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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In Baseball You Get What You Pay For? Not Really…

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
In Baseball You Get What You Pay For? Not Really…

I was having an email discussion with one of my writers this morning about the virtues of WAR (Wins Above Replacement). It’s not a perfect stat by any means, but most of the time it gives you a fair indication of how good or bad a player performs overall. I was kind of curious after […]

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Mets Double Headers: Super Tuesday and Super Saturday

An article by posted on October 16, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Double Headers: Super Tuesday and Super Saturday

The Mets had their share of postponements and suspended games in 2013 as weather wreaked havoc with them during the first few months of the season. It led to a plethora of makeup games on what were initially scheduled days off and also four double headers. The Mets were snowed out due to blizzard conditions […]

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Hits & Misses: Wright vs Reyes, Mets Were Out Of The Loop On Harvey, More Models

An article by posted on October 16, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Wright vs Reyes, Mets Were Out Of The Loop On Harvey, More Models

Check out this post by Joe Janish wrote over at Mets Today where he examines which player has been more durable over he last three years between Jose Reyes and David Wright. The results may shock you – well at least they shocked me. For all the brouhaha regarding the supposed fragility of Reyes, guess […]

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Beltran Could Be Heading To The Bronx, Was Irked By Puig’s Antics In NLCS

An article by posted on October 15, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran Could Be Heading To The Bronx, Was Irked By Puig’s Antics In NLCS

Carlos Beltran, who has become one of the most clutch players in postseason history (except for that one night at Shea), could be on the Yankees’ radar this winter, a move the former Met will strongly consider, sources tell Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. According to multiple sources, the Yankees could be […]

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How Has Dave Hudgens Impacted The Mets’ Hitting Results?

An article by posted on October 14, 2013 1 Comment
How Has Dave Hudgens Impacted The Mets’ Hitting Results?

Hodges14 asks… Exactly what does a hitting coach get judged by? How do you measure whether or not he’s doing an effective job? I would think it’s things like improving the team’s overall batting average and reducing strikeouts, so why is Dave Hudgens coming back? There’s a better case to be made for firing Hudgens […]

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Pie In The Sky Mets Rumors: Lincecum, Napoli, Kemp, Ellsbury…

An article by posted on October 14, 2013 0 Comments
Pie In The Sky Mets Rumors: Lincecum, Napoli, Kemp, Ellsbury…

As the post season crawls to a close, thus ushering in the hot stove season, there seems to be a growing tide of great and unrealistic expectations for players the Mets could or should target. Over at MetsBlog, they’ve spent this weekend writing multiple times about Tim Lincecum as well as other potential free agents […]

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Featured Post: The Mets Have A Duda Dilemma

An article by posted on October 13, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Mets Have A Duda Dilemma

Lucas Duda frustrates the hell out of me. I know he’s a saber and front office darling by virtue of his .352 on-base, but he’s an awful hitter whose getting worse at the plate instead of better. Honestly, I couldn’t care less about how many walks our clean-up hitter has, I want to see him […]

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Did Jason Frasor Deal Set The Bar For LaTroy Hawkins And The Mets?

An article by posted on October 13, 2013 0 Comments
Did Jason Frasor Deal Set The Bar For LaTroy Hawkins And The Mets?

On Friday, middle reliever Jason Frasor and the Texas Rangers agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.75 million with another $250,000 in incentives based on number of appearances. “It’s just nice to know at this point. The World Series isn’t even over and one of the best teams in baseball wants you back,” Frasor said. These […]

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Hits & Misses: Tron Has Become Mythical, Chasing Unicorns, Fix My Team

An article by posted on October 12, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Tron Has Become Mythical, Chasing Unicorns, Fix My Team

Last night, Carlos Beltran continued to cement his status as one of the greatest post season players of all time with yet another incredible performance. Having already delivered a two-run double to tie Game 1 of the NLCS at 2-2, the former Met would hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 13th inning to […]

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2013 Season Review: Daniel Murphy, 2B

An article by posted on October 11, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Season Review: Daniel Murphy, 2B

DANIEL MURPHY, 2B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS As often has been the case with Daniel Murphy, expectations were moderate at best. If given the chance, the Mets would have replaced him, but with more pressing needs they spent their limited resources elsewhere so Murphy remained in the lineup. After several years of searching for a position, Murphy […]

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