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.

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MMO Fair or Foul: Don’t Believe Everything You Read

An article by posted on September 21, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Don’t Believe Everything You Read

Rich Couthino of CBS New York wrote today’s best thing I’ve read and as usual is a voice of reason. We live in an age of instant messaging, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs. We are inundated with rumors about players, trades, free agency signings and personnel movement. I understand all that because the sports media is a competitive playground. […]

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Josh Edgin: Over And Out…

An article by posted on September 21, 2012 0 Comments
Josh Edgin: Over And Out…

Before last night’s game, Terry Collins told reporters that reliever Josh Edgin would make one more relief appearance this season before being shutdown for the season. It didn’t go as planned… With the Mets already being pounded 11-1 by the Phillies, Edgin came on for the final appearance of the season and inherrited a very […]

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Signing Wright To An Extension: How Long Is Too Long?

An article by posted on September 21, 2012 0 Comments
Signing Wright To An Extension: How Long Is Too Long?

Last week, in a poll on MetsBlog.com, 67 percent of voters said the Mets should try to sign Wright to a six- or seven-year contract extension this winter; while 12 percent said the team should blow him away with an eight-or nine-year deal. Wow, I must be losing it… It just seems that lately my opinion is always […]

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Matt Harvey And The Promise Of Brighter Days Ahead

An article by posted on September 20, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Harvey And The Promise Of Brighter Days Ahead

Wins and losses mean absolutely nothing to me right now, as they are a footnote to what has become the worst finish to a Mets season in recent memory. Last night, after Harvey struck out Carlos Ruiz to end the seventh, it was the exclamation point to what was the first little sampling of what should be a […]

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Same Old Song And Dance As Bullpen Blows A Gem By Harvey While Bats Remain Silent

An article by posted on September 20, 2012 0 Comments
Same Old Song And Dance As Bullpen Blows A Gem By Harvey While Bats Remain Silent

The Mets wasted a brilliant start by rookie Matt Harvey and dropped their eighth straight home game in a crushing 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies tonight at Citi Field. Harvey looked like he was in for a long night after allowing a leadoff solo home run to Jimmy Rollins to give the Phillies a quick 1-0 […]

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The Alderson Era: Waiting Another Year To See Some Results

An article by posted on September 19, 2012 0 Comments
The Alderson Era: Waiting Another Year To See Some Results

Yesterday, our own Barry Duchan wrote a solid post expressing his dissatisfaction with how things have progressed as we complete year two of the Alderson Era. His argument was not like the usual “WE GOTTA SPEND MONEY” diatribes you see oftentimes, but more of a thoughtful look at some of the shortcomings he saw with regards to working around the money issues […]

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Ike Davis Responds To Charges About Staying Out Late And Resisting Coaching

An article by posted on September 18, 2012 0 Comments
Ike Davis Responds To Charges About Staying Out Late And Resisting Coaching

Ike Davis responded to a report on ESPN NewYork this morning that said he could potentially be traded this offseason and allegations from a baseball source that he is un-coachable and likes to stay out late. “I don’t really have an answer for that because it’s never been an issue,” Davis said. “I’ve never done anything wrong. I show […]

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Mets Notes: Edgin Unscored Upon In Last 16 Appearances, Wright Has 41 Game Errorless Streak

An article by posted on September 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Edgin Unscored Upon In Last 16 Appearances, Wright Has 41 Game Errorless Streak

R.A. DICKEY: Leads the National League with a 2.67 ERA (second in the majors) and is tied for second in the majors with 18 wins, one behind Gio Gonzalez and David Price. Dickey is second in the NL with 205 strikeouts. Dickey also leads the NL in complete games (five), shutouts (three) and innings pitched (212.0). He is third […]

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Matt Harvey Scratched Due To Forecast, Jeremy Hefner Will Start Instead

An article by posted on September 18, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Scratched Due To Forecast, Jeremy Hefner Will Start Instead

The Mets just announced that Matt Harvey has been scratched from tonight’s start due to the forecast. He will still have one start remaining before he is shut down for the season. Jeremy Hefner is going to start tonight in place of Harvey. Hefner was originally scheduled to start tomorrow’s game. Here is tonight’s lineup vs. […]

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Ike Davis On The Mets Trading Block?

An article by posted on September 18, 2012 0 Comments
Ike Davis On The Mets Trading Block?

Updated Post 11:30 AM Ike Davis said the following to the New York Post regarding reports that the Mets will consider trading him this offseason: “If they trade me, they trade me. I can’t do anything about it. I have to do my job where I am at. … I think I can help teams […]

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