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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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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Can David Eckstein Replace Lo Duca’s Intensity?

An article by posted on November 17, 2007

Much has been made about Paul Lo Duca’s clubhouse leadership and his on-the-field intensity. And now that the Mets have moved on without him, who will fill that void? Maybe the Mets are already seeking the answer to that question when they decided to meet with David Eckstein for dinner early this week. Willie Randolph, […]

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It Happens Evertime I Go Away For A Few Days…

An article by posted on November 16, 2007

Everytime I go away for a few days it seems that’s when the Mets make some moves or something big happens in baseball. Wow… What an interesting 72 hours… First of all, I was very happy to see that the Mets finally addressed the catching situation and re-signed Ramon Castro, and went ahead and signed […]

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He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother…

An article by posted on November 14, 2007

It looks like the Mets have more interest in Livan Hernandez than they’ve been letting on. Livan is Orlando Hernandez’s hefty half brother. Both Rotoworld and Mark Hale of the Post are reporting some serious interest in the very mediocre innings eater. Livan Hernandez’s agent, Greg Genske, said the Mets are among the teams who […]

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Get Used To Saying Yorvit, Yorvit, Yorvit…

An article by posted on November 13, 2007

From the looks of things, it’s safe to say that the Paul Lo Duca era is over in New York. There will be no more Volare` or Smoke On The Water blasting from the Shea Stadium sound system. Paul Lo Duca has been handed his hat by Omar Minaya. He may lead you to believe […]

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David Wright Is Keen On Johan Santana And Dan Haren

An article by posted on November 13, 2007

Last night during the SNY broadcast of Mets Hot Stove, David Wright who was a guest had plenty to say about the collapse, his gold glove, and his future with the Mets. The most telling part of his interview was when he was asked about what the Mets needed most. His reply was "Johan Santana […]

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Mets And Ramon Castro Close To A Deal

An article by posted on November 13, 2007

The Mets who were spurned last night by Jorge Posada, reportedly had discussions with Seth Levinson who represents not only Posad, but Luis Castillo and Ramon Castro as well. The Daily News reports that a potential 2-year deal is in the offing for backup catcher Ramon Castro. Castro had his finest season as a Met last […]

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With Posada Off The Table, Will Mets Find Common Ground With Lo Duca?

An article by posted on November 13, 2007

We’ve spent a lot of time pondering the question of who will be the New York Mets’ catcher when they report to Spring Training in 2008. Most fans, including me, hoped that it would be Paul Lo Duca, but now everything seems so hazy at best. Our friend Mark Hale of the NY Post, had […]

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Stroke Of Midnight: Luis Castillo & Paul Lo Duca Are Now Free To Negotiate With All Teams

An article by posted on November 12, 2007

The clock is ticking, and at midnight tonight the Mets will no longer have exclusive negotiating rights with any of their own free agents. Two of those free agents are second baseman Luis Castillo and catchers Paul Lo Duca and Ramon Castro. The Houston Astros are expected to make a strong effort to sign Luis […]

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MLB News: Rookie of the Year, David Wright, Paul Lo Duca

An article by posted on November 12, 2007

It was kind of a busy day as far as baseball news goes today. First, MLB.com reports: Dustin Pedroia was named the American League Rookie of the Year Award today. Pedroia became the first Red Sox player to win the trophy since Nomar Garciaparra did so in 1997. Pedroia was listed first on 24 of the […]

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