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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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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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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