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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KNUCKLEBALL! Opening Soon At IFC Center In NYC

An article by posted on August 23, 2012 0 Comments
KNUCKLEBALL! Opening Soon At IFC Center In NYC

FilmBuff Presents KNUCKLEBALL! A film by Ricki Stern & Annie Sundberg **Opening on Thursday, September 20th at the IFC Center in NYC** KNUCKLEBALL! is the story of a few good men, a handful of pitchers in the entire history of baseball forced to resort to the lowest rung on the credibility ladder in their sport: throwing […]

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Sandy Alderson: Mets Shutting Down Johan Santana For 2012

An article by posted on August 22, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson: Mets Shutting Down Johan Santana For 2012

Sandy Alderson spoke to a gathering of reporters at Citi Field before tonight’s game between the Mets and the Rockies. The purpose of which was to explain the team’s plan regarding Johan Santana moving forward. “The New York Mets are going to shutdown Johan Santana for the remainder of 2012 season.” Santana had an MRI yesterday which […]

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Mets Offer Free Admission For Kids With Regular Priced Tickets!

An article by posted on August 21, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Offer Free Admission For Kids With Regular Priced Tickets!

METS ANNOUNCE KIDS GO FREE TICKET OFFER FOR THIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 METS vs ROCKIES 1:10 P.M. GAME AT CITI FIELD Up to 3 Kids Get Free Admission With Purchase of Regularly Priced Tickets Offer Available at Mets.com/KidsFree, (718) 507-TIXX and Citi Field Box Office FLUSHING, N.Y., August 21, 2012 – The New York Mets […]

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MMO Mailbag: Johan Santana As The 2013 Mets Closer

An article by posted on August 21, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Johan Santana As The 2013 Mets Closer

I received this interesting question yesterday from one of our readers, USMF. I have an idea on what to do with Santana next year and thought it could be a good debate question for the MMO staff. Seeing Johan’s recent struggles, I was wondering about moving Santana into the Closers Role next year similar to what the […]

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Despite A Stellar Effort From Dickey, Mets Fall 3-1 To Rockies

An article by posted on August 20, 2012 0 Comments
Despite A Stellar Effort From Dickey, Mets Fall 3-1 To Rockies

At this stage of the game, all the Mets have left are moral victories. One of those moral victories would be finishing the season at .500, another would be to finish above the Phillies and Marlins. Both of those goals took a hit with tonight’s 3-1 loss to the Rockies at Citi Field. With the […]

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Mets Will Have $10 Million To $15 Million To Spend If Sandy Is Lucky?

An article by posted on August 20, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Will Have $10 Million To $15 Million To Spend If Sandy Is Lucky?

According to what a source told ESPNNewYork.com, don’t expect Sandy Alderson to have any more to spend this offseason than he did last offseason. “They may have $10 million to $15 million max to spend — if Sandy is lucky,” the source said. ”The Mets’ internal conversations have been no increase in payroll next year — […]

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I’m In The Empire Business…

An article by posted on August 20, 2012 0 Comments
I’m In The Empire Business…

Last night, while I was watching the latest episode of Breaking Bad, I was struck by a comment made by the lead character Walter White when he was asked by his partner Jesse if he was in “the money business or the meth business”. “Neither”, White replied. “I’m in the empire business.” His transformation to the dark […]

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Decision On Shutting Down Santana Looms Today

An article by posted on August 20, 2012 0 Comments
Decision On Shutting Down Santana Looms Today

Updated Post 8/20 9:00 AM Terry Collins will meet with Sandy Alderson today to discuss whether or not struggling left-hander Johan Santana will be shutdown for the rest of the season. According to Adam Rubin, neither Collins nor pitching coach Dan Warthen were prepared to guarantee that Santana proceeds with his scheduled start on Thursday. Original Post 8/18 8:00 […]

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Mets to Distribute Free Tickets to Service Members For Air Force Week

An article by posted on August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Mets to Distribute Free Tickets to Service Members For Air Force Week

METS TO CELEBRATE U.S. AIR FORCE WEEK IN NYC THIS MONDAY, AUGUST 20 AT CITI FIELD Tickets are on Sale Now at Mets.com/USAF and (718) 507-TIXX August 18, 2012 – The New York Mets today announced they will celebrate United States Air Force Week in New York City Monday, August 20 at Citi Field before […]

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Shoppach Denies Daily News Report That He Was Behind Red Sox Mutiny

An article by posted on August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Shoppach Denies Daily News Report That He Was Behind Red Sox Mutiny

Updated Post 9:30 PM Catcher Kelly Shoppach met with team officials today, including manager Terry Collins, to distance himself from a report in today’s New York Daily News that said Shoppach was a key figure in Boston’s player mutiny against manager Bobby Valentine last month. More specifically, the report said it was Shoppach who sent […]

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