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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Happy Haunting, Mets Fans!

An article by posted on October 31, 2013 17 Comments
Happy Haunting, Mets Fans!

The New York Mets have provided their fans with plenty of frights and terrifying moments over their 52 year history. Some of those moments still raise the hairs on the backs of our necks whenever we think about them. If we were to compile some of them and put them into some sort of order, […]

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New CBA Punishes Low-Revenue Teams For Trying To Compete

An article by posted on October 31, 2013 0 Comments
New CBA Punishes Low-Revenue Teams For Trying To Compete

Last month, Keith Law had an interesting article about how the new CBA punishes low-revenue teams like Royals (or the Mets?) for trying to win under tight financial constraints. Unfortunately, it’s an ESPN Insider subscription-only article, but I will share one part of it that kind of encapsulates the full thrust of his entire argument. […]

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Mets Discussing Eric Young Jr. At Second Base, Is Daniel Murphy Out?

An article by posted on October 30, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Discussing Eric Young Jr. At Second Base, Is Daniel Murphy Out?

According to sources, the Mets have discussed at least two scenarios that would make Eric Young the everyday second baseman in 2014. Yesterday, after Mets COO Jeff Wilpon mentioned that David Wright, Zack Wheeler, Dillon Gee and Jon Niese were the only set players on the team, I wondered why Daniel Murphy was left out […]

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Choo Would Give The Mets Some Credibility

An article by posted on October 30, 2013 0 Comments
Choo Would Give The Mets Some Credibility

Andrew asks… Why are you always pushing Shin-Soo Choo so much on your site? He’s just an average player cashing in on his walk year and in obvious decline. He sucks as a center fielder and I’d rather stick with Juan Lagares. Joe D. replies… Thanks for the question, but let me first correct you […]

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Nationals Officially Announce Matt Williams As Their New Manager

An article by posted on October 30, 2013 0 Comments
Nationals Officially Announce Matt Williams As Their New Manager

The Washington Nationals officially named Matt Williams as the team’s manager on Thursday, agreeing to terms on a multi-year contract with the five-time All-Star and former Arizona Diamondbacks coach. “I am thrilled to welcome Matt to our organization and am confident he is the best choice to lead the Nationals at this time,” general manager Mike Rizzo […]

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What Would It Take For Mets To Win A Wild Card In 2014?

An article by posted on October 30, 2013 0 Comments
What Would It Take For Mets To Win A Wild Card In 2014?

What would it take this offseason for the Mets to contend for a Wild Card in 2014 as Sandy Alderson asserts? Xtreem – Jon Niese and Zack Wheeler need to step up and find some way to alleviate the loss of Matt Harvey as best they can. You can’t replace the best pitcher in the […]

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Jeff Wilpon Says There’s More Payroll Flexibility, But Is There?

An article by posted on October 30, 2013 0 Comments
Jeff Wilpon Says There’s More Payroll Flexibility, But Is There?

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York posted some direct quotes from Jeff Wilpon who spoke about the state of the team, spending and whether there’s any pressure to start winning on Sandy Alderson. “I think he [Sandy Alderson] feels the pressure, like we all do, to try to get this turned around and start winning. […]

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No Gold Gloves For Wright and Young

An article by posted on October 29, 2013 0 Comments
No Gold Gloves For Wright and Young

No Gold Gloves for Eric Young Jr. or David Wright who were edged out by Carlos Gonzalez in left field and Nola Arenado at third base. Among the three 3B finalists for Gold Glove in the NL, Arenado had the best defensive WAR (3.6). Juan Uribe was 1.8. and Wright was third with 0.7. Arenado also […]

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Jeff Wilpon Fields Questions On Mets Offseason

An article by posted on October 29, 2013 0 Comments

At an event to support a community hit hard by Superstorm Sandy a year ago today, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon was among several representatives from the Mets who were in attendance at a Garfield, New Jersey school. While there, Jeff Wilpon fielded questions from Mets beat writers about the team’s plans for the offseason, the […]

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Matt Harvey Loses Bandages, Ahead Of Schedule, Very Upbeat

An article by posted on October 29, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Loses Bandages, Ahead Of Schedule, Very Upbeat

On Monday night, righthander Matt Harvey declared himself “ahead of schedule,” six days after undergoing the surgery, according to a report this morning from the Daily News. “I am just doing range of motion stuff now, but today was the first day I could take the bandages off and I was at Hospital for Special […]

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