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.

rss feed Facebook Twitter Author's Website

Joe D's Latest Posts

Will The Mets Consider A Reunion With Jose Reyes?

An article by posted on 05/10/2013 0 Comments
Will The Mets Consider A Reunion With Jose Reyes?

D. Stankiewicz  asks… With all this talk that adding a shortstop will be one of our main offseason goals, I hear and read a lot about Stephen Drew and Troy Tulowitzki, but never a word about bringing back the best shortstop this team ever had, Jose Reyes. Is there any chance that we could work […]

Continue Reading »

Harvey To Have Tommy John Surgery And Miss The 2014 Season

An article by posted on 05/10/2013 0 Comments
Harvey To Have Tommy John Surgery And Miss The 2014 Season

On Friday, the Mets announced that starting pitcher Matt Harvey will have Tommy John surgery on the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and likely miss the 2014 season. “After further consultation with doctors, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has elected to have surgery to repair a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in […]

Continue Reading »

Baseball America Dishes on Nimmo, Ynoa, Herrera and Plawecki

An article by posted on 04/10/2013 0 Comments
Baseball America Dishes on Nimmo, Ynoa, Herrera and Plawecki

J.J. Cooper of Baseball America hosted the Prospect Chat for the SAL Top Prospect list earlier this week. Here are the Mets related questions he responded to which contain some interesting insights on Dilson Herrera, Brandon Nimmo, Gabriel Ynoa and Kevin Plawecki. What did scouts have to say about Dilson Herrera? Dilson Herrera impressed a lot […]

Continue Reading »

Byrd Open To A Return To Mets, Says He Loved Being Here

An article by posted on 04/10/2013 0 Comments
Byrd Open To A Return To Mets, Says He Loved Being Here

Right fielder Marlon Byrd recently told Sandy Alderson that he would be open to returning to the Mets next season, Kristie Ackert of the Daily News reports. “I’ve talked to Sandy, I told him thank you for the opportunity at the beginning of the year and thank you for the opportunity to play for a winner,” Byrd […]

Continue Reading »

Check Out Last Year’s Off-Season Grades On Jays, Red Sox, Angels

An article by posted on 04/10/2013 0 Comments
Check Out Last Year’s Off-Season Grades On Jays, Red Sox, Angels

One of our readers, Rob Aguilar, sent me a link to February’s Off-Season Report Cards by the Sporting News. His point, as he indicated in his email, was that nobody was gloating over the Red Sox model before this past season began. Anyway, it’s funny looking back and reading these three particular capsules in hindsight. Toronto Blue […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Keeping Up Appearances On Abreu Front, But Won’t Be In The Chase

An article by posted on 04/10/2013 0 Comments
Mets Keeping Up Appearances On Abreu Front, But Won’t Be In The Chase

Updated 10/3 The latest on the the Jose Abreu front is that Mets sent three scouts to Santo Domingo to watch his showcase. However, don’t let the fact that three Met scouts were on hand, give you even a faint hope that the Mets will be in the chase for this Cuban slugger. It ain’t […]

Continue Reading »

MMO Fan Shot: Haley Interviews Justin Turner

An article by posted on 04/10/2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Haley Interviews Justin Turner

This latest Fan Shot comes from 12-year old Haley Smilow who has been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to interview several Major League Baseball Players over the last couple of years.  Her family began a quest in 2011 to visit all 30 ballparks and by the end of this summer they will have […]

Continue Reading »

An Uggly Situation: Sometimes You Have To Tip Your Cap To Your Rival

An article by posted on 03/10/2013 0 Comments
An Uggly Situation: Sometimes You Have To Tip Your Cap To Your Rival

When I heard this morning, that the Atlanta Braves did not include second baseman Dan Uggla on their National League Divisional Series roster, my first inclination was that he was hurt. He wasn’t. The Braves did not include the three-time All-Star on their 25-man roster because of his .179 batting average – the lowest among major league qualifiers this […]

Continue Reading »

Ouch! Mets 2013 TV Ratings Drop 31.6 Percent Over 2012

An article by posted on 03/10/2013 0 Comments
Ouch! Mets 2013 TV Ratings Drop 31.6 Percent Over 2012

According to Neil Best of Newsday, only 1.54 percent of homes were tuned in to Mets games on SNY this season on average. That figure is down from 2.25 in 2012 and represents a drop of a whopping 31.6 percent. The 1.54 percent is the lowest viewership percentage in the history of SNY. Best also adds that […]

Continue Reading »

A Justin Turner Encore? Front Office Impressed By His Approach…

An article by posted on 03/10/2013 0 Comments
A Justin Turner Encore? Front Office Impressed By His Approach…

As Justin Turner heads into his first arbitration year, and with the Mets so desperate to change perceptions about the team and get them back on the path to relevancy, I was surprised to read this report from Andy Martino of the Daily News, which suggests the Mets are all but determined to bring him […]

Continue Reading »