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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Morning Grind: Bay Is Having A Negative Impact On Davis’ Performance

An article by posted on April 11, 2012 0 Comments
Morning Grind: Bay Is Having A Negative Impact On Davis’ Performance

I couldn’t be more thrilled right now with the 4-1 start this team is off to. For a team that was low on expectations, a fast start was critical to establishing a good foundation built on confidence in themselves and the knowledge that they are capable of winning any game when the team executes. That […]

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Santana On Strict Pitch Count, Excited To Face Strasburg

An article by posted on April 11, 2012 0 Comments
Santana On Strict Pitch Count, Excited To Face Strasburg

Yesterday, Terry Collins said Johan Santana will likely be on a strict pitch count of 95 pitches max when he opposes Stephen Strasburg this afternoon in the series finale. Additionally, Santana will pitch on an extra day of rest for the next six starts, including today, because of the way team days off fall. “It will still be monitored very closely,” Collins said. “One […]

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Guillen Apologizes After Marlins Hand Down Suspension

An article by posted on April 10, 2012 0 Comments
Guillen Apologizes After Marlins Hand Down Suspension

The Miami Marlins announced today the suspension of manager Ozzie Guillen for five games effective immediately. “The Marlins acknowledge the seriousness of the comments attributed to Guillen,’’ the team said in a statement. “The pain and suffering caused by Fidel Castro cannot be minimized, especially in a community filled with victims of the dictatorship.’’ Bench […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: December 6, 2011 – A Day That Will Live In Mets Infamy?

An article by posted on April 10, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: December 6, 2011 – A Day That Will Live In Mets Infamy?

Here’s an interesting take on why the Mets are off to a 4-0 start as written by our friends at SprungOnSports. Read on and then tell us whether you agree or disagree. On December 6, 2011, Mets GM Sandy Alderson signed relievers Frank Francisco and Jon Rauch and acquired Ramon Ramirez along with CF Andres Torres from the […]

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We’re A Better Team Than People Give Us Credit For

An article by posted on April 10, 2012 0 Comments
We’re A Better Team Than People Give Us Credit For

Don’t look now, but the Mets are a win Tuesday away from matching the best start in franchise history — established by the 1985 edition, which opened 5-0. “Everybody is excited about the start,” Terry Collins said after the Mets beat the Washington Nationals, 4-3, Monday night at Citi Field on Daniel Murphy’s walk-off RBI single. “We talked about […]

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Edgard Alfonzo To Greet Fans At Citibank, NYC

An article by posted on April 8, 2012 0 Comments
Edgard Alfonzo To Greet Fans At Citibank, NYC

METS GREAT EDGARDO ALFONZO TO GREET NEW YORK METS FANS AND CITI CUSTOMERS TO KICK OFF FIRST FULL WEEK OF SEASON Alfonzo to Sign Autographs at Citibank Branch at 1155 Avenue of the Americas (between 44th and 45th Streets) from 12:00-1:30 PM on Tuesday, April 10 New York, NY – Mets great Edgardo Alfonzo, who […]

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Mets Farm Report: Everybody Wins, Gorski and Huchinson Toss Gems

An article by posted on April 8, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Farm Report: Everybody Wins, Gorski and Huchinson Toss Gems

BUFFALO 4, ROCHESTER 2 Left fielder Vinny Rottino had a nice game and celebrated his birthday by going 2-2 with a walk and three runs-batted-in at the plate while batting cleanup. Recent addition Bobby Scales started at second and picked up three hits including a pair of doubles, and Jordany Valdespin picked up two hits and scored […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Goes 2-For-4 In Major League Debut

An article by posted on April 7, 2012 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Goes 2-For-4 In Major League Debut

There’s a great pic from our new photo services provider of Mets center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis picking up his first major league hit against Atlanta’s Jair Jurrjens. The single was one of two hits for Captain Kirk who was making his major league debut. “It feels great,” Nieuwenhuis said. “I try to keep it on an […]

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Collins Says He’s Moving Duda To No. 5 Spot In Batting Order

An article by posted on April 7, 2012 0 Comments
Collins Says He’s Moving Duda To No. 5 Spot In Batting Order

The Dude abides… “I’d put him up against anybody in the league as far as power.” That’s what manager Terry Collins had to say after today’s 4-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. Collins also said that he expects Duda to surpass Jason Bay in the batting order, and that he will be going from the six spot […]

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Mets Farm Report: Bison Pick Up First Win, B-Mets and Gnats Both Fall

An article by posted on April 7, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Farm Report: Bison Pick Up First Win, B-Mets and Gnats Both Fall

Buffalo Bisons (1-1) The Bisons picked up their first victory of the season on Friday night, edging Pawtucket by a score of 2-1. Omar Quintanilla clinched the win with a ninth-inning RBI single to break the 1-1 deadlock. Jeurys Familia started for Buffalo and worked 4.2 innings, allowing just one run on five hits and […]

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