About Joe D 7953 Articles
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.
About Elliot Teichman 1001 Articles
My name is Elliot and I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008. I am excited to be back sharing my thoughts with you. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ and writing about the Mets at 213 Miles From Shea. LGM!
About Rob Piersall 914 Articles
Rob Piersall is a fourth-year student at SUNY New Paltz, studying journalism with a minor in communications. He is also the managing editor for his school's newspaper, The Oracle. A Mets fan since the age of six in 2001, Rob is senior editor here at MMO. His favorite thing is reporting breaking Mets news and transactions as well as writing columns. He is also ready to see what Mickey Callaway brings to the table in 2018. LGM! Follow Rob on Twitter: @RobPiersall.
About Michael Mayer 912 Articles
Lifelong Mets fan born in 1987 meaning I still haven't witnessed a championship. Lived in Maine my entire life so I get my Mets fix from MLB.tv and MiLB.tv. Still playing and coaching baseball.Follow me on twitter @mikemayermmo
About Brian Greenzang 567 Articles
A Senior Writer for MMO, Brian was born the year that ball got by Buckner and the Mets went on to win the World Series. He is still waiting to watch the Mets win a World Series of his own. You can follow Brian on Twitter @briangreenzang
About Logan Barer 554 Articles
Ever since I experienced Mike Piazza's post 9/11 home run to beat the Braves at Shea, I have been a die-hard Mets fan and exhaustive lover of baseball. I am a recent graduate of Ithaca College where I pitched on the varsity baseball team for four years and have been writing for MetsMerized Online since January of 2015. Follow me on twitter @LBarer32
About John Sheridan 483 Articles
John was raised to be a Mets fan by birth, and now he is raising a Mets fan of his own. He also uses Sabermetrics to either confirm the proverbial eye test or to see if we're seeing things with Mets colored glasses. He looks forward to bringing this perspective to MMO. His work, including the tales of raising his son a Mets fan, can also be seen at MetsDaddy.com.
About Brian Devine 371 Articles
Brian is a die-hard Mets fan and is a staff writer for Metsmerized Online and MetsMinors.net. Follow him on Twitter @briandevine16
About Connor O'Brien 335 Articles
Connor O'Brien is a third-year economics student at Rutgers University, a longtime writer here at MetsMerized Online, and an aspiring economist. He embraces sabermetrics but also highly values scouting. Follow him on Twitter at cojobrien.
About Dilip Sridhar 291 Articles
I became a Mets fan in the 2008 season. Since the Alderson regime, I've embraced saber-metrics and advanced stats to back up my eye tests. I study computer science at Stony Brook
About Michael Branda 267 Articles
Michael Branda grew up a Mets fan watching the mid 1980's teams and his favorite Met of all-time is (and was) Wally Backman. When it comes to sabermetrics versus old school thinking, he's in the middle and believes adopting new ways to get answers is helpful, especially when the old way has not produced results.
About Mitch Petanick 242 Articles
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About Rob Silverman 217 Articles
A Mets fan since 1973, Rob was born in the shadow of Yankee Stadium. Luckily, his parents moved to Queens at a young age so he was not scarred by pinstripes. Currently living in southern Nevada, he writes suspense novels and crime fiction. His debut novel "Plain God" hit book stores in September of 2015. Visit me at my site RobSilvermanBooks.com.
About Mathew Brownstein 196 Articles
An avid Mets fan who has fond memories of running around Shea Stadium with my dad collecting autographs and enjoying many summer night games. My best friend introduced me to the Mets at a young age, and since then I've enjoyed rooting for the orange and blue through good times and bad. Attended Iona College for mass communications, and my goal is to be a baseball columnist/beat writer. It's an honor and pleasure to be a Senior Writer for MMO.
