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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Mike Piazza To Throw Out Game 3 Ceremonial First Pitch

An article by posted on October 29, 2015 0 Comments
Mike Piazza To Throw Out Game 3 Ceremonial First Pitch

Former Mets catcher Mike Piazza will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Citi Field before Game 3 on Friday night. Piazza was a six-time All-Star during his eight seasons with the Mets and was on the 2000 team, the last Mets team to play in the World Series. Piazza also threw out the […]

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Are Mets Starters Out Of Gas?

An article by posted on October 29, 2015 0 Comments
Are Mets Starters Out Of Gas?

The first two games of the World Series have not been particularly kind to Mets starting pitching. Both Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, while not terrible by any means, were certainly off their games. This begs the question: has the fatigue of the long season become too much? In Game 1, Harvey went six innings, […]

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2015 World Series: Sizing Up Mets vs. Royals By Position

An article by posted on October 26, 2015 0 Comments
2015 World Series: Sizing Up Mets vs. Royals By Position

So who are these guys and how do they matchup against the Mets? The Mets are just four wins away from their first World Series title in 29 years, but they will have their hands full against the Kansas City Royals, who not only finished with the American League’s best record, but also earned a […]

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ESPN: Bob Geren Will Be A Candidate For Dodger Managerial Position

An article by posted on October 22, 2015 0 Comments
ESPN: Bob Geren Will Be A Candidate For Dodger Managerial Position

According to ESPN LA’s Mark Saxon, the Dodgers are reportedly interested in Mets bench coach Bob Geren for their open managerial position. As Saxon noted, Geren has worked with current GM Farhan Zaidi in Oakland, where Geren was the manager and Zaidi worked with Billy Beane in the front office. Geren, 54, managed Oakland from 2007 until […]

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Heyman: Boras Took Out Insurance Policy On Harvey’s Arm

An article by posted on October 19, 2015 0 Comments
Heyman: Boras Took Out Insurance Policy On Harvey’s  Arm

In the midst of the Matt Harvey innings controversy, agent Scott Boras took out an insurance policy on Harvey’s arm, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. According to Heyman, Boras bought the policy at the end of the regular season, when it was becoming clear that Harvey was going to continue to pitch, possibly all […]

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Conforto Will Be Everyday Player in 2016

An article by posted on October 13, 2015 0 Comments
Conforto Will Be Everyday Player in 2016

In his pre-game press conference this afternoon, Terry Collins expressed his support for Michael Conforto, saying the young outfielder will be an everyday player starting next year. Although Collins has hesitated to use Conforto against left-handed pitching in big games this year, he does believe he can hit left-handed pitching, saying, “I think he can […]

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Kershaw To Start Game 4 On Three Days Rest

An article by posted on October 12, 2015 0 Comments
Kershaw To Start Game 4 On Three Days Rest

Dodgers ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw will start Game 4 of the NLDS at Citi Field tomorrow night, the team announced this afternoon. Kershaw will be pitching on just three days rest, coming off his Game 1 loss in which he allowed three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out 11. He was […]

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Featured Post: Patience, Prospects, And Staying The Course

An article by posted on October 11, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Patience, Prospects, And Staying The Course

As the Mets enter their first playoff series in nine years tonight, we can all agree that it sure has been a long, winding road back here. Since 2006, the Mets have experienced two managerial changes, a change in general manager, two historic collapses, and a host of mediocre seasons. For most of that time, […]

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The Mets’ Playoff Starting Rotation Is Terrifyingly Good

An article by posted on September 29, 2015 0 Comments
The Mets’ Playoff Starting Rotation Is Terrifyingly Good

The more you look at the Mets’ probable playoff rotation, the more likely it seems that they will be able to make a deep run in October. Dave Cameron of FanGraphs recently wrote a piece talking about how dangerous the Mets are looking right now, pointing out the incredible rotation, above-average offense, and bullpen that […]

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Updated With Thoughts: Boras Wants Hard 180 Inning Cap For Harvey

An article by posted on September 4, 2015 0 Comments
Updated With Thoughts: Boras Wants Hard 180 Inning Cap For Harvey

Thoughts from Joe D. On Wednesday night, after Matt Harvey complained of fatigue and weakness due to symptoms of dehydration and was treated by team trainers, I like all of you, was somewhat concerned. When Harvey didn’t speak to reporters I actually became even more concerned, wondering if there was more to this story than […]

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Featured Post: If You Can Sign Only One, Murphy Or Cespedes?

An article by posted on September 3, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: If You Can Sign Only One, Murphy Or Cespedes?

Greg H. asks… If the Mets could keep and sign only one, who would you give an extension to: Daniel Murphy or Yoenis Cespedes? Connor replies… This is a really difficult question when you consider all of the moving pieces involved. Clearly, at least this year, Cespedes has been a drastically more valuable player than […]

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