About Joe D 7894 Articles
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.
About Elliot Teichman 992 Articles
My name is Elliot and I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008. I am excited to be back sharing my thoughts with you. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ and writing about the Mets at 213 Miles From Shea. LGM!
About Michael Mayer 661 Articles
Lifelong Mets fan born in 1987 meaning I still haven't witnessed a championship. Lived In Maine my whole life so I get my Mets fix from MLB.tv and MiLB.tv. Obsessed with the game of baseball and have been coaching in High School for 4 years. Some say I am too positive but I love my New York Mets. Follow me on twitter @themainemets
About Brian Greenzang 567 Articles
A Senior Writer for MMO, Brian was born the year that ball got by Buckner and the Mets went on to win the World Series. He is still waiting to watch the Mets win a World Series of his own. You can follow Brian on Twitter @briangreenzang
About Rob Piersall 561 Articles
Rob Piersall is a fourth-year student at SUNY New Paltz, studying journalism with a minor in communications. Rob is also a copy editor for the school's newspaper, The Oracle. A Mets fan since the age of six in 2001, Rob is Senior Editor here at MMO. Rob's favorite thing is reporting breaking Mets news and transactions as well as writing opinion pieces. 2017 will be our year. LGM. Follow me on Twitter: @RobPiersall
About Logan Barer 490 Articles
Ever since I experienced Mike Piazza's post 9/11 home run to beat the Braves in person at Shea, I have been a die-hard Mets fan and exhaustive lover of baseball. I am currently a student at Ithaca College where I am a pitcher on the varsity baseball team. My pitching idols include Sandy Koufax and Tom Seaver. My dream is to one day pitch on the mound at Citi Field wearing the orange and blue. Let's Go Mets! Follow me on twitter @LBarer32
About John Sheridan 397 Articles
John was raised to be a Mets fan by birth, and now he is raising a Mets fan of his own. He also uses Sabermetrics to either confirm the proverbial eye test or to see if we're seeing things with Mets colored glasses. He looks forward to bringing this perspective to MMO. His work, including the tales of raising his son a Mets fan, can also be seen at MetsDaddy.com.
About Brian Devine 371 Articles
Brian is a die-hard Mets fan and is a staff writer for Metsmerized Online and MetsMinors.net. Follow him on Twitter @briandevine16
About Connor O'Brien 334 Articles
Connor O'Brien is a third-year economics student at Rutgers University, a longtime writer here at MetsMerized Online, and an aspiring economist. He embraces sabermetrics but also highly values scouting. Follow him on Twitter at cojobrien.
About Michael Branda 267 Articles
Michael Branda grew up a Mets fan watching the mid 1980's teams and his favorite Met of all-time is (and was) Wally Backman. When it comes to sabermetrics versus old school thinking, he's in the middle and believes adopting new ways to get answers is helpful, especially when the old way has not produced results.
About Mitch Petanick 242 Articles
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About Rob Silverman 214 Articles
A Mets fan since 1973, Rob was born in the shadow of Yankee Stadium. Luckily, his parents moved to Queens at a young age so he was not scarred by pinstripes. Currently living in southern Nevada, he writes suspense novels and crime fiction. His debut novel "Plain God" hit book stores in September of 2015. Visit me at my site RobSilvermanBooks.com.
About Tommy Rothman 180 Articles
Tommy Rothman is a 20 year-old sportswriter who is the owner and founder of the popular Knicks News & Comedy Blog: "New York Knicks Memes." Tommy has also been an avid Mets fan since the age of 5 and joined MetsMerized in the summer of 2013. Tommy is a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania and a sports editor for the student newspaper, the Daily Pennsylvanian. You can follow Tommy on Twitter @KnicksMemes
About MMO News Desk 171 Articles
Metsmerized Online is dedicated to providing our readers with accurate and unbiased reporting on any Mets or MLB news. The MMO News Desk is monitored by our senior editorial staff.
About Dilip Sridhar 167 Articles
I became a Mets fan in the 2008 season. Since the Alderson regime, I've embraced saber-metrics and advanced stats to back up my eye tests. I study computer science at Stony Brook
About Mathew Brownstein 166 Articles
An avid Mets fan who has fond memories of running around Shea Stadium with my dad collecting autographs and enjoying many summer night games. My best friend introduced me to the Mets at a young age, and since then I've enjoyed rooting for the orange and blue through good times and bad. Attended Iona College for mass communications, and my goal is to be a baseball columnist/beat writer. It's an honor and pleasure to be a Senior Writer for MMO.
