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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Mets Claim Two Players On Waivers, Including a Reliever

An article by posted on August 8, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Claim Two Players On Waivers, Including a Reliever

The Mets have claimed two unknown players — including one relief pitcher — off the waiver wire, reports Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News. They have yet to complete a deal stemming from those claims, however. The Mets have also placed at least five players on waivers, including Travis d’Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Josh […]

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Latest On Lucroy: Mets Have Counteroffer, Indians On No-Trade List

An article by posted on July 29, 2016 0 Comments
Latest On Lucroy: Mets Have Counteroffer, Indians On No-Trade List

Update – July 29 Here is the latest on Jonathan Lucroy whose buzz is really heating up. To begin, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN has reported Lucroy can block trades to eight teams including the Twins, Angels, Athletics, Padres, Mariners, Nationals, Indians and Tigers. The latter two have been connected to Lucroy. That’s good news for […]

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Mets Reportedly Looking For Role Player, Not Big Bat

An article by posted on July 20, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Reportedly Looking For Role Player, Not Big Bat

If you think the Mets are going to acquire another Yoenis Cespedes to save the struggling offense, think again. According to Randy Miller of NJ.com, the Mets are targeting role players rather than a big bat. According to Miller’s source, the farm system has been depleted by the recent graduations of Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, […]

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Matt Harvey Had Surgery Today, Targets Six-Month Recovery Time

An article by posted on July 18, 2016 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Had Surgery Today, Targets Six-Month Recovery Time

Matt Harvey underwent surgery to address his Thoracic Outlet Syndrome today in St. Louis performed by Dr. Thompson, reports ESPN’s Adam Rubin. Harvey, agent Scott Boras says, will have about a six-month recovery time, putting him in line to begin spring training next year on time. Harvey has been out for a few weeks now […]

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Pirates GM Regrets Walker-Niese Swap

An article by posted on July 15, 2016 0 Comments
Pirates GM Regrets Walker-Niese Swap

The Jon Niese – Neil Walker swap hasn’t worked out so well for Pittsburgh, said Pirates GM Neil Huntington in some very frank comments on a local radio station Friday morning. “In hindsight, maybe the two fringe prospects and trying to figure out where to re-allocate the money might have been a better return,” he […]

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Conforto To Remain In Triple-A To Start Second Half

An article by posted on July 14, 2016 0 Comments
Conforto To Remain In Triple-A To Start Second Half

Michael Conforto will remain with the Las Vegas 51s to begin the second half of the season, reports ESPN’s Adam Rubin. Conforto, 23, was demoted on June 25 after two horrific months in a row with the big league club in which he slashed .148/.217/.303 over 44 games. In 13 games with Vegas so far, […]

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Syndergaard Comes Clean About Bone Spur

An article by posted on June 29, 2016 0 Comments
Syndergaard Comes Clean About Bone Spur

Noah Syndergaard came clean today about his bone spur today on Boomer and Carton this morning, admitting that he lied after Monday night’s game. “Sometimes it can be a little bit irritating, but the whole reason I basically denied it was because I didn’t want to make it sound like I was making an excuse […]

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Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+)

An article by posted on June 28, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+)

In last week’s installments of the widely-beloved “Know Your Stats” series, we looked at both OPS/OPS+ and wOBA. Today we already looked at wRAA and will now cover wRC+. Of all the popular offensive statistics publicly available in the baseball world, Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+) may be the gold standard. It combines the corrections […]

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Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA)

An article by posted on June 28, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA)

We continue our widely-beloved “Know Your Stats” series with a “gateway stat:” Weighted Runs Above Average. wRAA is essentially wOBA converted into runs, but understanding wRAA is crucial to understanding Wins Above Replacement and Weighted Runs Created Plus, which we’ll be talking about this afternoon. One of the biggest issues with rate statistics like wOBA […]

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Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

For the next few days, I will be bringing back my “Know Your Stats” series that I began a few years back to highlight some important sabermetric stats and concepts. Earlier today, we went through OPS and OPS+. Now we continue with wOBA… Perhaps the best way of describing weighted-On Base Average (wOBA) is to describe […]

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Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

For the next few days, I will be bringing back my “Know Your Stats” series that I began a few years back to highlight some important sabermetric stats and concepts. We begin this afternoon with OPS and OPS+. OPS, or On Base Plus Slugging was one of the first sabermetric stats to go mainstream. It […]

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