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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Plawecki Nearing A Promotion From Savannah

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
Plawecki Nearing A Promotion From Savannah

Teddy Cahill of MiLB.com had an article this afternoon on catching prospect and 2012 first rounder Kevin Plawecki. As those of you who read here know, Plawecki has been raking in Single-A Savannah and may be close to a promotion to FSL and quite possible even to Double-A Binghamton given how advanced and polished he is. The former Purdue Boilermaker […]

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Mets Are Ten Games Below .500 – It’s Starting To Feel Like 1978

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are Ten Games Below .500 – It’s Starting To Feel Like 1978

Last season, with an Ike Davis that was as woeful as he is now, the New York Mets were still eight games above .500 on June 8. Here it is, three weeks into May, and the Mets are already ten games below .500. That 2012 team lost 88 games, how many will this year’s version lose? […]

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So Where Are All Those Moneyball Players?

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
So Where Are All Those Moneyball Players?

Adam Rubin hits on the one question many Met fans are now asking themselves after three seasons under Sandy Alderson. In a post to ESPN New York, Adam writes: Forget Ike Davis’ struggles for a second. Forget even the payroll constraints, which is asking a lot to look past. Here’s one question that rarely gets asked: […]

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Mets Need More Time To Get Better Understanding Of Ike Davis?

An article by posted on May 22, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Need More Time To Get Better Understanding Of Ike Davis?

Updated Post 7:40 PM Straight from the files of Believe It Or Not, Mike Puma of the New York Post reported via Twitter that Ike Davis is unlikely to be demoted before the end of the weekend. “Was told Ike is on double, secret probation, but likely still be a Met on Friday. Mets will use weekend to […]

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MLB Denies Mets Appeal On Harvey Run

An article by posted on May 22, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Denies Mets Appeal On Harvey Run

Update By Clayton Collier on 5/22 at 12:20 PM Major League Baseball has declined the Mets appeal to change an earned run charged to phenom Matt Harvey on Friday at Wrigley Field reports Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. The move would have lowered the 24-year old’s ERA from 1.55 to 1.41. However, it will remain the former […]

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Sandy Disappointed With Some Of His Moves And The Team’s Performance

An article by posted on May 22, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Disappointed With Some Of His Moves And The Team’s Performance

During the third inning of Tuesday night’s Mets broadcast, general manager Sandy Alderson joined Gary Cohen and Ron Darling in the booth. Alderson is disappointed with the team’s performance this season, particularly with some of the players he acquired for this transition year who did not perform to his expectation. He no doubt was referring […]

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Mets Offense Comes Up Empty In 4-0 Loss To Reds

An article by posted on May 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Offense Comes Up Empty In 4-0 Loss To Reds

The Cincinnati Reds (25-18) shutout the New York Mets (17-25) by the score of 4-0 tonight at a sparsely crowded Citi Field. Left-hander Jon Niese started for the Mets and and after getting the first two outs in the first inning he allowed a hit and a pair of walks to load the bases. Niese had a […]

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Choo Could Be Impact Outfielder For Mets In 2014, But Would Cost A Pick

An article by posted on May 21, 2013 0 Comments
Choo Could Be Impact Outfielder For Mets In 2014, But Would Cost A Pick

Updated Post 1:44 PM MLB Trade Rumors just posted something that would add to the debate on Choo as a potential acquisition for the Mets in 2014. I also updated the original post to indicate that Choo’s best position is right-field. Of course, as with most free agents, Choo’s next contract will cover post-prime years, […]

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Mets Sign RHP David Aardsma To Minors Deal

An article by posted on May 20, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign RHP David Aardsma To Minors Deal

The Mets announced that they have signed right-handed pitcher David Aardsma to a minor-league deal. Aardsma was originally drafted by the San Francisco in the first round of the 2003 amateur draft. He has spent parts of seven seasons in the major leagues with five different teams. most recently with the Yankees in 2012. Aardsma owns […]

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Scott Rice Leads The Majors In Appearances

An article by posted on May 20, 2013 0 Comments
Scott Rice Leads The Majors In Appearances

Lefty reliever Scott Rice tossed two scoreless innings to pick up the win against the Cubs on Sunday. It was his major league-leading 25th appearance of the season. Rice lowered his ERA to 3.05, and is now on pace for 99 appearances. That would surpass Pedro Feliciano‘s franchise mark of 92 games in 2010 and rank second all-time to Mike […]

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Murphy Batting Leadoff, But For How Long?

An article by posted on May 19, 2013 0 Comments
Murphy Batting Leadoff, But For How Long?

Mets manager Terry Collins, has Daniel Murphy batting leadoff today against the Cubs. Murphy becomes the seventh player to be used in that spot by the Mets this season, joining Ruben Tejada, Jordany Valdespin, Mike Baxter, Collin Cowgill,Justin Turner and Kirk Nieuwenhuis. (ESPN) Here is what Collins had to say about it: “I’ll see how it goes. He’s swinging good. He’s swinging […]

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