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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Zack Wheeler Joins A Special Strikeout Club

An article by posted on September 21, 2014 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler Joins A Special Strikeout Club

On Friday night, Zack Wheeler struck out seven Atlanta Braves in six innings en route to his 11th victory of the season.  In doing so, he upped his career strikeout total to 264, passing Matt Harvey by three.  It is worth noting that Wheeler has not yet made 50 starts in the big leagues, as […]

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Bartolo Colon: The 40-Year-Old Surgeon

An article by posted on August 9, 2014 0 Comments
Bartolo Colon: The 40-Year-Old Surgeon

On Friday, 41-year-old Bartolo Colon earned his 200th career victory by pitching eight innings of one-run ball against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.  Colon needed to sweat out a three-run rally by the Phillies in their last at-bat, but the bullpen eventually recorded the third out before allowing a fourth run to score […]

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Lucas Duda Is Finally Looking Like An Everyday Player

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Is Finally Looking Like An Everyday Player

Coming into the season, Lucas Duda found himself in the awkward position of being in a platoon at first base with a player who, like him, batted from the left side of the plate.  Over the first two-plus weeks of the season, Duda and Ike Davis shared starting duties at first base, with Duda penciled […]

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Don’t Blame The Bullpen, Blame The Bats

An article by posted on June 8, 2014 0 Comments
Don’t Blame The Bullpen, Blame The Bats

Saturday night, the Mets took a 4-3 lead against the Giants into the bottom of the ninth inning.  Closer Jenrry Mejia was called upon to protect the precarious lead, but he proceeded to allow two runs to San Francisco, turning what would have been a satisfying victory into an ugly defeat. The loss was the […]

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Quick Starts Don’t Always Guarantee Happy Endings

An article by posted on May 4, 2014 0 Comments
Quick Starts Don’t Always Guarantee Happy Endings

In 2006, the Mets rolled to a division title.  The turning point of the season came in early June, during a three-city, ten-game road trip.  The Mets had opened up a seven-game bulge in the NL East by late April, but their lead in the division had been halved to a more tenuous 3½-game lead […]

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The Mets Are Experiencing A Home Field Disadvantage

An article by posted on April 19, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Are Experiencing A Home Field Disadvantage

You don’t have to be a numbers-obsessed Mets fan like me to realize that the team has been playing pretty badly at Citi Field over the past few years.  But sometimes the numbers help to advance and enhance the narrative. For example, since the beginning of the 2011 campaign, the Mets have gone 105-145 in […]

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Curtis Granderson Is About To Join An Exclusive Club

An article by posted on December 7, 2013 0 Comments
Curtis Granderson Is About To Join An Exclusive Club

I am on board with Curtis Granderson becoming an outfielder for the Mets over the next four seasons.  But not everyone is.  So I decided to generate a chart that lists all the players in baseball history who have produced 200 doubles, 200 homers, 80 triples and 100 stolen bases in their respective careers. For […]

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Featured Post: Omar Infante Could Be A Smart Pickup For The Mets

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Omar Infante Could Be A Smart Pickup For The Mets

Jhonny Peralta has signed a four-year, $52 million contract to play shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals.  Stephen Drew is still out there, but is surprisingly not getting much attention. (Injury history, anyone?)  Ben Zobrist could be traded for, but Tampa Bay really loves him and would more than likely ask for a king’s ransom […]

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If Only The Mets Could Trade For Ben Zobrist

An article by posted on November 23, 2013 0 Comments
If Only The Mets Could Trade For Ben Zobrist

The Mets are looking for a shortstop.  The names that constantly pop up as potential free agent acquisitions at the position are Jhonny Peralta and Stephen Drew.  But Peralta is asking for a minimum of four years and $52 million and is supposedly getting attention from teams willing to give him that type of deal.  […]

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Doc Gooden Was Great After He Stopped Being Great

An article by posted on November 16, 2013 0 Comments
Doc Gooden Was Great After He Stopped Being Great

Baseball historians will say that Dwight Gooden‘s first three seasons in the major leagues were some of the best by a young pitcher in the game’s history.  Gooden took the mound 99 times from 1984 to 1986, going 58-19 with a 2.28 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 35 complete games, 13 shutouts and 744 strikeouts – reaching […]

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