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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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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22 Years In The Making: R.A. Dickey And The Quest For A 20-Win Season

An article by posted on June 8, 2012 0 Comments
22 Years In The Making: R.A. Dickey And The Quest For A 20-Win Season

Not since Frank Viola in 1990 have the Mets produced a 20-game winner.  In fact, the only Met to win as many as 17 games in a season since then was Al Leiter, who went 17-6 in 1998.  But that might change in 2012, and the man who might make it happen is R.A. Dickey. […]

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Asterisk-y Business

An article by posted on June 3, 2012 0 Comments
Asterisk-y Business

Take a look at the headline above.  This was the back page of Saturday’s edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  See anything intersting?  See it twice? Apparently, the writers and/or editorial staff of the newspaper don’t think Johan Santana earned his no-hitter, the first thrown by a Met in 8,020 regular season games.  They claim […]

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R.A. Dickey – Is Mets Knuckleballer An All-Star?

An article by posted on May 29, 2012 0 Comments
R.A. Dickey – Is Mets Knuckleballer An All-Star?

On Sunday, R.A. Dickey pitched 7⅓ innings of shutout ball against the Padres, allowing three hits, walking one and striking out ten batters.  The 10-K performance gave Dickey 29 strikeouts over his last three starts (20⅓ IP).  It also helped in lowering his ERA to 3.06, a number Dickey had not seen since his sole […]

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If David Wright Is No. 1, Then Who’s No. 2?

An article by posted on May 26, 2012 0 Comments
If David Wright Is No. 1, Then Who’s No. 2?

Even the most casual of Mets fans could probably tell you that David Wright’s name is plastered all over the team’s all-time leader board in various categories.  If he’s not already the franchise leader in an offensive category (doubles, extra-base hits, total bases, times on base, RBI), he should be there by the end of […]

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