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.

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Last Night’s Met Game Was Epic In More Ways Than One

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Last Night’s Met Game Was Epic In More Ways Than One

Last night was some of the best fun I’ve had all season watching a Mets game. The best part of it for me, in addition to the  drama of the marathon itself, was connecting with the many Met fans who take to twitter for every game. It’s a great little world within a world of […]

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The Giants As A Model For The Mets, And Dealing From Strength

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The Giants As A Model For The Mets, And Dealing From Strength

In a telling article for the Wall Street Journal, Jared Diamond questions the wisdom of the Mets potentially trading some young pitchers to obtain the offense the team desperately needs. “As the Mets enter the final stretch before the All-Star break and begin to prepare for a crucial off-season,” he writes. “They are wrestling with […]

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Wright Apologizes To HR Derby Snubs, Explains His Rationale

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Wright Apologizes To HR Derby Snubs, Explains His Rationale

After David Wright and Robinson Cano announced their Home Run Derby teams last night, I was about to post on it, but held off. I was hoping that Wright would explain his rationale in selecting his team and was happy to see that he did. The more I looked at Wright’s choices, the more I […]

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Harvey’s Diminished Effectiveness After 100 Pitches Thrown

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Harvey’s Diminished Effectiveness After 100 Pitches Thrown

As I mentioned in my previous post, Matt Harvey threw a season-high 121 pitches last night for the second time this season. Here’s some interesting data from ESPN on Harvey’s diminished effectiveness when he surpasses 100 pitches. There’s a clear case to be made to be wary of using Harvey after 100 pitches anyway: According to […]

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Mets Lead Majors With 90 Good Fielding Plays In Last 30 Days

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Mets Lead Majors With 90 Good Fielding Plays In Last 30 Days

Last night, just before the game, Mark Simon tweeted that in the last 30 days, the Mets led MLB with 90 Good Fielding Plays. Not surprising to see David Wright and Omar Quintanilla leading the pack here… The Mets had a rough start to the season defensively. The usually reliable Ike Davis was taking his […]

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Sights and Sounds From An Amazin’ Day

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Sights and Sounds From An Amazin’ Day

Mets Hall of Famer John Franco strikes a pose with Brooklyn Cyclones lefthander John Mincone. Randy Medina from Read the Apple with another one of his awesome creations. Who the heck is that? Oh… Well these two are still together and going strong…. And finally a word from the Mookster who holds the world’s tiniest […]

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Hey Met Fans… Check This Out…

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Hey Met Fans… Check This Out…

I was over at FanGraphs curious to see what Jeremy Hefner‘s WAR (Wins Above Replacement) was for the season for another post I’m working on. While I was there I checked to see who the National League leaders in WAR were. What a nice surprise… Carlos Gomez, Brewers – 5.0 David Wright, Mets – 4.5 […]

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Nationals Acquire Scott Hairston From The Cubs

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Nationals Acquire Scott Hairston From The Cubs

The Washington Nationals acquired Scott Hairston on Monday from the Chicago Cubs for minor league pitcher Ivan Pineyro. Chicago general manager Jed Hoyer said on a conference call there are “players to be named (later) on either side,” but they “will not affect the balance of the deal.” The Cubs signed Hairston to a two-year […]

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Did We Mention Josh Satin Had Three Hits On Sunday?

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Did We Mention Josh Satin Had Three Hits On Sunday?

ALL HAIL!!! After riding the pine for two games since the return of Ike Davis from Triple-A Las Vegas, Josh Satin was inserted into Sunday’s lineup at the last minute after Brewers decided to start Tom Gorzelanny instead of their originally announced starter. Satin didn’t miss a beat and continued where he left off going 3-for-4 with […]

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MLB Scout Says If Mets Are Serious About Competing In 2014, They Won’t Trade Parnell

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MLB Scout Says If Mets Are Serious About Competing In 2014, They Won’t Trade Parnell

As Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported yesterday from a team source, Bill Madden of the Daily News, confirms that the Mets may not be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. The article also quotes a major league scout who hypothesizes that the Mets could be tempted to deal Bobby Parnell to the […]

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