee on Thursday and should be good to go on Monday. “I asked about Saturday. They actually want to see […]

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Franklin, Drew and Owings’ Place In Mets History

An article by posted on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
Franklin, Drew and Owings’ Place In Mets History

MMO and Amazin Avenue contributor, Jeffrey Bellone, posted a chart of where Seattle’s Nick Franklin would have placed among the top Mets shortstops in WAR in franchise history. Amazingly, Franklin’s production came in about 250 less plate appearances than the average of the other nine top seasons. An argument could be made that in a […]

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Mets Minors: Familia Is Dealing, Cyclones Announce Staff, Tanous Anyone?

An article by posted on February 27, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Familia Is Dealing, Cyclones Announce Staff, Tanous Anyone?

There’s a lot of great buzz on Jeurys Familia down in St. Lucie, where he’s looked very impressive during his bullpens. Today, Noah Syndergaard got all the press during the Mets intrasquad game, but he was outperformed by Familia who tossed two scoreless innings and struck out five while hitting the same 96-97 on the […]

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Notes From Thursday’s Mets Intrasquad Game

An article by posted on February 27, 2014 0 Comments
Notes From Thursday’s Mets Intrasquad Game

David Wright refused to say which Mets team he was rooting for today. The Mets played a 7 1/2 inning intrasquad game this morning and there were some items worth noting. Dillon Gee, Jenrry Mejia, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Jose Valverde, Carlos Torres, Jeurys Familia and Joel Carreño all logged at least an inning.  The lineups were as follows: […]

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The Ultimate Top 100 Prospects Composite

An article by posted on February 27, 2014 0 Comments
The Ultimate Top 100 Prospects Composite

Prospect Guru Jonathon Mayo killed some time to combined the Top 100 Prospect rankings from MLB Pipeline, Baseball Prospectus, Baseball America, ESPN (Keith Law) and FanGraphs, to create the ultimate composite Top 100 you’ve ever laid eyes on. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but it’s still pretty cool… Cutting to the chase, the Mets ended up with […]

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D’Backs Have SS To Deal, Looking For Top Catching Prospect

An article by posted on February 27, 2014 0 Comments
D’Backs Have SS To Deal, Looking For Top Catching Prospect

The D-Backs are still looking to move one of their three shortstops and are in the market for a top-flight catching prospect or a top-end starter, says D-Backs GM Kevin Towers. “For us, it would have to be the right deal,” Towers said. “Our biggest needs in our system are catching. If it’s the right, top-notch […]

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Sandy Tells Executives Mets Can Win 90 Games

An article by posted on February 27, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Tells Executives Mets Can Win 90 Games

John Harper of the Daily News reported this morning that at a staff meeting a couple of days ago, Sandy Alderson told Mets executives and baseball personnel that he strongly believes that the ballclub can and maybe even should win 90 games this season. Also, according to people who were in the room, after Alderson’s […]

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