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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Mets Pick Up 2013 Option On Terry Collins

An article by posted on September 27, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Pick Up 2013 Option On Terry Collins

The New York Mets have announced that Terry Collins’ option for the 2013 season had been picked up. “I’m very pleased with the job that Terry has done,” Alderson said. “Tremendous work ethic. Extremely knowledgeable. Great baseball man, but also knowledgeable about players in our system. Communicates well. Has just done a terrific job in […]

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Judge Dismisses All But Two Counts Against Wilpons

An article by posted on September 27, 2011 0 Comments
Judge Dismisses All But Two Counts Against Wilpons

A jolt of good news for the Mets today as a judge made a preliminary ruling in the Picard vs. Wilpon clawback lawsuit that essentially dismissed all but two counts against the Mets. The NY Post writes: U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff said Tuesday the lawsuit brought by Trustee Irving Picard can seek to recover up […]

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Hits and Misses: What Cappy Said, What Fred and Jeff Might Say

An article by posted on September 27, 2011 0 Comments
Hits and Misses: What Cappy Said, What Fred and Jeff Might Say

  Put A Cap On That Last Friday, Mets starter Chris Capuano had a very telling response to a question of whether he would re-sign with the Mets in the offseason. Let’s see if you can catch what I caught. “I love New York. I love living in New York, and I’ve had nothing but […]

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Razor Thin…

An article by posted on September 27, 2011 0 Comments
Razor Thin…

 THE NL BATTING RACE The National League batting race wages on as last night, Jose Reyes had three hits for the Mets to retake the lead over the Brewers’ Ryan Braun. With only two games left to the season, Reyes leads Braun by just 3 ten-thousandths of a percentage point. Now that’s close! Hitter and […]

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More On Pelfrey’s Awful Season

An article by posted on September 26, 2011 0 Comments
More On Pelfrey’s Awful Season

Updated 9/26 I thought some of the comments that came out of yesterday’s loss were worth sharing. Mike Pelfrey seemed far from distraught from what I could see and matter of factly said, “I wanted to finish strong and obviously this is the farthest thing from it. The year didn’t go the way I wanted. It’s […]

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Hits and Misses: Prince Fielder, CBP, AFL, Super Bowl Predictions

An article by posted on September 25, 2011 0 Comments
Hits and Misses: Prince Fielder, CBP, AFL, Super Bowl Predictions

The Prince of New York It’s amazing how often I see or hear Prince Fielder’s name pop up as a potential target for the Mets this offseason. I get the fascination of course, what’s not to like? But what bugs me is how willing everyone is to brush aside Ike Davis as if he’s a […]

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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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