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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Travis d’Arnaud Hoping To Go Where No Met Has Gone Before

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Hoping To Go Where No Met Has Gone Before

The Mets have had a number of great catchers in their half century of existence.  Jerry Grote was behind the plate for two pennant winners, nurturing a young and dominant pitching staff.  John Stearns was a four-time All-Star who was at times the best player on his team.  Ron Hodges was always No. 2 on […]

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Let The Phillies Get Older With Michael Young

An article by posted on December 8, 2012 0 Comments
Let The Phillies Get Older With Michael Young

There is an old adage in baseball that says pitching wins championships.  The San Francisco Giants can attest to that, as they’ve won two titles in three years on the strength of their stellar starting rotation and deep bullpen.  But while pitching wins titles, it’s youth that keeps teams playing for championships. After winning four […]

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How About Shin-Soo Choo In Orange And Blue?

An article by posted on November 7, 2012 0 Comments
How About Shin-Soo Choo In Orange And Blue?

According to Jon Heyman, the Cleveland Indians are not opposed to trading some of their best players such as Asdrubal Cabrera, Justin Masterson and Chris Perez.  But the one player on the Indians that the Mets should have on their radar is outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. The Mets are going into the 2013 season with the […]

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Soria-NO! Soria-YES!

An article by posted on October 31, 2012 0 Comments
Soria-NO!  Soria-YES!

Hey, Mr. Alderson!  Need to retool your bullpen?  I’ve got your relievers right here! Twitter has been abuzz this afternoon with the news that former Yankees closer Rafael Soriano and Royals closer Joakim Soria are available for the taking, with Soriano opting out of his contract and Soria having his option declined by the Royals. […]

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Should Dickey or Santana Get The Ball On Opening Day?

An article by posted on October 31, 2012 0 Comments
Should Dickey or Santana Get The Ball On Opening Day?

Since becoming a Met in 2008, Johan Santana has been the team’s Opening Day starting pitcher when he’s been healthy enough to do so.  Despite missing the last month of the 2010 season and all of the 2011 season, Santana was given the ball on Opening Day 2012, albeit with a strict pitch count.  Santana […]

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For My Grandfather, Who Taught Me About Love And Baseball

An article by posted on October 29, 2012 0 Comments
For My Grandfather, Who Taught Me About Love And Baseball

My grandparents moved to Puerto Rico when I was three years old.  After they moved to San Juan, I would only see them for a few weeks at a time when my parents and I would visit them during my summer vacation from school.  Because those trips would coincide with the middle of baseball season, […]

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Sandy vs. Sandy: A Tale of The Tape

An article by posted on October 28, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy vs. Sandy: A Tale of The Tape

Hurricane Sandy is churning its way up the Eastern seaboard.  No, I’m not talking about Mets’ general manager Sandy Alderson.  I’m talking about an actual meteorological event here.  But now that I think of it, the Mets’ Sandy has a few things in common with Mother Nature’s Sandy. Let’s take a look at the tale […]

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October 27, 1986: The Dream Has Come True

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments
October 27, 1986: The Dream Has Come True

Miraculous as Game 6 of the 1986 World Series was, all it did was force a seventh and deciding game.  Do you remember seeing the replay of Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk waving for the ball to stay fair in the 1975 World Series?  That home run gave the Red Sox a thrilling 12-inning victory […]

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Wishing Ralph Kiner A Happy Father’s Day Today

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments
Wishing Ralph Kiner A Happy Father’s Day Today

Earlier today, on my own Mets site (Studious Metsimus), I published a recap of Game 7 of the 1986 World Series, which took place 26 years ago today.  In the recap, I included Bob Murphy’s famous “the dream has come true” call from Jesse Orosco’s final pitch of the game.  Well, Bob Murphy’s long-time partner […]

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Why I’m Not Sad About Ozzie Guillen’s Firing

An article by posted on October 24, 2012 0 Comments
Why I’m Not Sad About Ozzie Guillen’s Firing

Prior to the 2012 season, the Marlins changed their name, their uniforms, their home address and most notably, their locks on the team’s piggy banks.  Or to be more accurate, they got rid of those locks altogether, spending money freely to sign, sign and sign some more big-name players.  In addition to the well-known players […]

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