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

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Michael Cuddyer Is Fueling Recent Mets Offense

An article by posted on May 29, 2015 0 Comments
Michael Cuddyer Is Fueling Recent Mets Offense

Wanted to update this post with some quotes from Lucas Duda and Michael Cuddyer who spoke to Fred Kerber of the New York Post about the recent uptick in Mets offense and how Cuddyer is fueling that. “I felt my swing was getting better even — without the results,” Cuddyer said. “But nobody wants to hear […]

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Mejia Inching Towards Return Date

An article by posted on May 28, 2015 0 Comments
Mejia Inching Towards Return Date

As Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote today, Jenrry Mejia‘s possible return date from his 80-game suspension is in sight and right now, the Mets are saying he will return to the team. Mejia will be allowed to rehab and even pitch in the minor leagues before he is eligible to return to […]

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Michael Conforto Named FSL Player Of The Week

An article by posted on May 26, 2015 0 Comments
Michael Conforto Named FSL Player Of The Week

The Florida State League Announced today that it has named Michael Conforto its Player of the Week for the second time this season. Conforto is in the middle of an eight-game hitting streak in which he is batting .394/.474/.636 with a homer and five doubles. On the season, he is hitting .295/.358/.486 with seven homers, […]

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Three Moves The Mets Can Make To Turn Things Around

An article by posted on May 26, 2015 0 Comments
Three Moves The Mets Can Make To Turn Things Around

The Mets beat the Phillies yesterday afternoon, but they are still struggling. Their pitching has become suddenly inconsistent and their offense is practically nonexistent. Here are a few things that I think, while risky, could turn things around. Call up Steven Matz Steven Matz is killing it in Triple-A right now. He currently owns a […]

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The Mets Offense Is Broken

An article by posted on May 25, 2015 0 Comments
The Mets Offense Is Broken

Over the first few weeks of the season, the Mets’ pitching was spectacular. It kept the team in the game every night, allowing the offense to do just enough to win. During the Mets’ 11-game winning streak in April, they won only once by more than four runs. However, you can’t count on a pitching […]

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Despite Struggles, No Cause For Concern With Colon

An article by posted on May 21, 2015 0 Comments
Despite Struggles, No Cause For Concern With Colon

There is no way around it: Over the past two weeks, Bartolo Colon has been dreadful. Over that span, he has made three starts, allowing 19 runs (17 earned) on 26 hits in just 15.1 innings. His last two starts have been especially bad, with Colon allowing six and then nine runs. Last night, he […]

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MMO Game Recap: Cardinals 9, Mets 0

An article by posted on May 20, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Cardinals 9, Mets 0

Another day, another drubbing of the New York Mets. Just when you thought the Mets’ 10-2 loss to the Cardinals last night was bad enough, they somehow managed to top themselves tonight. It all got started in the first, when Mets starter Bartolo Colon was obviously without his best stuff. After giving up a single […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 2, Cardinals 1

An article by posted on May 19, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 2, Cardinals 1

Tonight, a game that looked like it would be all about Matt Harvey turned into a marathon in which the Mets’ ace was practically an afterthought. After 14 innings (and 4 hours and 14 minutes), the Mets (23-16) edged out the Cardinals (25-13) by a score of 2-1. Early on, the game looked like a […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Orioles 1

An article by posted on May 6, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Orioles 1

The Mets (18-10) defeated the Baltimore Orioles (12-13) tonight at Citi Field 5-1, wrapping up a brief two-game sweep of Baltimore. The Mets saw a little bump in the offense tonight, scoring five runs for the first time in ten games. They got it started when, in the second, Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez walked Michael […]

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2015 Mets Season Preview: Infield

An article by posted on April 4, 2015 0 Comments
2015 Mets Season Preview: Infield

Here at MMO, we’ve been previewing specific areas of the 2015 Mets. So far, we’ve covered the starting rotation, the bullpen, and the catcher position. Today, we continue with part four: the infield. Lucas Duda Lucas Duda thrust himself into the conversation of being one of the National League’s best power hitters last year. His […]

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