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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Positional OPS Rankings Reveal A Poorly Conceived Roster

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
Positional OPS Rankings Reveal A Poorly Conceived Roster

With more than a quarter of the season now in the books, here is where the Mets rank in one of the metrics that the front office often cites as one of the measures of production they look at. MLB On-Base Plus Slugging Catcher:   .620 OPS – 25th First Base:  .695 OPS – 24th Second […]

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A Look At Shortstop, Shortcomings, and Shortfalls

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
A Look At Shortstop, Shortcomings, and Shortfalls

Anthony Rieber of Newsday, checked in with Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins to determine what the plan at shortstop is these days in the wake of Stephen Drew agreeing to return to the Red Sox. Here’s what they are doing: rotating two guys at the spot, possibly for the rest of the season. And who plays won’t […]

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Lagares To Return Tomorrow, Won’t Go On Bereavement List

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Lagares To Return Tomorrow, Won’t Go On Bereavement List

May 20 Sandy Alderson told reporters at Citi Field that Juan Lagares is expected back from the DR on Wednesday and that he will not be placed on the bereavement list. Lagares traveled to the Dominican Republic late Sunday night, while mourning the death of a family member, team officials told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The […]

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Gee To Throw Off Mound Wednesday, Wants To Pitch One Rehab Game

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Gee To Throw Off Mound Wednesday, Wants To Pitch One Rehab Game

May 20 According to several beat writers at Citi Field, Dillon Gee is expected to miss three starts total, and not two as was initially expected. The Mets righty will throw for the first time on flat ground tomorrow and he told reporters that he would like to pitch in one rehab game before being […]

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Red Sox Agree To One-Year Deal With Stephen Drew

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Red Sox Agree To One-Year Deal With Stephen Drew

The Red Sox have reached an agreement with Stephen Drew, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweets that Drew is getting the pro-rated version of the qualifying offer of $14.1 million on a one-year deal. That comes to roughly $10 million for the rest of the season. MLB Trade Rumors points out that because Drew […]

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Stop Panicking and Continue To Trust A Time-Tested Process

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Stop Panicking and Continue To Trust A Time-Tested Process

May 20 Looks like more and more people are hitting the panic button on Zack Wheeler. What started out as a suggestion by SNY’s Jim Duquette on Sunday to send Wheeler back to the minors, has now grown to full-on panic mode in the Mets Twitterverse and Blogosphere. One beat writer, Jared Diamond of the […]

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Harvey Hoping To Return In August And Make 5-7 Starts

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Harvey Hoping To Return In August And Make 5-7 Starts

May 20 Matt Harvey told Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated that he intends to pitch this season and make 5-7 starts. “Of course, I won’t do it unless I’m cleared to do it,” he said, “but I want to pitch before the year ends. I want to make five, six, seven starts this year. I asked […]

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Mets Were Concerned Montero Was Tipping His Pitches

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Were Concerned Montero Was Tipping His Pitches

Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen told Mike Puma of the New York Post that they are concerned that Rafael Montero was tipping his pitches during his major league debut last week against the New York Yankees. Montero, 23, pitched a quality start, allowing three runs over six innings against the Bombers, but the Mets believe he […]

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Are The Mets Headed For A Sixth Straight Losing Season?

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Are The Mets Headed For A Sixth Straight Losing Season?

Bob Klapisch of The Record takes a look at some of the issues, realized or not, that are negatively impacting the Mets offense or lack of it. He raises the age old issue of shortening the dimensions of Citi Field, which currently ranks 13th in the National League in home run park-factor. He also points out […]

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Mets Save Money By Having Flores On Bench Over Quintanilla

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Save Money By Having Flores On Bench Over Quintanilla

According to Mike Puma of the Post, the New York Mets did not have to pay Omar Quintanilla the rest of his $800,000 contract because they designated the shortstop for assignment before a deadline set in his contract. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York disputes that Quintanilla was demoted ahead of a specific deadline as a money saver, as Kyle Farnsworth […]

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