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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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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Byrd Takes The Hit For Two Botched Plays In Mets Loss

An article by posted on August 5, 2013 0 Comments

After losing a pair of battles with the sun on Sunday, Marlon Byrd took the blame following the Mets’ 6-2 loss to the Royals. “You come to the park and never think you’re going to feel like you’re the reason you lose the game,” Byrd said. “But today, I put that on me.” Both of Byrd’s botched […]

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Collins Rips Into Wheeler After 6-2 Loss To Royals

An article by posted on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Rips Into Wheeler After 6-2 Loss To Royals

Zack Wheeler lasted just five innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 6-2 to win the three-game interleague series. Wheeler, now 4-2, lost for the first time in six starts. He gave up four runs — three earned — and issued five walks in his ninth start of the season. The […]

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Bullpen Woes: Parnell Still Unavailable, Aardsma Has 5.06 ERA Since July 8

An article by posted on August 4, 2013 0 Comments
Bullpen Woes: Parnell Still Unavailable, Aardsma Has 5.06 ERA Since July 8

After last night’s 4-3 loss to the Royals, Terry Collins told reporters that Bobby Parnell has been prescribed muscle relaxers for his sore neck and that he would still be unavailable for Sunday’s game. His status remains unclear. David Aardsma, who is the acting closer for now, has a blown save and a loss in […]

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D’Arnaud Blasts Two-Run Homer In B-Mets Win

An article by posted on August 4, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Blasts Two-Run Homer In B-Mets Win

Travis d’Arnaud hit his first home run since the first week of April tonight as the Binghamton Mets beat the Harrisburg Senators 3-2. The two-run homer was one of two hits for d’Arnaud who is now batting .286 (10-for-35) between Rookie League and Double-A since returning from a broken foot that saw him miss three […]

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