About Josh Finkelstein 192 Articles
I am a sophomore at SUNY Cortland majoring in Sport Management. I have been a big Mets fan since 2007 and David Wright has and always will be my favorite player. Also, I do a podcast with one of my friends called Mets on Campus which you can find on theredbeat.com. Follow me on Twitter @JoshFinkMets
About Tommy Rothman 181 Articles
Tommy Rothman is a 21 year-old sportswriter who is the owner and founder of the popular Knicks News & Comedy Blog: "New York Knicks Memes." Tommy has also been an avid Mets fan since the age of 5 and joined MetsMerized in the summer of 2013. Tommy is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania and a sports editor for the student newspaper, the Daily Pennsylvanian. You can follow Tommy on Twitter @KnicksMemes
About MMO News Desk 175 Articles
Metsmerized Online is dedicated to providing our readers with accurate and unbiased reporting on any Mets or MLB news. The MMO News Desk is monitored by our senior editorial staff.
About John Bernhardt 163 Articles
MMO Minor League Analyst John Bernhardt is a retired public school teacher and administrator, who still coaches high school baseball. Growing up in a Yankees household, Bernhardt was an ardent Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra fan. When the Yankees fired Yogi in his first season as the Bomber manager, curiosity turned to passion when the Mets signed Berra as a player/coach and he has pulled for the Mets ever since. In retirement, John writes the sports for a local weekly, The Catskill Mountain News and hosts Tip-Off, a Friday morning sports hour, from 8:00-9:00 on WIOX, 91.3 F.M.
About John Jackson 161 Articles
John is a communication major with a concentration in media production and a minor in English at Manhattan College. He is also a production intern at The Dr. Oz Show. John aspires to make a career out of his passion for sports. He is the sports editor for Manhattan College's newspaper, The Quadrangle. He was formerly a managing editor for Last Word On Baseball of the Last Word On Sports network and was an editor for Mets Merized Online. He now serves as a senior writer for MMO. You can follow John on Twitter @John97Jackson.
About Harris Decker 156 Articles
1988. I was born in 1988 and as Mets fans we all know what that means. I lived through 1969 by hearing old stories from Tom Seaver and relived 1986 over and over in my head, pretending I was there as the final out was recorded. Being a Mets fan isn't easy and it isn't always fun but all of the bad will make the good so much sweeter. Baseball games aren't sprints and neither is building a winning team. I'm here for the long haul. Let's Go Mets!
About Matt Balasis 151 Articles
A Met fan since August 1969 when the Red Cross placed my family on the 6th floor of a building in Willets Point because of a fire. I could see Shea from our balcony. I missed the fall of 86 because I was in Boot Camp and I've been serving penance ever since in Minnesota. I write about the Mets to share with a tradition that made much of my childhood worthwhile. Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/MatthewBalasis
About John Flanigan 130 Articles
I'm from Breezy Point, NY and attend Sacred Heart University in CT where I study Communications/Sports Media. My goal is to pursue a career in sports journalism. I'm a lifelong Mets fan and I look forward to contributing at MMO. Hope you guys enjoy my work. Follow me on Twitter @jflan816
About Roger N - Big Mets Fan 128 Articles
Roger is a lifelong Mets fan since 1981, now married with kids and still knows that there is no such thing as a bad day at the ballpark with your child. Growing up, he wanted to be either the Second Baseman for the Mets - or their statistician. Follow him at @BigMetsFan1. email him at email@example.com
About Teddy Klein 109 Articles
Teddy Klein is a Westchester Native, Astoria Resident, and Touro College Graduate with a Master's in Social Work. He has returned to assume Editor position at Metsminors.net. He’s a lifelong Mets fan with a background in minor league internships for scouting in both the Dominican Summer Leagues (08′) and the Brooklyn Cyclones (10′) with Cape Cod Baseball League sandwiched in between. He understands the systems of recruiting between the International Free Agency and Draft. He hopes to one day condense his two passions of helping people and baseball into a career. He is also the son of Former Time columnist and author Joe Klein. Follow him on twitter @teddywklein. You can email him questions at tedkMTP@gmail.com.
