Connor O'Brien

Connor O'Brien is an 18 year-old high school student (soon to be a student at the new Rutgers University Honors College) and lifelong Mets fan. 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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Featured Post: The Case For (And Against) Todd Frazier

An article by posted on June 11, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Case For (And Against) Todd Frazier

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post proposed an interesting trade target in his column today: Reds’ slugger Todd Frazier. Trade proposals for Frazier were flying all over Twitter yesterday. In fact, trade proposals for a bunch of Reds veterans were flying around. The Reds are floundering, and find themselves sitting at 23-29, 5.5 games […]

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Mets Activate Parnell and Herrera; Gee And Tejada Placed On Leave

An article by posted on June 11, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Activate Parnell and Herrera; Gee And Tejada Placed On Leave

The Mets have activated Bobby Parnell and Dilson Herrera from the disabled list, and both will join the Mets for tonight’s game. To make room, the Mets have placed Dillon Gee, whose grandmother passed away, on the bereavement list. Ruben Tejada, whose significant other had a baby today, has been placed on paternity leave. The […]

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MMO Game Recap: Giants 8, Mets 5

An article by posted on June 10, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Giants 8, Mets 5

Matt Harvey is struggling. It looks like the “dead arm” that has been haunting Matt Harvey over the past few weeks has finally caught up to him. Tonight, he gave up a career-high seven runs in six innings as the Mets (31-29) were defeated by the Giants (34-26) 8-5 at Citi Field. The Giants got […]

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A Closer Look At Ryan Braun As A Potential Trade Target

An article by posted on June 10, 2015 0 Comments
A Closer Look At Ryan Braun As A Potential Trade Target

Joe D had an interesting exchange on Twitter today with SNY personality Sal Licata. Licata is like me in that he wants the Mets to go after not only a big bat, but the biggest ones on the market. Here is the exchange: Since the media attention surrounding Braun’s suspension died down in 2013, he […]

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Report: Matz Promotion Could Happen Before July 1st

An article by posted on June 9, 2015 0 Comments
Report: Matz Promotion Could Happen Before July 1st

A Steven Matz promotion to the New York Mets may come within the next three weeks, a team source told ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin. The source, asked about the suggestion of July 1 as a possible promotion date, “told ESPN.com it very well might be sooner — as in within the next three weeks.” […]

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Mets Face Roster Crunch This Week

An article by posted on June 9, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Face Roster Crunch This Week

Bobby Parnell, Travis d’Arnaud, and Dilson Herrera are all set to return to the Mets this week, leaving management in a rather tough position. For all three to be activated, three roster spots need to be cleared. As it stands right now, Danny Muno, Erik Goeddel, Hansel Robles, and Kevin Plawecki are all candidates to […]

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D’Arnaud and Herrera Collect Hits, Both Expected Back Wednesday

An article by posted on June 9, 2015 0 Comments
D’Arnaud and Herrera Collect Hits, Both Expected Back Wednesday

Catcher Travis d’Arnaud and second baseman Dilson Herrera both continued their rehab assignments at Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday evening. D’Arnaud batted third for Las Vegas and went 1-for-5 with a double and two strikeouts. He was also charged with a passed ball behind the plate. Herrera batted leadoff for Las Vegas and went 1-for-5 with a double […]

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As Their Value Hits Rock-Bottom, Mets Shopping Gee, Niese, And Montero

An article by posted on June 8, 2015 0 Comments
As Their Value Hits Rock-Bottom, Mets Shopping Gee, Niese, And Montero

Trade speculation is heating up among Mets fans and reporters as the team faces a crunch in the starting rotation. Steven Matz is knocking on the door from Triple-A while Jon Niese and Dillon Gee struggle in the big leagues. Meanwhile, Rafael Montero is returning from a rotator cuff injury. With the Mets currently having […]

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Bobby Parnell To Be Activated This Week, But Role Not Yet Clear

An article by posted on June 8, 2015 0 Comments
Bobby Parnell To Be Activated This Week, But Role Not Yet Clear

Bobby Parnell‘s 30-day rehab window to return from Tommy John Surgery is up this week, notes Marc Carig of Newsday. This means he will most likely have to return to the team. However, with Parnell not yet reaching his old velocities, the Mets won’t put him back in the closer role. “You don’t know until […]

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McNeil, Morris, Conforto, Gsellman Named Florida State League All-Stars

An article by posted on June 8, 2015 0 Comments
McNeil, Morris, Conforto, Gsellman Named Florida State League All-Stars

The Mets today landed four prospects on the Florida State League All-Star rosters. Jeff McNeil and Akeel Morris will play in the game representing the St. Lucie Mets while Michael Conforto and Robert Gsellman, recently promoted to Binghamton, were chosen but will not participate. McNeil, 23, was chosen by the Mets in the 13th round […]

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