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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R.A. Dickey vs. Gio Gonzalez: The Stats You Didn’t Know

An article by posted on September 23, 2012 0 Comments
R.A. Dickey vs. Gio Gonzalez: The Stats You Didn’t Know

R.A. Dickey.  Gio Gonzalez.  Both pitchers are gunning for the Cy Young Award.  Only one will get it (assuming we don’t have a tie a la the 1979 NL MVP vote that got Keith Hernandez a co-MVP Award). You can go to any site and find comparisons between the two.  Anyone will tell you that […]

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As Good As David Wright Is, He’s Not Chipper Jones

An article by posted on September 8, 2012 0 Comments
As Good As David Wright Is, He’s Not Chipper Jones

I am a David Wright fan.  I’ve been an ardent supporter of the Mets’ third baseman since his first call-up to the big leagues in 2004.  I’ve seen him produce some of the greatest offensive seasons in franchise history and I’ve seen him make outstanding defensive plays.  I’ve also seen him represent the Mets at […]

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R.A. Dickey, 20-Game Winners, And Losing Teams

An article by posted on August 26, 2012 0 Comments
R.A. Dickey, 20-Game Winners, And Losing Teams

On Saturday, R.A. Dickey pitched seven strong innings to defeat the Houston Astros by the final score of 3-1.  In doing so, Dickey improved his record to 16-4.  Despite the win, the Mets are still 11 games under .500 with a 58-69 mark. A few weeks ago on my Mets site (Studious Metsimus, for those […]

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Finally, Jonathon Niese Gets It Together

An article by posted on August 20, 2012 0 Comments
Finally, Jonathon Niese Gets It Together

Jonathon Niese was drafted by the Mets in the seventh round of the 2005 amateur draft.  Niese was good, but not great in the minors, winning 11 games in each minor league season from 2006 to 2008 and averaging nearly a strikeout per inning.  But his ERA was just under 4.00 and he averaged over […]

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Chasing Mets History: Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on August 5, 2012 0 Comments
Chasing Mets History: Daniel Murphy

At first glance, one look at the title of this piece might elicit a sarcastic chuckle or a roll of the eyes.  After all, what could Daniel Murphy possibly do to make Mets history?  Well, it’s not just what he’s already done that’s historical in the Mets universe.  It’s also what he’s poised to do. […]

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It’s Not Just This Year That R.A. Dickey Has Been Great

An article by posted on July 30, 2012 0 Comments
It’s Not Just This Year That R.A. Dickey Has Been Great

With Sunday’s win against Arizona, R.A. Dickey improved his season record to 14-2.  He threw seven strong innings, striking out eight and allowing one unearned run, which dropped his ERA on the year to 2.83.  Clearly, Dickey has been phenomenal this year.  But Dickey has been outstanding throughout his entire Mets career.  In fact, he […]

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A Look Inside The Rise And Fall of Johan Santana

An article by posted on July 22, 2012 0 Comments
A Look Inside The Rise And Fall of Johan Santana

How the mighty have fallen.  Johan Santana, whose bounceback campaign hit an unexpected high on June 1 when he threw the franchise’s first no-hitter, has not only come back to Earth, but he’s done it in a way no one could see coming. Through his first 11 starts of the season, which ended with the […]

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Sandy Alderson Can’t “Duquette” Out For Help This Year

An article by posted on July 15, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Can’t “Duquette” Out For Help This Year

Eight years ago, the Mets came out of the All-Star Break with a win against the Philadelphia Phillies in extra innings.  Although they were only two games above .500 at the time, the Mets were in the thick of a tight four-team race in the National League East, with one game separating the Braves (46-42), […]

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(Updated) Dickey’s Recent Stretch Ranks Among The Best In Mets History

An article by posted on June 19, 2012 0 Comments
(Updated) Dickey’s Recent Stretch Ranks Among The Best In Mets History

On Monday night, R.A. Dickey was in complete control of his craft.  He pitched his third complete game of the season.  He struck out a career-high 13 batters.  He extended his streak of consecutive innings without allowing an earned run (42⅔ and counting).  And oh yes, he became the first pitcher in Mets history to […]

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No One Can Have Just One (No-Hitter)

An article by posted on June 14, 2012 0 Comments
No One Can Have Just One (No-Hitter)

R.A. Dickey had the most amazing, most tremendous, most [insert your favorite superlative here] start of his career last night, coming within two David Wright muffs of pitching the first perfect game in Mets history.  His performance came less than two weeks after Johan Santana tossed the first no-hitter in club annals and on the […]

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