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.

rss feedFacebook Twitter Author's Website

Joe D's Latest Posts

Mets TV Viewership Drops 19.3% In 2011

An article by posted on October 6, 2011 0 Comments
Mets TV Viewership Drops 19.3% In 2011

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, reported yesterday that the New York Mets lost an average of 39,000 viewers per game in 2011 a drop of 19.3 percent from 2010 levels. He cited a report in Sports Business Journal that said it was the third largest drop in TV viewership according to their report. In […]

Continue Reading »

Happy 25th Anniversary, Mookie… BTW, You’re Fired!

An article by posted on October 6, 2011 0 Comments
Happy 25th Anniversary, Mookie… BTW, You’re Fired!

As we reported yesterday, fan favorite Mookie Wilson was fired as the first base coach on Wednesday by Sandy Alderson who does plan to reassign him to another job in the organization. Mookie, of course, is one of the most beloved and most popular Mets players in franchise history, but the timing of his dismissal […]

Continue Reading »

My Question To Mets Executive Vice President, Dave Howard

An article by posted on October 5, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in a conference call with Mets Executive Vice President of Business Operations, Dave Howard. I was joined by Matt Cerrone, Ed Marcus, Shannon Shark and other notable Mets bloggers. There’s a link to the entire transcript at the end of this post. I knew going in that the call […]

Continue Reading »

Johan Santana Will Finish Rehab Program Saturday

An article by posted on October 5, 2011 0 Comments
Johan Santana Will Finish Rehab Program Saturday

The New York Mets announced today that lefthanded pitcher Johan Santana will finish his active rehabilitation program for the year on Saturday, October 8, when the Mets’ 2011 Instructional League concludes.  Santana threw 4.0 innings in an Instructional League game on Friday, September 30, but will not see any further Instructional League game action. He […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Rescale Ticket Pricing For 2012

An article by posted on October 4, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets today announced they have rescaled ticket pricing at Citi Field, leading to lower prices for the majority of Season Ticket Holders for 2012.  No Season Ticket Holder will see an increase in their invoice for next season.  Season Ticket Holders will also receive new early renewal incentives and season-long benefits. The […]

Continue Reading »

And Here’s To You, Mr. Alderson

An article by posted on October 4, 2011 0 Comments
And Here’s To You, Mr. Alderson

Mr. Alderson (Sing to the tune of Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel) And here’s to you, Mr. Alderson Freddie loves you more than you will know (Wo, wo, wo) Cut payroll please, Mr. Alderson It doesn’t really matter how we play (Hey, hey, hey…hey, hey, hey) We’d like to have you spend a lot […]

Continue Reading »

Florida State League Top Prospects: Matt Harvey #2, Wilmer Flores #20

An article by posted on October 4, 2011 0 Comments
Florida State League Top Prospects: Matt Harvey #2, Wilmer Flores #20

Baseball America released their Florida State League Top 20 Prospects and Mets pitching prospect Matt Harvey was ranked at #2 while infielder Wilmer Flores closed out the list at #20. Matt Harvey had a tremendous campaign for the Mets in 2011. The big right-hander started out in St. Lucie and went 8-2 with a 2.37 ERA and […]

Continue Reading »

As Brewers Take 2-0 Lead In NLDS, GM Melvin Comes Down Hard On Sabermetrics

An article by posted on October 3, 2011 0 Comments
As Brewers Take 2-0 Lead In NLDS, GM Melvin Comes Down Hard On Sabermetrics

As the Brewers find themselves with a 2-0 lead in the NLDS and on the verge of advancing to the NLCS, consider these comments General Manager Doug Melvin made two weeks ago regarding sabermetrics. “I think there’s a point where people are looking to find the new stat. It’s like going into a science lab […]

Continue Reading »

Reyes Updates: Aaron Award, The Hudgens Effect, King of Swing, Judging Reyes Too Harshly

An article by posted on October 3, 2011 0 Comments
Reyes Updates: Aaron Award, The Hudgens Effect, King of Swing, Judging Reyes Too Harshly

Sorry for cramming all the latest on Jose Reyes in one post, but I think it makes it easier to sort through and debate. Here are some interesting items of note. The Hudgens Effect On Mets.com, Anthony DiComo credits Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens with some of Reyes’ success this season. Shortly after arriving in […]

Continue Reading »

Rico Brogna Says Mets Should Not Re-Sign Reyes, Trade Wright

An article by posted on October 3, 2011 0 Comments
Rico Brogna Says Mets Should Not Re-Sign Reyes, Trade Wright

Former Met Rico Brogna, who now blogs for WFAN CBS Sports, had some keen insights on the rise of Jose Reyes over the years from an energetic kid to the impending free agent he is today. In the end though, his opinion is that the Mets should not re-sign him. Personally, after scouting Reyes and […]

Continue Reading »