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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Is Pelfrey Worth $7 Million To Be A Fourth Starter?

An article by posted on August 20, 2011 0 Comments
Is Pelfrey Worth $7 Million To Be A Fourth Starter?

Last night at rain-soaked Citi Field, Mike Pelfrey let up four runs on eight hits and four walks in a 6-1 loss to the Brewers. It was just another forgettable start for Pelfrey whose record dropped to 6-10 with a 4.61 ERA – worst among all starters. Only Ryota Igarashi and D.J. Carrasco have worse ERAs […]

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More On The Mets Home Field Disadvantage

An article by posted on August 20, 2011 0 Comments
More On The Mets Home Field Disadvantage

Citi Field always manages to provide me with plenty of new  ammunition to support my contention that it’s given the Mets a clear Home Field Disadvantage. Every homestand brings new levels of Mets suckitude at Citi Field, and this current homestand didn’t take very long to manifest some more Mets angst after reaching a new Mets low. With last […]

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The Mets Have The Worst Bullpen In The Majors

An article by posted on August 19, 2011 0 Comments

So how is everyone enjoying the K-Rod-less bullpen so far? I mean of course you all must have expected some sort of a downgrade in performance after swapping out Rodriguez for Igarashi, but I don’t think anybody could have predicted these dreadful results. The bullpen as a whole has been a virtual catastrophe except for Izzy […]

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Tickets From Friday Night’s Game Can Be Redeemed For Free Tickets

An article by posted on August 19, 2011 0 Comments
Tickets From Friday Night’s Game Can Be Redeemed For Free Tickets

Great gesture by the Mets… METS PRESS RELEASE FLUSHING, N.Y., August 19, 2011 – The New York Mets have announced that tickets from tonight’s Mets-Brewers game marked “Friday, August 19 – Game 59″ can be redeemed starting tomorrow for complimentary tickets to one of the Mets September 12-15 games against the Washington Nationals at Citi […]

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Sagging Home Attendance Adds To Mets Woes

An article by posted on August 18, 2011 0 Comments
Sagging Home Attendance Adds To Mets Woes

Mets attendance at Citi Field continues to drop and according to a report in the NY Post they are about to fall to 14th place in in baseball’s average attendance standings. The Mets, already suffering from an 8 percent decline in home attendance, an out of contention ballclub and owners who expect to lose about $60 […]

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If Duda Can Gain Some More Confidence, Watch Out!

An article by posted on August 17, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday I wrote about how Lucas Duda made what was a poor draft for the Mets in 2007, into a pretty good draft class for the Amazins. You can read about that below this updated commentary. Today, in an article by John Harper of the Daily News, a Mets official shares some insight on Lucas Duda […]

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Photo: Brandon Nimmo Signs His New $2.1 Million Deal

An article by posted on August 16, 2011 0 Comments
Photo: Brandon Nimmo Signs His New $2.1 Million Deal

  There’s Brandon Nimmo signing his new contract in a photo from the NY Mets. Brandon Nimmo will speak with the media at 5:00 pm and answer questions, so check back later for a recap. Official Release from Mets: The New York Mets tonight announced that they have signed outfielder Brandon Nimmo of Cheyenne East High School (WY), […]

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Pagan, Bay, Carrasco and Harris Clear Waivers

An article by posted on August 15, 2011 0 Comments

A source told ESPNNewYork.com that Jason Bay, Chris Capuano, D.J. Carrasco, Willie Harris and Angel Pagan have each cleared waivers, . What this means is that they are all eligible to be traded to any of the other 29 teams this month. Of course the fact that they cleared waivers also means that no teams found […]

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Will Capuano’s Performance Bonuses Hasten His Exit?

An article by posted on August 15, 2011 0 Comments
Will Capuano’s Performance Bonuses Hasten His Exit?

  On Sunday, Buster Olney of ESPN reported that Mets starter Chris Capuano cleared waivers and could be traded to any team. Actually, I was kind of surprised Capuano wasn’t traded before the non-waiver deadline, especially when they already decided to end any chance at competing for the wild card when they traded Carlos Beltran. […]

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Morning Grind – Blow Up The Bullpen, Take Down Those Walls

An article by posted on August 15, 2011 0 Comments
Morning Grind – Blow Up The Bullpen, Take Down Those Walls

One look at this morning’s standings, and even the the most optimistic of Mets fans, Mr. Met, would have to agree that any chance for the Mets to make the post season is clearly over. The Mets now find themselves 20.5 games out of first place in the NL East and 11.5 games out of a […]

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