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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David Wright’s Message to Met Fans

An article by posted on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright’s Message to Met Fans

Steve Serby of the NY Post asked David Wright to describe how Zack Wheeler and Noah Syndergaard compare to rehabbing ace Matt Harvey. “It’s kinda like comparing apples to oranges,” Wright said. “The thing about Harvey is that he can blow you away with a 97 mph fastball, but also, he gets 2-0 in the […]

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Mets Re-Sign Farnsworth To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Re-Sign Farnsworth To Minor League Deal

(Photo by Dave Conde, Metsmerized Online) March 26 As expected, the Mets have re-signed Kyle Farnsworth to minor-league deal. He actually traveled to Viera yesterday when the Mets played the Nationals. March 24 Kyle Farnsworth, who was released by the Mets on Sunday, is officially due to be re-signed Tuesday, according to a report by Adam […]

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Frank Viola To Undergo Heart Surgery

An article by posted on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
Frank Viola To Undergo Heart Surgery

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reporting that former Cy Young winner Frank Viola is scheduled to undergo open-heart surgery next Wednesday and will be unable to serve as pitching coach of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s. Viola, 53, had a heart issue detected during his initial spring-training physical. Viola spent the past three seasons as […]

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Matt Harvey and Mets Work Out Plan to Rehab in NYC

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
Matt Harvey and Mets Work Out Plan to Rehab in NYC

March 24 Mike Francesa of WFAN first reported that Matt Harvey is going to rehab in NYC, as opposed to Port St. Lucie. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is now confirming the news. Harvey tentatively has a plan set up with Mets officials that will allow him to rehab in New York during the […]

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Wilmer Flores Optioned, Will Begin Season At Triple-A

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Optioned, Will Begin Season At Triple-A

Wilmer Flores has been optioned to minor league camp and will begin the season with Triple-A Las Vegas along with Matt den Dekker, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Zach Lutz. The Mets will use Flores at shortstop and second base with Las Vegas to continue to gauge his worthiness, writes Adam Rubin. “I feel good,” Flores said after receiving the news. […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Cardinals, 1:05 PM (SNY)

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Cardinals, 1:05 PM (SNY)

The New York Mets will host the St. Louis Cardinals this afternoon at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie at 1:05 PM. Veteran right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka opposes Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller. The game will be televised on SNY. The Mets will have to pay Matsuzaka $100,000 by noon on Tuesday if they do not guarantee him a spot on […]

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Tigers Sign Alex Gonzalez, Pass On Stephen Drew

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
Tigers Sign Alex Gonzalez, Pass On Stephen Drew

March 24 The Detroit Tigers have acquired veteran shortstop Alex Gonzalez from the Baltimore Orioles for utility man Steve Lombardozzi, according to the Baltimore Sun. Gonzalez, 37, has played 15 seasons in the major leagues, for the Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers. He appeared in 12 […]

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Jenrry Mejia Decision is the Litmus Test on 90 Win Season

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia Decision is the Litmus Test on 90 Win Season

On Sunday, manager Terry Collins told reporters that there are differing opinions among the Mets as to who should be the team’s fifth starter. Mets executives have yet to convene as a group to make a final call regarding the fifth spot in the starting rotation, writes Marc Carig of Newsday. But righthander Jenrry Mejia has […]

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Video: Must See Play By Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on March 23, 2014 0 Comments
Video: Must See Play By Daniel Murphy

Why is this man laughing? I’ll tell you why, it’s because he just shocked the shit out of this guy… That’s Washington Nationals’ phenom Bryce Harper, who just got robbed of a basehit by Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy. With one out in the sixth in Sunday’s win against the Nationals, Harper laid down a bunt to […]

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Spring Training Wrap: Mets Split A Pair, Mejia Shines

An article by posted on March 23, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Wrap: Mets Split A Pair, Mejia Shines

Mets 3, Nationals 1 Jenrry Mejia, who is battling for that fifth spot in the rotation, tossed a gem today and was sharp, dominating and in mid-season form. However, these are the Mets and the best man doesn’t always win. The young righthander hurled 5.0 innings allowing just two hits and a run while striking out […]

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