Connor O'Brien

Connor O'Brien is a 16 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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Beato, Bisons Mauled In 10-4 Yankees Smackdown!

An article by posted on August 11, 2012 0 Comments
Beato, Bisons Mauled In 10-4 Yankees Smackdown!

On a night when Wally Backman had only relief pitchers available, he had a tough task available. As expected from a team with a reliever starting a game, things didn’t go so well with the Bisons losing 10-4 to the SWB Yankees. It was Pedro Beato who got the “start” for Buffalo. The majority of […]

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Who’s Hot, Who’s Not – Upper Minors

An article by posted on August 8, 2012 0 Comments
Who’s Hot, Who’s Not – Upper Minors

Welcome to the first edition of Who’s Hot, Who’s Not – Upper Minors! Today, we will look at the hottest (and coldest) players from St. Lucie, Binghamton, and Buffalo. WHO’S HOT:  Dustin Martin- Martin has been one of the best, if not the best, hitters in the Mets organization over the past few weeks. Martin is […]

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Schwinden Tosses Six Shutout Frames In Bisons 1-0 Win

An article by posted on August 5, 2012 0 Comments
Schwinden Tosses Six Shutout Frames In Bisons 1-0 Win

In last night’s pitching duel in Buffalo between the Bisons and Syracuse Chiefs, the Bisons prevailed 1-0. Chris Schwinden got the start for Buffalo, looking to build off his dominant performance on Wednesday night, when he tossed seven innings and allowed only one run on three hits. Schwinden didn’t dominate last night, but he scattered […]

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Satin, Lutz, Power Bisons To 13-7 Victory

An article by posted on August 3, 2012 0 Comments
Satin, Lutz, Power Bisons To 13-7 Victory

On a night when Jeurys Familia was struggling, the Bisons offense overcame an early deficit and powered past the Syracuse Chiefs last night by a score of 13-7. It seemed as though Familia had started to turn it around last month, pitching three stellar games in a row towards the middle of the month. However, […]

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Jason Bay For Heath Bell And John Buck? Why Not?

An article by posted on August 2, 2012 0 Comments
Jason Bay For Heath Bell And John Buck? Why Not?

Yesterday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported that the Mets and Marlins were discussing a deal before the trade deadline that would send Jason Bay to Miami, and bring Heath Bell and John Buck to the Mets. Although they weren’t close to a deal, they were discussing. All three players in this proposed trade are overpaid and not performing. However, it would be […]

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Beat The Yanks: One Down, Two To Go!

An article by posted on June 23, 2012 0 Comments
Beat The Yanks: One Down, Two To Go!

I love beating the Yankees. For almost the entire year, Yankee fans are on top. They have memories of championship stories, epic stories of playoff wins, and an unbreakable confidence in their franchise, all things that I, as a 15 year-old Mets fan, don’t have. It makes me sick to my stomach sometimes how spoiled […]

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Dickey One-Hitter Ruling Upheld By MLB

An article by posted on June 15, 2012 0 Comments
Dickey One-Hitter Ruling Upheld By MLB

According to Buster Olney, the ruling by the official scorekeeper in Wednesday night’s game that kept R.A. Dickey from throwing the second no-hitter in Mets history has been upheld by Major League Baseball. The Mets had appealed the ruling that B.J. Upton’s first inning infield single was a hit. Earlier this week, Terry Collins had said […]

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Don’t Expect Any “Quick Fixes” From This Front Office

An article by posted on June 12, 2012 0 Comments
Don’t Expect Any “Quick Fixes” From This Front Office

The upcoming weeks are probably the most stressful of the year for any general manager of a big league club. Year after year, they are faced with a tough decision- do you risk the future to try to win now? The Mets, 32-29, are currently five games back of division-leading Washington, and three back of […]

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