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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Pirates Designate Ike Davis For Assignment

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Pirates Designate Ike Davis For Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates designated former Mets first basemen Ike Davis for assignment yesterday.  Pirates GM Neal Huntington told reporters, “As we sit here right now, we’ve essentially committed to Pedro over Ike Davis”. The organization feels the position must be cleared for resident third basemen Pedro Alvarez, who packs an outstanding power bat, but lacks the defensive prowess […]

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MMO Mailbag: Does Collins’ Job Depend On A Hot Start?

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Does Collins’ Job Depend On A Hot Start?

Darren asks… How important is it for Terry Collins that this team gets off to a great start in April? Considering how most fans including me disagreed with the decision to (bringing) him back, you have to think that he’s on an incredibly short leash, right? Daniel replies… To be honest, I don’t think Terry […]

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The Impact Of Granderson’s Nine Missed Home Runs

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
The Impact Of Granderson’s Nine Missed Home Runs

Marc Carig of Newsday illustrated the impact that the new dimensions of Citi Field would of had on Curtis Granderson last season. According to Sandy Alderson, the Mets would have hit 17 more home runs with these new dimensions, and Granderson would have accounted for nine of those homers. This would have given the veteran […]

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Harvey Will Give Mets The Best 1-2-3 Punch In Baseball

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Harvey Will Give Mets The Best 1-2-3 Punch In Baseball

Timing is everything.  Matt Harvey is returning to lead the New York Mets rotation, now bolstered with a matured Zack Wheeler and 2014 NL ROY winner Jacob deGrom.  All three have experienced their own setbacks this year, but their talent is in another stratosphere and they’ve each grown from their own experiences.  There may be a […]

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Harvey Will Start Season In Rotation, But Is His Relationship With Team Taking A Hit?

An article by posted on November 18, 2014 0 Comments
Harvey Will Start Season In Rotation, But Is His Relationship With Team Taking A Hit?

Speaking to reporters at Citi Field, Sandy Alderson said that Matt Harvey will be in the rotation “from the get-go,” and not start the season late to try and conserve innings. According to Adam Rubin, Alderson says the goal is to have Matt Harvey “pitching through entire postseason,” so any innings that will be conserved would […]

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Marlins and Stanton Agree To 13 Year, $325 Million Extension

An article by posted on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
Marlins and Stanton Agree To 13 Year, $325 Million Extension

The Miami Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton have agreed to a new 13-year, $325 million contract extension, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal includes a full no-trade and opt-out clause that kicks in after Stanton turns 30 years old. November 13 Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that the Miami Marlins are looking […]

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Russell Martin Signs 5-Year Deal with Blue Jays

An article by posted on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
Russell Martin Signs 5-Year Deal with Blue Jays

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that catcher Russell Martin has signed a 5 year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.  He also confirmed via Twitter that the deal will be worth $82 million over that time span. In 111 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season, Martin posted career highs in OBP (.402) and WAR (5.3).  He hit .290, posted an .832 OPS, […]

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Justin Upton For Noah Syndergaard?

An article by posted on November 5, 2014 0 Comments
Justin Upton For Noah Syndergaard?

John Harper of The Daily News discussed a potential trade parallel between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves.  The idea is to trade Mets RHP prospect Noah Syndergaard for a return of Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton.  Neither team has publicly entertained the deal, but it has traction. It certainly makes more sense than signing an underwhelming free […]

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Looking Back At Colon Deal, Looking Ahead To 2015

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Looking Back At Colon Deal, Looking Ahead To 2015

Last year’s free agent class included quite a few short term deals for starting pitchers. Mets GM Sandy Alderson signed 41-year old righthander Bartolo Colon to a two year $20 million deal last winter and the veteran proved to be a durable workhorse who led the Mets this season with 202.1 innings pitched. The deal […]

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2014 Free Agent Review: The Peralta Effect (Part 2 of 3)

An article by posted on October 27, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Free Agent Review: The Peralta Effect (Part 2 of 3)

I reviewed  long-term free agent deals (7-10 years) last week, and today I’ll examine last off-season’s  mid-term deals (4-6 years) highlighted by the Cards’ Jhonny Peralta. The Mets are close to turning a pivotal corner in the return to relevancy with a wealth of power pitching no less than a year away from being fully […]

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