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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Mets Won’t Wait For Reyes, Beltran Urges Giants To Sign Him

An article by posted on September 17, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Won’t  Wait For Reyes, Beltran Urges Giants To Sign Him

A quote from ESPN’s Jason Stark in this week’s Rumblings & Grumblings: The buzz coming out of Flushing is that the Mets have very little interest in waiting around this winter for Jose Reyes to decide whether to stay or bolt. One source who’s tight with the Mets brass tells Rumblings they’re “either going to be in […]

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Why Do So Many Mets Fans Hate David Wright?

An article by posted on September 16, 2011 0 Comments

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but I got an email from one of our readers yesterday that basically asked me  a few questions about Bay, Tejada and a couple of other players, but what really struck me was this: Why do so many fans hate David Wright? Everybody seems to pin […]

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Home Sweet Home? Mets Have Second Most Home Losses In MLB

An article by posted on September 16, 2011 0 Comments
Home Sweet Home? Mets Have Second Most Home Losses In MLB

Blame it on Citi Field… Blame it on the bullpen… Blame it on the starting pitching… Blame it on the offense… Whatever you want to blame it on, the Mets won-loss record at home this season has been horrid. At 31-44 in Citi Field, only the Houston Astros at 28-46 have lost more games in […]

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You Ever Pitch, Kid?

An article by posted on September 16, 2011 0 Comments
You Ever Pitch, Kid?

I chuckled when I read this little blurb in the Daily News today: Having burned six relievers Thursday, Collins was not going to waste another. In the middle of a disastrous ninth inning, he turned to rookie outfielder Mike Baxter. “You ever pitch, kid?” the manager asked? The Queens product told the skipper, “Not since I […]

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Checking In With Some Old Friends: Beltran and Francoeur

An article by posted on September 15, 2011 0 Comments
Checking In With Some Old Friends: Beltran and Francoeur

That’s a shot of Carlos Beltran blasting the 300th home run of his career last night to gave the Giants the lead and ultimately the 3-1 victory over the Padres. It was the second home run of the game for Beltran who also parked one into the seats above right field in the bottom of the first inning to […]

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Mets Waste A Solid Start From Pelfrey, Lose 2-0 To Nats

An article by posted on September 15, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Waste A Solid Start From Pelfrey, Lose 2-0 To Nats

How many solid pitching performances have the Mets wasted this season? Ten? Fifteen? Whatever that number may be, chalk up another one as a rare brilliant start by Mike Pelfrey was laid to waste by an anemic offensive performance in the Mets 2-0 loss to the Nationals. The Mets are reeling right now. They can’t […]

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John Franco To Tutor Parnell

An article by posted on September 14, 2011 0 Comments
John Franco To Tutor Parnell

The NY Post reports that former closer John Franco will in fact be tutoring Bobby Parnell as soon as this week on the art of closing. Parnell has struggled mightily since assuming the closer role this season and is 3-6 with five blown saves in ten chances. His ERA now stands at 4.05 with an […]

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On Keeping Reyes and Wright

An article by posted on September 14, 2011 0 Comments
On Keeping Reyes and Wright

Last night, Jose Reyes regained the NL lead in the batting race with three hits to raise his average to .333 for the season. Ryan Braun is in second place with a .331 average. This is getting very interesting and will go down to the wire. Reyes admitted that he can still feel his hamstring barking and that […]

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Jason Bay: Too Little, Too Late

An article by posted on September 13, 2011 0 Comments

Quite frankly, I’m a little sick and tired of the free ride Jason Bay has gotten this year from a New York media that loves to pick and choose who gets blasted in this town, and who doesn’t. I regret the day we signed Jason Bay, and I’m not going to be swayed now simply because he’s […]

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Are Clutch Performances And Players A Myth?

An article by posted on September 13, 2011 0 Comments
Are Clutch Performances And Players A Myth?

A recent exchange on Twitter between me and a couple of other Mets bloggers, reminds me of why there is such a great divide between the sabermetric crowd and for lack of a better term, the traditionalists, or the old-school crowd if you will. In my opinion, the cause for the divide isn’t really the […]

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