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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If Citi Field Is The Morgue, Is Sandy Alderson The Funeral Home Director?

An article by posted on September 14, 2012 0 Comments
If Citi Field Is The Morgue, Is Sandy Alderson The Funeral Home Director?

CBS New York has some quotes form Nationals manager Davey Johnson who appeared on ESPN Radio and said the following about Citi Field: “Citi Field is like a morgue.” “I remember when I was here we had 50,000 packed in Shea.” After all these years I still love Davey because he’s always in your face and […]

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Angel Pagan Has A Higher WAR Than All Of The Mets Outfielders Combined In 2012

An article by posted on September 14, 2012 0 Comments
Angel Pagan Has A Higher WAR Than All Of The Mets Outfielders Combined In 2012

Could any of you have ever imagined this? Me doing a post gathering data from Fangraphs and even using WAR to illustrate the point of this post? Who says you can’t teach an old dog a new trick… Anyway, I’m still trying to wrap my brain around all these wholesale changes that are apparently coming […]

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And The Mystery Met Is…

An article by posted on September 14, 2012 0 Comments
And The Mystery Met Is…

WHO AM I? CAN YOU NAME THIS METS PLAYER? You get one hint… He once led the Majors in Strikeouts per Nine Innings (K/9) as a Met when he was 22 years old. IT’S SID FERNANDEZ!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHN DORN! John was one of three fans who answered correctly out of 46 different entries! John […]

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Thole, Davis, Murphy and Parnell All Eligible For Raises Via Arbitration

An article by posted on September 13, 2012 0 Comments
Thole, Davis, Murphy and Parnell All Eligible For Raises Via Arbitration

Last week, I speculated that Josh Thole, Bobby Parnell, Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy might each be eligible for arbitration after this season. ESPN and the Daily News are confirming that is in fact the case now, which adds a little bit more thrust to my argument below. Originally Posted on September 6 at 4:00 PM. […]

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LHP Steve Matz and ESPN’s Mark Simon On Metsmerized Radio At 6 PM!

An article by posted on September 13, 2012 0 Comments
LHP Steve Matz and ESPN’s Mark Simon On Metsmerized Radio At 6 PM!

Hi Mets fans! We have a very special show in store for you tonight at 6:00 PM as we bring you an Extended Edition of Metsmerized Radio. Join our host Matt Falkenbury of the Daily Stache as he welcomes not just one special guest, but two of them in what’s bound to be our best show […]

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R.A. Dickey Wins 2012 Branch Rickey Award

An article by posted on September 13, 2012 0 Comments
R.A. Dickey Wins 2012 Branch Rickey Award

R.A. Dickey, star pitcher of the New York Mets, has been named the winner of the 2012 Branch Rickey Award, presented by AMG National Trust Bank. Jim Wilkins, founder of the award, made the announcement today during a press conference at the Denver Athletic Club. Dickey, currently one of the best pitchers in Major League […]

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The Mets And Their Home Field Disadvantage

An article by posted on September 12, 2012 0 Comments
The Mets And Their Home Field Disadvantage

The Mets have lost five straight and dropped seven of their last eight games. The club has lost a season-high six games in a row for the third time this season and is 3-7 in its last 10 games. They are at a season high of 12 games under .500 for the season and in danger of being swept on […]

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MMO Mailbag: Will Johan Santana Have Any Trade Value This Winter?

An article by posted on September 12, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Will Johan Santana Have Any Trade Value This Winter?

Here’s a question from Peter R. who asks, Will Johan Santana have any trade value this winter? My short answer is no. The long answer is actually just more questions than it is answers. Why would a team deal for a pitcher who is owed $30 million dollars in 2013, especially one that was shelved in mid-August […]

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Frank Francisco Has A 6.75 ERA In Last 28 Days

An article by posted on September 12, 2012 0 Comments
Frank Francisco Has A 6.75 ERA In Last 28 Days

Mets closer Frank Francisco has a 6.75 ERA and a 1.607 WHIP in the last 28 days. He has allowed seven earned runs on eleven hits and four walks in his last 9.1 innings pitched including last night. Francisco is in the first year of a two-year $12 million dollar deal he signed last December […]

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Mets Announce Preliminary 2013 Schedule

An article by posted on September 12, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Announce Preliminary 2013 Schedule

METS ANNOUNCE PRELIMINARY 2013 SCHEDULE Opening Day Is Monday, April 1 vs. San Diego at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field The New York Mets today announced the club will begin the 2013 season at home vs. the San Diego Padres on April 1 at 1:10 p.m. The opening homestand continues Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, […]

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