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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 788 of 981 players
Julio
Jorge Dandys Julio
Born: March 3, 1979 at Caracas, Venezuela
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.01 Weight: 235

Jorge Julio was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on February 17, 2007, and March 3, 2008.

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First Mets game: April 5, 2006
Last Mets game: May 23, 2006





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Mr. Sparkle
April 6, 2006
I hate this guy already. I really don't want to, I hope he works out but I can tell from seeing him give up 5 runs in the 10th to the Expos that his guy blows. I didn't like the trade, I don't like giving up starting pitching for bullpen, especially after trading Seo, but after Mike and the Mad Dog trashed him, and I heard he was called Benitez Jr., I figured this guy might not be worth it. Plus, I heard that the Mets really wanted John Maine more than Julio. I'll chalk it up to one bad outing but I don't have a good feel for this clown after last night.

Adam
April 6, 2006
If he does like what he did against the Nationals last night, there's no way he's going to stay here for long. The Orioles are probably still laughing at Omar for taking on Julio.

Pauly
April 6, 2006
Maybe I'm jumping the gun, but this guy reminded me too much of Benitez before his debut, and last night he confirmed my belief. Let's hope he's assigned the mop up role before it's too late.

Pat
April 6, 2006
Oh my what a way to start the season. For months Michael Kay on ESPN radio has been saying wait until Met fans see this guy the homers will fly out of the park. Well it did not take long the first one did last night against the Nationals.

Beezer
April 8, 2006
The comparisons to Armando Benitez are uncanny...he looks like him, pitches like him, was aquired from the Baltimore Orioles like him, and now, we know he gives up game-blowing home runs like him.

Shari
April 12, 2006
This guy is vomitacious. Why the Mets love to swap pitchers with Baltimore when they all have an ERA of over 5.00 before Leo Mazzone is beyond me. I understand wanting to dump the Kris/Anna Benson two-headed dragon but at least get something for him. First DeJean, and now this guy. I hope after his last outing against the Marlins will be his last, but I have a nagging feeling we haven't seen the last of him unfortunately.

Jamey Bumbalo
April 12, 2006
If we're giving Jorge Julio the benefit of the doubt, it's too soon to pass judgment. But I will anyway. After two appearances his ERA is 21.60. His performance with the Orioles declined shockingly over the past few seasons. Kris Benson is no star, but this trade was ridiculous (unless John Maine somehow comes on strong someday soon). Julio certainly seems to have seen his best days as a ballplayer. He reminds me of the dreaded Mel Rojas. I think obtaining him will prove to be a colossal blunder.

jtimozek
April 19, 2006
The Mets need to send him down to the minor leagues and get himself reacclamated. His head is all wrong.

armando looper
April 19, 2006
This guy will get straigtened out. He is very talented, However, he lets everything go to his head. I think Peterson should teach him a changeup so he has something other than power to throw at the hitter. We can't give up on a 97 mile an hour arm because well, we haven't had too many of them.

JFK
April 21, 2006
I can't believe the Mets found someone that would make Rich Rodriguez and Donnie Wall look good.

Shari
April 28, 2006
Just as I trash people when they stink on ice, I have to give someone their props when they improve, the last few games Julio has improved greatly. Also I made a mistake with Mazzone in my earlier comment; I must have thought I was writing about the Braves for a second.

K Miller
May 20, 2006
I've seen enough. He is terrible. Whenever I hear the he is coming in to pitch I know the Mets will lose. He is the second coming of Doug Risk.

AK
May 31, 2006
Buh-bye, Jorge. Sure, you were pitching better recently, but you have a million-dollar arm and a 5-cent brain. And those types of players never get very far (at least in a Met uniform). Thankfully we got El Duque for you, since he comes through in the clutch.

Brooklyn 539er
May 31, 2006
That was quick. The Mets traded this schlub strait up for an aging (then again he was old to begin with) El Duque. l wonder who was laughing under their breath more, the Mets or the D-Backs. Good riddance.

Brian M
June 28, 2006
So this is who we got for trading away Benson. I'll tell you, we would have won a lot more games with Benson pitching than with the mish-mosh of starters we went through. I always remember Julio being the mop-up man because, well, that is what he was. At least we got something for him, El Duque is better than Lima, but not better than Benson! Benson and Kazmir, 2 horrible modern day Mets trades.

jay samson
September 8, 2006
Wow...reading all the things wrote about this kid really makes me feel bad for Jorge. Let me tell you why. First, he has a great arm. Second, he is like a son to me. I live in Jupiter Fla, very close to the previous spring training home to the Montreal Expos and the high A for Montreal, the Jupiter Hammerheads. I was a host family for minor leaguers and Jorge lived with us for 2 seasons while he played for the Hammerheads. Jorge is a very good and kind person and you just knew he was going to make to the show because of his dedication and his work ethic.

In his home country of Venezuala he is a star closer for his team and he sure can blow the speed ball by ya!. Jorge was traded to Baltimore in the off season and I called him in Venezeuala and he was very happy as they wanted to make him a closer. He shot up quickly thru the minors and became the closer in Baltimore and had a good couple years until BJ came along.

Jorge will be ok and do well. I think he will turn into a very good closer as he gets older...you watch!

Ken
September 16, 2007
I find it funny to see the comments now, especially the one longing for Kris Benson. Now I'm not one of those who hated Benson here and I will certainly admit to casting an eye toward Anna from time to time, but that was a great trade by Omar.

Not only do we get John Maine, who should have been an All Star and will hopefully continue to develop in years to come, but we take Jorge Julio (who is a gas can coming into a fire) and convert him to El Duque, who has only been the Mets best pitcher in 07. Great couple of moves Omar.

As for Jorge himself, well the best thing you can say about him is that his Mets tenure wasn't as bad as his time with the Diamondbacks, Marlins or Rockies. Jorge will always be Armando Benitez with less talent and less mental toughness.

APetrie
June 15, 2012
The most vivid moment I remember of Julio was during a Subway Series game I was at in 2006 (Wagner had an epic meltdown to blow a 4-0 lead, hitting Bernie Williams with the bases loaded). Julio was announced in extra innings, and a fan who was walking down the aisle to the bathroom froze, and turned to look at one of his friends. I have never seen before or since such a look of pure horror in someone's face at a baseball game.

Other than that, I have vague memories of many hits and runs he gave up.









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