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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Pros And Cons For Signing Michael Bourn

An article by posted on January 27, 2013 0 Comments
Pros And Cons For Signing Michael Bourn

So far this off-season, three outfielders have said their final goodbyes to the Mets.  Jason Bay took his strikeouts and pop-ups to Seattle.  Andres Torres left in search of a ring in San Francisco.  And my wife’s ass is now on new Cubs outfielder Scott Hairston’s Wikipedia page.  It goes without saying that the Mets […]

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20+ Years Of Musical Chairs In Right Field Since Strawberry Left

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments

This was originally posted two years ago on January 11, 2011, and was written by the brilliant Ed Leyro. With all the fuss about the Mets outfield these days, I thought this was a nice reminder that at least where right field is concerned, it’s been 22 years and we still haven’t found a suitable […]

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Potential New Rule Is Open To Interpretation

An article by posted on January 20, 2013 0 Comments
Potential New Rule Is Open To Interpretation

A Japanese pitcher, a catcher and a pitching coach walk into a bar.  Think you understand where this joke is going?  No?  Well, the protagonists of the joke didn’t understand it either.  But come Opening Day, they’ll have a better chance of getting it. According to Jayson Stark of espn.com, baseball owners have approved a […]

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MMO Flashback: The Evolution of the Mets’ All-Time Hits Record

An article by posted on December 25, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: The Evolution of the Mets’ All-Time Hits Record

Although he finished his 18-year career with only 1,418 hits, an average of less than 80 hits per season, Ed Kranepool had remained the Mets’ all-time leader in hits for well over three decades.  That’s “had”, as is the past tense of “has”.  David Wright has now supplanted Kranepool as the team’s all-time leader with […]

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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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