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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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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Who’s Hot, Who’s Not — Upper Minors: Of Course Wilmer Flores Is Still Raking!

An article by posted on August 28, 2012 0 Comments
Who’s Hot, Who’s Not — Upper Minors: Of Course Wilmer Flores Is Still Raking!

Welcome to Who’s Hot Who’s Not, where every Tuesday, we take a look at the hottest and coldest players from the upper minors (St. Lucie, Binghamton, Buffalo). Who’s Hot Wilmer Flores INF, Binghamton- Flores is just on fire right now. After earning himself an “Honorable Mention” on last week’s list, Flores has picked it up […]

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Wheeler Tosses Gem As Bisons Split Doubleheader

An article by posted on August 27, 2012 0 Comments
Wheeler Tosses Gem As Bisons Split Doubleheader

The Bisons played two yesterday in Buffalo. In the first, Zack Wheeler tossed a gem, with the Bisons coming away with a 1-0 win. In the second, it was a sloppy slugfest that the Bisons lost 11-9. Game 1: Bisons 1, Red Wings 0 Zack Wheeler was on in yesterday’s ballgame. It was certainly a […]

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Schwinden Solid As Bisons Come Away With 5-3 Victory

An article by posted on August 26, 2012 0 Comments
Schwinden Solid As Bisons Come Away With 5-3 Victory

Last night, the Bisons beat the Rochester Red Wings in Buffalo by a score of 5-3 behind a solid pitching performance by Chris Schwinden. Schwinden took the mound looking for his eighth Triple-A win this season and looked to improve off his last start, when he allowed four runs in five innings. Last night was […]

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Santana Shut Down: A Blessing In Disguise?

An article by posted on August 23, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Shut Down: A Blessing In Disguise?

Sandy Alderson announced at a press conference yesterday that Johan Santana has been placed on the 15-day Disabled List with inflammation in his lower back retroactive to August 18. Alderson also said that he does not expect Santana to pitch again this season, but said he would be ready for Spring Training. You never want to see […]

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