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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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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Verrett, Conforto Staying With Mets; Alvarez To Be Optioned

An article by posted on August 23, 2015 0 Comments
Verrett, Conforto Staying With Mets; Alvarez To Be Optioned

With David Wright finally returning to the Mets for tomorrow’s game, the Mets will keep both Logan Verrett and Michael Conforto on the roster, instead optioning left-handed relief pitcher Dario Alvarez back to Triple-A Las Vegas. Verrett, 25, will presumably be used, as he was today, as a spot starter over the last few weeks […]

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Could The Struggling Nationals Turn To Wally Backman?

An article by posted on August 18, 2015 0 Comments
Could The Struggling Nationals Turn To Wally Backman?

The Nationals are struggling big time. Despite being one of the preseason World Series favorites, Washington has dipped under .500 and now sits 4.5 games behind the Mets in the division and 9.5 back in the Wild Card. They’ve lost six straight as well as 17 of their last 24, leaving some to speculate that […]

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David Wright Expected To Be Activated Monday For Phillies Series

An article by posted on August 18, 2015 0 Comments
David Wright Expected To Be Activated Monday For Phillies Series

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the New York Mets are now eying Monday for David Wright to be activated from the disabled list. That’s when the team heads to Philadelphia for a four-game series with the Phillies. After having two days off, the team’s captain will resume his rehab assignment with Single-A St. Lucie on […]

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Curtis Granderson Remains Red Hot, Blasts 20th Homer Of Season

An article by posted on August 13, 2015 0 Comments
Curtis Granderson Remains Red Hot, Blasts 20th Homer Of Season

Curtis Granderson continues to rip the cover off the ball, blasting his 20th home run of the season in the fourth inning of Thursday’s 12-3 win over the Colorado Rockies. The two-run shot matched Granderson’s home run total from last year and now gives him eighth seasons of 20 or more home runs in his career. […]

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Trade News: Nationals Get Papelbon; Angels Acquire DeJesus, Murphy

An article by posted on July 28, 2015 0 Comments
Trade News: Nationals Get Papelbon; Angels Acquire DeJesus, Murphy

A day after the Mets acquired A’s closer Tyler Clippard, the Nationals countered with a move of their own, acquiring Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon in exchange for Double-A righty Nick Pivetta. Papelbon, 34, has saved 17 games for the MLB-worst Phillies this season, recording a 1.59 ERA along the way. After seven strong seasons in […]

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Mets Will Not Pursue Costly Jose Reyes, Who’s In Steep Decline

An article by posted on July 28, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Will Not Pursue Costly Jose Reyes, Who’s In Steep Decline

Team sources have told Mets beat reporters that there will be no reunion with shortstop Jose Reyes and they have no plans to pursue him. Joel Sherman of the New York Post adds: “There used to be no more elating play in the sport than Reyes rounding second and gaining speed toward third. He is not […]

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Mets Acquire A’s Closer Tyler Clippard

An article by posted on July 27, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Acquire A’s Closer Tyler Clippard

The New York Mets have acquired right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard from the Oakland A’s in exchange for minor league RHP Casey Meisner according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The Mets are reportedly receiving $1 million in cash as part of the deal. So Clippard ends up costing approximately $2.5 million dollars to the Mets. Quite […]

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