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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Pirates Acquire Aramis Ramirez

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
Pirates Acquire Aramis Ramirez

Aramis Ramirez is not coming to the New York Mets. Ramirez, 37, has been dealt from the Brewers to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Pittsburgh’s 30th-ranked prospect — right-handed pitcher Yhonathan Barrios — and salary relief. The Pirates will reportedly absorb $3 million of the $5.74 million left on Ramirez’s contract this season. In […]

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The Shortstop Market Is Thinner Than You Think

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
The Shortstop Market Is Thinner Than You Think

One of the great things about the weeks leading up to the trade deadline is the trade proposing. As futile as it might seem sometimes for Mets fans, imagining the possibilities of what could be can be really fun. However — and I’ve noticed this among Mets fans especially — fans sometimes are so desperate […]

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D’Arnaud Still In Arm Brace, No Timetable For Return

An article by posted on July 4, 2015 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Still In Arm Brace, No Timetable For Return

The latest injury update on starting catcher Travis d’Arnaud , who was eligible to come off the disabled list on Monday, continues to be very concerning. Speaking to reporters this evening at AT&T Park, Terry Collins said ew York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud continues to wear a brace for a left elbow sprain and is not particularly close to […]

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MMO Game Recap: Cubs 6, Mets 1

An article by posted on July 2, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Cubs 6, Mets 1

Sure, the Mets finally scored a run, but nothing really changed this afternoon, as the Mets (40-40) lost to the Cubs (42-35) by a score of 6-1. The Mets finally broke their 24-inning scoreless streak in the fourth inning when Curtis Granderson doubled home Jacob deGrom, who had doubled two batters before. However, the Cubs […]

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Dodgers and Cubs Expressing Interest In Mets’ LHP Jon Niese

An article by posted on June 29, 2015 0 Comments
Dodgers and Cubs Expressing Interest In Mets’ LHP Jon Niese

June 29 A couple of days after reporting that the Chicago Cubs had some interest in Jon Niese, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports adds that the Los Angeles Dodgers have also expressed interest in acquiring the Mets lefthander. Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times wrote last week that Dodgers GM Andrew Friedman and his front […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 2, Brewers 0

An article by posted on June 25, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 2, Brewers 0

This just in: The Mets have won a baseball game. No, the offense did not finally break out but thanks to another outstanding performance by Jacob deGrom, the Mets (37-37) defeated the Brewers (27-47) by a score of 2-0. deGrom, in the midst of the best stretch of starts in his career, made his 15th […]

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Gee Goes Unclaimed, Mets Outright Him To Las Vegas

An article by posted on June 23, 2015 0 Comments
Gee Goes Unclaimed, Mets Outright Him To Las Vegas

The Mets have outrighted Dillon Gee to Triple-A Las Vegas after he passed through waivers and went unclaimed by any teams. It seems teams were even unwilling to pick him up for simply assuming the remaining $3 million left on his contract. He’s back with the Mets. June 21 A source ESPN.com that the New […]

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A’s Still Looking For Win-Now Pieces

An article by posted on June 23, 2015 0 Comments
A’s Still Looking For Win-Now Pieces

As Ken Rosenthal wrote last week, Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics currently own one of the worst records in the American League but are still not ready to give up on competing this season. They are still open to dealing for Ben Zobrist, who has been the subject of Mets-A’s rumors for months, but […]

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Flores Is No Tulo, But Is Quietly A Top Offensive Shortstop

An article by posted on June 18, 2015 0 Comments
Flores Is No Tulo, But Is Quietly A Top Offensive Shortstop

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports posted an interesting stat today on Twitter about Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores: He is apparently one of only five players in the major leagues age 23 or younger with ten or more home runs this season. The others? Joc Pederson, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, and Mike Trout. Clearly, that is […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Blue Jays 3

An article by posted on June 15, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Blue Jays 3

A tremendous effort by Noah Syndergaard, a resilient performance by an exhausted bullpen, and some very timely hitting, capped off with a Wilmer Flores walk-off single, propelled the Mets (35-30) to a 4-3 win against the Blue Jays (34-31) tonight in 11 innings. Syndergaard, coming off two sub-par outings, toed the rubber for the Mets […]

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GM Says Syndergaard Could Be Considered For Bullpen, But He’s A Starter For Now

An article by posted on June 15, 2015 0 Comments
GM Says Syndergaard Could Be Considered For Bullpen, But He’s A Starter For Now

Speaking to reporters at Citi Field, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson had the following to say about a New York Post report that rookie right-hander Noah Syndergaard could pitch out of the bullpen this season. “I think that remains something that could be considered in the future but right now he’s in the rotation.” (The […]

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