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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Ruben Tejada Back On The Field, Still Upset Over Utley Slide

An article by posted on February 15, 2016 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Back On The Field, Still Upset Over Utley Slide

While Ruben Tejada is back on the field and recovering well from his broken leg, he is still upset with Chase Utley‘s controversial slide in the NLDS, writes the NY Post’s Kevin Kernan. “I’d like to see the fielder be protected,” the shortstop said. Tejada’s injury taking place in a big game on national television […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Ranked 10th Best Catcher By MLB

An article by posted on February 12, 2016 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Ranked 10th Best Catcher By MLB

The Shredder has ranked Travis d’Arnaud as the 10th best catcher in the majors in the latest edition of  MLB Network’s Top 10 Right Now series. Ahead of him they have Buster Posey at No. 1 followed by Russell Martin, Jonathan Lucroy, Francisco Cervelli, Stephen Vogt, Brian McCann, Yadier Molina, Salvador Perez and Derek Norris. While […]

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Keith Law: Mets’ Farm System Ranked 16th In Baseball

An article by posted on February 10, 2016 0 Comments
Keith Law: Mets’ Farm System Ranked 16th In Baseball

Keith Law of ESPN.com is releasing his yearly rankings of both individual prospects and entire farm systems this week. In his first piece in the series today, he ranked each team’s minor league system, taking into account all players who have not exceeded rookie eligibility. Overall, the Mets’ system was ranked 16th in the league. […]

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Mets Agree To Minor League Deal With Roger Bernadina

An article by posted on February 8, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Agree To Minor League Deal With Roger Bernadina

The Mets have signed outfielder Roger Bernadina to a minor league contract, the team announced this afternoon. The contract will pay him $750,000 if he’s added to the major league roster. If he’s not on the roster by June 15, he will have to be released. (Jon Heyman) Bernadina, 31, has played with four teams over […]

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MMO Season Preview: Matt Harvey, SP

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Matt Harvey, SP

Matt Harvey, SP Bats/Throws: R/R DOB: March 27, 1989 (27 on Opening Day) Contract Status: First year arbitration eligible ($4.3 million salary) 2015 Recap Harvey was not at the level of dominance that he was before his elbow surgery in late 2013, but he wasn’t that far off either, he pitched as well as you […]

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Carlos Torres Clears Waivers, Elects Free Agency

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
Carlos Torres Clears Waivers, Elects Free Agency

Reliever Carlos Torres has cleared waivers and has elected free agency rather than accepting an assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas. The Mets tried and failed to trade Torres before being placed on waivers Friday. He was due to earn $1.05 million in 2016. And so ends the Mets journey of Carlos Torres…  <sniff, sniff> Fare thee well…. January 28 […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Neil Walker, Agree On $10.55 Million Contract

An article by posted on January 29, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Neil Walker, Agree On $10.55 Million Contract

The New York Mets announced they have agreed on a one-year contract with Neil Walker to avoid arbitration. The deal is worth $10.55 million. Walker made $8 million with the Pirates last season and was requesting $11.8 million. The Mets were countering at $9.4 million. That leaves only closer Jeurys Familia who has yet to settle with […]

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MMO Season Preview: Yoenis Cespedes, OF

An article by posted on January 26, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Yoenis Cespedes, OF

Yoenis Cespedes, OF DOB: October 18, 1985 (30 years old on Opening Day) Bats/Throws: R/R Contract Status: First year of three-year, $75 million deal ($27.5 million salary) 2015 Recap If I could sum up Yoenis Cespedes‘ 2015 season in one word, it would be this: thrilling. After being dealt to the Tigers during the 2014-2015 offseason, […]

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David Wright Wants Cespedes Back

An article by posted on January 22, 2016 0 Comments
David Wright Wants Cespedes Back

Is the momentum building? In an interview with the NY Daily News’ Kristie Ackert, David Wright now says he would like to see Yoenis Cespedes return to Queens for the 2016 season. I will put my name behind the statement that Yo was a good teammate on the field and a great teammate off the field,” […]

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Non-Waiver Trade Deadline Moved To August 1

An article by posted on January 21, 2016 0 Comments
Non-Waiver Trade Deadline Moved To August 1

For the upcoming season, the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline will be moved back 24 hours from July 31 to August 1, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. The move will only be for the 2016 season because July 31 falls on a Sunday. According to MLB.com’s Richard Justice, the commissioner’s office does […]

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