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 – 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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Around The World In 8,000 Games

An article by posted on May 12, 2012 0 Comments
Around The World In 8,000 Games

Last night’s game against the Miami Marlins was already going to be special for the Mets because it was to be their first game in the Marlins’ new ballpark.  But Mets historians such as myself will remember the game for another reason, as it was the 8,000th regular season game in franchise history. In their […]

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Jon Rauch: NL East Killer

An article by posted on April 25, 2012 0 Comments
Jon Rauch: NL East Killer

Jon Rauch has been outstanding for the Mets in the bullpen this year.  After getting credit for his team-leading third victory in the Mets’ 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins last night, Rauch has now pitched 9⅓ scoreless innings in ten appearances.  But the zero in the runs allowed column is just the beginning of […]

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Did Terry Collins Say What I Think He Said?

An article by posted on April 22, 2012 0 Comments
Did Terry Collins Say What I Think He Said?

In Saturday’s 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants, the Mets blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning, costing Mike Pelfrey a chance to get his first win of the season.  Pelfrey pitched eight strong innings, allowing one run on six hits while throwing 102 pitches.  Despite stifling the Giants’ bats all day, manager […]

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MMO Encore Presentation: A Not-So-Brief Discussion On No-Hitters And The Mets

An article by posted on April 22, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Encore Presentation: A Not-So-Brief Discussion On No-Hitters And The Mets

The always witty and original Ed Leyro, penned this fantastic piece on the Mets futility in tossing a no-hitter only three days ago. But in light of the exploits of one Philip Humber, I felt this was definitely worth a second read. Enjoy…  JD  When R.A. Dickey gave up a second-inning double to the Braves’ […]

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Dickey Is Closing In On A Quality Achievement

An article by posted on April 15, 2012 0 Comments
Dickey Is Closing In On A Quality Achievement

Shhh.  Don’t tell anyone.  But R.A. Dickey is quietly approaching a few Mets greats in the team’s record books. With last night’s 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, R.A. Dickey recorded his 14th consecutive quality start (minimum of six innings pitched with no more than three earned runs allowed), dating back to last year.  It […]

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