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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Are The Patients Running The Asylum? Where Is The Accountability?

An article by posted on August 7, 2013 0 Comments
Are The Patients Running The Asylum? Where Is The Accountability?

Now that we’ve had a few days to reflect on the injury to David Wright that could have him missing as long as five weeks according to Terry Collins, I’d love to know what some of you think about the way things went down. Going all the way back to the series in Washington on […]

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Juan Lagares: The Future Is Here

An article by posted on August 7, 2013 0 Comments
Juan Lagares: The Future Is Here

Considering how many years I have been extolling the virtues of Juan Lagares, I found it almost embarrassing this morning when I discovered that I never designed a custom graphic for him in all this time. Can you ever forgive me Don Juan? This talented prospect whose combination of power, speed and defense has seduced […]

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Bobby Parnell May Need Surgery, Time For Mets To Bring Up Jeff Walters

An article by posted on August 6, 2013 0 Comments
Bobby Parnell May Need Surgery, Time For Mets To Bring Up Jeff Walters

Bobby Parnell has officially been placed on the disabled list with a herniated disk in his neck. Sandy Alderson suggested surgery ultimately may be required, according to Adam Rubin. “He had a series of injections last week. He had an epidural yesterday. And so right now we’re simply evaluating how he responds to those two treatments,” Alderson […]

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Congratulations To Wilmer Flores On His MLB Debut!

An article by posted on August 6, 2013 0 Comments
Congratulations To Wilmer Flores On His MLB Debut!

Of course, you must have known I’d have a Custom MMO GFX ready to go for this occasion… In case you missed the big news, the New York Mets have promoted Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas. The timing couldn’t be more perfect for the Mets and even Flores who celebrates his 22nd birthday today. […]

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Rare Ink Introduces Stunning Mets Art Collection

An article by posted on August 6, 2013 0 Comments
Rare Ink Introduces Stunning Mets Art Collection

RARE INK INTRODUCES NEW MLB MODERN ART COLLECTION RareInk today announced a new licensing agreement with Major League Baseball Properties and the Major League Baseball Players Association to offer fans a collection of cutting-edge, limited-edition artwork featuring MLB players past and present, historical moments and ballparks. Available on RareInk.com, the collection features over 500 pieces of original […]

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With Wilmer Flores Now A Met, Is Justin Turner Out?

An article by posted on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
With Wilmer Flores Now A Met, Is Justin Turner Out?

Now that Wilmer Flores has finally been promoted to the Mets, the big question now becomes who’s the odd man out? Gun to my head, I’d have to say Justin Turner is the man on the bubble… Yeah, yeah, yeah I know he’s gritty, he’s fun to watch, he’s got red hair, and sometimes he […]

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Official Statements From Valdespin and Puello On Accepting Their 50 Game Bans

An article by posted on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
Official Statements From Valdespin and Puello On Accepting Their 50 Game Bans

Both suspended Mets players issued statements a short while ago: Cesar Puello: Today, I was notified by the Commissioner of Major League Baseball that I have been suspended for 50 games for violation of the Joint Drug Agreement. Out of respect for the Mets’ organization, my teammates, and my family, I have decided to accept […]

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Statement From Bud Selig On Biogenesis Investigation And Punishment

An article by posted on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
Statement From Bud Selig On Biogenesis Investigation And Punishment

Here is the official statement by Bud Selig on this afternoon’s announcement from MLB regarding the conclusion of their Biogenesis investigation. “Major League Baseball has worked diligently with the Players Association for more than a decade to make our Joint Drug Program the best in all of professional sports.  I am proud of the comprehensive […]

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D’Arnaud Calls Syndergaard’s Fastball “Absolutely Electric”, Curveball “Pretty Devastating”

An article by posted on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Calls Syndergaard’s Fastball “Absolutely Electric”, Curveball “Pretty Devastating”

Travis d’Arnaud was blown away after catching five scoreless innings from Noah Syndergaard during Sunday’s 6-0 win for Binghamton. “What can I say about an outing like that?” said d’Arnaud, who is coming back from a broken foot suffered in April. “He had an absolutely electric fastball, his curveball was pretty devastating and his changeup […]

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Shawn Teufel Promoted To St. Lucie As Tim Byrdak Moves Onto Vegas

An article by posted on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
Shawn Teufel Promoted To St. Lucie As Tim Byrdak Moves Onto Vegas

Shawn Teufel, the son of Mets third base coach  Tim Teufel, is reported via Twitter that he has been promoted from the Brooklyn Cyclones to the St. Lucie Mets in High-A. It will be his fourth different Mets affiliate he’s played for this season. According to Matt Musico of MetsMinors.net, Teufel has split 30 appearances […]

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