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 Season Preview: Travis d’Arnaud, C

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Travis d’Arnaud, C

Travis d’Arnaud, C Bats/Throws: R/R DOB: February 10, 1989 (27 on Opening Day) Contract: $550,000, Arb Eligible 2017, Free Agent 2020 2015 Recap Travis d’Arnaud was probably the most underappreciated player on the Mets roster this past season. Although he missed significant time due to another freak injury, he was fantastic when he was on […]

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MMO Season Preview: David Wright, 3B

An article by posted on January 7, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: David Wright, 3B

David Wright, 3B Bats/Throws: R/R DOB: December 20, 1982 (33 on Opening Day) Contract: Year four of eight-year, $138 million deal ($20 million salary) 2015 Recap In just two short years, David Wright has gone from being a top ten position player in all of baseball to being arguably the biggest question mark for the […]

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MMO Season Preview: Asdrubal Cabrera, SS

An article by posted on January 6, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Asdrubal Cabrera, SS

Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Bats/Throws: S/R DOB: November 13, 1985 (31 on Opening Day) Contract: First year of two-year, $18.5 million deal 2015 Recap Asdrubal Cabrera did not (and probably will never) regain his form that saw him hit 25 home runs with the Indians five seasons ago, but his 2015 season was undoubtedly solid. Over 143 […]

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Paul DePodesta Leaving Mets To Run Cleveland Browns

An article by posted on January 5, 2016 0 Comments
Paul DePodesta Leaving Mets To Run Cleveland Browns

According to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, Paul DePodesta will be leaving the Mets front office to join the Cleveland Browns as chief strategy officer. In his new role, DePodesta will be essentially running the football side of the franchise, reporting directly to owner Jimmy Haslam. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, DePodesta will be […]

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MMO Season Preview: Neil Walker, 2B

An article by posted on January 5, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Neil Walker, 2B

Neil Walker, 2B Bats/Throws: S/R DOB: September 10, 1985 (30 on Opening Day) Contract: 3rd-year arbitration eligible (Projected $10.7 million) 2015 Recap After a career year in 2014, Neil Walker saw a big drop in offensive production with the Pirates. In 2014, Walker slashed .271/.341/.467 with 23 home runs in 137 games. He saw his […]

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Free Agent OF/1B Steve Pearce Wants Two-Year Deal

An article by posted on January 4, 2016 0 Comments
Free Agent OF/1B Steve Pearce Wants Two-Year Deal

Rich Dubroff of Comcast Sportsnet, reports that free agent Steve Pearce is hoping to land a two-year deal. The Mets reportedly view Pearce as a candidate to fill their fifth outfield spot according to a report by Jon Heyman of MLB Network last week. Like fellow free agent Ryan Raburn, the appeal for the Mets is that […]

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MMO Season Preview: Lucas Duda, 1B

An article by posted on January 4, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Lucas Duda, 1B

Lucas Duda, 1B Bats/Throws: L/R DOB: February 3, 1986 (30 on Opening Day) Contract: 2nd-year arbitration eligible (Projected $6.8 million) 2015 Recap Lucas Duda’s 2014 season earned him almost universal acclaim among Mets fans, yet when he did virtually the same thing in 2015, he became one of the more criticized players on the team. […]

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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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