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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Baxter Claimed By Dodgers, Carson To Angels, Henn and Burke Ourighted

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
Baxter Claimed By Dodgers, Carson To Angels, Henn and Burke Ourighted

The Mets 40-Man roster is now at 36 after the Angels claimed lefthander Robert Carson on waivers, the Dodgers grabbed outfielder Mike Baxter, and the team outrighted LHP Sean Henn and RHP Greg Burke. Expect more purging as the Mets must make room for Ike Davis, Josh Edgin, Matt Harvey, Jeremy Hefner, Jenrry Mejia, Bobby Parnell, Scott Rice and Johan Santana who must all be activated […]

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Mets and Johan Santana Are Likely To Part Ways

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets and Johan Santana Are Likely To Part Ways

After undergoing surgery in April to repair a tear in the anterior capsule of his left shoulder, Johan Santana has begun a throwing program and is making great progress toward his return to pitching in games. Last week, Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger reported that Santana’s agent, Chris Leible, said a return to the Mets isn’t out of […]

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Backman Expected To Remain With Mets

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
Backman Expected To Remain With Mets

The Mets have not been asked by any other organization for permission to speak with Wally Backman about a managerial vacancy. So team officials still expect Backman to return as Triple-A Las Vegas manager in 2014, an insider told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The source could not yet guarantee Backman’s return, noting it […]

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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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