Connor O'Brien

Connor O'Brien is a 16 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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2013 Mets Projection: Johan Santana, SP

An article by posted on February 19, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Projection: Johan Santana, SP

Johan Santana‘s 2012 statistics look awful at first glance. No, they are awful. His 4.85 ERA and 1.33 WHIP are both his worst since becoming a starter. That, combined with the fact that Santana missed the last two months of the season might have you down on the 33 year-old lefty. But when you look […]

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2013 Mets Projections: Matt Harvey, SP

An article by posted on February 18, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Projections: Matt Harvey, SP

Despite losing a Cy Young Award winner via trade this offseason, the Met pitching rotation is still arguably the club’s biggest strength. The rotation is built around a few young and talented pitchers, with a more just a few months from the big leagues. The most promising of the bunch is Matt Harvey, who catapulted […]

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The Bourn Debacle Was Mishandled By All Sides

An article by posted on February 12, 2013 0 Comments
The Bourn Debacle Was Mishandled By All Sides

The big Mets news from last night was Michael Bourn, who decided not to sign with the Mets. Instead, Bourn signed a four-year, $48 million contract with the Indians with an easily-attainable fifth option year that would bring the total contract to five years and $60 million. Regardless of what you think of Bourn as […]

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2013 Mets Projections: David Wright, 3B

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Projections: David Wright, 3B

A year ago, all the talk surrounding David Wright involved his long-term future with the club. A few down years in a row made people start to wonder if we would ever see the David Wright of old (circa 2006) ever again. Would the Mets re-sign him? Would they sell low and flip him for prospects? Well, […]

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2013 Mets Projections: Ruben Tejada, SS

An article by posted on February 6, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Projections: Ruben Tejada, SS

When the Marlins signed Jose Reyes in December of 2011, the Mets were forced to turn to a young, inexperienced shortstop in Ruben Tejada. Just 22 at the time, Tejada was given the enormous (and probably impossible) task of replacing Reyes. No one expected him to make up for the production lost, but the club […]

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2013 Mets Projections: Daniel Murphy, 2B

An article by posted on February 5, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Projections: Daniel Murphy, 2B

Daniel Murphy went into camp last year with very high expectations. After hitting .320 in 109 games in 2011, some people expected Murphy to become a perennial .300 hitter. In 2011, it appeared as though Murphy was living up to his potential, but a year later, Murphy’s future is much less certain. Murphy started off the year […]

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2013 Mets Projections: Ike Davis, 1B

An article by posted on February 5, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Projections: Ike Davis, 1B

Ike Davis‘ 2012 season can be summed up in just one word: inconsistent. Fans had high hopes for Davis, who many thought could rise to stardom last year. Two months in, however, people started to question whether Davis should even be on the team, as his batting average struggled to even approach .200. Later in […]

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An Alternative Mets Top Prospects List (My Top 20)

An article by posted on February 1, 2013 0 Comments
An Alternative Mets Top Prospects List (My Top 20)

After reading the wonderful prospects list that some of my fellow MMO writers put together, (which is incredibly well-done, well-researched and a must-read for prospect gurus), I decided to share my own prospect list, which I have been working on for a while, with you all. In putting together this list, I tried to balance […]

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Mets Should Move Familia To The Bullpen

An article by posted on January 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Should Move Familia To The Bullpen

The Mets don’t have much money to spend, and according to reports, most of the money at GM Sandy Alderson’s disposal will go towards fixing the outfield. The team is limiting itself to one multi-year deal which, again will likely go to an outfielder. Of course, this is necessary to improve the team because frankly, […]

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Thoughts On The R.A. Dickey Blockbuster Trade

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
Thoughts On The R.A. Dickey Blockbuster Trade

The dust has finally settled and the R.A. Dickey saga is over. On Monday night, he signed an extension with the Blue Jays, making the seven-player, blockbuster deal finally official after days of unconfirmed rumors and speculation. The deal surprised many Mets fans, including me. However, it was one that will pay off for them in the future. No, […]

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