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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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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Mets Will Not Demote Ike Davis Despite .159 Batting Average

An article by posted on May 24, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Will Not Demote Ike Davis Despite .159 Batting Average

Terry Collins has told reporters that Ike Davis will not be demoted to the minors. Instead, Davis will lose significant playing time, but will be permitted to work out his problems at the Major League level. Collins said that he will start Davis based on favorable matchups. Davis is batting .159 with a .213 on-base percentage, five […]

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The Mets Have A Bad Case of B.O. (Bullpen Overload)

An article by posted on May 19, 2012 0 Comments
The Mets Have A Bad Case of B.O. (Bullpen Overload)

The Mets gave up a couple of touchdowns to the Toronto Blue Jays in their 14-5 loss on Friday.  But I’m not going to talk about that.  I’m also not going to talk about the whiplash Jonathon Niese must have suffered from turning his neck so quickly to watch all the home runs leaving the […]

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Mad Men

An article by posted on May 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mad Men

Jonathon Niese pitched six shutout innings.  Kirk Nieuwenhuis started yet another rally.  Mike Baxter got well-deserved respect as a premier pinch-hitter.  Justin Turner won another battle against Heath Bell. And the Mets still lost. After Nieuwenhuis started a two-run inning for the Mets in the fourth inning with a single, Niese continued to pitch shutout […]

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