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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Zack Wheeler’s Elbow Is Fine, Diagnosed With Nerve Irritation

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler’s Elbow Is Fine, Diagnosed With Nerve Irritation

The New York Mets announced that Zack Wheeler has no structural damage in his right elbow and that he has been diagnosed with sensory nerve irritation. Doctors administered a cortisone shot and Wheeler will remain idle for 48 hours. He will be allowed to pitch once he feels comfortable enough to begin throwing again. Wheeler, […]

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Michael Conforto: I Want To Be Here And Help Team Win

An article by posted on June 20, 2016 0 Comments
Michael Conforto: I Want To Be Here And Help Team Win

Left fielder Michael Conforto made it perfectly clear he wants to remain with the team as rumors swirl about a possible demotion to Triple-A Las Vegas. “I want to be here and I want to help the team win, help us get out of this tough time we’re having,” Conforto told the New York Post […]

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Terry Collins Gets Clean Bill Of Health, Back With Team

An article by posted on June 13, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Gets Clean Bill Of Health, Back With Team

Manager Terry Collins was released from a Milwaukee hospital Monday after completing an overnight stay for precautionary tests. Collins, 67, got a clean bill of health and all his tests came back negative, the team announced. He took a flight back to New York and will return to the dugout on Tuesday when the Mets […]

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Rene Rivera Has Earned Mets Backup Catcher Role

An article by posted on June 6, 2016 0 Comments
Rene Rivera Has Earned Mets Backup Catcher Role

Neither of the Mets catchers have great batting lines at the moment, but with Travis d’Arnaud coming off the disabled list relatively soon, the competition for the backup job is heating up. For the first time in over a year, Kevin Plawecki‘s status as the top reserve is in jeopardy and Rene Rivera may just […]

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Mets To Face Each League’s Top Left-Hander: Kershaw and Sale

An article by posted on May 27, 2016 0 Comments
Mets To Face Each League’s Top Left-Hander: Kershaw and Sale

As good as the Mets pitching staff has been of late, they have their work cut out for them this weekend and early next week against the Dodgers and the White Sox. On Friday, the Mets will face baseball’s top pitching prospect — left-hander Julio Urias. Just 19 years old, Urias has pitched only 263.1 […]

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MMO Game Recap: Matz Dominates Nationals In 2-0 Win

An article by posted on May 25, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Matz Dominates Nationals In 2-0 Win

The Mets (27-19) defeated the Nationals (28-19) 2-0 today in Washington D.C. to pull a half game behind in the National League East race. Pitching Another day, another dominant start by Steven Matz. Since his terrible first start in early April, Matz has been nothing short of wonderful, and took his game to a new […]

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Mets Could Trade For Duda Replacement

An article by posted on May 23, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Could Trade For Duda Replacement

The Mets could look to acquire a replacement first baseman for the injured Lucas Duda, Assistant GM John Ricco told reporters before today’s game. “We’re not going to be able to replace Lucas Duda internally,” he said. The Mets brought up Ty Kelly before today’s game. Kelly, 27, is hitting .391/.478/.548 in Triple-A Las Vegas. […]

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Mets Add Ty Kelly To 40-Man Roster, DFA Dario Alvarez

An article by posted on May 23, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Add Ty Kelly To 40-Man Roster, DFA Dario Alvarez

Utility infielder/outfielder Ty Kelly was officially added to the 40-man roster and is with the team and available to play tonight against the Washington National. Kelly, 27, will wear uniform No. 55, last worn be Kelly Johnson. To make room for Kelly, the Mets designated LHP Dario Alvarez for assignment. Original Report If Lucas Duda‘s back injury becomes […]

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As Mets Struggle Offensively, Asdrubal Cabrera Remains Solid

An article by posted on May 23, 2016 0 Comments
As Mets Struggle Offensively, Asdrubal Cabrera Remains Solid

The Mets offense has certainly had its highs and lows so far this season and for the time being, it is struggling pretty badly. Curtis Granderson has not been his usual self and Neil Walker has cooled off since a great first few weeks. David Wright has been either league average or absolutely awful depending […]

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Wright Back In Lineup After Battling Shoulder Soreness

An article by posted on May 12, 2016 0 Comments
Wright Back In Lineup After Battling Shoulder Soreness

Mets third baseman David Wright is in the lineup and batting third tonight against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He’ll go up against three-time Cy Young award winner, left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Wright, 33, has been dealing with some right shoulder soreness and it was questionable whether he would play today. Looks like the day off yesterday must […]

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Neil Walker Out Of Lineup With Sore Right Shin

An article by posted on May 8, 2016 0 Comments
Neil Walker Out Of Lineup With Sore Right Shin

For just the second time this season, Neil Walker is out of the starting lineup. Walker is out with a sore shin, he told reporters this afternoon. Walker fouled two balls off his shin last night and his ankle is swollen and discolored, although he said it “isn’t as bad as it looks.” He says […]

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