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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Mets Sign Antonio Bastardo To Two-Year, $12 Million Deal

An article by posted on January 20, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Sign Antonio Bastardo To Two-Year, $12 Million Deal

According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the Mets are in agreement with left-handed relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo on a multi-year contract. The deal will be worth $12 million over two years, according to Baseball Essential’s Robert Murray. Bastardo, 30, has been a consistently solid left-handed relief in his time between the Phillies and Pirates. […]

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MMO Season Preview: Juan Lagares, CF

An article by posted on January 18, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview:  Juan Lagares, CF

Juan Lagares, CF DOB: March 17, 1989 (27 on Opening Day) Bats/Throws: R/R Contract Status: First year of four-year, $23 million extension ($2.5 million salary) 2015 Recap After showing the outrageous potential he had in 2014, Juan Lagares came back down to Earth in 2015 in a big way, seeing a decline in both offensive […]

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David Wright Will Take It Slow In Spring Training

An article by posted on January 18, 2016 0 Comments
David Wright Will Take It Slow In Spring Training

We are just 29 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training in Port St. Lucie, which, for David Wright, will be a big test for his spinal stenosis-ridden back. As he told The Record’s Matt Ehalt, he will be taking it slow this spring: “Spring training will be kind of a good period […]

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Latest On Cespedes: Interest Intensifying, 10 Teams In Chase, Keep Eye On Astros

An article by posted on January 18, 2016 0 Comments
Latest On Cespedes: Interest Intensifying, 10 Teams In Chase, Keep Eye On Astros

It’s been an interesting last 24 hours on the Yoenis Cespedes front since the Baltimore Orioles signed Chris Davis to a seven year, $161 million dollar deal on Saturday. To begin, Jim Bowden of ESPN got the ball rolling this morning when he reported that the market for free agent Yoenis Cespedes is intensifying with […]

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MMO Season Preview: Alejandro De Aza, OF

An article by posted on January 13, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Alejandro De Aza, OF

Alejandro De Aza, OF DOB – April 11, 1984 (31 on Opening Day) Bats/Throws: L/L Contract Status: One-year, $5.75 million with possible incentives 2015 Recap De Aza had his best season at the plate since 2012, posting a .262/.333/.422 line (104 wRC+) between three teams last year. The outfielder had a weak first month with […]

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Rockies Sign Gerardo Parra To Three-Year Deal

An article by posted on January 12, 2016 0 Comments
Rockies Sign Gerardo Parra To Three-Year Deal

The Colorado Rockies have signed outfielder Gerardo Parra to a three-year, $27.5 million contract, according to multiple reports. The deal will pay Parra $26 million in salary over the three years and includes a fourth-year option at $12 million with a $1.5 million buyout. Parra, 28, has been linked to the Mets for months, including […]

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MMO Season Preview: Michael Conforto, LF

An article by posted on January 12, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Michael Conforto, LF

Michael Conforto, LF Bats/Throws: L/R DOB: March 1, 1993 (23 on Opening Day) Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible (Free Agent after 2021) 2015 Recap A little over a year after being drafted, Michael Conforto was called up with the expectations that he would turn around an ailing Mets lineup. What the Mets got in Conforto was […]

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Cricket Player Kieran Powell Tries Out For Mets

An article by posted on January 11, 2016 0 Comments
Cricket Player Kieran Powell Tries Out For Mets

Cricket star Kieran Powell is attempting to make the jump from his sport to baseball this winter. After trying out with the Brewers last week, Powell tried out with the Mets at their Port St. Lucie facilities on Saturday. Powell has been trying out for teams as an outfielder and according to Elite Sports NY, […]

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MMO Season Preview: Curtis Granderson, RF

An article by posted on January 11, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Curtis Granderson, RF

Curtis Granderson, RF Bats/Throws: L/R DOB: March 16, 1981 (35 on Opening Day) Contract status: Third year of 4yr/$60 million deal ($16 million salary) 2015 Recap What a difference a year makes. After a very disappointing 2014 season, Curtis Granderson had his best year at the plate since 2011. After a dismal .227/.326/.388 from the […]

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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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