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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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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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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