Connor O'Brien

Connor O'Brien is a first-year student in the Rutgers University Honors College, a lifelong Mets fan, and an editor here at MetsMerized Online. He embraces a sabermetric point of view in his articles, but doesn't believe this conflicts with scouting or player development. Follow him on Twitter @connor_obrien97

rss feed Twitter Author's Website

Connor O'Brien's Latest Posts

MMO Season Preview: Matt Harvey, SP

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Matt Harvey, SP

Matt Harvey, SP Bats/Throws: R/R DOB: March 27, 1989 (27 on Opening Day) Contract Status: First year arbitration eligible ($4.3 million salary) 2015 Recap Harvey was not at the level of dominance that he was before his elbow surgery in late 2013, but he wasn’t that far off either, he pitched as well as you […]

Continue Reading »

Carlos Torres Clears Waivers, Elects Free Agency

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
Carlos Torres Clears Waivers, Elects Free Agency

Reliever Carlos Torres has cleared waivers and has elected free agency rather than accepting an assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas. The Mets tried and failed to trade Torres before being placed on waivers Friday. He was due to earn $1.05 million in 2016. And so ends the Mets journey of Carlos Torres…  <sniff, sniff> Fare thee well…. January 28 […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Avoid Arbitration With Neil Walker, Agree On $10.55 Million Contract

An article by posted on January 29, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Neil Walker, Agree On $10.55 Million Contract

The New York Mets announced they have agreed on a one-year contract with Neil Walker to avoid arbitration. The deal is worth $10.55 million. Walker made $8 million with the Pirates last season and was requesting $11.8 million. The Mets were countering at $9.4 million. That leaves only closer Jeurys Familia who has yet to settle with […]

Continue Reading »

MMO Season Preview: Yoenis Cespedes, OF

An article by posted on January 26, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Yoenis Cespedes, OF

Yoenis Cespedes, OF DOB: October 18, 1985 (30 years old on Opening Day) Bats/Throws: R/R Contract Status: First year of three-year, $75 million deal ($27.5 million salary) 2015 Recap If I could sum up Yoenis Cespedes‘ 2015 season in one word, it would be this: thrilling. After being dealt to the Tigers during the 2014-2015 offseason, […]

Continue Reading »

David Wright Wants Cespedes Back

An article by posted on January 22, 2016 0 Comments
David Wright Wants Cespedes Back

Is the momentum building? In an interview with the NY Daily News’ Kristie Ackert, David Wright now says he would like to see Yoenis Cespedes return to Queens for the 2016 season. I will put my name behind the statement that Yo was a good teammate on the field and a great teammate off the field,” […]

Continue Reading »

Non-Waiver Trade Deadline Moved To August 1

An article by posted on January 21, 2016 0 Comments
Non-Waiver Trade Deadline Moved To August 1

For the upcoming season, the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline will be moved back 24 hours from July 31 to August 1, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. The move will only be for the 2016 season because July 31 falls on a Sunday. According to MLB.com’s Richard Justice, the commissioner’s office does […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Sign Antonio Bastardo To Two-Year, $12 Million Deal

An article by posted on January 20, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Sign Antonio Bastardo To Two-Year, $12 Million Deal

According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the Mets are in agreement with left-handed relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo on a multi-year contract. The deal will be worth $12 million over two years, according to Baseball Essential’s Robert Murray. Bastardo, 30, has been a consistently solid left-handed relief in his time between the Phillies and Pirates. […]

Continue Reading »

MMO Season Preview: Juan Lagares, CF

An article by posted on January 18, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview:  Juan Lagares, CF

Juan Lagares, CF DOB: March 17, 1989 (27 on Opening Day) Bats/Throws: R/R Contract Status: First year of four-year, $23 million extension ($2.5 million salary) 2015 Recap After showing the outrageous potential he had in 2014, Juan Lagares came back down to Earth in 2015 in a big way, seeing a decline in both offensive […]

Continue Reading »

David Wright Will Take It Slow In Spring Training

An article by posted on January 18, 2016 0 Comments
David Wright Will Take It Slow In Spring Training

We are just 29 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training in Port St. Lucie, which, for David Wright, will be a big test for his spinal stenosis-ridden back. As he told The Record’s Matt Ehalt, he will be taking it slow this spring: “Spring training will be kind of a good period […]

Continue Reading »

Latest On Cespedes: Interest Intensifying, 10 Teams In Chase, Keep Eye On Astros

An article by posted on January 18, 2016 0 Comments
Latest On Cespedes: Interest Intensifying, 10 Teams In Chase, Keep Eye On Astros

It’s been an interesting last 24 hours on the Yoenis Cespedes front since the Baltimore Orioles signed Chris Davis to a seven year, $161 million dollar deal on Saturday. To begin, Jim Bowden of ESPN got the ball rolling this morning when he reported that the market for free agent Yoenis Cespedes is intensifying with […]

Continue Reading »