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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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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Is Lucas Duda Really Inconsistent?

An article by posted on May 5, 2016 0 Comments
Is Lucas Duda Really Inconsistent?

It’s a common complaint in the Mets blogosphere: “Lucas Duda is good, but he’s too inconsistent.” But is it really true? For this little experiment, we’ll define consistency as the how reliable a player is at producing an OPS close to their average. Inconsistent players will be those who have great highs and terrible lows […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 8, Braves 0

An article by posted on May 4, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 8, Braves 0

The Mets (17-9) defeated the Braves (7-20) this afternoon at Citi Field by a score of 8-0. Here’s how it happened. Offense: Another day, another offensive explosion via the home run ball. The Mets got things started in the second inning offensively when recent call-up Rene Rivera knocked a two-run shot, his first home run […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 8, Braves 2

An article by posted on April 23, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 8, Braves 2

The New York Mets (9-7) defeated the Atlanta Braves (4-13) tonight at Turner Field by a score of 8-2 in the second game of a the weekend series. Offense: The Mets got things started early off Braves starter Jhoulys Chacin, scratching out two runs in the first. Curtis Granderson led off the game with a […]

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Braves Players Complain Of Poor Conditions At Turner Field

An article by posted on April 22, 2016 0 Comments
Braves Players Complain Of Poor Conditions At Turner Field

The Mets will be headed to Atlanta this weekend to play on an apparently substandard Turner Field, according to Doug Padilla of ESPN. The infield conditions at Turner Field as so bad, Padilla reports, that Braves players are mulling requesting an intervention by the players’ union. The Dodgers, who played a three-game set at Turner […]

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MMO Game Recap: Great Nights From Wright, Syndergaard Power Mets to 5-2 Win

An article by posted on April 18, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Great Nights From Wright, Syndergaard Power Mets to 5-2 Win

Another day, another game where the home run and great starting pitching power the Mets (6-6) to victory. Tonight in Philadelphia, they defeated the Phillies (6-8) by a score of 5-2. Offense: Did someone say David Wright was dead? The third baseman had his best night of the year thus far, starting in the first […]

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