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 feedFacebook Twitter Author's Website

Joe D's Latest Posts

LoDuca Is Game If Wright Wants Him To Pitch In Home Run Derby

An article by posted on May 26, 2013 0 Comments
LoDuca Is Game If Wright Wants Him To Pitch In Home Run Derby

Former Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca didn’t hesitate when asked if he’d be willing to pitch again to David Wright in the 2013 Home Run Derby. “Ok everyone is asking me,” Lo Duca said on Twitter. “If David wants me to throw the HR Derby I’m in. If not…no biggie. We did it last time […]

Continue Reading »

Gee Roughed Up As Braves Shutout The Mets 6-0

An article by posted on May 25, 2013 0 Comments
Gee Roughed Up As Braves Shutout The Mets 6-0

The Mets lost for the second time tonight as the Atlanta Braves shut them out 6-0 tonight at Citi Field after a 7-5 loss in the completion of the suspended game earlier in the evening. Dillon Gee started for the Mets and was torched for five runs on eight hits in five innings pitched. The […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Lose Suspended Game To Braves 7-5

An article by posted on May 25, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Lose Suspended Game To Braves 7-5

The Mets played their first suspended game since Aug. 6, 1986 tonight and after Atlanta scored two runs in the top of the tenth inning,  the Mets lost the game 7-5 to drop them 11 games under .500 for the season. Brandon Lyon allowed both Atlanta runs and took the loss. Right-hander Jeremy Hefner initially started the […]

Continue Reading »

David Wright Believes In “The Plan”

An article by posted on May 25, 2013 0 Comments
David Wright Believes In “The Plan”

Mike Puma of the New York Post writes that David Wright has zero regrets, and continues to believe in the direction of the franchise. “I’m disappointed in our performance so far,” Wright told The Post. “As far as specifically what Sandy and I talked about and I guess the plan moving forward, a big part of that […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Hitting Coach Says Davis Needs To Work Out Slump In Majors

An article by posted on May 25, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Hitting Coach Says Davis Needs To Work Out Slump In Majors

Updated by HoJo on 5/25 Hitting coach Count Dave Hudgens continues to voice his strong opinion that  the Mets need to stick with Ike Davis and not send him to Triple-A Las Vegas according to a report in the New York Post. “I don’t even want to think about it, to be honest with you,” […]

Continue Reading »

Scout Says No Way Flores Can Play Any Position But First Base

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
Scout Says No Way Flores Can Play Any Position But First Base

As the Mets wait through a second rain delay and the score tied at 5-5 against the Braves, Ike Davis looked worse than ever tonight at Citi Field. The slumping first baseman is 0-4 with four strikeouts as they wait for the rain to stop. This has become unbearable. Meanwhile, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Will Need To Overpay To Attract Quality Players, But Will They?

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Will Need To Overpay To Attract Quality Players, But Will They?

In response to a question by Matt Cerrone, Buster Olney of ESPN said the Mets are going to have to start spending and even overpaying if they ever want to be in a position to compete. I think we can look at what the Seattle Mariners are going through, because I think they’re the closest comparison to […]

Continue Reading »

Lutz Is The Easy Choice To Replace Davis, But Satin Is The Right Choice

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
Lutz Is The Easy Choice To Replace Davis, But Satin Is The Right Choice

With Ike Davis all, but assured of a trip to Triple-A Las Vegas, the easy part is done. The difficult part will deciding on how to replace him, in body only, at first base. On the current roster, we already discussed some of the options available and they range from moving Lucas Duda from left field to first […]

Continue Reading »

If Zack Wheeler Is In, Then Who’s Out?

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
If Zack Wheeler Is In, Then Who’s Out?

“Hefner is the Anti-Harvey.” I caught that in Adam Rubin’s Morning Briefing today on ESPN New York. I guess if you go by their won-loss records you could certainly make that claim, but it’s not that simple. With all the latest reports now confirming what we’ve all been waiting for since Carlos Beltran was shipped off almost […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »