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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Syndergaard: “I Don’t F—ing Cheat!”

An article by posted on March 4, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard: “I Don’t F—ing Cheat!”

10:30 AM So right after I published this post, a reader (ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments) leaves this link to a totally spectacular Noah Syndergaard moment. Andy Martino of the Daily News explains: You never know what to make of the quiet ones at first. But when Noah Syndergaard growled an F-bomb at a coach, everyone went “oooh,” and […]

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ESPN: Indians Should Trade Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to Mets

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN: Indians Should Trade Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to Mets

Cristina Kharl of ESPN, wrote a comprehensive post on why she thinks the Mets should trade Lucas Duda, Wilmer Flores and RHP prospect Michael Fulmer to the Indians to get Asdrubal Cabrera. The Mets’ gains are pretty obvious, especially if you accept projections of Cabrera rebounding in 2014, whether Baseball Prospectus’ .734 OPS, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS (.736 OPS, 17 […]

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How many games will the Mets win this season?

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
How many games will the Mets win this season?

The folks at ESPN SportsNation ran a poll asking their readers how many games the New York Mets will win in 2014. With almost 90,000 votes tallied nationally, 80% of fans believe the Mets will win 79 or fewer games this season, and only 5% think the Mets will win 90 or more. The numbers […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves at 1:05 PM

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves at 1:05 PM

Noah Syndergaard, 21, makes his Grapefruit League debut today at the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves at 1:05 p.m. this afternoon at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports. This game is not being televised, but you could listen to the game on WOR 710 AM. Jacob deGrom, Miguel Socolovich, Gonzalez Germen, Josh Edgin and Jeff Walters also are scheduled to pitch for the […]

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Jhonny Come Lately: Peralta Says Mets Had A Problem With Tejada

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Jhonny Come Lately: Peralta Says Mets Had A Problem With Tejada

Jhonny Peralta signed a four-year, $53 million deal with the Cardinals this off-season. On Sunday, the former free agent shortstop revealed that he did get a two-year offer from the Mets, as well as a three-year deal from the Yankees. However, it was what Peralta said about the current Mets shortstop that sparked attention yesterday: “The […]

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Kevin Burkhardt to Host Fox MLB Pregame and Postgame Show

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Kevin Burkhardt to Host Fox MLB Pregame and Postgame Show

Kevin Burkhardt will be the host of the all new Fox MLB pregame and post-game show for the 2014 season. Burkhardt will still continue to work as the roving reporter during Mets games on SNY, but I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot less of him as mainstream media is now onto his amazing talents behind […]

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Collins Says He Wants Dice-K or Lannan For Fifth Starter

An article by posted on March 2, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says He Wants Dice-K or Lannan For Fifth Starter

Terry Collins told reporters that the Mets are predisposed to having a veteran serve as the fifth starter to open the season. That makes Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan the frontrunners for the fifth starer’s spot and means that Jenrry Mejia, Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom are likely now out of the picture. Dice-K pitched today against the Cardinals and allowed […]

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Spring Training Recap: Cardinals 7, Mets 1

An article by posted on March 2, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Cardinals 7, Mets 1

It was another dreary game for our Amazins as they headed down to Jupiter, Florida and lost to the St. Louis Cardinals by the score of 7-1. The loss now has the Mets at 0-3 to begin the Grapefruit League season. Daisuke Matsuzaka got the start for the Mets and he was opposed by pitching phenom […]

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Mets vs Cardinals at 1:05 PM – Dice-K Starts, Tejada Scratched

An article by posted on March 2, 2014 0 Comments
Mets vs Cardinals at 1:05 PM – Dice-K Starts, Tejada Scratched

After a 0-2 start to the Grapefruit League season, the Mets leave the comfort of home and head to Jupiter to take on the defending National League Champions – the St. Louis Cardinals. Fifth-starter candidate Daisuke Matsuzaka will try to one-up John Lannan who tossed two scoreless innings on Saturday. He will oppose righthanded phenom […]

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Parnell Says He’ll Be Ready For Opening Day

An article by posted on March 2, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell Says He’ll Be Ready For Opening Day

For the first time since last July 30, Bobby Parnell faced live batters on Saturday and threw 36 pitches to his teammates David Wright, Eric Young, and Daniel Murphy - whose bat he shattered. When he was done, it was all smiles for a confident Parnell. “There was no pain. There was no soreness,” the Mets closer […]

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