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.

rss feedFacebook Twitter Author's Website

Joe D's Latest Posts

Duda Says “Everything’s Good” After Being Scratched Friday, Chance He’ll Play Today

An article by posted on March 2, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Says “Everything’s Good” After Being Scratched Friday, Chance He’ll Play Today

Mets left fielder Lucas Duda was a late scratch from Friday’s 6-2 victory over the Tigers. Duda left camp briefly to be examined for a non-baseball-related health issue, reports Marc Carig of Newsday. General manager Sandy Alderson categorized the issue as minor and Duda refused to elaborate. “Everything’s good,” he said. Manager Terry Collins told reporters that […]

Continue Reading »

Beltran Says Collins Deserves Big Assist For Wheeler Trade

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran Says Collins Deserves Big Assist For Wheeler Trade

I read a great article last night from David Lennon of Newsday, that I believe most of you will enjoy. Lennon got together with Carlos Beltran after the Mets lost to the Cardinals, and the former Mets center fielder looked back fondly at his time with the Mets and talked about his first years with […]

Continue Reading »

ESPN New York: Wheeler Injury Not Very Bad

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
ESPN New York: Wheeler Injury Not Very Bad

Terry Collins told ESPN New York this afternoon that the oblique injury to top prospect Zack Wheeler is “not very bad.” Adam Rubin also reports that “the hope is to get Wheeler back on a bullpen mound in five days.” As MMO’s John Delcos pointed out this morning, Wheeler sounds like he’ll miss just one […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Are One Of Four Teams Who Can Land Giancarlo Stanton

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are One Of Four Teams Who Can Land Giancarlo Stanton

On Monday I posted about a rumor that the Mets and Marlins were discussing a trade for Giancarlo Stanton in exchange for Zack Wheeler and Travis D’Arnaud. I questioned it’s veracity and didn’t put much stock into it, but thought it made for a good debate on the hypothetical aspects of it. The post actually made for […]

Continue Reading »

Sandy Alderson On Leadoff Position, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Ruben Tejada, Expectations

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson On Leadoff Position, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Ruben Tejada, Expectations

Joe D. It’s been widely reported that Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be strongly considered as a leadoff candidate this season despite a 31% strikeout percentage, a low contact rate and on-base percentage, and a poor batting eye. Assuming he could improve his on-base and strikeout rates a little, his batting eye still is what it is, […]

Continue Reading »

Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia, And The Reality Of How Baseball Works

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia, And The Reality Of How Baseball Works

It wasn’t too long ago that when the subject of top Mets pitching prospects came up, the first two names that jumped to mind were righthanders Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia. As a matter of fact, going into the 2011 season, both were still ranked as the two best pitching prospects in the Mets system. […]

Continue Reading »

Thoughts On the New York Mets and Amway Business Center at Citi Field

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Thoughts On the New York Mets and Amway Business Center at Citi Field

Last season, the New York Mets answered the pleas of Mets fans everywhere and gave us the blue walls we so desperately wanted at Citi Field. As a show of good faith, this season, the Mets have graciously decided to add a matching blue awning to go with the blue outfield walls… And the best […]

Continue Reading »

Giancarlo Stanton Blockbuster Trade With NY Mets in the Works?

An article by posted on February 26, 2013 0 Comments
Giancarlo Stanton Blockbuster Trade With NY Mets in the Works?

Let me get this out of the way first, I give full credit to RotoExperts for the dramatic title. It looked way too seductive to me and I felt it would be a cardinal sin to mess with it or alter it in any way. But lets get to the sirloin… Apparently they’ve been given some hot […]

Continue Reading »

Slow Start Sends Duda to the Sidelines for a Few Days

An article by posted on February 25, 2013 0 Comments
Slow Start Sends Duda to the Sidelines for a Few Days

I expressed my concerns about Lucas Duda’s 0-7 start late last night, which you can read below. I was not surprised by what I predicted would be an avalanche of “it’s only two games” rebuttals. There they are for all of you to see. It seems like many readers chose to ignore that it was Terry […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Attendance Expected To Decline, It Still Comes Down To The Product On The Field

An article by posted on February 25, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Attendance Expected To Decline, It Still Comes Down To The Product On The Field

Josh Kosman of the NY Post is reporting that the Mets won’t have much money to play with this season and are expecting to lose more than $10 million this year as well as suffering a fifth straight year of declining attendance. “There is little room this year to raise salaries,” said a source familiar with the […]

Continue Reading »