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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Wait’ll 2014?

An article by posted on August 23, 2011 0 Comments
Wait’ll 2014?

I ran into an article by Will Leitch of New York Magazine in which he continues his series entitled “Fixing the Mets”. This week Leitch weighed in on Mets management and wrote the following: “It’s a weak free-agent class, and the Mets have a ton of positions filled anyway. The smart play — and the play […]

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Mets Get Mugged In Philly 10-0, Wright Is On The Skids Again

An article by posted on August 23, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Get Mugged In Philly 10-0, Wright Is On The Skids Again

The Mets got clobbered by the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 tonight in what I would call was the ugliest loss of the season by far. They have now gone 5-16 in their last 21 games and are in their worst strecth since their 5-13 start to begin the season. They are in a deep funk and continue to slide deeper […]

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How The Pelfrey For Closer Conversation Went Down…

An article by posted on August 22, 2011 0 Comments
How The Pelfrey For Closer Conversation Went Down…

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Terry Collins and unidentified team officials asked Mike Pelfrey if he would consider being converted to a closer. “Would you be willing to be the closer next year?” Terry Collins asked the pitcher, according to someone who was briefed on, but did not witness or participate in, […]

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Move Capuano To The Bullpen And Promote Schwinden To The Rotation

An article by posted on August 22, 2011 0 Comments
Move Capuano To The Bullpen And Promote Schwinden To The Rotation

 Well, do you ever get the feeling that the story’s too damn real and in the present tense? Or that everybody’s on the stage, and it seems like you’re the only person sitting in the audience?  ~ Jethro Tull Saturday night’s 11-9 defeat was certainly not for the faint of heart, and while most of […]

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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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