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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Scout Says No Way Flores Can Play Any Position But First Base

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
Scout Says No Way Flores Can Play Any Position But First Base

As the Mets wait through a second rain delay and the score tied at 5-5 against the Braves, Ike Davis looked worse than ever tonight at Citi Field. The slumping first baseman is 0-4 with four strikeouts as they wait for the rain to stop. This has become unbearable. Meanwhile, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York […]

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Mets Will Need To Overpay To Attract Quality Players, But Will They?

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Will Need To Overpay To Attract Quality Players, But Will They?

In response to a question by Matt Cerrone, Buster Olney of ESPN said the Mets are going to have to start spending and even overpaying if they ever want to be in a position to compete. I think we can look at what the Seattle Mariners are going through, because I think they’re the closest comparison to […]

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Lutz Is The Easy Choice To Replace Davis, But Satin Is The Right Choice

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
Lutz Is The Easy Choice To Replace Davis, But Satin Is The Right Choice

With Ike Davis all, but assured of a trip to Triple-A Las Vegas, the easy part is done. The difficult part will deciding on how to replace him, in body only, at first base. On the current roster, we already discussed some of the options available and they range from moving Lucas Duda from left field to first […]

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If Zack Wheeler Is In, Then Who’s Out?

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
If Zack Wheeler Is In, Then Who’s Out?

“Hefner is the Anti-Harvey.” I caught that in Adam Rubin’s Morning Briefing today on ESPN New York. I guess if you go by their won-loss records you could certainly make that claim, but it’s not that simple. With all the latest reports now confirming what we’ve all been waiting for since Carlos Beltran was shipped off almost […]

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Plawecki Nearing A Promotion From Savannah

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
Plawecki Nearing A Promotion From Savannah

Teddy Cahill of MiLB.com had an article this afternoon on catching prospect and 2012 first rounder Kevin Plawecki. As those of you who read here know, Plawecki has been raking in Single-A Savannah and may be close to a promotion to FSL and quite possible even to Double-A Binghamton given how advanced and polished he is. The former Purdue Boilermaker […]

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Mets Are Ten Games Below .500 – It’s Starting To Feel Like 1978

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are Ten Games Below .500 – It’s Starting To Feel Like 1978

Last season, with an Ike Davis that was as woeful as he is now, the New York Mets were still eight games above .500 on June 8. Here it is, three weeks into May, and the Mets are already ten games below .500. That 2012 team lost 88 games, how many will this year’s version lose? […]

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So Where Are All Those Moneyball Players?

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
So Where Are All Those Moneyball Players?

Adam Rubin hits on the one question many Met fans are now asking themselves after three seasons under Sandy Alderson. In a post to ESPN New York, Adam writes: Forget Ike Davis’ struggles for a second. Forget even the payroll constraints, which is asking a lot to look past. Here’s one question that rarely gets asked: […]

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Mets Need More Time To Get Better Understanding Of Ike Davis?

An article by posted on May 22, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Need More Time To Get Better Understanding Of Ike Davis?

Updated Post 7:40 PM Straight from the files of Believe It Or Not, Mike Puma of the New York Post reported via Twitter that Ike Davis is unlikely to be demoted before the end of the weekend. “Was told Ike is on double, secret probation, but likely still be a Met on Friday. Mets will use weekend to […]

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MLB Denies Mets Appeal On Harvey Run

An article by posted on May 22, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Denies Mets Appeal On Harvey Run

Update By Clayton Collier on 5/22 at 12:20 PM Major League Baseball has declined the Mets appeal to change an earned run charged to phenom Matt Harvey on Friday at Wrigley Field reports Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. The move would have lowered the 24-year old’s ERA from 1.55 to 1.41. However, it will remain the former […]

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Sandy Disappointed With Some Of His Moves And The Team’s Performance

An article by posted on May 22, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Disappointed With Some Of His Moves And The Team’s Performance

During the third inning of Tuesday night’s Mets broadcast, general manager Sandy Alderson joined Gary Cohen and Ron Darling in the booth. Alderson is disappointed with the team’s performance this season, particularly with some of the players he acquired for this transition year who did not perform to his expectation. He no doubt was referring […]

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