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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Will Duda and Murphy Hit Enough To Makeup For Defensive Woes?

An article by posted on April 19, 2012 0 Comments
Will Duda and Murphy Hit Enough To Makeup For Defensive Woes?

As one of our readers pointed out yesterday, the Mets basically have four first basemen as part of their everyday defensive alignment. Ike Davis of course, but then you have Daniel Murphy at 2B, Lucas Duda in RF, and Josh Thole behind the plate. On this recent road trip we saw just how ugly things […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Leads Off With Three Hits

An article by posted on April 19, 2012 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Leads Off With Three Hits

Can you believe this guy? Out of complete desperation, the Mets bypass Adam Loewen, Vinny Rottino and Mike Baxter, to tab the untested rookie Kirk Nieuwenhuis as the replacement for the injured Andres Torres. Not only does he make himself right at home in centerfield, but he’s treated us to some dazzling plays and an […]

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Mets To Launch “Feeding The Big Apple” Hunger Relief Initiative

An article by posted on April 19, 2012 0 Comments
Mets To Launch “Feeding The Big Apple” Hunger Relief Initiative

FLUSHING, N.Y., April 19, 2012 – The New York Mets today announced the launch of “Feeding the Big Apple” presented by The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), a season-long hunger relief initiative that starts tomorrow, Friday, April 20 with the first of 12 Food Drive Fridays at Citi Field. Throughout the season, Mets players […]

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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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