About John Bernhardt 161 Articles
MMO Minor League Analyst John Bernhardt is a retired public school teacher and administrator, who still coaches high school baseball. Growing up in a Yankees household, Bernhardt was an ardent Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra fan. When the Yankees fired Yogi in his first season as the Bomber manager, curiosity turned to passion when the Mets signed Berra as a player/coach and he has pulled for the Mets ever since. In retirement, John writes the sports for a local weekly, The Catskill Mountain News and hosts Tip-Off, a Friday morning sports hour, from 8:00-9:00 on WIOX, 91.3 F.M.
About Harris Decker 156 Articles
1988. I was born in 1988 and as Mets fans we all know what that means. I lived through 1969 by hearing old stories from Tom Seaver and relived 1986 over and over in my head, pretending I was there as the final out was recorded. Being a Mets fan isn't easy and it isn't always fun but all of the bad will make the good so much sweeter. Baseball games aren't sprints and neither is building a winning team. I'm here for the long haul. Let's Go Mets!
About Matt Balasis 149 Articles
A Met fan since August 1969 when the Red Cross placed my family on the 6th floor of a building in Willets Point because of a fire. I could see Shea from our balcony. I missed the fall of 86 because I was in Boot Camp and I've been serving penance ever since in Minnesota. I write about the Mets to share with a tradition that made much of my childhood worthwhile. Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/MatthewBalasis
About Roger N - Big Mets Fan 128 Articles
Roger is a lifelong Mets fan since 1981, now married with kids and still knows that there is no such thing as a bad day at the ballpark with your child. Growing up, he wanted to be either the Second Baseman for the Mets - or their statistician. Follow him at @BigMetsFan1. email him at email@example.com
About Teddy Klein 106 Articles
Teddy Klein is a Westchester Native, Astoria Resident, and New School Grad. He is currently a Masters of Social Work student at Touro College. He's a lifelong Mets fan with a background in minor league internships for scouting in both the Dominican Summer Leagues (08') and the Brooklyn Cyclones (10') with Cape Cod Baseball League sandwiched in between. He is also the son of Time Columnist Joe Klein. Follow him on twitter @teddywklein and feel free to leave questions below. You can email him questions at TKleinMMN@gmail.com.
About John Flanigan 97 Articles
I'm from Breezy Point, NY and attend Sacred Heart University in CT where I study Communications/Sports Media. My goal is to pursue a career in sports journalism. I'm a lifelong Mets fan and I look forward to contributing at MMO. Hope you guys enjoy my work.
About John Jackson 75 Articles
John is a Communication Major with a concentration in Broadcasting and a minor in English at Manhattan College. He aspires to make a career out of his passion for sports. John writes for Manhattan College's newspaper, The Quadrangle. He is also an editor, Team Manager, and writer for Last Word On Sports. You can follow John on Twitter @John97Jackson.
About XtreemIcon 74 Articles
Born in Queens and raised in the Bronx, Xtreem grew up in a family of Mets fans with a father who worked for the New York Parks Department and had a box at Shea. Thus, it begun. With a degree in Broadcast Journalism and bylines in publications from the New Haven Register to the Key West Citizen, Xtreem has experience in a variety of formats and topics. He is thrilled to be given the chance to lend his name to MMO.
About Matt Fritz 73 Articles
Graduated from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA with a degree in Communication and Media Studies. Played both Baseball and Basketball, while also writing for the school newspaper. Grew up in Allentown, PA. I've been a die-hard Mets fan my entire life and wouldn't have it any other way. Let's Go Mets!
About Chris Gaine 73 Articles
Chris is an up-and-coming sportswriter who has spent the bulk of his career covering baseball. He has been published in Complex Sports, Amazin' Avenue and Venom Strikes. He can be found on Twitter @chris_gaine, where he specializes in obscure sports facts.
About Mike Silva 71 Articles
Mike Silva is a freelance writer and radio host. He’s hosted sports shows on 107.1 FM Champions ESPN Radio Long Island ,1240 AM WGBB , Blog Talk Radio and Live from Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant. He’s written for Big Leagues Magazine, The Perpetual Post and has broken national and local stories, as well as been mentioned on the YES Network, WFAN, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, NY Daily News, New York Magazine, The Journal News, Forbes and the NY Post
About Sue Kolinsky 70 Articles
Sue Kolinsky is a writer, 3 time Emmy nominated producer, and former stand up comedian of 20 years. She has written on Sex and the City, and The Ellen Show, along with producing stints on The Osbournes, Top Chef, and most recently, Last Comic Standing." Her love of baseball began at the age of nine when her oldest brother introduced her to Willie Mays, and continued after her favorite uncle secured season box seats at Shea. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two grown dogs.
