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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Rockies Place Waiver Claim On Wright

An article by posted on August 24, 2011 0 Comments

According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Colorado Rockies were one of many teams that put a waiver claim on Mets’ third baseman David Wright. It’s unclear who was awarded the claim, but the Mets have made it known that they aren’t trading Wright. Teams do this all the time, and while the Mets […]

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Mets 2011 Legacy: Less Than Zero?

An article by posted on August 24, 2011 0 Comments
Mets 2011 Legacy: Less Than Zero?

After another humiliating loss last night at the hands of the Philthies, I can’t help but wonder what exactly to make out of this season for the Mets. The Debbie Downers who said all along that the Mets were not even a .500 team, are gloating right now. But it didn’t happen until we traded the top slugger in our lineup […]

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Niese and Hairston Are Heading To DL With Rib Injuries

An article by posted on August 24, 2011 0 Comments

More bad news for the Mets out of Philadelphia tonight. As if losing 9-4 to the Phillies wasn’t bad enough, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, is reporting that both left-hander Jon Niese and outfielder Scott Hairston are heading to the disabled list with rib cage injuries. Niese re-injured a muscle on his right side while delivering a pitch […]

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My Interview With Mets 2011 Draft Pick, Bradley Marquez

An article by posted on August 23, 2011 0 Comments
My Interview With Mets 2011 Draft Pick, Bradley Marquez

Last week, less than 24 hours before the signing deadline, the Mets and SS/OF Bradley Marquez officially came to an agreement on a contract with the New York Mets. In June, the standout dual-sport athlete was selected in the 16th round of the MLBaseball First-Year Player Draft. On Sunday, I had a chance to speak to Bradley […]

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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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