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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Mets Ticket Prices On Secondary Market Flat

An article by posted on April 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Ticket Prices On Secondary Market Flat

Despite the New York Mets entering the season with muted expectations, the average price for Mets tickets on the secondary market are comparable to last year’s prices, and in fact are up a bit compared to this time last year. As the prices on the secondary market are set by individual ticket brokers all over […]

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Dick Clark Dies Of Heart Attack

An article by posted on April 18, 2012 0 Comments
Dick Clark Dies Of Heart Attack

On a sad note, television broadcasting legend Dick Clark has died of a heart attack today at the age of 82. Clark is best known for hosting blockbuster television shows such as American Bandstand, $25,000 Pyramid, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. “America’s Teenager” was once asked about his always youthful looks and offered […]

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Torres Will Be Everyday CF Upon Return, Back To Buffalo For Nieuwenhuis

An article by posted on April 17, 2012 0 Comments
Torres Will Be Everyday CF Upon Return, Back To Buffalo For Nieuwenhuis

Terry Collins raised some eyebrows before tonight’s game when he told reporters that once Andres Torres returns from the DL, the plan is as follows: 1) Andres Torres is immediately reinstated as the everyday centerfielder 2) Kirk Nieuwenhuis will go back to Buffalo and not remain in a reserve role. Looks like Mike Baxter’s job is […]

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Mets Notes: Wright Closing In On RBI Record, Davis Getting Hot

An article by posted on April 17, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Wright Closing In On RBI Record, Davis Getting Hot

TOP 10: New York has equaled its fourth-best start in team history after 10 games with a 7-3 mark…The Mets went 8-2 after 10 games in 2006, 1985 and 1972…New York also started 7-3 four other times (2007, 1999, 1998 and 1986)…Last year the Mets were 4-6 after 10 games. HOME RUNS: The Mets have […]

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What Still Needs Fixing, What Is The Biggest Surprise So Far?

An article by posted on April 17, 2012 0 Comments
What Still Needs Fixing, What Is The Biggest Surprise So Far?

1. As you look at this team now, what still needs fixing? The bench is weak. The team needs to continue stockpiling young talent but besides doing that they need to DEVELOP them as well. All the potential in the world means nothing if it isn’t developed well. Continue bringing in coaches at all levels […]

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Mets Quick Start In Three Words: Pitching, Pitching, Pitching

An article by posted on April 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Quick Start In Three Words: Pitching, Pitching, Pitching

If you take a look at that screenshot from SNY, it pretty much tells you what the difference is between the 2012 Mets and last year’s model. It all boils down to the pitching – and more specifically, the starting pitching. The Mets starters have far exceeded expectations thus far. Johan Santana – 3.09 ERA, […]

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Greg Peavey Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

An article by posted on April 16, 2012 0 Comments
Greg Peavey Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

The Eastern League has named Binghamton Mets starter Greg Peavey as the Pitcher of the Week ending April 15th. Peavey, 23, went 2-0 with and tossed 10.2 scoreless innings allowing just six hits and a walk while striking out nine batters. The right-hander was selected in the 6th round of the 2010 draft by the […]

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Ike Homers, But Phillies Avoid The Sweep With 8-2 Win Over Mets

An article by posted on April 15, 2012 0 Comments
Ike Homers, But Phillies Avoid The Sweep With 8-2 Win Over Mets

Ike Davis got the Mets off to a quick start with this two run shot in the first inning off Cole Hamels to put the Mets up 2-0 over the Phillies this afternoon at CBP. But that would be all the scoring in the game for the Mets as they fell to Phillies 8-2 Mike […]

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Do You Believe In This Team?

An article by posted on April 15, 2012 0 Comments
Do You Believe In This Team?

While others would have preferred that we focus on a Wilpon/Picard trial to get our Mets fill this season, I spent the better part of the offseason trying to keep your eyes in between the foul lines because it felt right, but also because it looked like something special was beginning to brew. In January I said, “If […]

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One Hour Left! Win VIP Tickets To Knuckleball, Movie Poster Signed By Dickey!

An article by posted on April 14, 2012 0 Comments
One Hour Left! Win VIP Tickets To Knuckleball, Movie Poster Signed By Dickey!

ONLY ONE HOUR LEFT!!! 9:00 PM DEADLINE WIN VIP TICKETS & SIGNED MOVIE POSTER!!! On Saturday April 21, the baseball documentary Knuckleball! will be premiering at a free screening as part of the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan. The film highlights the famed pitch and profiles the two most recent knuckleballers, the Mets’ own R.A. Dickey and former Red […]

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