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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Digging Deeper Into David Wright’s New Deal: Is It Actually a Bargain For The Mets?

An article by posted on December 2, 2012 0 Comments
Digging Deeper Into David Wright’s New Deal: Is It Actually a Bargain For The Mets?

At first glance, the eight-year, $138 million deal David Wright signed early Friday morning didn’t appeal to many. Originally, reports indicated that the Mets wanted to offer a little less than $120 million, and the Wright camp started out well above $140 million, so I was very surprised that the two sides settled for such […]

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Carlos Ruiz Suspended 25 Games

An article by posted on November 27, 2012 0 Comments
Carlos Ruiz Suspended 25 Games

Major League Baseball announced via Twitter this afternoon that Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been suspended 25 games after testing positive for an Amphetamine. The 33 year-old Ruiz had the best season of his career this year, hitting .325 with a career-high 16 home runs and 68 RBI. Ruiz had never, before this year, had […]

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2012 In Review: Kingsport Mets

An article by posted on November 21, 2012 0 Comments
2012 In Review: Kingsport Mets

Record: 23-43 How did the “big-name prospects” perform? Gavin Cecchini- 2012 First-Round Pick – .246/.311/.330 (191 AB), 1 HR, 22 RBI, 5 SB, 8.5 BB%, 20.3 K% Branden Kaupe- 2012 Fourth-Round Pick- .173/.358/.195 133 AB), 3 RBI, 3 SB, 22.0 BB%, 25.4 K% Other notables: Steve Matz- 2-1, 1.55 ERA, 29 IP, 34 K, 17 […]

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2012 Mets Report Cards: Infielders

An article by posted on November 6, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Report Cards: Infielders

The Mets infield faced many questions coming into the 2012 season. Will David Wright re-gain superstar status? Can Daniel Murphy survive as an everyday second baseman? How much will the Mets miss Jose Reyes? Let’s see how these questions were answered this season…. Josh Thole: D- Josh Thole has not become the player we thought […]

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Can Jonny Gomes Be A Good Fit For Mets?

An article by posted on November 4, 2012 0 Comments
Can Jonny Gomes Be A Good Fit For Mets?

The Mets need a right-handed power hitter. There’s no doubt about that. The Mets ranked 22nd in baseball in home runs and 23rd in slugging percentage, and that’s with Scott Hairston, who will likely not return next year, in the lineup. Finding (and acquiring) these players will be a difficult task, especially with the Mets […]

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Mets End-Of-Season Grades: Starting Pitchers

An article by posted on October 24, 2012 0 Comments
Mets End-Of-Season Grades: Starting Pitchers

The season ended about three weeks ago and now that we’ve had some time to reflect, it’s time to start handing out grades. This morning, we’ll begin with the starting pitching. The starting pitching exceeded expectations this year. I don’t think anyone thought that Jon Niese or R.A. Dickey would be as dominant as they […]

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Wilfredo Tovar, Dustin Martin Lead End-Of Season Hot List!

An article by posted on September 4, 2012 0 Comments
Wilfredo Tovar, Dustin Martin Lead End-Of Season Hot List!

The regular season is over for all three upper minors teams. That means no more baseball for the Bisons and B-Mets, and a best-of-three divisional series for the St. Lucie team. Let’s take a look at who finished up the season strong, and who didn’t. Who’s Hot!!! Wilfredo Tovar 2B, Binghamton- Tovar had a strong […]

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Mejia Roughed Up In Bisons 6-0 Loss

An article by posted on September 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mejia Roughed Up In Bisons 6-0 Loss

Jenrry Mejia had a rough outing last night against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, leading to a Bisons 6-0 loss. Mejia, making his final Triple-A start of the season, was looking to bounce back off a rough start on August 27, when he gave up five runs in six innings against Rochester. Well, he didn’t bounce […]

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Wheeler Solid In Final 2012 Start, Bisons Hold On For 6-3 Win

An article by posted on September 2, 2012 0 Comments
Wheeler Solid In Final 2012 Start, Bisons Hold On For 6-3 Win

Last night, in his final start of 2012, Zack Wheeler was solid, closing out a fantastic minor league season, leading the Bisons to a 6-3 win against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Wheeler rolled, especially early on. Lehigh Valley couldn’t touch him. Although he did struggle with control, he only surrendered two hits. The only […]

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Buffalo Holds Off Late Rochester Rally For 8-5 Win

An article by posted on September 1, 2012 0 Comments
Buffalo Holds Off Late Rochester Rally For 8-5 Win

Last night was all about Chris Schwinden… well, for a while. Schwinden struggled in the sixth inning, but the Bisons held on to beat the Rochester Red Wings 8-5. Schwinden took the mound and dominated early. He held Rochester hitless inning after inning. In fact, the only early baserunner he gave up was a walk […]

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