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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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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Closing In On Nimmo…

An article by posted on August 14, 2011 0 Comments

Heyman says Mets are closing in on Nimmo… [blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/SI_JonHeyman/status/103309087898472448"] Update 3:40 PM According to Jim Callis of Baseball America, 15th round selection Phillip Evans has agreed to a contract with the Mets. [blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/jimcallisBA/status/103186770790854657"] Hopefully the others will be following suit shortly… Original Post 7:00 AM There are less than 16 hours remaining for all […]

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Mets Prospects Updates: Valdespin, Wheeler, Satin, Familia

An article by posted on August 14, 2011 0 Comments

Jordany Valdespin Mets infield prospect Jordany Valdespin is having himself a breakthrough season with his bat and was recently promoted from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Buffalo last week. So far, he’s been on a tear since joining the Bisons and has collected hits in each of his first three games batting an impressive .364 (4-11). […]

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WSJ – Mets’ Beacon Of Hope, Matt Harvey

An article by posted on August 13, 2011 0 Comments
WSJ – Mets’ Beacon Of Hope, Matt Harvey

Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal had a great post this morning for those of you who can’t get enough on Mets pitching prospect Matt Harvey. The Mets top selection in 2010 started out the season with a dominating performance in Single-A Port St. Lucie, where he was recently named the Top Pitching Prospect in […]

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Pelfrey Bombshell: Never Gave Mets A Chance For 2011

An article by posted on August 13, 2011 0 Comments
Pelfrey Bombshell: Never Gave Mets A Chance For 2011

According to a report by Mike Puma in the NY Post, Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey admitted that he never gave the Mets much of a chance in 2011. “It’s unrealistic for anybody at the end of last year to come in and say - The Mets, this is a one-year thing, next year we’re going to win […]

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