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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Nationals Hire Dusty Baker; Marlins Introduce Don Mattingly

An article by posted on November 3, 2015 0 Comments
Nationals Hire Dusty Baker; Marlins Introduce Don Mattingly

The Mets will face off against two new managers in the NL East next year, both with plenty of experience. Today the Nationals announced the signing of Dusty Baker as manager of the club. Meanwhile, the Marlins yesterday announced they have hired Don Mattingly to manage, giving him a four-year contract. The Nationals were initially […]

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The Team That Stole New York

An article by posted on November 2, 2015 0 Comments
The Team That Stole New York

I have no words. Well, of course I do. I have many words. But as last night’s fairytale disintegrated into the nightmare to end all nightmares, I had none. Every negative emotion — anxiety, frustration, and then exasperation — flowed through me, and flowed through all of us last night. The truth is, the Mets’ […]

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Six Takeaways From Mets’ Game 4 Loss

An article by posted on November 1, 2015 0 Comments
Six Takeaways From Mets’ Game 4 Loss

For most of the night last night, it looked like the Mets would finally seize the momentum in the World Series and tie it up at two games apiece, but a disaster of an eighth inning ended all hope of that. Now the Mets will have to win out to stay alive Here are my […]

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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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