Connor O'Brien

Connor O'Brien is a 17 year-old high school student and lifelong Mets fan. He embraces a sabermetric point of view in his articles, but also recognizes the importance of scouting, player development, and the immeasurable aspects of baseball. Follow him on Twitter @UpAlongFirst

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Yankees Acquire Stephen Drew, Martin Prado

An article by posted on July 31, 2014 0 Comments
Yankees Acquire Stephen Drew, Martin Prado

Update 4:16: The Yankees have also acquired Martin Prado from the Diamondbacks, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network. Prado is batting .270/.317/.370 with five homers this season. Original Post: The Yankees have acquired Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew, according to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com. Drew, 31, signed a one-year deal with the Red Sox in […]

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Matt Harvey To Pitch Off Mound For First Time Next Week

An article by posted on July 30, 2014 0 Comments
Matt Harvey To Pitch Off Mound For First Time Next Week

Adam Rubin reports that Matt Harvey “has the go-ahead to get on a mound next week” for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery on Oct. 22, 2013. He also adds that while Harvey will not pitch in the majors this season, it’s still possible he will pitch briefly in the fall instructional league, which spans […]

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Connor’s Corner: While Tulowitzki Fits, Gonzalez Does Not

An article by posted on July 30, 2014 0 Comments
Connor’s Corner: While Tulowitzki Fits, Gonzalez Does Not

All the buzz surrounding the Mets this week as the trade deadline fast approaches has been about Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. I wrote extensively yesterday about why he is a good trade target for the Mets. However, reports indicate it is far more likely the Mets acquire Tulowitzki’s teammate, outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. No one is […]

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Connor’s Corner: Why Tulowitzki Makes Sense For Mets In Right Deal

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Connor’s Corner: Why Tulowitzki Makes Sense For Mets In Right Deal

Jeff Passan put a match to the impatience of Mets fans yesterday, reporting that the Mets are “prepared to offer” Noah Syndergaard in a deal to acquire Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Passan did not say the Mets had offered a deal involving Syndergaard, only that they would be willing to part with him in a […]

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Five Mets Featured On MLB’s Midseason Top 100 Prospects

An article by posted on July 28, 2014 0 Comments
Five Mets Featured On MLB’s Midseason Top 100 Prospects

MLB.com released its latest set of prospect rankings tonight, and the Mets have five prospects who made the cut. Noah Syndergaard (13), Kevin Plawecki (67), Brandon Nimmo (68), Michael Conforto (86), and Dominic Smith (88) each made the overall top 100 list. Here’s some of what the MLB.com staff had to say about each of […]

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Connor’s Corner: Appreciating Lucas Duda

An article by posted on July 28, 2014 0 Comments
Connor’s Corner: Appreciating Lucas Duda

Lucas Duda came through once again yesterday, hitting another crucial home run that would be the difference in the game. The home run was his 18th of the season, tied for sixth best in the National League and second among National League first basemen. Going into yesterday’s game, he was tied for 16th in all […]

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Ben Zobrist: The Best Alternative To Castro And Baez?

An article by posted on July 19, 2014 0 Comments
Ben Zobrist: The Best Alternative To Castro And Baez?

The Mets have two clear-cut positions to fill by Opening Day 2015: shortstop and left field. The Mets have gotten very little in the way of offensive production from those positions. That is both good and bad. While it hurts them this season, it gives the Mets two well-defined areas they need to improve upon. […]

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Montero Tosses Four Scoreless Innings In Rehab Outing

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
Montero Tosses Four Scoreless Innings In Rehab Outing

Rafael Montero completed his second minor league rehab start today with the St. Lucie Mets, tossing four scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and one walk while striking out four batters. Montero has been battling an oblique strain for a couple of weeks now. In mid-June, he left a start for Las Vegas after only […]

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First-Rounder Michael Conforto Signs Contract At Citi Field

An article by posted on July 11, 2014 0 Comments
First-Rounder Michael Conforto Signs Contract At Citi Field

Michael Conforto was at Citi Field today to sign his new contract with the Mets. Also on hand were Scott Boras and fellow client Matt Harvey. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports first reported that the Mets reached an agreement with their first round pick and that the official announcement is pending a physical. Conforto, a 21-year-old outfielder from […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 6, Rangers 5

An article by posted on July 4, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 6, Rangers 5

In one of their longest nine inning games in franchise history, the New York Mets (38-48) beat the Texas Rangers (37-49) by a score of 6-5 tonight at Citi Field. From the start, the game looked like a nightmare in the making, as Jonathon Niese was knocked out of the game after less than an […]

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