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.

rss feed Facebook Twitter Author's Website

Joe D's Latest Posts

A Quick Thought About Ike Davis

An article by posted on September 16, 2012 0 Comments
A Quick Thought About Ike Davis

Just a quick thought on something Adma Rubin just tweeted about Ike Davis: If you look at David Wright’s OPS which is a team leading .895 and also top ten in the NL, you would think he’d be infinitely ahead of Ike Davis in the RBI department considering Davis has just a .754 OPS. That’s […]

Continue Reading »

Wally Backman Talks About Matt Harvey, Says He’s Never Seen Him Pitch Like This Before

An article by posted on September 15, 2012 0 Comments
Wally Backman Talks About Matt Harvey, Says He’s Never Seen Him Pitch Like This Before

Here’s a clip from SNY of Kevin Burkhardt interviewing Wally Backman who is now part of the Mets coaching staff since the minor league season ended. The subject is Mets rookie Matt Harvey who Backman says he’s never seen him pitch like this when he was at Triple-A Buffalo, and he wonders if Harvey was […]

Continue Reading »

Mejia To Make His 2012 Debut In Mets Rotation Tonight

An article by posted on September 15, 2012 0 Comments
Mejia To Make His 2012 Debut In Mets Rotation Tonight

It will be two years to the day since the last time Jenrry Mejia started a game for the New York Mets back on September 15, 2010. In that game, his third of that season after working mostly in relief, Mejia was removed in the middle of an at-bat in the third inning with a […]

Continue Reading »

Alderson Would Gladly Rip Up Dickey’s $5MM Option In Favor Of Bigger Deal?

An article by posted on September 14, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Would Gladly Rip Up Dickey’s $5MM Option In Favor Of Bigger Deal?

Mets beat reporter Anthony DiComo answered some fans’ questions in his latest mailbag feature at Mets.com. The following question regarding R.A. Dickey’s future this offseason was one of many nice exchanges. What are the chances the Mets sign R.A. Dickey to a longer deal in the offseason, despite the young arms coming up through the […]

Continue Reading »

If Citi Field Is The Morgue, Is Sandy Alderson The Funeral Home Director?

An article by posted on September 14, 2012 0 Comments
If Citi Field Is The Morgue, Is Sandy Alderson The Funeral Home Director?

CBS New York has some quotes form Nationals manager Davey Johnson who appeared on ESPN Radio and said the following about Citi Field: “Citi Field is like a morgue.” “I remember when I was here we had 50,000 packed in Shea.” After all these years I still love Davey because he’s always in your face and […]

Continue Reading »

Angel Pagan Has A Higher WAR Than All Of The Mets Outfielders Combined In 2012

An article by posted on September 14, 2012 0 Comments
Angel Pagan Has A Higher WAR Than All Of The Mets Outfielders Combined In 2012

Could any of you have ever imagined this? Me doing a post gathering data from Fangraphs and even using WAR to illustrate the point of this post? Who says you can’t teach an old dog a new trick… Anyway, I’m still trying to wrap my brain around all these wholesale changes that are apparently coming […]

Continue Reading »

And The Mystery Met Is…

An article by posted on September 14, 2012 0 Comments
And The Mystery Met Is…

WHO AM I? CAN YOU NAME THIS METS PLAYER? You get one hint… He once led the Majors in Strikeouts per Nine Innings (K/9) as a Met when he was 22 years old. IT’S SID FERNANDEZ!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHN DORN! John was one of three fans who answered correctly out of 46 different entries! John […]

Continue Reading »

Thole, Davis, Murphy and Parnell All Eligible For Raises Via Arbitration

An article by posted on September 13, 2012 0 Comments
Thole, Davis, Murphy and Parnell All Eligible For Raises Via Arbitration

Last week, I speculated that Josh Thole, Bobby Parnell, Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy might each be eligible for arbitration after this season. ESPN and the Daily News are confirming that is in fact the case now, which adds a little bit more thrust to my argument below. Originally Posted on September 6 at 4:00 PM. […]

Continue Reading »

LHP Steve Matz and ESPN’s Mark Simon On Metsmerized Radio At 6 PM!

An article by posted on September 13, 2012 0 Comments
LHP Steve Matz and ESPN’s Mark Simon On Metsmerized Radio At 6 PM!

Hi Mets fans! We have a very special show in store for you tonight at 6:00 PM as we bring you an Extended Edition of Metsmerized Radio. Join our host Matt Falkenbury of the Daily Stache as he welcomes not just one special guest, but two of them in what’s bound to be our best show […]

Continue Reading »

R.A. Dickey Wins 2012 Branch Rickey Award

An article by posted on September 13, 2012 0 Comments
R.A. Dickey Wins 2012 Branch Rickey Award

R.A. Dickey, star pitcher of the New York Mets, has been named the winner of the 2012 Branch Rickey Award, presented by AMG National Trust Bank. Jim Wilkins, founder of the award, made the announcement today during a press conference at the Denver Athletic Club. Dickey, currently one of the best pitchers in Major League […]

Continue Reading »