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, '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.

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(Updated) The Trouble With OPS+

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
(Updated) The Trouble With OPS+

I wanted to update this post with a chart by Mr. North Jersey who plotted David Wright’s first 87 games for each season of his career. It helps to illustrate further why I don’t see 2013 as Wright’s career year, at least not so far… Hat tip to MNJ… Original Post: Though I enjoy employing […]

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Mets Play 18 Games In 17 Days With No Day Off After All Star Break

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Play 18 Games In 17 Days With No Day Off After All Star Break

Looking at the Mets schedule that will kick in immediately after the All Star Break, just one word comes to mind to describe it… GRUELING The Mets begin the second half with 18 games in 17 days and not a single day off during that span. Here is what they’re up against: July 19, 20, […]

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Mets Do The Wright Thing With Their Latest Ticket Promotion

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Do The Wright Thing With Their Latest Ticket Promotion

I complain a bit too much about some of the promotions the Mets do or don’t do. Nowhere near as much as our friends at Mets Police, but I do give them a good rip from time to time. But sometimes, the Mets do hit it out of the park, and this latest promotion does […]

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With CarGo Out Of HR Derby, Wright May Avoid Walking Plank At PNC

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
With CarGo Out Of HR Derby, Wright May Avoid Walking Plank At PNC

David Wright, the National League captain for the 2013 Chevrolet Home Run Derby, has selected Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez to replace Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies in the Derby, to be held on Monday, July 15th at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. Alvarez will compete in his first career Home Run Derby, […]

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Native American Heritage Night Chopped

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
Native American Heritage Night Chopped

I hate these types of posts. The ones where you have to point out that your favorite team in the whole wide world did or said something that you find very appalling or distasteful. Just before the beginning of this season, the New York Mets decided to add a Native American Heritage Night to their […]

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Harvey To Skip Next Start, Torres Will Pitch Saturday Against Pirates

An article by posted on July 10, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey To Skip Next Start, Torres Will Pitch Saturday Against Pirates

Terry Collins announced to reporters in his pre-game press conference that Carlos Torres will start in place of Matt Harvey on Saturday against the Pirates. Going straight to my chief concern, Collins said it had partly to do with the team’s concern of innings pitched and that the team is now seeking to cut down Harvey’s […]

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“The Franchise” To Throw The Ceremonial First Pitch At All Star Game

An article by posted on July 10, 2013 0 Comments
“The Franchise” To Throw The Ceremonial First Pitch At All Star Game

In an interview with Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, Tom Seaver said that he will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the 2013 All-Star Game to be held at Citi Field on Tuesday, July 16. Awesome! The Mets’ “Franchise” wants you to know he’ll be up to the task of delivering that first […]

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Marlins Prepping Huge Offseason Extension For Stanton, Wont Trade Him Unless He Declines

An article by posted on July 9, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins Prepping Huge Offseason Extension For Stanton, Wont Trade Him Unless He Declines

Maybe this news from Marlins beat writer Joe Frisaro will put to bed any further Giancarlo Stanton to the Mets rumblings, but don’t count on it. On Saturday, the Marlins dealt Ricky Nolasco to the Dodgers for three pitching prospects, and according to Frisaro the move was expected because he is eligible for free agency […]

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Last Night’s Met Game Was Epic In More Ways Than One

An article by posted on July 9, 2013 0 Comments
Last Night’s Met Game Was Epic In More Ways Than One

Last night was some of the best fun I’ve had all season watching a Mets game. The best part of it for me, in addition to the  drama of the marathon itself, was connecting with the many Met fans who take to twitter for every game. It’s a great little world within a world of […]

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The Giants As A Model For The Mets, And Dealing From Strength

An article by posted on July 9, 2013 0 Comments
The Giants As A Model For The Mets, And Dealing From Strength

In a telling article for the Wall Street Journal, Jared Diamond questions the wisdom of the Mets potentially trading some young pitchers to obtain the offense the team desperately needs. “As the Mets enter the final stretch before the All-Star break and begin to prepare for a crucial off-season,” he writes. “They are wrestling with […]

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Wright Apologizes To HR Derby Snubs, Explains His Rationale

An article by posted on July 9, 2013 0 Comments
Wright Apologizes To HR Derby Snubs, Explains His Rationale

After David Wright and Robinson Cano announced their Home Run Derby teams last night, I was about to post on it, but held off. I was hoping that Wright would explain his rationale in selecting his team and was happy to see that he did. The more I looked at Wright’s choices, the more I […]

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