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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What Still Needs Fixing, What Is The Biggest Surprise So Far?

An article by posted on April 17, 2012 0 Comments
What Still Needs Fixing, What Is The Biggest Surprise So Far?

1. As you look at this team now, what still needs fixing? The bench is weak. The team needs to continue stockpiling young talent but besides doing that they need to DEVELOP them as well. All the potential in the world means nothing if it isn’t developed well. Continue bringing in coaches at all levels […]

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Mets Quick Start In Three Words: Pitching, Pitching, Pitching

An article by posted on April 16, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Quick Start In Three Words: Pitching, Pitching, Pitching

If you take a look at that screenshot from SNY, it pretty much tells you what the difference is between the 2012 Mets and last year’s model. It all boils down to the pitching – and more specifically, the starting pitching. The Mets starters have far exceeded expectations thus far. Johan Santana – 3.09 ERA, […]

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Greg Peavey Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

An article by posted on April 16, 2012 0 Comments
Greg Peavey Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

The Eastern League has named Binghamton Mets starter Greg Peavey as the Pitcher of the Week ending April 15th. Peavey, 23, went 2-0 with and tossed 10.2 scoreless innings allowing just six hits and a walk while striking out nine batters. The right-hander was selected in the 6th round of the 2010 draft by the […]

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Ike Homers, But Phillies Avoid The Sweep With 8-2 Win Over Mets

An article by posted on April 15, 2012 0 Comments
Ike Homers, But Phillies Avoid The Sweep With 8-2 Win Over Mets

Ike Davis got the Mets off to a quick start with this two run shot in the first inning off Cole Hamels to put the Mets up 2-0 over the Phillies this afternoon at CBP. But that would be all the scoring in the game for the Mets as they fell to Phillies 8-2 Mike […]

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Do You Believe In This Team?

An article by posted on April 15, 2012 0 Comments
Do You Believe In This Team?

While others would have preferred that we focus on a Wilpon/Picard trial to get our Mets fill this season, I spent the better part of the offseason trying to keep your eyes in between the foul lines because it felt right, but also because it looked like something special was beginning to brew. In January I said, “If […]

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One Hour Left! Win VIP Tickets To Knuckleball, Movie Poster Signed By Dickey!

An article by posted on April 14, 2012 0 Comments
One Hour Left! Win VIP Tickets To Knuckleball, Movie Poster Signed By Dickey!

ONLY ONE HOUR LEFT!!! 9:00 PM DEADLINE WIN VIP TICKETS & SIGNED MOVIE POSTER!!! On Saturday April 21, the baseball documentary Knuckleball! will be premiering at a free screening as part of the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan. The film highlights the famed pitch and profiles the two most recent knuckleballers, the Mets’ own R.A. Dickey and former Red […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Giving Knight Cold Shoulder?

An article by posted on April 14, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Giving Knight Cold Shoulder?

“A little roller up along first… Behind The BAG! It gets through Buckner! Here come’s Knight and the Mets WIN IT!!!” ~ Vin Scully Caught this at the end of a David Wright article by Andy Martino on the Daily News: Ray Knight, the 1986 World Series MVP for the Mets and now a radio […]

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Mets Minors: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not

An article by posted on April 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not

Who says you can’t bring the dead back to life? Welcome to the newly resurrected Minor League edition of Who’s Hot, Who’s Not. Here is where we get a weekly snapshot of whose shaking and baking down on the farm, and who’s moving in the wrong direction. Enjoy… Who’s Hot  Bobby Scales, 2B (Buffalo) - And the crowd […]

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Mets Never Saw Reyes As Longterm Investment, Cautious Wright May Be Injury Prone

An article by posted on April 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Never Saw Reyes As Longterm Investment, Cautious Wright May Be Injury Prone

Andy Martino of the Daily News may have opened up a can of worms this morning with a couple of quotes in which he matter of factly states the following: As the Daily News reported in February, the Mets hope that Wright will justify another multi-year commitment, and remain the face of their franchise for years. The team’s outlook […]

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Mets Official: Tribute To Chipper Will be Extremely Low Key

An article by posted on April 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Official: Tribute To Chipper Will be Extremely Low Key

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, a team official told him that while the Mets do plan to acknowledge Jones’ distinguished career in some small way, they will not hold an on-field ceremony, present Jones with a gift or stage anything elaborate. Any tribute to Jones, the official said, will be extremely low-key. […]

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