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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Izzy Rocking His Mercury Mets Jersey

An article by posted on February 16, 2011 0 Comments
Izzy Rocking His Mercury Mets Jersey

As we reported last night, and as you can read below, the Mets signed reliever Jason Isringhausen to a minor league deal after an impressing Assistant GM  J.P. Ricciardi during a workout at Mets camp yesterday. Today, I take you back to the summer of 1999 for one of the more memorable baseball promotions, yes […]

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Trump To Wilpon: I Won’t Be An Apprentice, I Want To Be Boss

An article by posted on February 15, 2011 0 Comments
Trump To Wilpon: I Won’t Be An Apprentice, I Want To Be Boss

According to the New York Times, Donald Trump has been in contact with Fred Wilpon to discuss the possibility of buying the team in a face to face meeting that has yet to be scheduled. Trump said Tuesday that he called Fred Wilpon, the Mets’ principal owner, about two weeks ago to arrange a face-to-face meeting […]

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Random Thoughts On Mets Offseason and Spring Training

An article by posted on February 15, 2011 0 Comments
Random Thoughts On Mets Offseason and Spring Training

It’s hard to believe that Spring training is finally here when I look out the window and still see piles of snow everywhere, but sure enough, today is the day. I wasn’t very thrilled with our offseason, in fact I thought it was a lot like a stroll through the aisles of Dollar Tree; picking up a […]

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Collins Lays Down The Law With Perez

An article by posted on February 15, 2011 0 Comments
Collins Lays Down The Law With Perez

One thing we’re starting to see with Terry Collins since he’s joined the Mets is that he is very consistent. I like that, it’s an admirable quality.  Yesterday, Collins followed through with his gameplan for pitcher Oliver Perez and told him exactly how things were going to work “I said: ‘Here’s my feelings: Maybe you need […]

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Terry Collins On Wright: Carrying The Team, Strikeouts, Stress

An article by posted on February 14, 2011 0 Comments
Terry Collins On Wright: Carrying The Team, Strikeouts, Stress

Last month at Citi Field, MMO was on hand as the Mets invited local school children who got to meet Terry Collins, Jose Reyes, Mike Pelfrey, Josh Thole, Dillon Gee and Bobby Parnell, as part of the Citi Field Kids program. Afterward, Collins answered questions for bloggers and reporters alike and had the following to say about David Wright: […]

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Mets Rites Of Spring: Official Dates and Roster

An article by posted on February 14, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Rites Of Spring: Official Dates and Roster

Mets pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie for Spring Training today. Here are the some of the things you need to know including important dates and the complete Spring Training roster. Important Spring Training Dates Pitchers and Catchers Report February 15, 2011 Physicals – February 16, 2011 Pitchers first workout – February 17, 2011 Position […]

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For Phillies & Yankees, It’s World Series Or Bust

An article by posted on February 14, 2011 0 Comments

Kevin Kernan of the NY Post had a sobering article for Mets fans today as he relays comments from Phillies closer Brad Lidge. When closer Brad Lidge was asked by The Post yesterday about the Phillies’ aspirations now that Lee is No. 2 in their Phantastic Phour rotation, he said it’s win the World Series […]

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Can Niese Be A 15 Game Winner For The Mets This Season?

An article by posted on February 13, 2011 0 Comments

Dan Martin of the NY Post, had a nice column the other day in which he included comments from an interview with Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese. Niese made the decision to come to Spring Training early because he wanted to get a jump on the season and prepare his body for the rigors of an […]

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Fan Post: Mets Futility In Last 20 Years Compared To Rest Of The NL

An article by posted on February 12, 2011 0 Comments

The following research and data was submitted by one of our readers, T Agee for posting on MMO. It represents the last 20 Years of Mets payroll and results in four categories as compared to the rest of the league. In addition to total payroll, the other four categories are: 1. Sub .500 record in […]

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Jenrry Mejia: Is His Future In The Bullpen?

An article by posted on February 12, 2011 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia: Is His Future In The Bullpen?

Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen worries me sometimes. I understand that he was spared a trip to the guillotine thanks to the efforts of R.A. Dickey and Mike Pelfrey who both made last minutes pleas for clemency, but I’ve never really been a big fan of his. As we’ve all heard countless times already this offseason, […]

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