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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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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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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