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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Brandon Lyon Is Cashing In Despite A Team Worst ERA Among Mets Relievers

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 40 Comments
Brandon Lyon Is Cashing In Despite A Team Worst ERA Among Mets Relievers

I couldn’t help but get somewhat annoyed when MetsBlog posted that reliever Brandon Lyon is currently cashing in on some large monthly incentive bonus checks. His contract stipulates that Lyon is to receive roster bonuses of $100,000-$125,000 roughly once a month. The 34-year-old righty who signed a  a guaranteed $750,000 deal with the Mets before the season, received his […]

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Time To Release The Kraken: Send Ike Davis To The Minors

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 51 Comments
Time To Release The Kraken: Send Ike Davis To The Minors

If Ike Davis drops any lower in the batting order, he’ll find himself in Triple-A Las Vegas anyway, so why not just send him there now? After another three-strikeout performance, Davis now has 29 Ks in 82 at-bats and is on pace for over 195 strikeouts. Back on April 17, I stated that Davis has […]

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Marlins Stun The Mets With 15th Inning Walk-Off Win

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins Stun The Mets With 15th Inning Walk-Off Win

I feel bad for all you die-hards who stood up till 12:45 AM like I did to watch the Mets lose to the Marlins 4-3 in 15 innings. I’m dead tired so this recap will be a quickie… After the Mets took the lead in the top of the 15th on a Lucas Duda double […]

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Mets Lose Fourth Straight After 5-1 Loss To Phillies

An article by posted on April 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Lose Fourth Straight After 5-1 Loss To Phillies

Boy, I’ll tell ya… Karma? It’s a bitch… The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Mets 5-1 this afternoon at Citi Field to complete the sweep and send the Mets reeling to their fourth loss in a row. Jon Niese was the hard luck loser despite a solid performance from the Mets’ southpaw. He gave the the […]

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Today’s Mets DUH Moment: Problem With Bullpen Is Because Of Rotation

An article by posted on April 28, 2013 0 Comments
Today’s Mets DUH Moment: Problem With Bullpen Is Because Of Rotation

Terry Collins believes that part of the problem with the team’s bullpen is because the starting rotation is failing to go deep into games. He says it has been putting an incredible strain on all of his relievers. Ya think? Aside from Matt Harvey and Jon Niese, who combined are averaging over six innings per […]

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Marcum Was Disappointed With His Performance

An article by posted on April 28, 2013 0 Comments
Marcum Was Disappointed With His Performance

Shaun Marcum didn’t exactly light up the radar guns in his first start back in Saturday’s 9-4 loss to the Phillies. He struggled with his command and quite frankly, judging I’d say he was lucky the Phillies only tagged him for three runs and not more in his four innings of work. I don’t believe […]

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Amazins Lose Third Straight After 9-4 Bashing By The Phils

An article by posted on April 28, 2013 0 Comments
Amazins Lose Third Straight After 9-4 Bashing By The Phils

The New York Mets lost their second straight game to the Philadelphia Phillies by the score of 9-4 this afternoon at Citi Field. The loss drops them to 10-12 and they have lost eight of their last eleven games. Shaun Marcum (0-1, 6.75) made his Mets debut and lasted just four innings, allowing three runs on […]

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Zack Wheeler: The Inverted W, PCL Effect, and Command Issues

An article by posted on April 27, 2013 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler: The Inverted W, PCL Effect, and Command Issues

Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog.com profiled pitching prospect Zack Wheeler in his latest installment of the Mets Minor League Report on Friday. I wanted to address the many problems I found with his analysis and conclusions. Before I go there, let’s take a quick look at where Zack Wheeler is right now. Currently, the young right-hander […]

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Mets Demote Edgin To Double-A Binghamton To Make Room For Marcum

An article by posted on April 27, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Demote Edgin To Double-A Binghamton To Make Room For Marcum

As I expected, the Mets have demoted Josh Edgin to Double-A Binghamton to clear a roster spot for Shaun Marcum. I even speculated that he should go to Binghamton which is where he ends up. We’ll see him again, I’m sure… Updated on 4/26 I got an interesting email from Kevin (K Maxx) this morning who asked, “if Terry […]

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Mets Blanked By Phillies 4-0, Fall Under .500 For First Time This Season

An article by posted on April 26, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Blanked By Phillies 4-0, Fall Under .500 For First Time This Season

The New York Mets were shutout by the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 tonight at Citi Field. Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick hurled a complete game gem, limiting the revamped Mets lineup to just three hits and a walk. For the Mets, Dillon Gee was matching zeroes with Kendrick for five innings and actually did a nice job of […]

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Armed and Ready: Marcum To Start Saturday, Niese On Sunday

An article by posted on April 26, 2013 0 Comments
Armed and Ready: Marcum To Start Saturday, Niese On Sunday

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, team officials are saying that lefthanded starter Jon Niese reported no issues and is set to return to the rotation on Sunday against the Phillies. “A little swollen, but it feels good,” Niese describe the injury Thursday morning. Manager Terry Collins said they didn’t want Niese to break […]

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