About Barry Duchan 69 Articles
I've been following the Mets since 1962. Have to admit I was a Yankee fan as a kid, but I found it to be so much more interesting to see how a young team could build itself up rather than following a team where the season didn't really begin until October. I remember them all - Casey, Marv, Choo Choo, Don Bosch, The Stork, etc. As the years went on, I became more and more of a Mets fan, and a Yankee hater once Steinbrenner and Billy Martin entered the picture. After retiring, I relocated with my family from Long Island to Chapel Hill, NC in 2005. I still get to watch almost all of the Mets games and writing about them on Metsmerized Online and on my new site Mets Memories.
About Jamie Zimbleman 64 Articles
Jamie is an MBA graduate and current Marketing and Community Relations Manager for a national healthcare chain. His alma mater is the UCF Knights! Jamie grew up in New Jersey and is a third generation, lifelong Mets fan. Follow him on Twitter @JamieZimbleman
About Petey Pete 63 Articles
A dedicated Mets fan since 1967, Petey is pained to see that the promise of an exciting new chapter in Metdom is contingent on the bunch of self-serving empty suits that comprise Mets managent. For the sake of the young fans who have been deprived of the magic that once made the Amazins a world championship team, Petey hopes this franchise will go the extra mile to make itself into a true winner.
About Jacob Resnick 56 Articles
Jacob Resnick covers the Mets' minor leagues for Mets Merized and MetsMinors.net. Follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Resnick.
About Gerry Silverman 53 Articles
Having caught the Met bug as a youth during the Miracle run of 1969, I've remained a steadfast fan through the highs and (too many) lows. After many years in the Financial Services biz, I now devote much of my attention to my favorite pursuits: blues guitar, books, movies, and all things Metsian.
About Noah Wolfe 51 Articles
Noah is a die-hard Mets fan from New Jersey. He currently cheers for and follows the Mets from snowy Syracuse, New York, where he studies broadcast journalism at the Newhouse School. Follow him on Twitter @iNoahWolfe or drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to comment on his work.
About Josh Finkelstein 43 Articles
I am a sophomore at SUNY Cortland majoring in Sport Management. I have been a big Mets fan since 2007 and David Wright has and always will be my favorite player. Also, I do a podcast with one of my friends called Mets on Campus which you can find on theredbeat.com. Follow me on Twitter @JoshFinkMets
About John Strubel 42 Articles
My name is John Strubel and I have been a Mets fan since 1972. Professionally, I have been a working member of the media since 1987. In addition to media relations and broadcast work for the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays minor league affiliates, my career spans 25 years in the radio industry as a on-air personality, program director and sports-talk show host. You can reach me at email@example.com or on Twitter @johnstrubel
About Stephanie Sheehan 38 Articles
Hi there! I'm Stephanie, a second-semester journalism and communications student. I have been cheering for the Mets ever since I could talk, and I take pride in being the resident Mets freak among my peers and in my family. From pennant races to seasons in the cellar, I'm cheering for (and also swearing at) the Metsies no matter what. If you enjoy a good stream-of-consciousness feed of tweets on your timeline, you can follow me at @whutyearisit.
About David Cassilo 38 Articles
David is a lifelong Mets fan, and the grandson of a Shea Stadium usher. He almost went to a dinosaur park instead of Johan Santana's no-hitter but luckily made the right choice.
About Chris the Teacher 37 Articles
A teacher and coach by day, Chris spends his summers going to see the Mets in different parks around the country having already visited 24 Major League Ballparks. Highlights include seeing Tom Glavine’s 300th win at Wrigley Field as well as the Mets Clinch the NL East in Cincinnati in 2015. A loyal Mets season ticket holder since graduating from Stony Brook University in 2005, he enjoys raising his two boys Michael and Carter (after Gary) as Met fans and appreciates the freedom his wife gives him to pursue his travels.
About Martin Kester 33 Articles
Since hanging from a street sign to watch the 1986 ticker-tape parade, I've enjoyed the Mets from a distance. Growing up, they were across the GW with Bob Murphy's voice bringing them close. I'm in enemy territory in Atlanta, but now I'm protected by Norman Seabrook and Howie Rose.
