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, '00 and '15, 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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Kelly Johnson Goes Deep… Real Deep…

An article by posted on June 16, 2016 0 Comments
Kelly Johnson Goes Deep… Real Deep…

During Wednesday’s batting practice at Citi Field, utility man Kelly Johnson was waiting his turn at the end of the line. The players that are not expected to be in the lineup always go last. But as fate would have it, just as batting practice was wrapping up, manager Terry Collins shouted out to Johnson, […]

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A Message About Commenting On MMO

An article by posted on June 15, 2016 0 Comments
A Message About Commenting On MMO

As some of you are now aware, Disqus has now incorporated a Block User option to their commenting system. This changes everything and new MMO Comment Guidelines will soon be posted. But the bottom line is that we will now be stricter in policing our comment threads… There is absolutely no reason to bait, complain, […]

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Topps Release 2016 First Pitch Citi Field Celebrity Cards

An article by posted on June 15, 2016 0 Comments
Topps Release 2016 First Pitch Citi Field Celebrity Cards

   Topps today released its Series 2 cards for 2016, and included in select packages are inserts of Celebrity First Pitch cards, including four done at Citi Field last year: singer Tim McGraw, late night host Jimmy Kimmel, comedian and Mets superfan Jim Breuer and actor-producer Edward Burns.    They are available at hobby stores, […]

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It’s Too Early To Hit The Panic Button

An article by posted on June 15, 2016 0 Comments
It’s Too Early To Hit The Panic Button

Look, I get it. The Mets have been playing less than .500 baseball for over a month and a half. They have a 19-21 record since May 1 and find themselves five games behind the division-leading Washington Nationals. This is not unfamiliar territory for the Mets, we’ve seen this before in 2015 and we all […]

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David Wright Considering Season-Ending Neck Surgery

An article by posted on June 14, 2016 0 Comments
David Wright Considering Season-Ending Neck Surgery

Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters at Citi Field and said that David Wright is discussing possible neck surgery with Dr. Robert Watkins. He is in consultation with team doctors and they will soon make a decision on continuing therapy or opting for surgery. “By the end of this week we’ll know something more about David’s situation,” Alderson […]

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Mets Option Logan Verrett To Triple-A, Promote RHP Erik Goeddel

An article by posted on June 12, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Option Logan Verrett To Triple-A, Promote RHP Erik Goeddel

The New York Mets have optioned swing man Logan Verrett to Triple-A Las Vegas and called up righty reliever Erik Goeddel. Assistant GM John Ricco made the announcement and said the team needed a fresh arm for the bullpen. He will be here in time for the game. Verrett surrendered three homers in yesterday’s loss to […]

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MLB Draft: Mets Give It The Old College Try

An article by posted on June 11, 2016 0 Comments
MLB Draft: Mets Give It The Old College Try

Mets 1st Round Pick RHP Justin Dunn During Day 1 of the MLB Draft, the Mets selected RHP Justin Dunn of Boston College and LHP Anthony Kay of UConn with their two first round picks, and 1B Peter Alonso of Florida in the second round. You can read more about them here. During Day 2 of the […]

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Mets Activate Kelly Johnson, Option Ty Kelly To Triple-A

An article by posted on June 10, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Activate Kelly Johnson, Option Ty Kelly To Triple-A

The Mets have activated Kelly Johnson and optioned Ty Kelly to Triple-A Las Vegas. Johnson will wear uniform No. 55. Original Report Utility infielder and outfielder Kelly Johnson., who the Mets traded for on Wednesday, will be joining the team in Milwaukee tonight for the second game of their four-game series with the Brewers. The Mets […]

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Re-Signing Bartolo Colon Proving To Be Stroke Of Genius For Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on June 10, 2016 0 Comments
Re-Signing Bartolo Colon Proving To Be Stroke Of Genius For Sandy Alderson

The New York Mets won the series opener against the Brewers and seized their second victory in a row thanks in great part to another rock solid performance by their wily veteran Bartolo Colon. For Colon, it was his fourth-straight quality outing, holding the Brew Crew to just one run in seven innings at Miller Park as […]

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MLB Draft: Mets Select First Baseman Peter Alonso In Second Round

An article by posted on June 10, 2016 0 Comments
MLB Draft: Mets Select First Baseman Peter Alonso In Second Round

The New York Mets have selected first baseman Peter Alonso out of the University of Florida with the 64th overall pick in the 2016 first-year player draft. The 21-year old right-handed slugger has seen his stock climb in recent weeks. His improved contact rate and plus raw power makes him very attractive. More likely to stick at […]

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MLB Draft: Mets Select UConn LHP Anthony Kay With No. 31 Pick

An article by posted on June 9, 2016 0 Comments
MLB Draft: Mets Select UConn LHP Anthony Kay With No. 31 Pick

With the No.31 selection of the MLB Draft, the New York Mets selected left-hander Anthony Kay out of UConn. Kay went 9-2 this season and helped lead the Huskies to the NCAA Tournament. Posting a 2.65 ERA in 17 starts, Kay’s 263 strikeouts set a new UConn strikeout record that was previously held by Matt Barnes, […]

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