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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Syndergaard Adds 17 Pounds of Muscle Before Camp

An article by posted on 09/02/2017 0 Comments
Syndergaard Adds 17 Pounds of Muscle Before Camp

One of the most common baseball cliches this time of year is the old “best shape of his life” descriptor. Sometimes it’s true and sometimes it’s all hype to feed an otherwise empty news cycle. In a detailed profile of Noah Syndergaard written by Ben Reiter of Sports Illustrated, it is revealed that the old […]

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James Loney, Jim Henderson Sign With Rangers, Cubs

An article by posted on 20/01/2017 0 Comments
James Loney, Jim Henderson Sign With Rangers, Cubs

First baseman James Loney and relief pitcher Jim Henderson will not be returning to the New York Mets this season. Loney has signed a minor league deal with the Rangers, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Jim Henderson will be headed to the Chicago Cubs on a minor league deal, according Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily […]

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Josh Edgin’s One-Year Deal Worth $675K

An article by posted on 16/01/2017 0 Comments
Josh Edgin’s One-Year Deal Worth $675K

According to Jon Heyman on Twitter, the deal Josh Edgin signed to avoid arbitration is worth $675,000. Original Post – Jan 13 The Mets have avoided arbitration with reliever Josh Edgin, agreeing to a one-year contract. The salary is not yet known. MLB Trade Rumors projected in November that he’d make $800,000. Edgin, 30, had […]

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Wilmer Flores, Mets Will Go To Arbitration

An article by posted on 13/01/2017 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores, Mets Will Go To Arbitration

This The Mets have agreed to sign nine of their ten arbitration-eligible players to contracts. The only one remaining is Wilmer Flores, who according to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, will take the team to an arbitration hearing. According to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Mets have filed at $1.8 million, while Flores is requesting $2.2 million. […]

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Matt Harvey Signs For $5.125 Million, Avoiding Arbitration

An article by posted on 13/01/2017 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Signs For $5.125 Million, Avoiding Arbitration

Matt Harvey and the Mets have agreed to a one-year, $5.125 million contract to avoid arbitration, reports James Wagner of the New York Times. The deal will reportedly include $100,000 in possible performance bonuses. He settled for slightly lower than the $5.325 salary projected by Pace Law School. Harvey, 27, had a disappointing season with […]

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Mets, deGrom Forego Arbitration With $4.05 Million Deal

An article by posted on 13/01/2017 0 Comments
Mets, deGrom Forego Arbitration With $4.05 Million Deal

The Mets and ace Jacob deGrom have agreed to a one-year, $4.05 million deal to avoid arbitration, reports ESPN’s Adam Rubin. His contract will also come with performance bonuses. deGrom’s base salary is slightly lower than the $4.225 million projected by Pace. deGrom had another solid season for the Mets, finishing the year with a […]

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A’s Sign Santiago Casilla To Two-Year Contract

An article by posted on 11/01/2017 0 Comments
A’s Sign Santiago Casilla To Two-Year Contract

Another relief pitcher is off the board, and this time it’s Santiago Casilla, who has signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the Oakland A’s. The deal also comes with $3 million in performance bonuses, reports Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. Casilla, 36, has spent his entire 13-year career in the Bay Area for both the […]

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Zack Wheeler, Mets Avoid Arbitration With One-Year Deal

An article by posted on 11/01/2017 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler, Mets Avoid Arbitration With One-Year Deal

The Mets and pitcher Zack Wheeler have settled on a one-year deal avoiding arbitration that will pay the righty $800,000, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Wheeler has not pitched for the Mets since 2014, but is a significant part of the club’s plans going into 2017. In two seasons with the Mets, Wheeler has […]

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Cardinals Agree To Deal With Dexter Fowler

An article by posted on 08/12/2016 0 Comments
Cardinals Agree To Deal With Dexter Fowler

Update, 9:15 p.m. The deal has been agreed to, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. The exact details are yet to come, but Heyman’s sources say it’s at least five years at $16 million per season ($80 million total). Original Post, 8:35 p.m. Free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler will be in St. Louis for a […]

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Carlos Gomez Re-Signs With The Rangers

An article by posted on 07/12/2016 0 Comments
Carlos Gomez Re-Signs With The Rangers

Carlos Gomez will be returning to the Texas Rangers on a one-year, $11.5 million deal, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Gomez, once a Met and almost a Met again, had a fantastic end to the 2016 season with the Rangers after struggling in Houston. Gomez was dealt to the Astros in 2015 after the […]

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