Connor O'Brien

Connor O'Brien is a second-year economics 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

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Nationals Clinch NL East Title

An article by posted on September 25, 2016 0 Comments
Nationals Clinch NL East Title

With the Mets’ loss to the Phillies this evening and a win of their own, the Washington Nationals have officially clinched the National League East title, their third in five years. Washington earned a 6-1 victory over the Pirates tonight, getting big contributions at the plate from Stephen Drew and Jayson Werth while squeezing 5.1 […]

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Mets Set Franchise Home Run Record, Continue Winning

An article by posted on September 18, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Set Franchise Home Run Record, Continue Winning

With Curtis Granderson‘s two game-saving home runs in last night’s 3-2 win over the lowly Twins, this year’s Mets team officially shattered the franchise’s single-season team home run record, which now sits at 201. The team came in tied with the 2006 Mets, who racked up 199 homers over a full season. Granderson’s second home […]

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Lagares to Come Off The DL Today, Will Be Strictly Defensive Replacement

An article by posted on September 16, 2016 0 Comments
Lagares to Come Off The DL Today, Will Be Strictly Defensive Replacement

Juan Lagares will be activated from the disabled list before tonight’s game, the team announced this afternoon. Lagares has been out since late-July with a torn ligament in his left hand, which he had been dealing with for months prior to opting for surgery. He has not yet taken any live batting practice, so he […]

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Mets Release 2017 Regular Season Schedule

An article by posted on September 14, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Release 2017 Regular Season Schedule

The New York Mets have released their full regular season schedule for next year, which spans from April 3 to October 1. They will open the year with series against the Braves and Marlins at Citi Field. All 25 April games will be against NL East rivals. The Mets and Yankees will continue the recent […]

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Matz Scratched From Thursday Start

An article by posted on August 30, 2016 0 Comments
Matz Scratched From Thursday Start

Steven Matz‘s left shoulder impingement will keep him on the DL for the time being, meaning his start scheduled for Thursday is a no-go, he told reporters this afternoon. Matz said he felt discomfort in his throwing session yesterday and told the coaching staff. He says doctors have found no structural damage within the shoulder, just […]

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Terry Collins Wants to Return in 2017

An article by posted on August 23, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Wants to Return in 2017

Terry Collins wants to return as manager of the Mets in 2017, according to a report by Marc Carig of Newsday. “If I’m back – and hopefully I am – I’ll go after it the same way,” said Collins, who has one year left on his contract. “And if I’m not, I will say thanks a […]

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Cespedes and Cabrera Activated, Kelly and Rivera Optioned

An article by posted on August 19, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes and Cabrera Activated, Kelly and Rivera Optioned

The Mets have officially activated outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and infielder Asdrubal Cabrera from the disabled list and optioned both TJ Rivera and Ty Kelly to Triple-A. Cespedes has been out since August 3 with a strained quad, and had been playing through the injury for weeks before that. He and his .289/.362/.548 batting line will […]

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Stanton Out For The Season, Marlins Considering A-Rod and Gomez

An article by posted on August 15, 2016 0 Comments
Stanton Out For The Season, Marlins Considering A-Rod and Gomez

Faced with the loss of Giancarlo Stanton for the rest of the season, the Marlins are considering both Alex Rodriguez (unconditionally released) and Carlos Gomez (designated for assignment) according to various reports. MLB Network Radio’s Jim Bowden says it’s inevitable that the Marlins could sign Rodriguez to play first base, according to his sources. Marlins […]

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Mets, Cardinals Looking To Trade For Gomez

An article by posted on August 12, 2016 0 Comments
Mets, Cardinals Looking To Trade For Gomez

Update, August 12 According to Mark Saxon of ESPN, Carlos Gomez is expected to be traded before he becomes a free agent next Thursday. The Cardinals are looking into a possible deal with the Astros, but Saxon says they may actually be outbid by the Mets. Original Post, August 10 The once-coveted Carlos Gomez was […]

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Could The Mets Be Changing Triple-A Affiliates Again?

An article by posted on August 11, 2016 0 Comments
Could The Mets Be Changing Triple-A Affiliates Again?

Sandy Alderson will be heading out to Las Vegas this weekend to discuss the club’s affiliation with the Las Vegas 51s, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post. The Mets and 51s have had an affiliation agreement since the 2013 season, after the Buffalo Bisons ditched the Mets for the Toronto Blue Jays. The […]

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