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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Minor League Notes: Ratliff Announces Retirement, Mejia Pulled From Start, Verrett To DL

An article by posted on April 23, 2012 0 Comments
Minor League Notes: Ratliff Announces Retirement, Mejia Pulled From Start, Verrett To DL

Our friend Sean Ratliff has announced that he has retired. Sean was attempting to come back from major surgery last year after a foul ball struck him near his eye while standing in the on-deck circle. The injury resulted in six broken bones surrounding his eye. MMO’s Pete Shapiro spoke to Sean in February and he […]

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Wild And Wacky Finish In Mets 5-4 Win Over Giants

An article by posted on April 22, 2012 0 Comments
Wild And Wacky Finish In Mets 5-4 Win Over Giants

The Mets beat the Giants 5-4 this afternoon in what could only be described as a comedy of errors and I hereby do dub Terry Collins the Clown Prince. Mike Pelfrey was awesome and was still dealing after eight innings, but with the Mets up 4-1 Collins made the foolish decision to pull the right-hander in […]

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Morning Grind: I Hate Losses Like Last Night, Kirk Keeps Coming At Ya, Niese Is All Growed Up

An article by posted on April 21, 2012 0 Comments
Morning Grind: I Hate Losses Like Last Night, Kirk Keeps Coming At Ya, Niese Is All Growed Up

You can always count on a Morning Grind from me after a loss like last night. I embrace my Met fandom and take great pride in the moaning and groaning I do after a loss. It was something I picked up in the mid seventies and I never could quite kick the habit. It looks […]

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Some Mets Pre-Game Stuff

An article by posted on April 20, 2012 0 Comments
Some Mets Pre-Game Stuff

Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger spoke to Terry Collins before the game at Citi Field and reports that Andres Torres has made progress in his rehab down in Port St. Lucie. The centerfielder went on the 15-day disabled list two weeks ago with a strained left calf. Collins said three days ago that Torres needs to […]

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Score Mets Tickets All Season Long From Metsmerized & TiqIQ!

An article by posted on April 20, 2012 0 Comments
Score Mets Tickets All Season Long From Metsmerized & TiqIQ!

Score Mets tickets all season long from Metsmerized & TiqIQ! Metsmerized is once again working with TiqIQ to take the hassle out of scouring the web for tickets by aggregating multiple ticket sellers into one place. Whether you want seats directly behind home plate, or just to get in the door for the least amount […]

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Daniel Herrera Out For Season, Will Undergo Tommy John Surgery

An article by posted on April 20, 2012 0 Comments
Daniel Herrera Out For Season, Will Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Daniel Herrera will undergo Tommy John Surgery and miss the remainder of the season, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Herrera, 27, made 16 relief appearances last season and had a 1.13 ERA after joining the Mets as a player to be named in the Francisco Rodriguez trade with the Milwaukee Brewers. He was removed […]

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MMO Roundtable: Does David Wright Deserve An Extension?

An article by posted on April 19, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Does David Wright Deserve An Extension?

A team source told Andy Martino of the Daily News that a contract extension for David Wright is not on the “front burner” right now, but added that his gut feeling was that a new contract extension would get done. Today, David Wright eclipsed another franchise record with his three RBI against the Braves this afternoon, tying Darryl Strawberry […]

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Will Duda and Murphy Hit Enough To Makeup For Defensive Woes?

An article by posted on April 19, 2012 0 Comments
Will Duda and Murphy Hit Enough To Makeup For Defensive Woes?

As one of our readers pointed out yesterday, the Mets basically have four first basemen as part of their everyday defensive alignment. Ike Davis of course, but then you have Daniel Murphy at 2B, Lucas Duda in RF, and Josh Thole behind the plate. On this recent road trip we saw just how ugly things […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Leads Off With Three Hits

An article by posted on April 19, 2012 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Leads Off With Three Hits

Can you believe this guy? Out of complete desperation, the Mets bypass Adam Loewen, Vinny Rottino and Mike Baxter, to tab the untested rookie Kirk Nieuwenhuis as the replacement for the injured Andres Torres. Not only does he make himself right at home in centerfield, but he’s treated us to some dazzling plays and an […]

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Mets To Launch “Feeding The Big Apple” Hunger Relief Initiative

An article by posted on April 19, 2012 0 Comments
Mets To Launch “Feeding The Big Apple” Hunger Relief Initiative

FLUSHING, N.Y., April 19, 2012 – The New York Mets today announced the launch of “Feeding the Big Apple” presented by The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), a season-long hunger relief initiative that starts tomorrow, Friday, April 20 with the first of 12 Food Drive Fridays at Citi Field. Throughout the season, Mets players […]

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