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, '00 and '15, 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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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Astros, 1:05 PM

An article by posted on March 5, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Astros, 1:05 PM

New York Mets at Houston Astros Osceola County Stadium – 1:05 PM RHP Robert Gsellman vs LHP Collin McHugh Today’s game marks the first of two with the Astros this Spring and it is the Mets only game in Kissimmee in 2016. Robert Gsellman makes his first official start of the Spring. He was named the […]

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Beloved Mets Staffer Shannon Forde Passes Away

An article by posted on March 4, 2016 0 Comments
Beloved Mets Staffer Shannon Forde Passes Away

It’s with a sad heart to report that Shannon Forde, the longtime Mets media relations director, passed away tonight from breast cancer at the young age of 44. The Mets released the following statements. Jeff Wilpon: “Shannon was a very unique person. I was fortunate to see her a few weeks ago at the rehab […]

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MMO Game Thread: Marlins vs Mets, 1:10 PM

An article by posted on March 4, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Marlins vs Mets, 1:10 PM

The New York Mets (0-1) will host the Miami Marlins (0-1) in their Grapefruit League home opener this afternoon at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. LHP Justin Nicolino (5-4, 4.01) gets the start for the Marlins and will oppose. RHP Logan Verrett (1-2, 3.59) for the Mets in the 1:10 PM matinee. Also expected to pitch […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Nationals, 1:05 PM – Let’s Get It On!

An article by posted on March 3, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Nationals, 1:05 PM – Let’s Get It On!

The New York Mets (0-0) begin their 2016 Grapefruit League season on Thursday afternoon against the Washington Nationals (1-0) in Viera, FL at 1:05 PM ET. It’s the first of six spring matchups with the Nats and the first of three at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. The game will not air SNY, but can be heard […]

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Morning Grind: Cuddyer Retirement Details, State of the Mets

An article by posted on March 2, 2016 0 Comments
Morning Grind: Cuddyer Retirement Details, State of the Mets

An industry source tells Mike Puma of the NY Post that Michael Cuddyer received a buyout valued in the $2 million to $3 million range to terminate his contract with the New York Mets in December when the veteran outfielder announced his retirement. Cuddyer, 36, was due to earn $12.5 million dollars in the final season […]

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Collins: Fun Time Is Over, Time To Get Ready For Baseball

An article by posted on March 1, 2016 0 Comments
Collins: Fun Time Is Over, Time To Get Ready For Baseball

This might be one of the best and most interesting spring training camps I can ever remember. Everyone is so happy to be here. There are no real spring training battles to speak of. There are no underlying issues that are lurking about. There are no ominous storylines waiting in the shadows. Far from it, […]

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Cespedes and Syndergaard Caught Horsing Around At Mets Camp

An article by posted on March 1, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes and Syndergaard Caught Horsing Around At Mets Camp

If you thought you saw everything last week, when Yoenis Cespedes showed up to camp driving six different custom, souped-up vehicles including two Polaris Slingshots, a sleek black Lamborghini Aventador and a stunning red Alfa Romeo Competizione, you ain’t seen nothing yet. This morning, Cespedes showed to camp with one of his teammates in his […]

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Terry Collins Says Addison Reed Will Handle Setup Role

An article by posted on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Says Addison Reed Will Handle Setup Role

Manager Terry Collins spoke to reporters today at Mets camp in Port St. Lucie and confirmed that right-handed reliever Addison Reed will handle the 8th inning setup role for the Mets to begin the season. (Adam Rubin, ESPN) It was initially believed that Reed would compete with newly signed Antonio Bastardo for the setup role […]

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DeGrom Returns To Mound, Throws Strong Bullpen

An article by posted on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
DeGrom Returns To Mound, Throws Strong Bullpen

Jacob deGrom returned to the mound on Wednesday morning, throwing a successful bullpen at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie under the watchful eyes of coaches and trainers. By all accounts deGrom looked strong, displaying full range of motion, good velocity, and his usual pinpoint control. .@JdeGrom19 throwing a bullpen session. #Mets #SpringTraining pic.twitter.com/yN4kowTJsX — New […]

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MMO Mailbag: Which Mets Prospects Will Make Their MLB Debut This Season?

An article by posted on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Which Mets Prospects Will Make Their MLB Debut This Season?

Kevin asks… Will we see Dominic Smith at some point this season and what other prospects will make their major league debuts in 2016? Joe D. replies… To answer the first part of your question, no. Unless Lucas Duda is traded or goes on the disabled list for an extended period of time for a […]

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