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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MLB To Expand Playoff System And Create Two 15-Team Leagues

An article by posted on September 24, 2011 0 Comments

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Major League Baseball and the Players Association have all but agreed upon adding two wild-card teams and holding one-game playoffs in each league to determine which of the wild cards advances. The playoff teams could be added as soon as 2012 but no later than 2013. […]

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(Updated) A Breakdown Of The Moneyball Mets?

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments
(Updated) A Breakdown Of The Moneyball Mets?

Here is a break down of David Lennon’s “Moneyball Mets” and where each player with 20 or more at-bats ranks in On-Base Percentage (OBP). I also included the team and league average. UPDATED: I added a chart that shows Left on Base, and RISP Left on Base…. UPDATED: Runs and RBI’s per game…

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Thoughts On Rushing Pitching Prospects and Rule 5

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

One of our readers emailed me this post on MetsBlog a few minutes ago and asked me what my thoughts were on potentially adding Jeurys Familia, Zack Wheeler, Jenrry Mejia or Matt Harvey to the Mets 40-man roster. Michael Baron wrote: On Tuesday, Sandy Alderson said he might have to add some players from the […]

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Pair Of Mets Rookies With 50 RBI’s

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments
Pair Of Mets Rookies With 50 RBI’s

Last night, second baseman Justin Turner drew a bases-loaded walk in the Mets’ 8-6 win over the Cardinals, giving him 50 RBIs for the season. He joined right fielder Lucas Duda who had already driven in 50 runs this season. The last time the Mets had two rookies drive in 50 or more runs in the same […]

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Wayne Krivsky and Bryan Lambe Are Out

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, former Minaya deputies Wayne Krivsky and Bryan Lambe are out and will not be retained by the New York Mets when their contracts expire at the end of October. Krivsky is the former general manager of the Cincinnati Reds and was influential in bringing rookie infielder Justin Turner to the Mets as a […]

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Justin Turner Is A Money (Clutch) Player

An article by posted on September 22, 2011 0 Comments

In tonight’s dramatic 8-6 comeback win for the Mets over the Cardinals, pinch hitter Justin Turner worked out a 10-pitch bases loaded walk to drive in the first run of the Mets’ six-run ninth inning. SNY analyst Bobby Ojeda had this to say immediately following the game: “Justin Turner is a money player. When the game is on […]

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Summary Of Potential Changes To Citi Field

An article by posted on September 22, 2011 0 Comments
Summary Of Potential Changes To Citi Field

MetsBlog summarizes the potential changes Sandy Alderson discussed before yesterday’s game: David Wright seemed absolutely relieved to know that changes were on the way: “It’s nice to have a front office that recognizes the situation and tries to correct it. The most you can ask for is just to be in a ballpark that is fair, […]

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Collins Growing Frustrated With Beato

An article by posted on September 22, 2011 0 Comments

Pedro Beato continued his poor second half last night, when he served up a game-winning three-run homer to David Freese in the Mets 6-5 loss to the Cardinals. The loss ensures a third straight losing season for the Mets. Beato had not pitched in six days and has appeared fatigued for most of the second half of the […]

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Rapid Rant: Wow, I Must Have Missed This…

An article by posted on September 21, 2011 0 Comments
Rapid Rant: Wow, I Must Have Missed This…

Michael Baron of MetsBlog just posted the following: During last night’s broadcast, Sandy Alderson said he expects to go into Spring Training with a similar rotation to what is in place now, citing the need for growth among pitchers such as Mike Pelfrey and Jon Niese. However, he also spoke about the importance of knowing who the closer […]

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Alderson Not Sold On Mets Internal Options For Closer

An article by posted on September 20, 2011 0 Comments

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Mets GM is not thrilled with his internal candidates for the the 2012 closer role and when asked specifically if he envisioned the next Mets closer coming from within the organization he said, ”I’m not convinced of that. Nor can I believe anybody else is convinced of that.” […]

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