About Tim Donner 30 Articles
Tim has been a Mets fanatic since the very first pitch in '62, when he was seven years old. He went to four games at the Polo Grounds (a 4-0 record!) and practically lived at Shea, where he attended four World Series games in '69 and '86 (including the '86 clincher), and was there when Swoboda made The Catch and Endy made The Catch Vol. 2 . He is a graduate of the Syracuse University Newhouse School, spent seven years as a sports talk host and radio voice of Holy Cross College football and basketball, and eight years as co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show, Talkin' Baseball. He lives courageously behind enemy lines in Nationals' country, northern Virginia.
About Stephen Hanks 29 Articles
Stephen Hanks (Tom Terrific) is a magazine editor and writer based in Brooklyn, NY, who has been the publisher and editorial director of publications ranging in subjects from sports to health to archaeology. He began his career at the late, great SPORT Magazine in 1977 and in 1983, he co-founded NEW YORK SPORTS Magazine (which ceased publication in 1985). He has written and edited coffee table books on baseball history, penned unauthorized biographies of Bo Jackson and Wayne Gretzky, and in 1990 authored "The Game That Changed Pro Football," an oral history of the 1969 New York Jets Super Bowl Season. Even though he grew up near Yankee Stadium, he loathes the team from the Bronx and has been a die-hard Mets fan since attending his first game at the Polo Grounds in 1963.
About Michael Logan 28 Articles
Student at the University of Connecticut, that thoroughly enjoys anything to do with the New York Mets or just baseball in general. Having been a fan my whole life, I look forward to sharing my baseball views on MMO.
About Corne Hogeveen 23 Articles
Dutch Mets fan since 2006. Love to follow the Mets minors and their top prospects and learn all I can about them. Give me a follow on Twitter at @cornehogeveen.
About Howard Gardos 21 Articles
Howard has been a Mets fan since the days of Nino Espinosa and Doug Flynn. He loves watching them win and hates watching them lose (a lot). He is also a writer who has several non Mets novels available for Kindles. Thanks for reading and please share your thoughts.
About Willywater88 19 Articles
I am a 27 year old Queens native and Mets fan since the days of Alfonzo and Piazza. Jay Payton was my first favorite player. Scott Kazmir being traded still haunts me at night.
About Carl Aridas 18 Articles
Mets fan since the Wayne Garrett/Craig Swan/Joe Torre days, Carl works as a bank consultant during the day, but at night enjoys writing baseball articles for Fangraphs, Hardball Times, and Metsmerized Online. He joined as a MMO Rookie of the Year hopeful in 2016 and has been a Mets fan for more than 40+ years.
About Kirk McKnight 15 Articles
Kirk McKnight is an American author specializing in interview based sports books. McKnight's book, The Voices of Baseball: The Game's Greatest Broadcasters Reflect on America's Pastime, is being published by Rowman & Littlefield. The book showcases material from interviews with baseball's biggest broadcasters, including Vin Scully, Marty Brennaman, Jon Miller, and Howie Rose.
About Daniel M. 14 Articles
I fell in love with the Mets during the 2006 playoff run and became obsessed with the Mets minor league system while looking for a brighter future during the 2009-2014 era. I hope to provide interesting analysis of the minors and am excited to have the opportunity to write for MMO and MMN.
About Mark Griffith 12 Articles
Mark grew up in New Jersey and has been a die-hard Mets fan since the dark times of the mid 70s. He currently resides in Atlanta where he runs eCommerce for PrimeSport. Past experiences including running Product Management for NCAA.com and NASCAR.com with Turner Sports, and starting the Atlanta Eats restaurant blog. You can follow him on Twitter @MarkGriffithATL .
About Ryan Finkelstein 11 Articles
Baseball has been my passion my entire life. I played the game from the time I could walk until high school, always dreaming that I would one day be playing under the lights of Shea. These days I truly appreciate watching Mets games in a way I couldn't before. I am now a journalism major and aspiring sportswriter.
About John Sasso 11 Articles
Grew up a Mets fan in the glory of the 80's in the middle of NJ between the Yankees and Phillies fans. Now I find myself raising junior Mets fans in the middle of the corn fields in the Nationals and Phillies territory. I am frequently found on the third baseline at the road games of the Mets minor league teams.
About Mike Simon 10 Articles
Mike is a lifelong Mets fan who pretends to remember them winning the '86 World Series when he was just two years old.
About Jayson Love 9 Articles
Contributor for DoubleGSports and PhlilySN. Lifelong Mets fan, and Rutgers graduate. Co-Host of the XO Show on BlogTalkRadio with Marcia Herold.