About Mike Silva 94 Articles
Mike Silva is a freelance writer and radio host. He’s hosted sports shows on 107.1 FM Champions ESPN Radio Long Island ,1240 AM WGBB , Blog Talk Radio and Live from Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant. He’s written for Big Leagues Magazine, The Perpetual Post and has broken national and local stories, as well as been mentioned on the YES Network, WFAN, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, NY Daily News, New York Magazine, The Journal News, Forbes and the NY Post
About Chris Gaine 91 Articles
Chris is an up-and-coming sportswriter who has spent the bulk of his career covering baseball. He has been published in Complex Sports, Amazin' Avenue and Venom Strikes. He can be found on Twitter @chris_gaine, where he specializes in obscure sports facts.
About Sue Kolinsky 83 Articles
Sue Kolinsky is a writer, 3 time Emmy nominated producer, and former stand up comedian of 20 years. She has written on Sex and the City, and The Ellen Show, along with producing stints on The Osbournes, Top Chef, and most recently, Last Comic Standing." Her love of baseball began at the age of nine when her oldest brother introduced her to Willie Mays, and continued after her favorite uncle secured season box seats at Shea. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two grown dogs.
About Barry Duchan 76 Articles
I've been following the Mets since 1962. Have to admit I was a Yankee fan as a kid, but I found it to be so much more interesting to see how a young team could build itself up rather than following a team where the season didn't really begin until October. I remember them all - Casey, Marv, Choo Choo, Don Bosch, The Stork, etc. As the years went on, I became more and more of a Mets fan, and a Yankee hater once Steinbrenner and Billy Martin entered the picture. After retiring, I relocated with my family from Long Island to Chapel Hill, NC in 2005. I still get to watch almost all of the Mets games and writing about them on Metsmerized Online and on my new site Mets Memories.
About XtreemIcon 74 Articles
Born in Queens and raised in the Bronx, Xtreem grew up in a family of Mets fans with a father who worked for the New York Parks Department and had a box at Shea. Thus, it begun. With a degree in Broadcast Journalism and bylines in publications from the New Haven Register to the Key West Citizen, Xtreem has experience in a variety of formats and topics. He is thrilled to be given the chance to lend his name to MMO.
About Matt Fritz 73 Articles
Graduated from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA with a degree in Communication and Media Studies. Played both Baseball and Basketball, while also writing for the school newspaper. Grew up in Allentown, PA. I've been a die-hard Mets fan my entire life and wouldn't have it any other way. Let's Go Mets!
About Jacob Resnick 69 Articles
Jacob Resnick, a high school student in New York City, covers the Mets minor leagues for Mets Merized and MetsMinors.net. Follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Resnick.
About Jamie Zimbleman 65 Articles
Jamie is an MBA graduate and current Marketing and Community Relations Manager for a national healthcare chain. His alma mater is the UCF Knights! Jamie grew up in New Jersey and is a third generation, lifelong Mets fan. Follow him on Twitter @JamieZimbleman
About Petey Pete 63 Articles
A dedicated Mets fan since 1967, Petey is pained to see that the promise of an exciting new chapter in Metdom is contingent on the bunch of self-serving empty suits that comprise Mets managent. For the sake of the young fans who have been deprived of the magic that once made the Amazins a world championship team, Petey hopes this franchise will go the extra mile to make itself into a true winner.
About Gerry Silverman 54 Articles
Having caught the Met bug as a youth during the Miracle run of 1969, I've remained a steadfast fan through the highs and (too many) lows. After many years in the Financial Services biz, I now devote much of my attention to my favorite pursuits: blues guitar, books, movies, and all things Metsian.
About Noah Wolfe 51 Articles
Noah is a die-hard Mets fan from New Jersey. He currently cheers for and follows the Mets from snowy Syracuse, New York, where he studies broadcast journalism at the Newhouse School. Follow him on Twitter @iNoahWolfe or drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to comment on his work.
