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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Yankees Land Alfonso Soriano From Cubs

An article by posted on July 26, 2013 0 Comments
Yankees Land Alfonso Soriano From Cubs

According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, Major League Baseball has just approved the trade of Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs to Yankees. Bowden said that Soriano officially waived his no-trade rights and the trade is now official. The Cubs will pay roughly $17.7 million of the approximately $24.5 million left on Soriano‘s contract, and that they are considering […]

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Happy Anniversary To Matt Harvey Who Debuted One Year Ago Today

An article by posted on July 26, 2013 0 Comments
Happy Anniversary To Matt Harvey Who Debuted One Year Ago Today

Matt Harvey made his major league debut one year ago today on July 26, 2012 at Arizona. (Pictured above) Since his debut, he holds the following ranks in the majors: fifth-most strikeouts (227); third-best ERA (2.38); second-best WHIP (0.97); the second-lowest H/9 (6.23) and baserunners/9 (8.94). Harvey has appeared in 30 games (all starts) and has the lowest ERA (2.38) […]

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Mets Pound Out 14 Hits In 7-4 Thumping Over The Braves

An article by posted on July 25, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Pound Out 14 Hits In 7-4 Thumping Over The Braves

The Mets pounded Braves pitching for 14 hits en route to a 7-4 victory this afternoon at Citi Field to gain a split of their four game series with Atlanta. Daniel Murphy and Marlon Byrd led the hit parade with three hits a piece including the 26th double of the season for Murphy who looks […]

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(Updated) Satin Deserves A Major League Opportunity

An article by posted on July 25, 2013 0 Comments
(Updated) Satin Deserves A Major League Opportunity

Updated 12:40 PM: Keith Law wrote me saying: Your writer says: “Keith Law must be a terrible assistant GM and front office person, and that’s why no major league team has hired him since he got shit-canned in Toronto.” You can call me whatever names you like, but I was not “shit-canned” or fired by […]

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Two Mets Minor Leaguers To Keep An Eye On

An article by posted on July 25, 2013 0 Comments

Allan Dykstra, Logan Verrett and Jeff Walters have the B-Mets on top of the EL standings. Keep an eye on Dario Alvarez, the former Phillies prospect who missed time with injuries, was released, and then picked up by the Mets in January after a nice stint for Venezuela in Winter Ball. Last night, Alvarez showed […]

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Braves Crush The Mets 8-2, But May Have Lost Hudson For Season

An article by posted on July 24, 2013 0 Comments
Braves Crush The Mets 8-2, But May Have Lost Hudson For Season

About the only good thing about tonight’s Mets game against the Braves were the spiffy bright orange jerseys. Atlanta beat the Mets by the score of 8-2 in front of a sparse crowd at Citi Field. Jeremy Hefner was manhandled as the Braves teed off on him for three home runs and chased him from […]

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Meet The New Ike Davis; Bunter Extraordinaire

An article by posted on July 24, 2013 0 Comments
Meet The New Ike Davis; Bunter Extraordinaire

Just look at that perfect form and that brilliant execution as Ike Davis lays down a bunt invoking memories of Jackie Robinson, Lou Brock and Ozzie Smith. Such form, such presence, and of course that game-breaking speed…. ZZZZRRRRPPPP….. Yeah, whatever, Davis drove in the run that put the Mets ahead for good last night with […]

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Torres Solid Again As Mets Bounce Back With 4-1 Win Over Braves

An article by posted on July 23, 2013 0 Comments
Torres Solid Again As Mets Bounce Back With 4-1 Win Over Braves

The New York Mets came back from a heartbreaking loss on Monday to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 and even up the series at a game apiece tonight at Citi Field. Carlos Torres was impressive again in his second start for the Mets. After being greeted by a home run from Andrelton Simmons to leadoff […]

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Some Additional Insight On Why Mets Decided On Mejia

An article by posted on July 23, 2013 0 Comments
Some Additional Insight On Why Mets Decided On Mejia

The Mets have just announced that righthander Jenrry Mejia will start Saturday Friday against the Washington Nationals. Here’s some excellent insight from longtime reader Sach who writes: Jenrry Mejia was on a major league not minor league rehab assignment which was due to end on July 29th. And after that date, the Mets either had to […]

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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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