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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MMO Hits & Misses: Underdog, Fred Speaks, Site News, Rooting For Team To Lose

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments

Here’s the latest from Port St. Lucie; lots of batting practice, fielding drills and bullpen sessions – all is as it should be and in a couple of days, we’ll have our first couple of intra-squad games leading up to the March 5th, Grapefruit League opener against the Nationals. * * * * * * * * […]

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Matt Harvey To Start Intrasquad Game On Friday, Will Pitch In Spring Opener 3/5

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Harvey To Start Intrasquad Game On Friday, Will Pitch In Spring Opener 3/5

RHP Matt Harvey is expected to start Friday’s intrasquad game at Digital Domain Park according to Terry Collins who also announced his pitching assignments for the first three games of the Grapefruit League season as follows: March 5 Mets vs. Nationals: Dillon Gee, Matt Harvey, Miguel Batista, Daniel Herrera, Tim Byrdak, Frank Francisco March 6 Mets (SS) vs. Cardinals: Johan Santana, […]

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We’re Giving Away 6 Pairs Of Mets Tickets Including Banner Day!

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
We’re Giving Away 6 Pairs Of Mets Tickets Including Banner Day!

I have a special announcement about one of the many exciting things we have in store for you as we begin our eight season of covering the New York Mets! In 2012, Mets Merized Online will be teaming up with Seatcrew.com to get MMO readers free tickets to a bunch of Mets games over the course of […]

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Fred Wilpon Speaks On Payroll, Finances, Says Reyes Was A Baseball Decision

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
Fred Wilpon Speaks On Payroll, Finances, Says Reyes Was A Baseball Decision

Fred Wilpon met with reporters this morning and took questions for about 20 minutes without ducking or avoiding any of them. Adam Rubin has the entire transcript, but here’s a few things that caught my attention: You cut your payroll dramatically. How concerned should Mets fans be about the future and viability of you owning […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Collins Arrived A Few Years Too Late

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Collins Arrived A Few Years Too Late

He arrived a few years too late, truth be told. Terry Collins would have been the perfect manager to guide the Contender Mets of a few years back, the 2006-08 heartbreak kids who always found a way to spill tomato sauce all over the final chapters of their stories and their seasons. We know that […]

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Mets Afternoon Notes: Captain Kirk, Santana’s Schedule, Collins Not Worried About OF Defense

An article by posted on February 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Afternoon Notes: Captain Kirk, Santana’s Schedule, Collins Not Worried About OF Defense

Sunday Afternoon Notes Despite Sandy Alderson’s concern about the Mets outfield defense, manager Terry Collins indicated he is not worried about it. “We know Andres Torres is an outstanding defender,” Collins said. “We know the left fielder is a very good outfielder, and the kid who is playing right field is working as hard as any guy […]

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Mets Announce Uniform Patch To Honor Gary Carter

An article by posted on February 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Announce Uniform Patch To Honor Gary Carter

The New York Mets today announced that the team will wear a patch to honor Gary Carter during the 2012 season. Carter died on Feb. 16 after a courageous battle against brain cancer. The patch features a black home plate with “KID 8” in white lettering.  The patch will be worn on all Mets jerseys for […]

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Matt Harvey Draws Rave Reviews After An Impressive Showing

An article by posted on February 26, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Draws Rave Reviews After An Impressive Showing

Mets top pitching prospect Matt Harvey had everyone abuzz yesterday after an electric early spring performance while facing live batters. Teammates, coaches and everyone on hand raved about his velocity, his command, and the wicked movement on his breaking pitches. The baseball exploded out of his hand and bore down on hitters. Harvey exhibited a […]

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Lucas Duda: This Guy Is Going To Be A Monster

An article by posted on February 25, 2012 0 Comments
Lucas Duda: This Guy Is Going To Be A Monster

When Sandy Alderson was asked what his expectations were for Lucas Duda last week on Twitter, he responded, “OPS, High OBP and big power. He put on another show in BP today.” I loved Terry Collins’ take much better. After watching his right fielder take a few pitches over the fence and out of the […]

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Mets Announce 2012 Promotional Schedule

An article by posted on February 25, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Announce 2012 Promotional Schedule

The New York Mets today announced the promotional schedule for the 2012 season at Citi Field.  The Mets will give away 490,000 items to fans of all ages and special events will include Banner Day (Sunday, May 27) and the Mets Hall of Fame Induction of John Franco presented by Citi (Sunday, June 3).  Single […]

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