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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Mejia Leaves Game With Forearm Bruise, Going For X-Rays

An article by posted on March 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia Leaves Game With Forearm Bruise, Going For X-Rays

10:00 PM Jenrry Mejia was cruising on Friday night at Olympic Stadium until he was struck by a liner off the bat of Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Ryan Goins in the bottom of the fifth. The ball struck Mejia in the right forearm and after a visit from Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez, he was pulled […]

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Follow The Money… Or Lack Of It…

An article by posted on March 28, 2014 0 Comments
Follow The Money… Or Lack Of It…

The last 48 hours have been brimming with reports from various media outlets on the state of the Mets – not on the field – but fiscally. The Mets want to convey a sense that they are now financially fit. However, the folks who are considered experts on the matter of team valuation, those who […]

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Opening Day Will Be A Sell-Out, But What About The Other 80 Games?

An article by posted on March 28, 2014 0 Comments
Opening Day Will Be A Sell-Out, But What About The Other 80 Games?

2013 Opening Day Was A Sell-Out The Mets expect to make it 16 straight sold-out home openers when they start the 2014 season against the Nationals on Monday at Citi Field, the Mets told Newsday. “The game will definitely sell out,” said Lou DePaoli, the Mets’ executive vice president and chief revenue officer. “We are […]

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Braves Official: Mets Pitching A Force To Be Reckoned With

An article by posted on March 27, 2014 0 Comments
Braves Official: Mets Pitching A Force To Be Reckoned With

Peter Gammons polled baseball execs, coaches and scouts on which young pitchers turned some heads in Spring Training and unsurprisingly, Noah Syndergaard ranked No. 1 in his survey. “Physical, hard, power sink. Absolute potential star,” says one pro scouting director. “Has the power pitcher mentality.” What I found pretty cool were a couple of comments […]

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2014 Mets Promotion Days and Special Offers!

An article by posted on March 27, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Promotion Days and Special Offers!

The New York Mets announced that Free Shirt Friday and Family Sunday will lead the lineup of special offers and new attractions throughout the season at Citi Field. The Mets will host the third year of post-game concerts and added a third Fireworks Night to the schedule. 2014 Promo Days Free Shirt Fridays Every fan […]

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Fear Was Not Holding Mets Back On Trading Davis and Duda

An article by posted on March 27, 2014 0 Comments
Fear Was Not Holding Mets Back On Trading Davis and Duda

Not really a surprise, but Sandy Alderson acknowledged that both Lucas Duda and Ike Davis are both going to be on the Opening Day roster. He declined to comment on who would be the first baseman, but most likely they will both share time at first base and also designated hitter. The competition will continue into […]

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MMO Game Thread: Nationals vs Mets, 12:05 PM (SNY)

An article by posted on March 27, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Nationals vs Mets, 12:05 PM (SNY)

Farewell to Port St. Lucie The New York Mets wrap up their Grapefruit League season this afternoon in a 12:05 PM start against the Washington Nationals at Tradition Field. Mets pitching prospect Cory Mazzoni will oppose Jordan Zimmermann for the Nats. The game will be broadcast on SNY. This would have been Bartolo Colon‘s turn […]

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Proud To See How Far Dillon Gee Has Come

An article by posted on March 27, 2014 0 Comments
Proud To See How Far Dillon Gee Has Come

Because the game wasn’t televised it looks like we all missed a great performance by Mets righthander Dillon Gee on Wednesday night against the Astros. He tossed six no-hit innings, walked one and struck out seven, and served notice to the National League that he’s back and he’s ready. “I felt really good out there,” […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Astros, 6:05 PM (WOR)

An article by posted on March 26, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Astros, 6:05 PM (WOR)

The New York Mets head to Kissimmee to take on the Houston Astros tonight a 6:05 PM. Dillon Gee gets his final tune-up of the spring and will oppose Scott Feldman in a game that will be broadcast on WOR 710 AM. Gee has been tabbed to start on Opening Day for the Mets who […]

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How Much Does Lagares Have To Hit To Keep Starting Job?

An article by posted on March 26, 2014 0 Comments
How Much Does Lagares Have To Hit To Keep Starting Job?

It looks like Sandy Alderson may have inadvertently hinted that Juan Lagares will get a chance to be the everyday center fielder to begin the season when talking to reporters on Tuesday. “I think everybody would probably agree he’s our best outfielder, he’s our best center fielder,” Alderson said about Lagares. “But he’s going to […]

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