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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Signing Wright To An Extension: How Long Is Too Long?

An article by posted on September 21, 2012 0 Comments
Signing Wright To An Extension: How Long Is Too Long?

Last week, in a poll on MetsBlog.com, 67 percent of voters said the Mets should try to sign Wright to a six- or seven-year contract extension this winter; while 12 percent said the team should blow him away with an eight-or nine-year deal. Wow, I must be losing it… It just seems that lately my opinion is always […]

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Matt Harvey And The Promise Of Brighter Days Ahead

An article by posted on September 20, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Harvey And The Promise Of Brighter Days Ahead

Wins and losses mean absolutely nothing to me right now, as they are a footnote to what has become the worst finish to a Mets season in recent memory. Last night, after Harvey struck out Carlos Ruiz to end the seventh, it was the exclamation point to what was the first little sampling of what should be a […]

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Same Old Song And Dance As Bullpen Blows A Gem By Harvey While Bats Remain Silent

An article by posted on September 20, 2012 0 Comments
Same Old Song And Dance As Bullpen Blows A Gem By Harvey While Bats Remain Silent

The Mets wasted a brilliant start by rookie Matt Harvey and dropped their eighth straight home game in a crushing 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies tonight at Citi Field. Harvey looked like he was in for a long night after allowing a leadoff solo home run to Jimmy Rollins to give the Phillies a quick 1-0 […]

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The Alderson Era: Waiting Another Year To See Some Results

An article by posted on September 19, 2012 0 Comments
The Alderson Era: Waiting Another Year To See Some Results

Yesterday, our own Barry Duchan wrote a solid post expressing his dissatisfaction with how things have progressed as we complete year two of the Alderson Era. His argument was not like the usual “WE GOTTA SPEND MONEY” diatribes you see oftentimes, but more of a thoughtful look at some of the shortcomings he saw with regards to working around the money issues […]

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Ike Davis Responds To Charges About Staying Out Late And Resisting Coaching

An article by posted on September 18, 2012 0 Comments
Ike Davis Responds To Charges About Staying Out Late And Resisting Coaching

Ike Davis responded to a report on ESPN NewYork this morning that said he could potentially be traded this offseason and allegations from a baseball source that he is un-coachable and likes to stay out late. “I don’t really have an answer for that because it’s never been an issue,” Davis said. “I’ve never done anything wrong. I show […]

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Mets Notes: Edgin Unscored Upon In Last 16 Appearances, Wright Has 41 Game Errorless Streak

An article by posted on September 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Edgin Unscored Upon In Last 16 Appearances, Wright Has 41 Game Errorless Streak

R.A. DICKEY: Leads the National League with a 2.67 ERA (second in the majors) and is tied for second in the majors with 18 wins, one behind Gio Gonzalez and David Price. Dickey is second in the NL with 205 strikeouts. Dickey also leads the NL in complete games (five), shutouts (three) and innings pitched (212.0). He is third […]

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Matt Harvey Scratched Due To Forecast, Jeremy Hefner Will Start Instead

An article by posted on September 18, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Scratched Due To Forecast, Jeremy Hefner Will Start Instead

The Mets just announced that Matt Harvey has been scratched from tonight’s start due to the forecast. He will still have one start remaining before he is shut down for the season. Jeremy Hefner is going to start tonight in place of Harvey. Hefner was originally scheduled to start tomorrow’s game. Here is tonight’s lineup vs. […]

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Ike Davis On The Mets Trading Block?

An article by posted on September 18, 2012 0 Comments
Ike Davis On The Mets Trading Block?

Updated Post 11:30 AM Ike Davis said the following to the New York Post regarding reports that the Mets will consider trading him this offseason: “If they trade me, they trade me. I can’t do anything about it. I have to do my job where I am at. … I think I can help teams […]

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More Thoughts On Benching Davis In Favor Of Duda Against LHP

An article by posted on September 18, 2012 0 Comments
More Thoughts On Benching Davis In Favor Of Duda Against LHP

Yesterday, Terry Collins announced that Lucas Duda will play first base against left-handed pitching for the remainder of the season. That of course translates into first baseman Ike Davis riding the pine against left-handed pitching from here on in, thus becoming a platoon player at least for the rest of this season. Knowing the type […]

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Mets Agree To Player Development Contract With Las Vegas 51′s

An article by posted on September 17, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Agree To Player Development Contract With Las Vegas 51′s

The New York Mets today announced they have signed a two-year player development contract with the Las Vegas 51s, which will be the club’s new Triple-A affiliate. The 51s play in the Pacific Coast League and have Cashman Field as their home stadium. “We are excited about our new partnership with the Las Vegas 51s […]

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