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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R.A. Dickey: Nobody Could Have Predicted This

An article by posted on August 5, 2010 0 Comments

While taking a look at Mike Pelfrey’s overall 2010 stats this morning, I came across some interesting data as I compared him to the other starters in the Mets rotation. I compiled the following chart on Baseball Reference, so that you could see who fits where in several different pitching categories among the Mets’ top four starters. Pos […]

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Mets Prospects: Looking At 2011 And Beyond

An article by posted on August 5, 2010 0 Comments

Today is as good a time as any to start checking out which players down on the farm, may or may not be ready to help the Mets in 2011 and beyond. There’s no better way to do that, then by checking in with one of the best in the business, John Sickels, of MinorLeagueBall.com. […]

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Slip Sliding Away…

An article by posted on August 5, 2010 0 Comments

In 24 hours the Mets went from one of their best wins of the year, to one of their worst wins of the year. Last night’s loss was a comedy of errors alright, but for most Mets fans it was just another agonizing and embarrassing loss. How many times have we seen this team crack under […]

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David Wright: We Didn’t Do Anything Right

An article by posted on August 5, 2010 0 Comments

“It’s disappointing in how we played,” third baseman David Wright said. “We didn’t really do anything right tonight, and that’s troublesome because it was a big game for us, the ability to take two out of three from the first-place team.” The loss really set the Mets back last night, and they now find themselves […]

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Is Big Pelf A Big Game Pitcher?

An article by posted on August 4, 2010 0 Comments

Tonight’s a big game for the Mets as they try to do something they haven’t done in a nearly a year; win a road series against a division rival. A win would also give the Mets some momentum as they head into a weekend series with the Phillies who they are hoping to leapfrog in […]

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We Should Promote Misch And Send Down Valdes

An article by posted on August 4, 2010 0 Comments

 About a week and a half ago, I pleaded my case for calling up starting pitcher Pat Misch, inserting him into the rotation, and sliding Hisanori Takahashi back into the bullpen. Since then, Misch has made two starts and allowed just one run in 15 innings pitched, striking out 15 more batters and walking none. His record […]

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Trading Beltran Is Not An Option, I’ll Tell You Why

An article by posted on August 4, 2010 0 Comments

As Carlos Beltran continues to shake off the rust of a 2 1/2 month stint on the disabled list, the natives are getting restless. Mets fans, who are a very impatient group to begin with, are getting very antsy and desperation is starting to set in. Many of us including myself, expected the gifted center fielder to burst […]

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How Good Is Ike Davis, And Is He Really A Core Player?

An article by posted on August 3, 2010 0 Comments

I got an interesting email from one of our readers, Des, yesterday. It contained  a small analysis she did in which she compares Ike Davis to Daniel Murphy. First let me share what she wrote me, and then I have some analysis of my own along with my conclusions. Earlier in July I did an […]

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Heyman Cites Beltran As A Met Who Could Hit Waiver Wires

An article by posted on August 2, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com, named 31 players he believes could end up hitting the waiver wires and potentially get dealt before the August 31st waiver deadline. Carlos Beltran was just one of four Mets players he listed: Ollie Perez, Mets SP. The Mets offered him around but there were no takers. They’d like him to go to […]

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Oliver Perez Is Our Recurring Nightmare

An article by posted on August 2, 2010 0 Comments

Let me start by saying that I’m not hanging yesterday’s loss on Oliver Perez. The game was lost and completely out of hand long before he took the hill in the eighth inning. In fact that’s why he came into the game… The only time we see Ollie now, is when a win becomes as […]

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