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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Welcome To A Fresh New MMO

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Welcome To A Fresh New MMO

Welcome to the newer, faster, and streamlined Metsmerized Online. Last weekend we launched the most comprehensive redesign of our site since we first launched in 2005. Everything has been made over and given a fresh, new and team-appropriate look and feel. In addition to a new home page, we’ve redone our article pages, transitioned to […]

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Alderson Didn’t Like Nelson Cruz’ Approach

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Didn’t Like Nelson Cruz’ Approach

3:00 PM John Madden of the Daily News spoke to Mets GM Sandy Alderson about the Nelson Cruz signing and he had this to say regarding the similar contract to Chris Young: “Different type of players. Cruz brings power but not defense. Doesn’t have our approach. This is not a gee-whiz, if-only-we’d-waited moment for us.” […]

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Mets Offered Drew A $9.5 M Contract That Had Little Chance

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Offered Drew A $9.5 M Contract That Had Little Chance

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mets offered free agent Stephen Drew a a one-year, $9.5 million dollar deal that they had to know would be turned down. The Mets suggested a salary close to the range of the $9.5 million Drew made last year, an unusual no-raise try that had little chance. It’s […]

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Collins Continues To Rave About Ike Davis

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Continues To Rave About Ike Davis

Terry Collins continues to rave about Ike Davis even though he hasn’t had one at-bat against live pitching since his last at-bat of the 2013 season. Here is a quote from MetsBlog: “I’m really impressed with what I’ve seen,” Collins said. “His swing is absolutely, completely different than it was last year. He’s really quited […]

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Matt Harvey Threw Today and Feels Brand-New, Awesome and Amazing!

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Threw Today and Feels Brand-New, Awesome and Amazing!

Today in St. Lucie, Matt Harvey tossed 20 pitches on flat ground to bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello, who was 60 feet away. It was the first time that Harvey has tossed a baseball since undergoing Tommy John surgery exactly four months ago today. Harvey said the surgery, performed by Dr. James Andrews, involved taking a right wrist […]

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Parnell Returns From Sore Quad To Toss A Bullpen

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell Returns From Sore Quad To Toss A Bullpen

Bobby Parnell returned to the mound today and threw a bullpen session this morning, two days after missing a scheduled bullpen on Thursday. According to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York on Friday, Parnell had his bullpen session put on hold temporarily due to an injured quadriceps muscle he got while covering first base during a drill […]

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Three Mets We Need To Watch This Spring

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Three Mets We Need To Watch This Spring

The Mets begin their first full squad workout in St. Lucie today, and for us fans there’s nothing better than watching the news filter out of the camp, knowing the first day of the season is getting ever so closer. Spring training usually sets the benchmark for how a team will perform in the regular […]

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Familia Has Two Swing-And-A-Miss Pitches

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
Familia Has Two Swing-And-A-Miss Pitches

We’ve written quite often on MMO about how we believe Jeurys Familia can develop into a powerful weapon in the Mets bullpen beginning as soon as this season. The hard-throwing righty completed a dominating performance in Winter Ball that had more than one scout raving about his 100+ MPH fastball. During his press conference on Thursday, Terry Collins had […]

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DePo Discusses Innings Cap On Syndergaard

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
DePo Discusses Innings Cap On Syndergaard

Mets VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta told reporters that Noah Syndergaard will be permitted somewhere in the vicinity of a 30-inning increase over last season’s total which will put him roughly at a 150-155 innings cap. “A lot of it’s going to be on how he actually racks up those innings — how efficient he […]

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DePodesta Weighs In On Montero, Leathersich, deGrom

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
DePodesta Weighs In On Montero, Leathersich, deGrom

Paul DePodesta had a lengthy chat with Ken Davidoff of the New York Post about some of the Mets’ top pitching prospects and the system as a whole. Discussing Rafael Montero, DePo said that he is certainly close, citing that the 23-year old righty spent a good chunk of last year in Triple-A, similar to what Zack […]

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