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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Describe The Mets 2012 Season In One Word

An article by posted on September 28, 2012 0 Comments
Describe The Mets 2012 Season In One Word

Yesterday, I emailed our MMO staff and asked them to describe this 2012 New York Mets season in just one word. Fifteen of them replied… I took those words and dropped them into a graphic that kind of explains how we felt about this season. Is this a pretty good reflection of how you saw […]

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Dickey On Connection With Fans, Post Game Comments, Watch His 13 K’s,

An article by posted on September 28, 2012 0 Comments
Dickey On Connection With Fans, Post Game Comments, Watch His 13 K’s,

“It was as hard as its ever been to not get emotional. From the introductions to the last pitch… But we won the game and that’s all that matters… I want to get emotional. It’s hard, because of the season we’ve had. It’s hard to really sink into it knowing the season could have been different. But this moment transcends […]

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Dickey Says He Has More Leverage, Calls Re-Signing Wright A Package Deal, Wants Commensurate Value

An article by posted on September 27, 2012 0 Comments
Dickey Says He Has More Leverage, Calls Re-Signing Wright A Package Deal, Wants Commensurate Value

I hate being right all the time… In a must-read article by Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger, R.A. Dickey spoke out on his current contract and his upcoming contract status. Dickey made clear he wants “compensation commensurate with his production” these past three seasons. He also feels that he and third baseman David Wright are something of a […]

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This Afternoon Is Dickey’s Turn To Shine

An article by posted on September 27, 2012 0 Comments
This Afternoon Is Dickey’s Turn To Shine

So much has already been said and written about the incredible season, or should I say year, R.A. Dickey has had in 2012. It began with a monumental climb up the dangerous cliffs of Mount Kilimanjaro all in the name of a noble cause, followed by the release of his best-selling autobiography that chronicled his […]

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David Wright Breaks All-Time Mets Record For Hits!

An article by posted on September 26, 2012 0 Comments
David Wright Breaks All-Time Mets Record For Hits!

CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVID WRIGHT! With an infield single in the bottom of the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, David Wright surpassed Ed Kranepool to become the new all-time hits leader for the New York Mets. After breaking Kranepool’s mark with hit number 1,419 of his career, he added to that in his next at-bat with another single […]

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Frank Francisco Could Miss All Of 2013 Season?

An article by posted on September 26, 2012 0 Comments
Frank Francisco Could Miss All Of 2013 Season?

Check out this tweet from MLB Network regarding Mets closer Frank Francisco…  Umm… The MLB Network is also reporting this on their on-screen baseball news ticker. There has been no news or report about this from any Mets related sources or from a team release. Last thing I heard was from Collins yesterday saying that […]

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Two High Ranking Mets Officials: No Upton, Bourn or Victorino… Aim Much Lower…

An article by posted on September 26, 2012 0 Comments
Two High Ranking Mets Officials: No Upton, Bourn or Victorino… Aim Much Lower…

According to Andy Martino the Daily News who spoke to two high-ranking officials, the Mets are unlikely to pursue high-profile outfielders like B.J. Upton, Michael Bourne and Shane Victorino this offseason, Andy Martino reports in this morning’s Daily News. “The Mets do not view this offseason as the time to commit significant money to outfielders,” the […]

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Rubin: Doing Nothing At The Trade Deadline Was A Kick In The Teeth To The Players

An article by posted on September 26, 2012 0 Comments
Rubin: Doing Nothing At The Trade Deadline Was A Kick In The Teeth To The Players

“The players won’t say it or admit it publicly, but the fact that the Front Office didn’t make any moves to help them at the trade deadline, was a “kick in the teeth” to them.” Before you hit “Leave Comment” and go off on a tirade against Adam Rubin, let me confess that it wasn’t Adam who […]

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Alderson Says Stuff… I Say Stuff Too…

An article by posted on September 26, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Says Stuff… I Say Stuff Too…

MetsBlog transcribed comments made by GM Sandy Alderson who appeared in the SNY broadcast booth during the fifth inning of last night’s game. First lets read what he had to say, then some commentary. “We’ve looked at pitches-per-plate appearance, from the first half and second half, and they’re down significantly in the second half. I […]

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Prayers, Thoughts, Support and Love For Shannon Forde

An article by posted on September 25, 2012 0 Comments
Prayers, Thoughts, Support and Love For Shannon Forde

Hi everyone… I wanted to update you on some of the details regarding the Mets benefit dinner and the Mets Meet and Greet to raise funds for longtime Mets staffer and current Media Relations Director, Shannon Forde. Pitcher Matt Harvey, former Mets manager Willie Randolph and Joe McEwing, a member of New York’s 2000 National League championship team, are […]

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