Connor O'Brien

Connor O'Brien is an 18 year-old high school student (soon to be a student at the new Rutgers University Honors College) and lifelong Mets fan. 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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2015 Mets Season Preview: Starting Rotation

An article by posted on March 23, 2015 0 Comments
2015 Mets Season Preview: Starting Rotation

Here is the first of a six-part MMO Special Feature, our 2015 Mets Season Preview. Over the next two weeks, I’ll be previewing our Starting Pitching, Bullpen, Catching, Infield, Outfield and Bench. I hope you enjoy my research, analysis, and insights. Let’s begin with Part 1, our Starting Pitching. Matt Harvey Matt Harvey is back, […]

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Featured Post: How Terry Collins Can Maximize Offensive Production

An article by posted on February 20, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: How Terry Collins Can Maximize Offensive Production

The Mets offseason can only be described in one word: decent. The millions in payroll that was supposedly freed up appears to be just a mirage, and Sandy Alderson was unable to secure the big star fans think the team so desperately needs. The offseason that was supposed to be about getting that last big […]

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Even In Defeat, A-Rod’s Still A Winner

An article by posted on February 18, 2015 0 Comments
Even In Defeat, A-Rod’s Still A Winner

Alex Rodriguez‘s handwritten apology letter released to the media yesterday was a joke. It was authentic A-Rod: cold, unforgiving, and insincere. In a letter that should be the most humble apology we’ve ever heard, he didn’t explain himself. He didn’t even say what he did. He called his steroid use “the mistakes that led to my […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Andrew Miller, LHP

An article by posted on November 14, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Andrew Miller, LHP

Andrew Miller Relief Pitcher Bats: L  Throws: L Age on Opening Day: 29 2014 Snapshot Andrew Miller had a career year in 2014 between the Red Sox and Orioles. Through 42.1 innings in Boston, Miller held a 2.35 ERA before being dealt for minor league pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez during Boston’s massive fire sale before the […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Jed Lowrie, SS

An article by posted on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Jed Lowrie, SS

Jed Lowrie Position: Shortstop Bats: Both, Throws: Right Age on Opening Day: 30 2014 Snapshot In his second season with the Oakland Athletics, Jed Lowrie saw his offensive numbers drop across the board. After posting a .290/.344/.446 line (a great line for a shortstop) with 15 home runs, 45 doubles, and two triples, Lowrie put […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Yasmani Tomas, RF/LF

An article by posted on October 30, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Yasmani Tomas, RF/LF

Yasmani Tomas Position: Right/Left Field Bats: Right, Throws: Right  Age on Opening Day: 24 2014 Snapshot Compared to his 2012 and 2013 seasons, Tomas’ 2014 season saw a big drop in production in the Serie Nacional, the main baseball league in Cuba. In 68 games last season (seasons are significantly shorter in Cuba), Tomas hit […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Colby Rasmus, CF

An article by posted on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Colby Rasmus, CF

Colby Rasmus Position: Center Fielder  Bats: Left, Throws: Left  Age on Opening Day: 28 2014 Snapshot After a very productive 2013 season, Rasmus fell off a cliff this year, seeing his numbers drop across the board. The 28 year-old posted a slash line of .225/.287/.448 with a .321 wOBA and 103 wRC+ with 18 home […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Nick Markakis, RF

An article by posted on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Nick Markakis, RF

Nick Markakis Position: Right Fielder Bats: Left, Throws: Left Age on Opening Day: 31 2014 Snapshot While Nick Markakis didn’t return to his old self this year, he did bounce back significantly from a sub-replacement level season in 2013. He had solid seasons on both offense and defense, improving his wRC+ from 88 to 106 […]

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Biggest Takeaways From the 2014 Season

An article by posted on September 29, 2014 0 Comments
Biggest Takeaways From the 2014 Season

With the Mets 8-3 win yesterday afternoon over the Astros, they closed out what was a rather hectic 2014 season, one filled with both surprises and disappointments, yet one that brought reasons to be optimistic for next season. They finished 79-83, solidly better than last year, but still leaving room to improve. Here are my […]

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Featured Post: Looking At Mets Through SABR Defensive Index

An article by posted on August 13, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Looking At Mets Through SABR Defensive Index

The Society for American Baseball Research doesn’t really sponsor particular statistics, but two years ago, it formed a committee to create a newer, better defensive statistic called the SABR Defensive Index. SABR has periodically released updates of this newly-created stat, and you may find the results interesting. Defensive Index, or SDI combines a number of […]

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