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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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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Omir, Oh My! Can Santos Be A Legit #1 Catcher?

An article by posted on February 10, 2010 0 Comments

As the countdown towards Spring Training continues, it is becoming more and more likely that the Mets are going with Omir Santos as their #1 catcher, with Henry Blanco and Chris Coste vying for the backup spot. The Mets spent their winter signing Coste and Blanco and let other catchers (most notably Bengie Molina) sign […]

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Meet The Mets? Free Agent Pitchers Would Rather Not

An article by posted on January 27, 2010 0 Comments

So far this offseason, the Mets have failed to lure a free agent pitcher to Flushing.  What was supposedly their top priority (signing a starting pitcher), has turned into an endless series of questions regarding why the Mets can’t get any pitchers to sign with them.  In a span of 24 hours, the Mets and […]

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Former Met Jose Offerman Punches Umpire

An article by posted on January 17, 2010 0 Comments

In 2005, Jose Offerman was a Met for about 15 minutes.  In 72 at-bats for New York, Offerman hit .250, with one HR and 10 RBI.  Since his cup of coffee with the Mets, the 41-year old Offerman has been fighting to get back into the major leagues.  Unfortunately, he taken the fighting part a […]

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Reason #17 To Retire Keith Hernandez’s Number

An article by posted on January 15, 2010 0 Comments

Keith Hernandez was the heart and soul of the 1980s Mets teams that went from languishing at the bottom of the National League East to winning two division titles and a World Series championship.  The former first baseman was a leader both on and off the field, and was given the captain’s “C” to honor […]

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McGwire, McGriff, Delgado: Who Gets Into The Hall First?

An article by posted on January 13, 2010 0 Comments

With all the recent talk about Mark McGwire, I’ve decided to think about first basemen and the Hall of Fame.  The last MLB first baseman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame was Eddie Murray in 2003.  Therefore, when the Class of 2010 was announced last week and only Andre Dawson was voted in, […]

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Covering The BAY-ses With The Mets’ New Leftfielder

An article by posted on January 6, 2010 0 Comments

With today’s press conference, Jason Bay has now been introduced to the New York media and to Citi Field.  So who is this man who’s supposed to be the big offensive addition to the New York Mets? Jason Raymond Bay was drafted in the 22nd round of the 2000 amateur draft by the Montreal Expos.  […]

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Randy Johnson Announces His Retirement From Baseball

An article by posted on January 6, 2010 0 Comments

Randy Johnson, the dominant lefthander who scared hitters and low-flying doves alike, announced his retirement from baseball after 22 seasons.  Johnson finished his career with the San Francisco Giants, the team with which he achieved his 300th career victory on June 4, 2009.  Ironically, his 300th win came against the Washington Nationals, who used to […]

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Andre Dawson Selected To The Hall Of Fame

An article by posted on January 6, 2010 0 Comments

Andre Dawson finally received the call he’s been waiting nine years for.  However, he won’t be celebrating by going to Disneyworld.  Instead, he’ll be going to Cooperstown as the newest member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In one of the closest votes in Hall of Fame history, Dawson was named on 77.9% of […]

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What’s In A Number? Jason Bay And #44

An article by posted on January 6, 2010 0 Comments

When Jason Bay runs out to play left field for the Mets on Opening Day in April, he will be doing so with a #44 on his back.  It is the same number he wore during his season and a half in Boston.  Here’s a brief history for you on his uniform number choices. Before […]

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