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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If It Walks Like A Duca, And Talks Like A Duca, It Must Be A Duca!

An article by posted on November 21, 2007

Nothing gets me more excited in the off season than a great trade. Well I don’t really mean nothing, but you know what I mean. Last night’s trade for Johnny Estrada came out of left field. I mean there was not even a hint of that going down. So much for all these experts who […]

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Let’s Give Mota A Good Old-Fashioned New York Send-Off!

An article by posted on November 20, 2007
Let’s Give Mota A Good Old-Fashioned New York Send-Off!

I know I already posted on this subject, but I can’t help myself and I needed to release some more energy. Can somebody please tell me what kind of drugs the Brewers were taking when they agreed to trade Johnny Estrada for Guillermo Mota. Somebody, please explain to me what their thought process was? I […]

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Breaking News: Mets Trade Guillermo Mota For Johnny Estrada!

An article by posted on November 20, 2007

WFAN and Rotoworld is reporting that the Mets acquired catcher Johnny Estrada from the Brewers for RHP Guillermo Mota. Yes Mets fans, it’s true. Omar Minaya just pulled off a rematkable deal that will have Mets fans jumping for joy and shouting from the rooftops! HERE IS THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE… The New York Mets […]

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Opinion: Are Lastings Milledge And Carlos Gomez Gone?

An article by posted on November 20, 2007

All we hear are rumors and speculation around this time of the year. I love it! I read something interesting this morning from Steve Popper on his blog Amazin Stories. He had some interesting things to say about his conference call with Omar Minaya yesterday, but what really caught my attention was this… As far […]

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Omar Minaya Should Be Judged Fairly On The Merits Of His Job Performance

An article by posted on November 20, 2007

If there is a more divisive topic of conversation among Mets fans these days, none is more divisive than Omar Minaya’s job performance. In a recent poll of 560 voters, 46% of Mets fans did not believe the Mets would win a World Series with Omar Minaya as the GM. Wow, that number is way too high in […]

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It’s Official: Castillo Back For A Second Helping

An article by posted on November 20, 2007

Omar Minaya himself announced that Luis Castillo was signed, sealed and delivered yesterday evening. There was no pulling out of negotiations this time, as had been the case with Yorvit Torrealba. Castillo, 32, joins Damion Easley, Ramon Castro, Moises Alou and Ramon Castro as the only Mets that have been retained since the season ended. The scrappy […]

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Angels Get Some Garland For The Holidays, Glavine Going Home For The Holidays

An article by posted on November 19, 2007
Angels Get Some Garland For The Holidays, Glavine Going Home For The Holidays

In an attempt to solidify their rotation, the Los Angeles Angels (I still can’t get used to saying that), traded former All Star shortstop, Orlando Cabrera to the Chicago White Sox for RHP Jon Garland. It was no secret that the White Sox had been shopping pitchers Jon Garland and Jose Contreras for quite some […]

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Mets Sign Luis Castillo

An article by posted on November 18, 2007

According to MLB Trade Rumors, Hot Foot, and Impacto Deportivo the Mets have signed Luis Castillo to a four-year, $25 million contract. The Mets expect to make a formal announcement shortly. The Mets got Luis Castillo via trade in July at the Trading Deadline. He hit .296 for the Mets and provided solid defense. He […]

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Willie Randolph: “I Don’t Ever Want To Feel This Way Again”

An article by posted on November 18, 2007

Outstanding article today by Wayne Coffey of the Daily News. In the article he talks to Willie candidly about the past and the future and even provides some depth with comments from Willie’s wife Gretchen and his son Andre. Here is how Willie weighed in on some of these important issues… His Approach – "I’ve always been […]

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Why Did The Mets And Torrealba Deal Fall Apart? Here’s A Few Possibilities…

An article by posted on November 17, 2007

We may never know what caused the Mets and Yorvit Torrealba to cease all their negotiations. It’s obvious that there is more to this than meets the eye, but so far nobody is talking. Mums the word… I wouldn’t feel comfortable venturing a guess at this point, but I wanted to see what was being […]

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