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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Series Preview: Mets Head To Philly After Solid Homestand

An article by posted on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
Series Preview: Mets Head To Philly After Solid Homestand

The Mets begin a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies tonight at Citizens Bank Park, their first road series of the year and their first against a decent team. Tha Phillies are currently at a crossroads. Where health and age meet talent. The Phillies are getting older, and this may be their last year to […]

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Previewing The Las Vegas 51s

An article by posted on April 7, 2013 0 Comments
Previewing The Las Vegas 51s

The Mets changed Triple-A affiliates this offseason, going from Buffalo to Las Vegas and from the International League to the Pacific Coast League. The biggest storyline for this team will be how the move affects development. The Pacific Coast League, especially Las Vegas, is notorious for inflated power numbers. It may be harder to judge […]

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Baseball America: Q&A With Mets Scouting Director Tommy Tanous

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball America: Q&A With Mets Scouting Director Tommy Tanous

Conor Glassey of Baseball America did a very interesting Q&A session with Mets Scouting Director Tommy Tanous. Tanous had some cool insights into the world of scouting, touching on how technology, statistics, amateur showcases, and more have changed the world of scouting. Here is just a little bit of what he said: Scouting is based on […]

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Mets Minors: Previewing The Binghamton Mets

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Previewing The Binghamton Mets

While, for most of the season, it will be the St. Lucie Mets grabbing the headlines, the Binghamton Mets have an intriguing roster as well. Bingo will feature a solid pitching staff, headlined by Rafael Montero, as well as some prospects that have largely flown under the radar in their careers, but have talent, such […]

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Previewing The St. Lucie Mets

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Previewing The St. Lucie Mets

The roster of this year’s St. Lucie Mets team is packed with some fantastic talent. This year, St. Lucie will showcase some of the finest pitching pitching prospects in the Met system, and even some of the finest in the minor leagues. This year’s team will likely be the most potential-packed of any in the […]

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Series Preview: Miami Marlins vs New York Mets

An article by posted on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
Series Preview: Miami Marlins vs New York Mets

The Mets begin their second series of the season against the new-look Miami Marlins today, in the first game of what will be a three-game set. The Marlins, for the second offseason in a row, blew up what they had and started over. Last winter was a little different, as the Marlins were the team […]

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Savannah Sand Gnats: 2013 Preview and Roster

An article by posted on April 2, 2013 0 Comments
Savannah Sand Gnats: 2013 Preview and Roster

2013 Savannah Roster Here is unofficial roster for the Savannah Sand Gnats based on players already there for Media Day. That’s as close to official as you can get. Starting Pitchers Matthew Bowman Gabriel Ynoa Steven Matz Rainy Lara Logan Taylor Matt Koch Luis Cessa Relievers Hunter Carnevale Julian Hilario Jake Kuebler Bret Mitchell Timothy Peterson Paul […]

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Series Preview: San Diego Padres vs New York Mets

An article by posted on April 1, 2013 0 Comments
Series Preview: San Diego Padres vs New York Mets

Series Preview The Mets begin their 2013 season against the San Diego Padres, who they will face off in a three-game series at Citi Field. It’s the beginning of a rather easy April schedule for the Mets, whose April opponents posted just a .476 winning percentage last season. The Padres are in rebuilding mode, but […]

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Breaking Down the 2013 Mets Schedule

An article by posted on March 25, 2013 0 Comments
Breaking Down the 2013 Mets Schedule

The Mets will play 162 games this season, just like every other team in baseball. However, unlike in other leagues, their schedule is unique. Major League Baseball does not have a balanced schedule, so each team’s schedule is a bit harder or a bit easier than others. Now that we are just about a week […]

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2013 Mets Projection: Scott Atchison, RHP

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Projection: Scott Atchison, RHP

The Mets made possibly their most underrated signings of the offseason in late-January when they signed right-handed relief pitcher Scott Atchison to a minor league contract. Atchison, 36, has bounced around baseball in his 14-year professional career. He came out of TCU as a starting pitcher in the late ’90s. Drafted by the Mariners, he […]

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