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.

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Allan Dykstra Is Quietly Having One Of The Best Seasons In The Mets System

An article by posted on July 23, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: Allan Dykstra Is Quietly Having One Of The Best Seasons In The Mets System

Yesterday, Allan Dykstra of the B-Mets was nice enough to grant me a  phone interview, and we discussed a variety of different topics regarding him, his team, the organization and even a couple of his teammates. Dykstra, now 26, is having one of the best seasons in the entire Mets organization batting .309 with 22 doubles, […]

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Thought’s On Gee’s Wasted Performance, And Parnell’s Blown Save

An article by posted on July 23, 2013 0 Comments
Thought’s On Gee’s Wasted Performance, And Parnell’s Blown Save

Last night’s loss to the Braves sucked big time… This much is true… But what bugged me the most was how it wiped out a brilliant performance by Dillon Gee who continues to dominate after injuries saw him start the season off in some pretty dire straits. The Mets wasted Gee’s seven shutout innings and […]

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Ryan Braun Negotiated Suspension With MLB Down To 65-Games

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Ryan Braun Negotiated Suspension With MLB Down To 65-Games

CHEATER, LIAR, SUSPENDED, JUSTICE! Updated By Clayton Collier: The 65-game ban of Ryan Braun was negotiated by him, MLBPA and MLB. Major League Baseball was looking for a suspension beyond 2013, says ESPN’s T.J. Quinn, however Braun was able to get it reduced to the remainder of the current season. Sources tell OTL MLB confronted […]

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Rangers Land Matt Garza From Cubs For Four Prospects

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Rangers Land Matt Garza From Cubs For Four Prospects

Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza was traded Monday to the Texas Rangers for four prospects, the team confirmed. The Cubs and Rangers finally worked out the details of a trade that will send third baseman Mike Olt and right-handed pitchers C.J. Edwards and Justin Grimm, plus a player to be named, to the Cubs in […]

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Alderson Doesn’t Expect To Fill Significant Needs At Deadline

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Doesn’t Expect To Fill Significant Needs At Deadline

Echoing what he told us last week, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said today that there is no movement on the trade front as of yet. He does not expect to fill any significant needs before the deadline. Last week, Alderson said not to expect any sweeping changes before the deadline. This shows a measured approach by […]

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D’Arnaud Cleared To Play In Games

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Cleared To Play In Games

Travis d’Arnaud met with team doctors in New York today and was cleared to play in minor league games beginning this week, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. D’Arnaud will run the bases on Tuesday and Wednesday, then play in his first game since early April on Thursday. If all goes good and and […]

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Lagares Named NL Player of the Week, Will Ride Pine As His Reward

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Lagares Named NL Player of the Week, Will Ride Pine As His Reward

And right on cue, Mets OF Juan Lagares has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending July 21. Congratulations, Juan… Now go grab some pine… Damn you, Terry… Original Post 10:00 AM Lagares now batting .398 over his last 11 games with 9 RBIs. More playing time agrees with him. […]

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Turner Activated, Burke Optioned To Triple-A, Germen Stays On

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Turner Activated, Burke Optioned To Triple-A, Germen Stays On

As expected, Greg Burke was optioned to Triple-A to make room for Justin Turner who was activated from the DL. Original Post 9:00 AM With the Mets all but set to activate Justin Turner from the disabled list today before they begin their series with the Atlanta Braves, many believed that reliever Gonzalez Germen would […]

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Here Is The Math On Byrd…

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Here Is The Math On Byrd…

Yesterday, during the game, I tweeted the following after Marlon Byrd launched his 17th home run of the season: Marlon Byrd > Michael Bourn X 2 Marlon Byrd > Justin Upton + BJ Upton Marlon Byrd > Scott Hairston X 10 Marlon Byrd just freaking rocks! — Mets Merized Online (@MetsMerized) July 21, 2013 Anybody disagree with me? […]

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Meet The Best Catching Prospect That Nobody Talks About

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Meet The Best Catching Prospect That Nobody Talks About

Last week, when I saw those words in my title leading off a paragraph about Kevin Plawecki, the first thing that came to my mind was that the author was obviously frequenting too many of the the wrong sites. Had he come to Metsmerized for the dope on Plawecki, he may have been talking about […]

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