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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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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Collins Reverses His Stance On Batting Tejada Leadoff

An article by posted on April 7, 2012 0 Comments
Collins Reverses His Stance On Batting Tejada Leadoff

It looks like the injury to Andres Torres has not only led to what will be the major league debut of Kirk Nieuwenhuis, but has also prompted manager Terry Collins to do a complete 180 on how he intended to treat shortstop Ruben Tejada this season. Going all the way back to a conference call […]

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Mets Minor League Notes: Wheeler and Familia To Make 2012 Debuts

An article by posted on April 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Minor League Notes: Wheeler and Familia To Make 2012 Debuts

Hey everyone, while Pete’s up in Binghamton, New York taking in a couple of minor league games this weekend, I’m going to post some notes from the the B-Mets and Bison’s. He’ll have some good stuff to share including pics and plenty of notes, quotes and interviews including tonight’s starter Zack Wheeler. And just in […]

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MMO Reactions: Opening Day Was A Big Hit!

An article by posted on April 6, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Reactions: Opening Day Was A Big Hit!

Thanks to our affiliation with USA Today Sports, effective immediately, most of our images are now provided by US Presswire who contract with some of the best sports photographers in the world. This photo is the first of many great ones to come. I was absolutely thrilled and equally surprised to see Johan Santana be […]

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Mets Announce Nieuwenhuis To Replace Torres

An article by posted on April 6, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Announce Nieuwenhuis To Replace Torres

Mets make it official… With center fielder Andres Torres heading to the disabled list, the Mets are expected to promote Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Buffalo to make his major league debut this weekend, a team source told ESPNNewYork.com. The lefty-hitting, righty-throwing center fielder had been held back in Port St. Lucie last weekend as his teammates […]

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