About John Strubel 42 Articles
My name is John Strubel and I have been a Mets fan since 1972. Professionally, I have been a working member of the media since 1987. In addition to media relations and broadcast work for the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays minor league affiliates, my career spans 25 years in the radio industry as a on-air personality, program director and sports-talk show host. You can reach me at email@example.com or on Twitter @johnstrubel
About David Cassilo 39 Articles
David is a lifelong Mets fan, and the grandson of a Shea Stadium usher. He almost went to a dinosaur park instead of Johan Santana's no-hitter but luckily made the right choice.
About Tim Ryder 38 Articles
A native of the South Shore of Long Island. Superfan. Family man. Writer, MetsmerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net; Editor, FriarsonBase.com Follow me on Twitter (@timryderEOI)
About Stephanie Sheehan 38 Articles
Hi there! I'm Stephanie, a second-semester journalism and communications student. I have been cheering for the Mets ever since I could talk, and I take pride in being the resident Mets freak among my peers and in my family. From pennant races to seasons in the cellar, I'm cheering for (and also swearing at) the Metsies no matter what. If you enjoy a good stream-of-consciousness feed of tweets on your timeline, you can follow me at @whutyearisit.
About Chris the Teacher 37 Articles
A teacher and coach by day, Chris spends his summers going to see the Mets in different parks around the country having already visited 24 Major League Ballparks. Highlights include seeing Tom Glavine’s 300th win at Wrigley Field as well as the Mets Clinch the NL East in Cincinnati in 2015. A loyal Mets season ticket holder since graduating from Stony Brook University in 2005, he enjoys raising his two boys Michael and Carter (after Gary) as Met fans and appreciates the freedom his wife gives him to pursue his travels.
About Matt Mancuso 36 Articles
I've been a Mets fan ever since I was young, which unfortunately means my first Mets memory is Carlos Beltran taking a infamous curveball in 2006. I'm hoping for better Mets memories ahead! My twitter is https://twitter.com/Cuso__.
About Martin Kester 33 Articles
Since hanging from a street sign to watch the 1986 ticker-tape parade, I've enjoyed the Mets from a distance. Growing up, they were across the GW with Bob Murphy's voice bringing them close. I'm in enemy territory in Atlanta, but now I'm protected by Norman Seabrook and Howie Rose.
About Tim Donner 31 Articles
Tim has been a Mets fanatic since the very first pitch in '62, when he was seven years old. He went to four games at the Polo Grounds (a 4-0 record!) and practically lived at Shea, where he attended four World Series games in '69 and '86 (including the '86 clincher), and was there when Swoboda made The Catch and Endy made The Catch Vol. 2 . He is a graduate of the Syracuse University Newhouse School, spent seven years as a sports talk host and radio voice of Holy Cross College football and basketball, and eight years as co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show, Talkin' Baseball. He lives courageously behind enemy lines in Nationals' country, northern Virginia.
About Stephen Hanks 29 Articles
Stephen Hanks (Tom Terrific) is a magazine editor and writer based in Brooklyn, NY, who has been the publisher and editorial director of publications ranging in subjects from sports to health to archaeology. He began his career at the late, great SPORT Magazine in 1977 and in 1983, he co-founded NEW YORK SPORTS Magazine (which ceased publication in 1985). He has written and edited coffee table books on baseball history, penned unauthorized biographies of Bo Jackson and Wayne Gretzky, and in 1990 authored "The Game That Changed Pro Football," an oral history of the 1969 New York Jets Super Bowl Season. Even though he grew up near Yankee Stadium, he loathes the team from the Bronx and has been a die-hard Mets fan since attending his first game at the Polo Grounds in 1963.
About Michael Logan 28 Articles
Student at the University of Connecticut, that thoroughly enjoys anything to do with the New York Mets or just baseball in general. Having been a fan my whole life, I look forward to sharing my baseball views on MMO.
About Carl Aridas 24 Articles
Mets fan since the Wayne Garrett/Craig Swan/Joe Torre days, Carl works as a bank consultant during the day, but at night enjoys writing baseball articles for Fangraphs, Hardball Times, and Metsmerized Online. He joined as a MMO Rookie of the Year hopeful in 2016 and has been a Mets fan for more than 40+ years.
