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 Considered Sending Niese To Bullpen

An article by posted on April 25, 2011 0 Comments

According to the NY Post, Mets officials had been privately discussing using Niese out of the pen because they were concerned Niese was dismissing his changeup (he had thrown just nine in four starts), which reduced him to more of a reliever-like repertoire of fastball and curve. The Post says that this illustrates how dedicated this […]

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What Could Braun and Tulo Extensions Mean For Wright?

An article by posted on April 24, 2011 0 Comments

As most of you know, I’m not a long drawn out post type of guy, but I wanted to toss this out there for a healthy debate. On Thursday, Ryan Braun signed a five-year contract extension with the Milwaukee Brewers worth $105 million. According to Ken Rosenthal, here’s how that contract breaks down. Braun received […]

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Paulino and Pagan Both Suffering From Oblique Strains

An article by posted on April 23, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, the Mets announced that Angel Pagan has been placed on the disabled due to a pulled muscle in his left side. It turns out to be a similar intercostal strain that landed outfielder Jason Bay on the DL. Pagan was hurt on a swing Thursday night. He originally told the Mets the pain was a “4″ […]

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Brad Emaus Traded To The Rockies

An article by posted on April 22, 2011 0 Comments

Just a day after the New York Mets returned former Rule 5 pick back to the Toronto Blue Jays after clearing waivers, the Jays dealt Brad Emaus to the Colorado Rockies. In exchange the Blue Jays will receive pitcher Chris Malone and a player to be named later or cash. Original Post 4/19 According to […]

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The Suckitude Is Widespread, Only One Can Save Us Now

An article by posted on April 21, 2011 0 Comments

This stat comes courtesy of the Daily News today. According to Runs Saved, a defensive metric invented by John Dewan of Acta Sports that attempts to measure a team’s defense, the Mets are currently the worst defensive team in baseball. The Mets have a minus-26 runs saved, way in front of the second-worst defensive team, […]

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Video: Mark Cohoon Fans 11 Batters

An article by posted on April 21, 2011 0 Comments

Last night, left-hander Mark Cohoon recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts and allowed two unearned runs on five hits over seven innings as the Binghamton Mets defeated the Portland Sea Dogs, 5-2. “I had good control tonight,” Cohoon said. “I was able to command my fastball in to hitters and keep them honest at the plate. […]

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A Few More Names For The Chopping Block

An article by posted on April 20, 2011 0 Comments
A Few More Names For The Chopping Block

It’s official… We are now the worst team in baseball and no team has more losses than the Mets. Ugh… I guess that the only good thing you could say about sucking this bad, is that there’s nowhere else to go but up… One would hope… A few things… What’s with some of the outrage […]

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Are The Mets A 100 Loss Team?

An article by posted on April 20, 2011 0 Comments

After tonight’s loss to the Astros, the New York Mets are now 1-8 at home in Citi Field. It is their worst home start in franchise history, surpassing the Original Mets who went 1-7 at the Polo Grounds during their 1962 expansion season before winning their next home game. With their overall record now at 5-13, it is thier […]

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Parnell To The DL, Izzy To Setup, Bay Back Tomorrow

An article by posted on April 20, 2011 0 Comments

Some quick items of note from Mets manager Terry Collins who spoke to beat reporters just a short while ago… The Mets have placed reliever Bobby Parnell on the 15 day disabled list with numbness in his finger. He is expected to undergo further tests tomorrow including an MRI to try and see if he has […]

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One Thing Is Clear; Terry Collins Is No Jerry Manuel

An article by posted on April 20, 2011 0 Comments
One Thing Is Clear; Terry Collins Is No Jerry Manuel

Were any of you wondering what transpired the other day in Atlanta, when Daniel Murphy tried to steal third base and was out by a mile? You may remember an enraged (or was it embarrassed) Terry Collins taking Murphy into the back of the dugout as soon as trotted off the field with his head down. […]

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