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 Announce Howie Rose and Josh Lewin To Return As Radio Team

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Announce Howie Rose and Josh Lewin To Return As Radio Team

The New York Mets and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment today announced Howie Rose and Josh Lewin will return as the radio voices for Mets games broadcast on 710 WOR, the new radio home of the Mets. SiriusXM baseball host Casey Stern is the leading — and probably likely — candidate to replace Ed Coleman […]

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MMO Mailbag: Is Aledmys Diaz Holding Up Free Agent Shortstop Market?

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Is Aledmys Diaz Holding Up Free Agent Shortstop Market?

Kevin F. asks… I have a question, do you think the Mets are waiting for Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz to be available next week before deciding on signing Stephen Drew. Thanks look forward to your opinion. Danny asks… Is it possible that there are other unreported teams holding up a Drew signing and will the […]

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Lannan Is Pitching Unrestricted, Looks Forward To Competing

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Lannan Is Pitching Unrestricted, Looks Forward To Competing

John Lannan will not go into the fifth-starter competition hamstrung, writes Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The left-hander, who underwent season-ending surgery last August to repair a large tear in the tendon in his quadriceps, was cleared to work out unrestricted in January and is already throwing off a mound in camp. “I’ve been working without […]

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Source: Stephen Drew Wants One Year Plus An Option Year

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Source: Stephen Drew Wants One Year Plus An Option Year

February 12 Boston Herald sports reporter John Tomase says that free agent shortstop Stephen Drew has not received a contract offer from the Red Sox for more than one season as had been previously reported. A source told Tomase that Drew is looking for at least a one-year deal with an option for a second year. Yesterday, Sandy […]

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Derek Jeter and David Wright: Two New York Baseball Icons

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Derek Jeter and David Wright: Two New York Baseball Icons

It’s the end of another era in the Bronx, where Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees announced today that he will retire at the end of the 2014 season. Like former teammate and closer Mariano Rivera and Braves third baseman Chipper Jones before him, this season will have a certain feel attached to it and […]

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Mets Matters: What Should Eric Young’s Role Be This Season?

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Matters: What Should Eric Young’s Role Be This Season?

(Updated 2/12) Eric Young Jr. arrived for his first day at the Mets’ complex this spring wearing a new workout shirt, writes Kristie Ackert of the Daily News. In appropriate blue and orange, it had “Speed Swag” emblazoned across his chest. Young spoke to reporters and in a short statement made clear that he doesn’t care where […]

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D’Arnaud Worked On His Swing, Expects Amazing Things

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Worked On His Swing, Expects Amazing Things

Travis d’Arnaud is doing and saying all the right things this offseason and understands just how important it is for him to step up and deliver for the Mets this season. The young catcher has worked on improving his swing with the hope of producing some better offensive numbers in 2014. “I worked on just shortening […]

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Alderson Says Lagares Will Be In Center When Spring Games Begin

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Lagares Will Be In Center When Spring Games Begin

Sandy Alderson, who was a guest of Mike Francesa on on Tuesday, said Mets center fielder Juan Lagares will be in center field when he was asked to clear up this whole center field confusion. He told Francesa that Chris Young was promised some at-bats early in the season to show he can hit righthanded pitching and […]

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Mets Shorts: Kiner’s Korner, Casey at the Bat, Speed Swag

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Shorts: Kiner’s Korner, Casey at the Bat, Speed Swag

Adam Rubin spoke to a Mets official who definitely left the impression the team will do something special to honor Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner, who contributed to Mets telecasts all the way until his death at age 91 last week. The source didn’t reveal any details as to if the Mets would wear a […]

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Reliever Market Has Evaporated, But Mets Still Seek Veteran Arm

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Reliever Market Has Evaporated, But Mets Still Seek Veteran Arm

February 11 Sandy Alderson said today, that while the free-agent market for relievers has evaporated, he would still prefer to bring in one more experienced relief pitcher to compete for a spot in the bullpen. While he didn’t say it would be on a major or minor league deal, the fact that Sandy said he […]

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