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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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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Mets Mid-Season Report Card

An article by posted on June 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Mid-Season Report Card

At 37-45, the Mets are just over halfway through the 2014 season. So far this season, we’ve seen an exciting month of April, a dreadful May, and an only slightly better month of June. We’ve seen certain players play unexpectedly well and others not live up to expectations. From the players to the manager to […]

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Thoughts on Flores Demotion, Shortstop and “The Plan”

An article by posted on June 26, 2014 0 Comments
Thoughts on Flores Demotion, Shortstop and “The Plan”

The Mets will send down infielder Wilmer Flores to Triple-A Las Vegas before tomorrow’s game to make room for Juan Lagares, who is coming off the DL. Lagares has been sidelined for a few weeks with a right intercostal strain. Flores has received only sporadic playing time at shortstop, losing time to Ruben Tejada, who […]

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Mid-Season Review: Las Vegas 51s

An article by posted on June 24, 2014 0 Comments
Mid-Season Review: Las Vegas 51s

Record: 46-32 Top Performers / Top Prospects Noah Syndergaard, RHP: Syndergaard has not seen his typical success in Las Vegas by any means. The 21 year-old has struggled, posting a 4.98 ERA in 65 innings this season. He has fallen victim to the tough pitching conditions of Las Vegas, and currently has a 5.36 ERA […]

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Plawecki And Syndergaard Named To Futures Game Roster

An article by posted on June 24, 2014 0 Comments
Plawecki And Syndergaard Named To Futures Game Roster

The Mets will be represented by two players — Noah Syndergaard and Kevin Plawecki — at this year’s All-Star Futures Game. MLB Network announced the rosters for both the World and U.S. teams this afternoon. Both players will play for the U.S. team, which plays against a team of foreign-born prospects (the World Team) every […]

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D’Arnaud Is Back And Feeling Confident

An article by posted on June 24, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Is Back And Feeling Confident

June 24 Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that Travis D’Arnaud was pulled early from Monday’s 51′s game and informed that he will be returning to the majors. D’Arnaud will be active for Tuesday’s series opener at Citi Field against the Oakland A’s. D’Arnaud, in 15 Triple A games batted, .436 (24-for-55) with eight doubles, […]

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Mid-Season Review: Binghamton Mets

An article by posted on June 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mid-Season Review: Binghamton Mets

Record: 43-32 Top Performers / Top Prospects Kevin Plawecki, C: The biggest name on the B-Mets roster in the first half was definitely Kevin Plawecki, and deservedly so. The 23 year-old is having a monster season, batting .329/.376/.491 with six home runs and 18 doubles. He is second on the team in total bases and […]

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Mid-Season Review: St. Lucie Mets

An article by posted on June 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mid-Season Review: St. Lucie Mets

Record: 40-29 Top Performers / Top Prospects Brandon Nimmo, CF: After struggling for much of last season in Savannah, Nimmo has turned it around in a big way for St. Lucie, having one of the best seasons of anyone in the farm system. In 279 plate appearances, Nimmo is hitting .322/.448/.458 with four home runs […]

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Mid-Season Review: Savannah Sand Gnats

An article by posted on June 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mid-Season Review: Savannah Sand Gnats

Record: 44-22 Top Performers / Top Prospects: Dominic Smith, 1B: After a very good season with the Gulf Coast League Mets last year, Smith has not been the same hitter. The 2013 first-round pick is hitting .271/.337/.314 on the season with ten doubles, but no home runs. Smith should be given the benefit of the doubt […]

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