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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Enjoy Final Days of the Terry Collins Leadoff Experiment

An article by posted on April 14, 2014 0 Comments
Enjoy Final Days of the Terry Collins Leadoff Experiment

One of the things you have to love about baseball, and it’s something I’ve grown to appreciate as I’ve gotten older, is how often the game will reverse what was essentially a bad decision to begin with. While an imperfect game at its heart, baseball has this beautiful course-correcting nature about it, and given enough […]

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Backed By Two Chris Young Homers, Montero Stellar Again

An article by posted on April 13, 2014 0 Comments
Backed By Two Chris Young Homers, Montero Stellar Again

Rafael Montero rebounded from a not so typical start last week, and delivered a dazzling 6.1 inning performance on Sunday afternoon as the Las Vegas 51s beat the Fresno Grizzlies 10-4 at Chukchansi Park. Staked to a 1-0 lead courtesy of a first inning home run off the bat of rehabbing outfielder Chris Young, the 23-year old […]

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MMO Game Recap: Angels 14, Mets 2

An article by posted on April 13, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Angels 14, Mets 2

The New York Mets were trounced by the Los Angeles Angels by the score of 14-2 on Sunday in a 17 hit barrage. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and wasn’t fooling anyone as the Angels punished him for nine earned runs on 11 hits including four homeruns (Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Raul Ibanez and […]

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Mets To Celebrate Shea Anniversary With $3.50 Tickets

An article by posted on April 13, 2014 0 Comments
Mets To Celebrate Shea Anniversary With $3.50 Tickets

CELEBRATE SHEA STADIUM’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH $3.50 TICKETS  The New York Mets today announced the club will celebrate Shea Stadium’s 50th Anniversary by rolling back tickets for games this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (April 18-20) against the Atlanta Braves to the 1964 box seat price of $3.50. Shea Stadium officially opened on April 17, 1964 when the Mets […]

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Collins Says Valverde Will Remain Closer

An article by posted on April 13, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says Valverde Will Remain Closer

Jose Valverde blew his first save of the season last night after surrendering a back-breaking, game-tying, three-run homer in the ninth to Raul Ibanez. After getting two quick outs, Valverde gave up a single to David Freese and then walked Erick Aybar before being taken out of the yard by the 41-year old Ibanez on a […]

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Reflections on Willie Randolph

An article by posted on April 12, 2014 0 Comments
Reflections on Willie Randolph

At 3:28 AM on June 17, 2008 I got a call from one of my writers. My first instinct was to hang up on him. “Joe, get up, Willie Randolph just got fired!” I still remember how those words made me jump out of bed, rush to my desktop, and 20 minutes later I posted […]

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MMO Game Recap: Angels 5, Mets 4

An article by posted on April 12, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Angels 5, Mets 4

Ugh… Jeurys Familia working in his third inning of relief, hit Hank Conger with the bases loaded in the 11th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 5-4 victory over the Mets in the series opener on Friday night. Here’s the skinny… Travis d’Arnaud hit his first home run of the season to pull the […]

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Chris Young Headed To Las Vegas To Play Rehab Games

An article by posted on April 11, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young Headed To Las Vegas To Play Rehab Games

April 11 Outfielder Chris Young played in an extended spring training game on Thursday and had two singles, two walks and a sacrifice fly in five innings. On Friday he appeared in another extended spring training game in Port St. Lucie which went very well. The Mets announced that Young is now headed for a […]

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Specially Priced MLB Downloads Now On iTunes – Win Free Mets No-Hitter DVD!

An article by posted on April 11, 2014 0 Comments
Specially Priced MLB Downloads Now On iTunes – Win Free Mets No-Hitter DVD!

SPECIALLY-PRICED WORLD SERIES FILMS, BLOOPERS, TV SERIES AND DOCS – ALL UNDER $10, AVAILABLE NOW ON iTunes! This week, 30 Major League Baseball® teams took the field for Opening Day 2014.  Fans have been thronging to ballparks around the country, and tune in on TV, radio and online, as their respective teams begin the months-long […]

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Shut-Down Relief At Its Best, Let’s Hear It For The Boys!

An article by posted on April 11, 2014 0 Comments
Shut-Down Relief At Its Best, Let’s Hear It For The Boys!

One of the most volatile things in all of baseball is the effectiveness of a major league bullpen. It’s no easy task to put a top bullpen together, and nobody would know that better than our own general manager Sandy Alderson who has presided over three straight seasons of bullpen futility at its most deplorable […]

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