Daniel McCarthy

I was born and raised in Upstate, NY and now reside in Brooklyn. After getting my degree in Economics from Iona College in '09, I went on to work in Bank Debt/Fixed Income trading in both Greenwich and Midtown Manhattan. Currently, I am writing about Mets baseball full-time as a member of the MMO staff. Lets! Go! Mets!

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Collins To Return Saturday For First Official Workout

An article by posted on February 20, 2015 0 Comments
Collins To Return Saturday For First Official Workout

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Terry Collins plans to be back at Mets camp for Saturday’s first official workout involving pitchers and catchers. Collins left camp to be with his family after learning that his father, Bud, passed away at age 95 on Tuesday night. February 18 According to several media outlets, […]

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Who Will Be This Year’s Spring Training Surprise?

An article by posted on February 18, 2015 0 Comments
Who Will Be This Year’s Spring Training Surprise?

There are a number of young prospects and fringe players who will be fighting for recognition this spring.  Every year, there’s usually one surprise performance that puts a previously unheralded name on the radar.  After all the action wraps up in the Grapefruit League, who will be the player to leave a lingering impression on […]

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Are Mets Capable of a 40 WAR Season and Going to the Playoffs?

An article by posted on February 17, 2015 0 Comments
Are Mets Capable of a 40 WAR Season and Going to the Playoffs?

Mark Simon of ESPN,  took to GM Sandy Alderson’s “10 win” comments from earlier this month and decided to measure that improvement in WAR.  After compiling a total of 29.6 WAR last year (ESPN WAR not FanGraphs), a 10 win improvement would put the Mets a shade under an overall total of 40.  According to Simon,”nine teams […]

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Framing A Defensive Argument For Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
Framing A Defensive Argument For Travis d’Arnaud

The following is an in depth look at Travis d’Arnaud’s overall value as a catcher.  The idea that he is incapable of being an everyday backstop is based on two conventional defensive metrics.  The lack of credit surrounding his framing skills leaves something to be desired though.  Stolen bases and passed balls rarely result in […]

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Wheeler Emerging As Confident Cornerstone

An article by posted on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Wheeler Emerging As Confident Cornerstone

Kevin Kernan (New York Post) collected the thoughts of one of NY’s emerging young pitchers, Zack Wheeler, who has become more vocal this offseason as the team approaches what should be a turning point.  2015 is being presented as the year when excuses will be laid to rest and winning will be restored. “…Wheeler likes […]

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Will Murphy Get Traded At Deadline?

An article by posted on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Will Murphy Get Traded At Deadline?

Alex asks… Do you think the Mets will trade Daniel Murphy before the trade deadline? It’s pretty clear they are not extending him. Let’s say the Mets go into July with a slim one game lead on the second wild card (I wish!) and Daniel Murphy is having another All Star season and in the […]

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Featured Post: DePodesta Explains Mets Strategy To Improve Farm System

An article by posted on February 1, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: DePodesta Explains Mets Strategy To Improve Farm System

Mike Vorkunov (NJ.com) recently discussed the Mets’ minor league system and prospectswith VP of Player Development and Scouting, Paul DePodesta. Here are some exchanges that stood out. You can read the full article here. The main theme being targeted here is the position player depth that is rapidly rising through the system.  The Mets were […]

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Flores Confident He Can Play A Good Shortstop

An article by posted on January 29, 2015 0 Comments
Flores Confident He Can Play A Good Shortstop

In an interview that will televise at 10 PM tonight on SNY, Wilmer Flores admitted to Mets Hot Stove that while his range may not be as good as he would like, he’s confident that he can make the routine plays and play a good shortstop. “It’s no secret that I’m not Omar Vizquel,” Flores told […]

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Numbers Point To A Big Season For Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on January 26, 2015 0 Comments
Numbers Point To A Big Season For Travis d’Arnaud

Very few backstops have the ability to manipulate the strike zone and manufacture K’s like Travis d’Arnaud. That talent immediately caught the eye of the Mets front office following his 2013 debut.  His quick hands translates at the plate into raw power and bat speed. There were obstacles and defensive flaws that d’Arnaud had to hurdle last […]

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Padres En Fuego This Offseason: Acquire Justin Upton

An article by posted on December 19, 2014 0 Comments
Padres En Fuego This Offseason: Acquire Justin Upton

The typical cast of lame-duck offseason characters has morphed this offseason.  The San Diego Padres haven’t won more than 77 games over the last four seasons, but this year, they’ve decided the losing stops. The Padres have just executed a deal with the Atlanta Braves that will send outfielder Justin Upton to the west coast […]

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