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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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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Contract Details For Dice-K, Valverde, Farnsworth (Updated)

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Contract Details For Dice-K, Valverde, Farnsworth (Updated)

Here are the contract details on Daisuke Matsuzaka, Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde as reported by Joel Sherman of the NY Post via Twitter. All three pitchers each signed a minor league deal with a spring training invite. Farnsworth can earn a base salary of $1.5 million, with a bonus of $75,000 for 40, 45, 50 and 55 appearances. […]

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Mets to Celebrate Ralph Kiner with Patch and Opening Day Ceremony

An article by posted on February 16, 2014 0 Comments
Mets to Celebrate Ralph Kiner with Patch and Opening Day Ceremony

The New York Mets today announced the club will honor legendary Original Met Ralph Kiner throughout the 2014 season.  Mets players will wear a commemorative uniform patch on the right sleeve of their jerseys in Spring Training and the regular season. The Mets will celebrate the life and legacy of Kiner during a pre-game, on-field […]

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One Mets Official Believes Drew Will Fall Into Their Lap

An article by posted on February 16, 2014 0 Comments
One Mets Official Believes Drew Will Fall Into Their Lap

The Mets appear willing to offer Stephen Drew a one-year contract with a club option, but even if he accepted those terms, the two sides remain apart on dollars, according to what a source told the NY Post. Mike Puma writes that another hurdle comes from some strong voices within the organization who believe the […]

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Collins Expresses Concern with Colon Having to Bat in the NL

An article by posted on February 16, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Expresses Concern with Colon Having to Bat in the NL

February 16 Manager Terry Collins expressed some concern with Bartolo Colon pitching in the National League, according to a report by Kristie Ackert of the Daily News. “The thing that scares me the most is the offensive side of the game. He’s gonna get on base,” Collins said. “We gotta be careful of the pulled muscles, […]

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