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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Reyes and Wright: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

An article by posted on October 25, 2012 0 Comments
Reyes and Wright: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Jose Reyes was in New York taking in last night’s Knicks-Nets game at the Nassau Coliseum. He spoke with ESPN New York and told them it would be hard to fathom the Mets without David Wright. “They should sign David [long term],” Reyes said. “He’s been the face of the franchise for a long time. If […]

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The Backstory To The Pagan Trade

An article by posted on October 24, 2012 0 Comments
The Backstory To The Pagan Trade

Andy Martino of the Daily News sheds some light on some of the circumstances that may have led to the Angel Pagan trade last off season. Apparently the former Met was plagued with with bouts of depression after taking over the center field job from Carlos Beltran and then getting off to a slow start […]

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The Mets, The Outfield Market, And The Reality Of The Situation

An article by posted on October 24, 2012 0 Comments
The Mets, The Outfield Market, And The Reality Of The Situation

Buster Olney of ESPN Insider expects most teams to spend more than usual this offseason because of all the cash that’s coming in from the new an lucrative national and local TV deals that were recently signed. Mid to large market teams will be seeing a cash infusion between $25-$30 million more than the previous […]

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Mets News: Josh Thole Officially “Super Two” Arbitration Eligible

An article by posted on October 23, 2012 0 Comments
Mets News: Josh Thole Officially “Super Two” Arbitration Eligible

It’s official… Josh Thole, who has accumulated two years and 142 days of Major League service, will be eligible for arbitration for the first time in 2013. The “Super Two” cutoff for arbitration this winter is two years and 139 days of Major League service. Original Post 10/17 According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New […]

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Small Sample Sizes, PPA’s and Fun With Numbers

An article by posted on October 23, 2012 0 Comments
Small Sample Sizes, PPA’s and Fun With Numbers

I came across this post from James Gentile from Beyond the Boxscore. He does his best to figure out if longer Pitches Per Plate Appearance lead to better performance for the hitter. While I admit that I was impressed with the amount of research he did and I respect his opinion, I can’t conclude anything more than […]

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Morning Grind: Unsure About Andres Torres? Really?

An article by posted on October 23, 2012 0 Comments
Morning Grind: Unsure About Andres Torres? Really?

I wanted to comment on yesterday’ report by Mike Puma of the New York Post, who pretty much said a Mets source told him that the front office was unsure about non-tendering Andres Torres. Let me dispense with all the pleasantries and simply say that Andres Torres was a colossal failure in 2012. We were sold a […]

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Mets Will Non-Tender Pelfrey, Could Bring Back Torres

An article by posted on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Will Non-Tender Pelfrey, Could Bring Back Torres

Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke to a Mets person who told him that Mike Pelfrey will be non-tendered next month, but that Andres Torres could be back and that a decision on him is still “up in the air”. Pelfrey underwent Tommy John surgery in May and is unlikely to be ready until May […]

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If The Mets’ 2012 Seasons Were A Book…

An article by posted on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
If The Mets’ 2012 Seasons Were A Book…

  Hey, anybody read any good books lately? I’m so busy watching AMC most of the time, that I hardly get any time to read anymore. That said, I’ve comprised a Winter Reading List for those of you who might want to catch up on some compelling reads during the cold upcoming months of another […]

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More On Matt Harvey, Teddy Stankiewicz Will Be Eligible For 2013 Draft

An article by posted on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
More On Matt Harvey, Teddy Stankiewicz Will Be Eligible For 2013 Draft

Last week, the notable statistician and baseball historian Bill James, answered a few questions in a Mailbag Post for Baseball Think Factory. One question in particular had to do with own Matt Harvey, and I must say he isn’t as excited about Harvey as some of us Mets fans are. Matt Harvey debuted this year and struck out 10.6 […]

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Mets Notes: Ricciardi’s Contract Is Up, Trading Ike, Santana’s Value

An article by posted on October 21, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Ricciardi’s Contract Is Up, Trading Ike, Santana’s Value

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe had a few notes of interest on the Mets in his column this morning. Ike Davis, 1B, Mets: The big lefthanded power hitter, who is first-year arbitration-eligible, has often been linked to the Red Sox, though you’d have to ask why the Mets would deal him to Boston. Davis hit […]

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