About Jennifer Nieves 7 Articles
Jennifer was born in Queens, NY, grew up on Long Island, and now resides in Las Vegas, NV. A lifelong Mets fan, she has a Master’s degree in writing from BYU and loves to write about baseball for MetsMinors.net and Metsmerized Online. She has season tickets for the Las Vegas 51s and thinks the Mets moving their AAA team to Vegas is the best thing ever. Follow her on Twitter: @jennyfir
About Breanna 7 Articles
22 year old, die hard Mets fan. Graduated from Farmingdale State College in May 2017 with a business management degree. Former college softball player. Played Center and Right and was a switch hitter at the plate. My favorite Mets moment was when I saw Johan Santana's no hitter live at citi field! #LGM
About William Botchway 6 Articles
William Botchway has been a die-hard Mets fan since 2005 with an appreciation for player development and team building. All of his work can be found on his personal blog, New York Sports Plus. William is a member of the Davidson College Class of 2019, majoring in both Sociology and Africana Studies. You can follow him on Twitter @WilliamBotchway
About The Metssiah 6 Articles
Max Totilo ("The Metssiah") is a passionate Mets fan born, raised, and currently residing in Brooklyn. He's been a fan since the mid-90s and he's had his heart ripped out during the 2000 Subway Series, 2006 NLCS, 2007 September collapse, and 2015 World Series. But year after year he rises again ready to cheer on the Mets. His word can be read at TheMetssiah.com or on Twitter @TheMetssiah.
About Benjamin Beatty 3 Articles
Ben is a native of Brooklyn, New York and has been taking the subway to Mets games since he became obsessed with the team in 2005. Baseball and Ben go hand in hand, and he can often be found sifting through baseball reference and making Hall of Fame cases for borderline players in his head. Outside of baseball, Ben's favorite hobby is eating everything in his home of New York City.
About Samara Rosenfeld 3 Articles
I cried at Citi Field watching Mike Piazza's number get retired and have worn a Mets shirt at Citizens Bank Park. Gutsy, I know.
About Andrew Perpetua 3 Articles
I've tracked homeruns in Citi Field on @CitiFieldHR and developed a family of stats on the back of the new Statcast data on http://xStats.org . I am a weekly contributor for Rotographs.
About Jamal Murphy 3 Articles
Jamal is a life-long Mets fan from Brooklyn, who remembers 1986 like it was yesterday. He is an attorney and sportswriter/contributor and a college basketball bracketologist. He also co-hosts CBS Play.It’s Bill Rhoden On Sports podcast with the legendary NY Times sportswriter, Bill Rhoden. Follow Jamal on Twitter @Blacketologist.
About Stephen Guilbert 2 Articles
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About Jared Berson 2 Articles
Senior at the University of Michigan, studying Sport Management & English. My love affair with the Mets began in 2003 and deepened in 2006 when I accidentally stayed in the Mets team hotel in Atlanta, allowing me to meet many of my heroes. Researching, analyzing, and writing about sports are some of my greatest passions and I've been fortunate to do so in various capacities for Michigan Athletics, FOX Sports Detroit, and the Dallas Stars. Like many Mets fans, I'm still scarred from 2006 NLCS Game 7. LGM forever.
About Ernest Dove 2 Articles
Hard core Mets fan since (when else) the mid 80s. Moved to southern New York AKA Florida in the early 90s and for the past 3 years I've gone to Tradition Field to watch spring training and St. Lucie Mets games. Follow me on twitter @ernestdove.
About Haddar Kaplun 2 Articles
I'm a die hard Met fan who enjoys watching, following, and writing about the team. I decided to take my passion for the Mets and turn it into something productive when I started @mets_militia on Instagram with a friend last year. In addition to writing for MMO, I am also a contributor for Rising Apple.
About Nicky Tapas 1 Article
A lifelong Mets fan since the days of Felix Millan, Dave Kingman and Joel Youngblood, Nicky covers both the Mets and N.Y. Giants as a correspondent for FantasyPros in addition to his work for MMO. Additionally, he is the founder of vrFantasyDrafts.com, a website which will enable users to play fantasy sports in a virtual reality platform.
About OneDayGM 1 Article
OneDayGM provides one trade thought per day. His work can be seen daily at onedaygm.com.
About Viraj S. 0 Articles
Started my journey as a Mets fan during the 2006 stretch run. Die-hard sports fan with some opinionated takes I'd like to share. Currently a junior in High School. LGM!
About Ryan Gold 0 Articles
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About Laney Ortiz 0 Articles
I'm a displaced Mets fan living in the Altanta area who has a passion for mediocre teams. I am currently a junior in high school with hopes to continue my education back home in the North East. Along with the Mets, I have a love for Devils hockey and Jets football. Follow me on twitter @bandergaard