About Howard Gardos 21 Articles
Howard has been a Mets fan since the days of Nino Espinosa and Doug Flynn. He loves watching them win and hates watching them lose (a lot). He is also a writer who has several non Mets novels available for Kindles. Thanks for reading and please share your thoughts.
About Daniel M. 14 Articles
I fell in love with the Mets during the 2006 playoff run and became obsessed with the Mets minor league system while looking for a brighter future during the 2009-2014 era. I hope to provide interesting analysis of the minors and am excited to have the opportunity to write for MMO and MMN.
About Ryan Finkelstein 13 Articles
Baseball has been my passion my entire life. I played the game from the time I could walk until high school, always dreaming that I would one day be playing under the lights of Shea. These days I truly appreciate watching Mets games in a way I couldn't before. I am now a journalism major and aspiring sportswriter.
About Jayson Love 10 Articles
Contributor for DoubleGSports and PhlilySN. Lifelong Mets fan, and Rutgers graduate. Co-Host of the XO Show on BlogTalkRadio with Marcia Herold.
About Mike Simon 10 Articles
Mike is a lifelong Mets fan who pretends to remember them winning the '86 World Series when he was just two years old.
About Mojo Hill 9 Articles
Joseph "Mojo" Hill is 16 years old and lives in Los Angeles, California, where he has been following Mets baseball closely for the past few years. He enjoys going to 51s games and interacting with the players, as well as Mets games, where his most memorable moment was being in the 7-Line Army in San Diego for Bartolo's home run. He also enjoys writing about baseball online, particularly the Mets minor league system and just the Mets in general. When he is not watching or writing about baseball, he is playing tennis for his school's varsity team and playing bass clarinet for his school's marching band. You can follow him on Twitter @mojohill22
About Breanna 7 Articles
22 year old, die hard Mets fan. Graduated from Farmingdale State College in May 2017 with a business management degree. Former college softball player. Played Center and Right and was a switch hitter at the plate. My favorite Mets moment was when I saw Johan Santana's no hitter live at citi field! #LGM
About The Metssiah 6 Articles
Max Totilo ("The Metssiah") is a passionate Mets fan born, raised, and currently residing in Brooklyn. He's been a fan since the mid-90s and he's had his heart ripped out during the 2000 Subway Series, 2006 NLCS, 2007 September collapse, and 2015 World Series. But year after year he rises again ready to cheer on the Mets. His word can be read at TheMetssiah.com or on Twitter @TheMetssiah.
About Christina Cola 6 Articles
Christina Cola is a writer and comedian from New York City. She has written and performed at the Magnet Theater, UCB, and at The Second City in Chicago. For the past two years, she has written for the Magnet's house sketch team The Executives. She has contributed to the women's satire magazine Reductress.com, as well as written jokes for Funny or Die. Christina has covered the Mets for Rising Apple and has been an MLB contributor for Realsport101.com. She's recently made the move to Los Angeles and does not have a Brooklyn accent, but will be happy to break it out for you upon request.
About William Botchway 6 Articles
William Botchway has been a die-hard Mets fan since 2005 with an appreciation for player development and team building. All of his work can be found on his personal blog, New York Sports Plus. William is a member of the Davidson College Class of 2019, majoring in both Sociology and Africana Studies. You can follow him on Twitter @WilliamBotchway
About Jack Hendon 5 Articles
Jack Hendon is a freshman at Haverford College, special assistant/statistician for the baseball team, prospective English major and psychology minor, and contributor to MetsMerized Online. He was seven when he saw Carlos Beltran take strike three in the 2006 NLCS, and since then has concentrated his love for the Mets through writing about particular fan memories, while also devoting time to recapping games and analyzing players. LGM!
