Ed Leyro

Ed Leyro was hatched in the Bronx, but spent most of his youth in Queens at Shea Stadium. Apparently, all that time spent at Mets games paid off as Ed met his wife (The Coop) for the first time at Citi Field during its inaugural season. Guess the 2009 season was good for something after all. In addition to his work at Mets Merized Online, Ed also owns, operates and is head janitor at Studious Metsimus, where he shares blogging duties with Joey Beartran. For those not in the know, Joey is a teddy bear dressed in a Mets hoodie. Clearly, Studious Metsimus is not your typical Mets blog.

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Mets Pitchers Are Thriving Because Opponents Aren’t Driving

An article by posted on April 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are off to an impressive start in the National League East.  Coming into tonight’s opener of their crucial weekend series against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Mets find themselves in first place with a 13-9 record.  Although the team still hasn’t fired on all cylinders in the hitting department, their pitching has performed beyond […]

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The Mets Pitching Staff Has Been Good For Nothing

An article by posted on April 27, 2010 0 Comments

Yes, you did read the title correctly. Over the past week and a half, Mets pitchers have indeed been good for nothing, meaning they’ve been good enough to hold the opposition to practically nothing on the scoreboard. Pitching was not supposed to be the strong point of the 2010 Mets. After all, the Mets’ starting […]

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The Worst Team Money Could Buy: The Sequel

An article by posted on April 15, 2010 0 Comments

Back in 1992, the Mets added four new faces to the team in the hopes that they could recapture the glory days of the recently concluded 1980s. In new manager Jeff Torborg, first baseman Eddie Murray, outfielder Bobby Bonilla and pitcher Bret Saberhagen, the Mets thought they could knock off the two-time NL East champion […]

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Where’s Sidd Finch When You Need Him?

An article by posted on April 1, 2010 0 Comments

Twenty-five years ago today, the April 1, 1985 issue of Sports Illustrated hit newsstands.  Amongst all the coverage of the NCAA Final Four was one particular article that caught the eyes of many Mets fans. The late, great George Plimpton had written an article for that particular issue called “The Curious Case of Sidd Finch”.  […]

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Take Me To Your Leader (If You Can Find Him)

An article by posted on March 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have had a number of fiery players over the years.  With their performances on the field and behind the scenes in the clubhouse, these players have carried the Mets beyond the team’s expectations. From Tug McGraw’s “Ya Gotta Believe” that gave hope and fired up the 1973 Mets on their way to the […]

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Ubaldo Jimenez: The Pitcher That Got Away From The Mets

An article by posted on March 17, 2010 0 Comments

In 2000, Mike Hampton helped the Mets win the National League pennant.  After the Mets lost the World Series to the Yankees, Hampton left New York for the better school systems in Colorado.  (The $121 million given to him over the course of the eight years he signed for had nothing to do with it.) […]

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The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Maine

An article by posted on February 28, 2010 0 Comments

Since becoming a Met in 2006, John Maine has shown signs of greatness, such as his near no-hitter against the Marlins on the next-to-last day of the 2007 season.  However, he has never been able to maintain the consistent level of pitching that a pitcher of his talent needs to be a top of the […]

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Mets Sign A Rod; Too Bad It’s Barajas

An article by posted on February 23, 2010 0 Comments

Sorry about the title (and photo to the left), Mets fans.  The Mets did sign “a Rod” over the weekend, but it happened to be Rod Barajas, who should take over as the #1 catcher for the Mets this season.  After failing to sign other potential #1 catchers, most notably Bengie Molina, the Mets were […]

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Time For Pitchers And Catchers! (And Catchers…And Catchers…)

An article by posted on February 18, 2010 0 Comments

There are three words every baseball fan loves to hear.  They bring us back to the time when we were kids and just wanted to have a catch with our friends.  They provide warmth in our hearts and minds during an otherwise cold winter.  They provide us with a sense of anticipation that the next […]

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Tom Glavine Officially Retires; Mets Fans Aren’t Devastated

An article by posted on February 11, 2010 0 Comments

According to Mark Bowman at mlb.com, Tom Glavine has retired from baseball after 22 years in the major leagues.  He will reportedly return to the Braves as a special assistant to team president John Schuerholz and will participate in Braves’ radio and television broadcasts. To baseball fans, Glavine was one of the best pitchers of […]

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