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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Baseball Must Embrace Emotion And Flair

An article by posted on 25/03/2017 0 Comments
Baseball Must Embrace Emotion And Flair

Yoenis Cespedes wants more flair in baseball. After Ian Kinsler drew controversy with his remarks earlier this week complaining of Latin American players showing too much emotion during games, the game was buzzing with outrage. The veteran said of Puerto Rican and Dominican opponents in the World Baseball Classic, “That just wasn’t the way we […]

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Juan Lagares Leaves Game With Strained Oblique

An article by posted on 25/03/2017 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Leaves Game With Strained Oblique

Juan Lagares left the game early this afternoon after suffering a strained left oblique, the Mets announced. The severity of the strain is still unknown. Lagares led off the game in center and went 1-for-2 with a triple before being removed from action in the bottom of the third. If Lagares is forced to miss […]

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Collins: Wilmer Flores Should Accept Part-Time Role

An article by posted on 17/03/2017 0 Comments
Collins: Wilmer Flores Should Accept Part-Time Role

Wilmer Flores had a hell of a day at the plate this afternoon in the Mets’ 16-2 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals in Port St. Lucie. The infielder went 2-for-2 with a grand slam, a double, six RBI, and a walk after getting the start at third base. Flores has been trying to prove […]

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Dominican Republic Shuts Out Venezuela 3-0

An article by posted on 17/03/2017 0 Comments
Dominican Republic Shuts Out Venezuela 3-0

In a crucial game to both teams, the Dominican Republic shut out Venezuela this evening in the World Baseball Classic by a score of 3-0 . Edinson Volquez got the start for the DR and provided 4.1 scoreless innings. Volquez scattered four hits and two walks while striking out six batters. He has a 1.13 […]

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Spring Training Recap: Harvey Struggles In 6-2 Loss To Marlins

An article by posted on 15/03/2017 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Harvey Struggles In 6-2 Loss To Marlins

The Mets fell back to .500 in spring training play this afternoon in Jupiter, Florida today, losing to the Marlins by a score of 6-2. Pitching Matt Harvey took the mound for the Mets in his third spring start, after a promising outing last week. This afternoon didn’t go as well for the righty, who […]

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U.S. Falls to Dominican Republic 7-5 As Familia Hits 101 MPH

An article by posted on 11/03/2017 0 Comments
U.S. Falls to Dominican Republic 7-5 As Familia Hits 101 MPH

Team USA fell to the Dominican Republic in World Baseball Classic Pool C play this evening in Miami by a score of 7-5. Marcus Stroman started for Team USA, tossing 4.2 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits while striking out four. Opposing Stroman for the Dominican Republic was Edinson Volquez, who struggled a bit more […]

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Harvey Slowly Progressing Towards Opening Day

An article by posted on 11/03/2017 0 Comments
Harvey Slowly Progressing Towards Opening Day

After a rough first spring start, Matt Harvey bounced back yesterday, allowing just one run over three innings in a 7-6 loss to the Astros. Harvey gave up just two hits to the Astros, one of them being a third-inning solo homer to Reid Brignac. He also walked a batter and struck out two. Perhaps […]

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Mets Not Really Interested In Brett Lawrie

An article by posted on 07/03/2017 0 Comments
Mets Not Really Interested In Brett Lawrie

The Mets don’t have any real interest in third baseman Brett Lawrie, according to what team sources have told beat reporter Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. With Jose Reyes expected to start at third base in place of David Wright, and Wilmer Flores, T.J. Rivera, and Ty Kelly all  available to provide depth if needed, it […]

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Noah Syndergaard Will Officially Get Opening Day Start

An article by posted on 16/02/2017 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard Will Officially Get Opening Day Start

According to multiple reports, New York Mets manager Terry Collins announced that right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard will be the Opening Day starter. Syndergaard, 24, went 14-9 with a 2.60 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 10.7 K/9 and a major league leading 2.29 FIP in the 2016 season. He was an All-Star, finished eighth in the Cy Young […]

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Mets Interested in Cuban Free Agent Osvaldo Hernandez

An article by posted on 11/02/2017 0 Comments
Mets Interested in Cuban Free Agent Osvaldo Hernandez

The Mets are interested in 18 year-old Cuban left–handed pitcher Osvaldo Hernandez, reports MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez. Hernandez has been declared a free agent and can sign with any team he wishes. The other teams Sanchez reports to be interested ar the Padres, Reds. Astros, Braves, Rangers, and Red Sox. According to Sanchez, Hernandez’s fastball currently […]

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