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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Daniel Murphy Held Out Hope For Mets Deal

An article by posted on December 23, 2015 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Held Out Hope For Mets Deal

The possibility of a Daniel Murphy-Mets reunion was apparently once possibly, at least in the mind of Daniel Murphy. As Mike Puma wrote in today’s New York Post, Murphy held out hope that he and the Mets could reach a multi-year deal until the Neil Walker trade went down. According to Puma, Murphy was not […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Claimed Off Waivers By Brewers

An article by posted on December 23, 2015 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Claimed Off Waivers By Brewers

According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Brewers have acquired Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis off the waiver wire. Nieuwenhuis, 28, has been with the Mets almost his entire career (the exception being a brief stint with the Angels this season), including the last four years on the major league club. In 693 plate appearances, […]

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Mets Sign Alejandro De Aza To $5.75 Million Guaranteed Deal

An article by posted on December 22, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Sign Alejandro De Aza To $5.75 Million Guaranteed Deal

Wow, deal is for much more than initially reported. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, free agent outfielder Alejandro De Aza will get a guaranteed $5.75 million plus incentives that could make the total deal worth $7 million. That some believe De Aza is getting that kind of money to replace Kirk Nieuwenhuis is […]

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Mets Sign Buddy Carlyle, Three More To Minor League Deals

An article by posted on December 14, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Sign Buddy Carlyle, Three More To Minor League Deals

The Mets announced the signing of four players to minor league contracts today, including right-handed relief pitcher Buddy Carlyle. Left-handed pitcher Duane Below, first baseman Marc Krauss, and left-hander Andrew Barbosa were also inked to deals. Carlyle, 37, had a fantastic year with the Mets in 2014, posting a 1.45 ERA over 31 innings. However, […]

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Yoenis Cespedes Is Still Not The Answer

An article by posted on December 12, 2015 0 Comments
Yoenis Cespedes Is Still Not The Answer

With Michael Cuddyer‘s sudden and shocking retirement this weekend, the Mets 2016 payroll is right around where it was at the beginning of the offseason. With two holes filled essentially for free, many Mets fans are now calling for Sandy Alderson to sign Yoenis Cespedes to play center field. As exciting as it would be […]

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Phillies Trade Closer Ken Giles To Astros For Five Prospects

An article by posted on December 12, 2015 0 Comments
Phillies Trade Closer Ken Giles To Astros For Five Prospects

One of the most useless pieces for a last-place team is a dominant closer. The Phillies capitalized on that this week by dealing their dominant 25 year-old closer Ken Giles to the Astros for a package of prospects which included former number one overall draft pick Mark Appel. In two seasons in Philadelphia, Giles has […]

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Mets Still Open To Full-Time Center Fielder

An article by posted on December 10, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Still Open To Full-Time Center Fielder

While it seems ever more likely that the Mets will be looking for a platoon player in center field in the coming weeks, Assistant GM John Ricco won’t rule out the possibility of acquiring a full-time center fielder. It appears likely that Juan Lagares will enter next season as part of a platoon, but there […]

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Mets Working To Re-Sign Bartolo Colon

An article by posted on December 9, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Working To Re-Sign Bartolo Colon

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, the Mets have now “stepped up their efforts” to re-sign Bartolo Colon for the 2015 season. Meanwhile, a source told ESPN’s Adam Rubin that Colon is interested in returning to the Mets as well. Colon would serve as the fifth starter in light of the Jon Niese trade this […]

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Under The Microscope: Jason Heyward vs. Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on December 9, 2015 0 Comments
Under The Microscope: Jason Heyward vs. Yoenis Cespedes

Now that the Mets have struck out in their pursuit of Ben Zobrist, it is possible that they could now turn their attention to one of the premier outfielders on the market. Leading that group are Jason Heyward and Yoenis Cespedes. If the Mets choose to go after one of those high-priced outfielders available in […]

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Mets Looking At Asdrubal Cabrera As Fallback Option

An article by posted on December 7, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Looking At Asdrubal Cabrera As Fallback Option

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Mets remain interested in free agent shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, possibly as a ¬†fallback option if they don’t land Ben Zobrist. On Monday, sources told Cotillo that the Angels, White Sox, and Yankees have also expressed interest in signing Cabrera. He is expected to make a decision […]

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