Connor O'Brien

Connor O'Brien is a first-year 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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MMO Season Preview: Steven Matz, SP

An article by posted on February 29, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Steven Matz, SP

Steven Matz, SP Throws/Bats: L/R DOB: Match 29, 1991 (25 on Opening Day) Contract: Pre-Arb (Salary: league minimum) 2015 Recap Believe it or not, Steven Matz made just nine major league starts last season. But listening to the hype, you’d have thought he’d won Rookie of the Year. That being said, Matz was pretty excellent […]

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Ruben Tejada Given Extra Service Time, Making Him A Free Agent This Offseason

An article by posted on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Given Extra Service Time, Making Him A Free Agent This Offseason

According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, the arbitration settlement between Ruben Tejada and the Mets included granting the shortstop one extra day of service time, making him a free agent after this season. Coming into this year, Tejada had four years and 171 days of major league service time, just one day […]

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Matz, Smith Top MLB.com’s Top 30 Mets Prospects

An article by posted on February 22, 2016 0 Comments
Matz, Smith Top MLB.com’s Top 30 Mets Prospects

‘Tis the season of prospect rankings! In the latest release, Jonathan Mayo and the MLB Pipeline staff published their top 30 Mets prospects this afternoon. To no one’s surprise, Steven Matz topped the list (he was also ranked 15th on the MLB-wide list) and was actually the only pitcher in the top eight. Mayo had great […]

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MMO Season Preview: Noah Syndergaard, SP

An article by posted on February 22, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Noah Syndergaard, SP

Noah Syndergaard Bats/Throws: L/R DOB: August 29, 1992 (23 on Opening Day) Contract Status: Pre-Arb (Will make league minimum) 2015 Recap Syndergaard burst onto the scene in a big way last season, at times pitching like an ace. The six-foot-six righty brought an incredible array of pitches that was at times even more impressive than […]

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Texas Rangers Are Monitoring Alejandro De Aza

An article by posted on February 17, 2016 0 Comments
Texas Rangers Are Monitoring Alejandro De Aza

Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports reports that the Texas Rangers are keeping tabs on New York Mets outfielder Alejandro De Aza. With Josh Hamilton currently dealing with injuries, the Rangers are also maintaining contact with remaining free agent outfielders David Murphy and Will Venable. Hamilton, 35,  is dealing with inflammation in his surgically repaired left knee, and hasn’t played […]

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Ruben Tejada Back On The Field, Still Upset Over Utley Slide

An article by posted on February 15, 2016 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Back On The Field, Still Upset Over Utley Slide

While Ruben Tejada is back on the field and recovering well from his broken leg, he is still upset with Chase Utley‘s controversial slide in the NLDS, writes the NY Post’s Kevin Kernan. “I’d like to see the fielder be protected,” the shortstop said. Tejada’s injury taking place in a big game on national television […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Ranked 10th Best Catcher By MLB

An article by posted on February 12, 2016 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Ranked 10th Best Catcher By MLB

The Shredder has ranked Travis d’Arnaud as the 10th best catcher in the majors in the latest edition of  MLB Network’s Top 10 Right Now series. Ahead of him they have Buster Posey at No. 1 followed by Russell Martin, Jonathan Lucroy, Francisco Cervelli, Stephen Vogt, Brian McCann, Yadier Molina, Salvador Perez and Derek Norris. While […]

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Keith Law: Mets’ Farm System Ranked 16th In Baseball

An article by posted on February 10, 2016 0 Comments
Keith Law: Mets’ Farm System Ranked 16th In Baseball

Keith Law of ESPN.com is releasing his yearly rankings of both individual prospects and entire farm systems this week. In his first piece in the series today, he ranked each team’s minor league system, taking into account all players who have not exceeded rookie eligibility. Overall, the Mets’ system was ranked 16th in the league. […]

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Mets Agree To Minor League Deal With Roger Bernadina

An article by posted on February 8, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Agree To Minor League Deal With Roger Bernadina

The Mets have signed outfielder Roger Bernadina to a minor league contract, the team announced this afternoon. The contract will pay him $750,000 if he’s added to the major league roster. If he’s not on the roster by June 15, he will have to be released. (Jon Heyman) Bernadina, 31, has played with four teams over […]

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MMO Season Preview: Matt Harvey, SP

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Matt Harvey, SP

Matt Harvey, SP Bats/Throws: R/R DOB: March 27, 1989 (27 on Opening Day) Contract Status: First year arbitration eligible ($4.3 million salary) 2015 Recap Harvey was not at the level of dominance that he was before his elbow surgery in late 2013, but he wasn’t that far off either, he pitched as well as you […]

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