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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Mets Monitoring Daniel Murphy In Case Zobrist Pursuit Falls Through

An article by posted on December 4, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Monitoring Daniel Murphy In Case Zobrist Pursuit Falls Through

Assistant GM John Ricco told reporters today at the winter meetings that the Mets are still in contact with representatives for Daniel Murphy and are interested in re-signing him if a deal with Ben Zobrist doesn’t materialize. Ricco also said the team is willing to go into next year with Dilson Herrera as the starter […]

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Cesar Ramos Could Be The Cheap Lefty Mets Are Looking For

An article by posted on December 3, 2015 0 Comments
Cesar Ramos Could Be The Cheap Lefty Mets Are Looking For

Another bullpen option hit the free agent market last night as the Angels non-tendered left-handed reliever Cesar Ramos. Ramos, 31, had an excellent season with Los Angeles this past year, posting a 2.75 ERA in 52.1 innings spread over 65 appearances. He struck out 43 batters (7.4 K/9) and walked 15 (2.6 BB/9). His 3.02 […]

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MMO Mailbag: Trading For Todd Frazier, Moving Wright To First Base

An article by posted on November 23, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Trading For Todd Frazier, Moving Wright To First Base

Tom K. asks… I am not a big Lucas Duda fan mostly because his cold streaks drive me nuts. He has like four hot weeks spread out over a six month season. If David Wright is eventually going to be moved to 1B for health and durability issues, why not do it now and trade […]

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Mets Have Expressed Interest In Red Sox Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.

An article by posted on November 15, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Have Expressed Interest In Red Sox Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.

According to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford, the Red Sox are likely to break up their young outfield trio this offseason, with Jackie Bradley Jr. likely being the one headed out of town. Bradley, Bradford reports, is already drawing interest from both the Royals and Cubs, who each have outfield slots to fill. But according to a […]

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Lagares Likely To Platoon In Center Next Season

An article by posted on November 10, 2015 0 Comments
Lagares Likely To Platoon In Center Next Season

Today at the annual GM meetings, Paul DePodesta told reporters that Juan Lagares will not be displaced as center fielder, and instead will probably form half of a platoon next year. “We didn’t have it as much in 2014, when Juan basically played most of the time,” DePodesta said Tuesday at the GM Meetings. “He […]

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Nationals Hire Dusty Baker; Marlins Introduce Don Mattingly

An article by posted on November 3, 2015 0 Comments
Nationals Hire Dusty Baker; Marlins Introduce Don Mattingly

The Mets will face off against two new managers in the NL East next year, both with plenty of experience. Today the Nationals announced the signing of Dusty Baker as manager of the club. Meanwhile, the Marlins yesterday announced they have hired Don Mattingly to manage, giving him a four-year contract. The Nationals were initially […]

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The Team That Stole New York

An article by posted on November 2, 2015 0 Comments
The Team That Stole New York

I have no words. Well, of course I do. I have many words. But as last night’s fairytale disintegrated into the nightmare to end all nightmares, I had none. Every negative emotion — anxiety, frustration, and then exasperation — flowed through me, and flowed through all of us last night. The truth is, the Mets’ […]

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Six Takeaways From Mets’ Game 4 Loss

An article by posted on November 1, 2015 0 Comments
Six Takeaways From Mets’ Game 4 Loss

For most of the night last night, it looked like the Mets would finally seize the momentum in the World Series and tie it up at two games apiece, but a disaster of an eighth inning ended all hope of that. Now the Mets will have to win out to stay alive Here are my […]

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Mike Piazza To Throw Out Game 3 Ceremonial First Pitch

An article by posted on October 29, 2015 0 Comments
Mike Piazza To Throw Out Game 3 Ceremonial First Pitch

Former Mets catcher Mike Piazza will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Citi Field before Game 3 on Friday night. Piazza was a six-time All-Star during his eight seasons with the Mets and was on the 2000 team, the last Mets team to play in the World Series. Piazza also threw out the […]

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Are Mets Starters Out Of Gas?

An article by posted on October 29, 2015 0 Comments
Are Mets Starters Out Of Gas?

The first two games of the World Series have not been particularly kind to Mets starting pitching. Both Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, while not terrible by any means, were certainly off their games. This begs the question: has the fatigue of the long season become too much? In Game 1, Harvey went six innings, […]

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