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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Featured Post: Examining The Upcoming Free Agent Market For Mets

An article by posted on May 27, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Examining The Upcoming Free Agent Market For Mets

In a recent interview with Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog, ESPN’s Buster Olney talked about the free agent market, specifically how the Mets will have to approach the offseason in order to land some of the best players on the market: For example, take Shin-Soo Choo, who is a free agent this fall. I think the […]

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Wheeler’s Innings Pitched Limit, Story In Post About Copping An Attitude

An article by posted on May 27, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler’s Innings Pitched Limit, Story In Post About Copping An Attitude

Sandy Alderson told reporters yesterday that the organization will limit top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler to 180 to 185 innings this season, likely meaning he will have to go through an end-of-season shutdown, similar to Matt Harvey last year. Alderson said the organization prefers to add no more than 30 innings per year to a […]

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Series Preview: Here Come The First Place Atlanta Braves

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
Series Preview: Here Come The First Place Atlanta Braves

Mets vs. Braves Series Preview The Mets begin what will be a very tough three-game series against the Braves tonight at Citi Field, weather permitting. The Braves are on fire right now and pulling ahead in the division at 28-18, four and a half games in front of the second-place Nationals. They are 7-3 in […]

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When Will We See Wilmer Flores?

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
When Will We See Wilmer Flores?

With Ike Davis struggling in the majors, Mets fans are looking for another option, someone who can take over the first base job for Davis while he puts in some work at Triple-A. There really seem to be three candidates, two more realistic than the other: Zach Lutz, Josh Satin, and Wilmer Flores. Lutz and Satin are examples of two […]

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Is Marlon Byrd Finally Coming Around?

An article by posted on May 18, 2013 0 Comments
Is Marlon Byrd Finally Coming Around?

Most of the attention concerning the Met outfield the past few weeks has gone to Jordany Valdespin, both for his character and his play on the field. However, there has been one player who has very quietly got on a roll, and may be able to plug a hole in the still-fluctuating outfield: Marlon Byrd. […]

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Series Preview: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs

An article by posted on May 17, 2013 0 Comments
Series Preview: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs

Mets at Cubs Series Preview The Mets are playing terribly, and they need a team to beat up on. They have played three out of their last four series against teams above .500 and have suffered badly, losing six of their last seven games. Luckily, they play the Cubs this weekend, who, even though they […]

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Q&A With Prospect Guru John Sickels Of Minor League Ball

An article by posted on May 8, 2013 0 Comments
Q&A With Prospect Guru John Sickels Of Minor League Ball

Last month, I had the chance to conduct an email interview with John Sickels of the well-known minor league blog, Minor League Ball. Sickels worked for ESPN many years ago, where he had his own column about minor league baseball. Here is some of what we talked about: Q: Were the Mets too conservative with the Gavin […]

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Mets Minor League Mailbag: When Will Zack Wheeler Debut?

An article by posted on May 8, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minor League Mailbag: When Will Zack Wheeler Debut?

This one comes from Jay via email: When do you think Wheeler will get the major league call up and how large of an impact do you see him having on this season? If Zack Wheeler continues to mix his pitches and keep hitters guessing, which made him so devastating last year, he will be […]

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Mets Minors: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not (April 28- May 5)

An article by posted on May 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not (April 28- May 5)

Welcome to the second edition of Who’s Hot, Who’s Not. This week was a very intriguing one for followers of the Mets minor league system. We saw the rise of two top pitching prospects, and the fall of one who had been absolutely dominant. We also saw Kevin Plawecki continue to show why the Mets […]

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Series Preview: Atlanta Braves

An article by posted on May 3, 2013 0 Comments
Series Preview: Atlanta Braves

The Braves made headlines this offseason with their acquisition of B.J. Upton in November, signing him to a five year deal worth about $75 million. However, just when the offseason was winding down and it appeared the Braves were done, they surprised everyone and acquired B.J.’s brother Justin from the Diamondbacks. The tandem added a […]

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