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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Why Haven’t The Mets Retired Jerry Koosman’s Number?

An article by posted on March 10, 2013 0 Comments
Why Haven’t The Mets Retired Jerry Koosman’s Number?

I was recently doing research for another piece when I came across the career numbers of three pitchers – Bert Blyleven, Randy Jones and Don Wilson.  In particular, I focused on what Blyleven achieved during his 11 seasons in Minnesota, as well as what Jones did in eight years with the Padres and what Wilson […]

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The Kid Is Gone, Long Live The Kid

An article by posted on February 16, 2013 0 Comments
The Kid Is Gone, Long Live The Kid

One year ago today, Gary Carter lost his battle with brain cancer at the young age of 57.  Carter’s loss was felt throughout the Mets community, with tributes ranging from t-shirts to a home plate candlelight vigil to commemorative patches on the team’s jerseys and the outfield wall at Citi Field. Carter was a leader […]

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Mets Catcher John Buck Is More Throwback Than Throw-In

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Catcher John Buck Is More Throwback Than Throw-In

When the Mets sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto earlier this offseason (along with Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas), they received two of the Blue Jays’ top prospects in Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard.  Toronto also threw in veteran catcher John Buck to complete the deal.  Buck is expected to begin the season as the Mets’ […]

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The Year of The Marlins Fan

An article by posted on February 10, 2013 0 Comments
The Year of The Marlins Fan

Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year.  As over one billion members of the Chinese community prepare to usher in the year of the snake, baseball enthusiast in Miami is pumped about 2013 – the year of the Marlin.  Before you assume there was a typo in that last sentence with me […]

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The Mets Just Made The 2013 Season A Lot Shorter

An article by posted on February 5, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Just Made The 2013 Season A Lot Shorter

Most of the time, when the Mets make a move I disagree with, I tend to write long-winded diatribes filled with bitter sarcasm and scathing remarks generally aimed at the person or persons responsible for the unfortunate transaction.  However, today I’m pressed for time so there will no 1,000+ word rant.  Instead, I’ll just be […]

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Where Have You Gone, Lastings Milledge?

An article by posted on February 3, 2013 0 Comments
Where Have You Gone, Lastings Milledge?

A few days ago, my fav’rit Gal For All Seasons continued her new weekly series on a topic near and dear to her – what she likes to call post-traumatic Mets disorder – by discussing her survival of Lastings Milledge.   For those of you who have tried to block out the Omar Minaya era […]

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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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