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 Roundtable: Which Mets Starting Pitcher Will Have The Best Season?

An article by posted on April 8, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Which Mets Starting Pitcher Will Have The Best Season?

Which Mets starting pitcher will have the best season this year? Mets Daddy – Going into this season, I was expecting Matt Harvey to have the best season of any pitcher, in part, due to the return of his slider. It’s funny how that one Noah Syndergaard start made me at least question my decision. […]

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The Boys Are Back In Town!

An article by posted on April 8, 2016 0 Comments
The Boys Are Back In Town!

Strike up the band, the New York Mets are at Citi Field today at 1:10 PM for their home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies! The Mets are 34-20 (.630) in Home Openers, including 4-3 at Citi Field. Jacob deGrom is still slated to start the Mets, but if he gets a call from his wife […]

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MMO Roundtable: Which Mets Hitter Will Make The Greatest Strides In 2016

An article by posted on April 7, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Which Mets Hitter Will Make The Greatest Strides In 2016

Here’s something to consider… Which Mets position player do you expect to make the greatest strides this year compared to their 2015 season? Matt Fritz – One of the guys I expect to make great strides in 2016 is Michael Conforto. Conforto’s debut last year in the second half of the season for the Mets […]

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MMO Roundtable: Is It World Series or Bust For The Mets?

An article by posted on April 7, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Is It World Series or Bust For The Mets?

What are the expectations this year? Will there be significant disappointment if there’s not another World Series appearance? In other words is it World Series or Bust? Logan Kader – As Mets fans, we always hold high expectations for our favorite team. For many people this season is World Series or bust, however, I do […]

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Mets Sign Catcher Rene Rivera To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on April 5, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Sign Catcher Rene Rivera To Minor League Deal

The New York Mets signed catcher Rene Rivera to a minor league deal on Tuesday, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Rivera, 32, was released by the Rays near the end of spring training and is regarded as an excellent defensive catcher. A career .211/.258/.331 hitter in 334 major league games, Rivera […]

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Official 2016 Mets Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on April 1, 2016 0 Comments
Official 2016 Mets Opening Day Roster

The New York Mets just announced that RHP Jim Henderson has made the Opening Day Roster. Great news for him as he had a terrific Spring for the team. RHP Logan Verrett has also made the team, which means that both Erik Goeddel and Sean Gilmartin will begin the season in Triple-A Las Vegas. Gilmartin will be stretched out as a starter in […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 8, Cubs 1

An article by posted on April 1, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 8, Cubs 1

The New York Mets snapped their 14-game winless streak with a convincing 8-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs to wrap up their spring training on a high note. Left-hander Steven Matz started for the Mets and turned in his best performance of the spring, firing five no-hit innings and walking two while striking out six […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Cubs, 4:05 PM (Final Dress Rehearsal!)

An article by posted on April 1, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Cubs, 4:05 PM (Final Dress Rehearsal!)

This is it everybody… The New York Mets complete their two game series against the Chicago Cubs on Friday at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. Mets southpaw Steven Matz opposes Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel in the final spring training game as the Mets try to snap a 14-game winless streak. After tonight’s game the Mets […]

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MMO Game Recap: Cubs 5, Mets 1 (Rapid Reaction!)

An article by posted on March 31, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Cubs 5, Mets 1 (Rapid Reaction!)

The New York Mets were defeated by the Chicago Cubs by a score of 5-1 on Thursday night at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. They have now gone winless in their last 14 games. Said Terry Collins, “Who cares. I don’t really care.” Paul Sewald started for the Mets in place of Jacob deGrom and […]

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Travis Taijeron Named Top Rookie In Mets Camp

An article by posted on March 31, 2016 0 Comments
Travis Taijeron Named Top Rookie In Mets Camp

Mets outfield prospect Travis Taijeron received the organization’s John J. Murphy Award, given annually to the team’s top rookie in major league spring training camp. Taijeron batted .368 with a .432 OBP and .658 slugging percentage for the Mets with two home runs and team-high 11 RBIs in 38 at-bats. Last year, Taijeron displayed the power […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Cubs, 8:05 PM Viva Las Vegas!

An article by posted on March 31, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Cubs, 8:05 PM Viva Las Vegas!

VEGAS, BABY!!! The New York Mets now head to Las Vegas for a rare two-game exhibition series against the Chicago Cubs beginning with a a game tonight at 8:05 PM. Right-handed pitching prospect Paul Sewald will start for the Mets and will oppose right-hander Ryan Williams for the Cubs at Cashman Field. Also expected to […]

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