About Laney Ortiz 5 Articles
I'm a displaced Mets fan living in the Altanta area who has a passion for mediocre teams. I am currently a junior in high school with hopes to continue my education back home in the North East. Along with the Mets, I have a love for Devils hockey and Jets football. Follow me on twitter @bandergaard
About Roberto Correa 4 Articles
Roberto was raised into Met fandom by his grandparents at a very early age. Raised a Met fan in the Bronx, his loyalty to the Mets has never wavered. Roberto is also a musician who spends a good portion of his time creating. His eagerness to contribute to the MMO cannot be overstated.
About John Azzato 3 Articles
A Huge Mets Fan from the moment I was first turned onto them. A twenty game ticket holder for the Mets for the second time in the past three years. I love writing about the team and hope to connect with as many members of the fan base as I can. LGM
About Benjamin Beatty 3 Articles
Ben is a native of Brooklyn, New York and has been taking the subway to Mets games since he became obsessed with the team in 2005. Baseball and Ben go hand in hand, and he can often be found sifting through baseball reference and making Hall of Fame cases for borderline players in his head. Outside of baseball, Ben's favorite hobby is eating everything in his home of New York City.
About Joseph Schoedel 3 Articles
Hello, I'm Joe I'm from Long Island and have been a New York Mets fan since I was nine years old. When it comes to my team - win or lose I will always love them no matter what. Looking forward to sharing my opinions with this great community of die-hard fans like myself.
About Andrew Perpetua 3 Articles
I've tracked homeruns in Citi Field on @CitiFieldHR and developed a family of stats on the back of the new Statcast data on http://xStats.org . I am a weekly contributor for Rotographs.
About Jared Berson 2 Articles
Senior at the University of Michigan, studying Sport Management & English. My love affair with the Mets began in 2003 and deepened in 2006 when I accidentally stayed in the Mets team hotel in Atlanta, allowing me to meet many of my heroes. Researching, analyzing, and writing about sports are some of my greatest passions and I've been fortunate to do so in various capacities for Michigan Athletics, FOX Sports Detroit, and the Dallas Stars. Like many Mets fans, I'm still scarred from 2006 NLCS Game 7. LGM forever.
About Ernest Dove 2 Articles
Hard core Mets fan since (when else) the mid 80s. Moved to southern New York AKA Florida in the early 90s and for the past 3 years I've gone to Tradition Field to watch spring training and St. Lucie Mets games. Follow me on twitter @ernestdove.
About Stephen Guilbert 2 Articles
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About Viraj S. 2 Articles
Started my journey as a Mets fan during the 2006 stretch run. Die-hard sports fan with some opinionated takes I'd like to share. Currently a junior in High School. LGM!
About Dan LaMorte 1 Article
Dan is a former college baseball player and current stand up comedian. He's been seen on FOX's Red Eye, AXSTV's Gotham Comedy Live, and his debut album "Not Enough Pieces" went to number one on the iTunes charts while remaining a popular play on SiriusXM's Raw Dog channel. He's a regular at the legendary Comedy Cellar in New York City and covers MMA for Middle Easy.
About Michael Trezza 1 Article
Born in 1982 and raised in the Bronx, I have been a Met fan my whole life although I have no memory of the Mets winning it all 1986. I did not really turn into a fanatic until the 1999 season.
About Sam Lebowitz 1 Article
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About Yusuf Meghji 0 Articles
I'm a sixteen year old Mets fan and autograph collector from Long Island, New York. I have been watching and getting frustrated with the Mets since I was nine years old. I hope to connect with as many members of the Mets fan base as I can. When I'm not watching the Mets, I'm likely playing baseball or working on my studies.
About Michael Hivry 0 Articles
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About Brendan Carducci 0 Articles
I'm a lifelong Mets fan and I'm excited to join the Metsmerized Online team. Editor for SB Nation’s Rumble in the Garden. Author for SB Nation’s Amazin’ Avenue.
About Nick Albicocco 0 Articles
Nick is a first-year student at the University of Maryland, where he is majoring in journalism, and has been a Mets fan since 2006. Glad to be a part of this great Mets community. LGM