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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Wright and Lagares Were Two Bright Spots In An Otherwise Dim Afternoon

An article by posted on April 1, 2014 0 Comments
Wright and Lagares Were Two Bright Spots In An Otherwise Dim Afternoon

Despite a heart-breaking loss on Opening Day, a game that had the Mets only three outs away from victory, there were a couple of bright spots worth mentioning. While many may overreact to the team’s first loss and are focusing on another classic bullpen collapse, Eric Young striking out four times while batting leadoff, and […]

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A Fiery Alderson Says A 90 Win Season Is The Goal

An article by posted on March 31, 2014 0 Comments
A Fiery Alderson Says A 90 Win Season Is The Goal

Sandy Alderson continues to push his 90 wins mantra and said today that it wasn’t just an expectation, but the goal and a challenge for Terry Collins and the team. “It wasn’t a guarantee. It wasn’t a prediction. It was a challenge,” Alderson said. “It’s important for us to change the conversation. The 90 wins is […]

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It’s Opening Day… Don’t You Just Love It!

An article by posted on March 31, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Opening Day… Don’t You Just Love It!

Boy, I’ve got to tell you, today is Opening Day and I am so pumped! I am so glad to finally put this long and sometimes excruciating offseason in my rear view mirror and look ahead to a brand new season of Mets baseball! Have a look at our official Opening Day Roster and today’s […]

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Opening Day Festivities At Citi Field

An article by posted on March 30, 2014 0 Comments
Opening Day Festivities At Citi Field

The New York Mets will celebrate the life and legacy of legendary broadcaster Ralph Kiner during an on-field, pre-game ceremony on Opening Day at Citi Field Monday, March 31 prior to the game versus the National League East rival Washington Nationals at 1:10 p.m. The ceremony will include a video tribute and the unveiling of […]

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2014 Mets Opening Day Roster and Thoughts

An article by posted on March 29, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Opening Day Roster and Thoughts

Here is the official 2014 Opening Day Roster for the New York Mets. Starting Rotation Dillon Gee, RHP Bartolo Colon, RHP Zack Wheeler, RHP Jon Niese LHP (Disabled List) Jenrry Mejia, RHP Projected Starting Lineup Eric Young Jr., LF Daniel Murphy, 2B David Wright, 3B Curtis Granderson, RF Chris Young, CF Ike Davis, 1B Travis d’Arnaud, […]

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MMO Game Recap: Blue Jays 2, Mets 0

An article by posted on March 29, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Blue Jays 2, Mets 0

The New York Mets were defeated 2-0 on Saturday, losing a pair of exhibition games to the Toronto Blue Jays at Olympic Stadium in Montreal before their home opener on Monday. Today’s contest featured some great pitching on both sides as the game remained scoreless into the bottom of the eighth when Melky Cabrera blasted a […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Blue Jays, 1:05 PM, (MLBN, WOR)

An article by posted on March 29, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Blue Jays, 1:05 PM, (MLBN, WOR)

The Mets play their final 2014 exhibition game on when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays again at Olympic Stadium. Daisuke Matsuzaka opposes Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow in a 1:00 PM start that will be broadcast on MLB Network (damn it) and WOR radio. Jenrry Mejia departed Friday’s game at Olympic Stadium after taking […]

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Mets Thoughts: Duda In Outfield, Smith In Savannah, D’Arnaud’s Warming Up

An article by posted on March 29, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Thoughts: Duda In Outfield, Smith In Savannah, D’Arnaud’s Warming Up

Let me first say how much fun I had participating in my first MMO game thread from the first pitch until the bitter end. There were only 2-3 recognizable fans to me among the 60 or so who participated, but it was so cool getting to know a lot of you new people to MMO. […]

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Chris Young Was Our Top Performer This Spring

An article by posted on March 29, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young Was Our Top Performer This Spring

With Spring Training now at an end, I wondered which player delivered the best performance… and separated himself from the rest of the pack… We had plenty of players that stood out and turned in a solid spring campaign, but which one was this year’s top Mets player in Grapefruit League play? I posed this […]

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Mejia Leaves Game With Forearm Bruise, Going For X-Rays

An article by posted on March 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia Leaves Game With Forearm Bruise, Going For X-Rays

10:00 PM Jenrry Mejia was cruising on Friday night at Olympic Stadium until he was struck by a liner off the bat of Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Ryan Goins in the bottom of the fifth. The ball struck Mejia in the right forearm and after a visit from Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez, he was pulled […]

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