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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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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David Wright Back In The Swing Of Things

An article by posted on December 18, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright Back In The Swing Of Things

David Wright told ESPN New York he has “started to swing a little and the volume should increase soon.” in regards to activity at the plate.  The NY Mets captain and former All-Star third baseman struggled mightily last year due to “stretched out” ligaments in his non-throwing shoulder which ultimately affected his ability to swing […]

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Alderson: Very High Probability Wilmer Flores Is Opening Day Shortstop

An article by posted on December 16, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson: Very High Probability Wilmer Flores Is Opening Day Shortstop

A quick update live from Citi Field: Sandy Alderson confirmed once again that there is a “very high” probability Wilmer Flores is the Opening Day shortstop. “I don’t think the Jed Lowrie signing increases the probability, because we weren’t really in on Lowrie,” Alderson said. “To that extent the probability of Wilmer Flores as the […]

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It’s Easy To Forget How Good Jon Niese Has Been

An article by posted on December 13, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Easy To Forget How Good  Jon Niese Has Been

Reading the tea leaves, Jon Niese, Dillon Gee and Bartolo Colon will all inevitably be traded in the near future sooner or later and certainly before their team control with the Mets expires. Top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard will likely come in and assume a rotation spot this season, followed by the final development and […]

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Alderson Shifts Gears, Now Looks To Free Agency For Shortstop

An article by posted on December 9, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Shifts Gears, Now Looks To Free Agency For Shortstop

Speaking with reporters at the Winter Meetings, Sandy Alderson shifted gears again and now says it’s more likely the Mets acquire a shortstop upgrade via free agency, rather than the original plan which was to execute a trade using the Mets’ pitching depth. This certainly changes a lot for the team, who had several high end, […]

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Duda Represented The Mets Well In Japan

An article by posted on December 5, 2014 0 Comments
Duda Represented The Mets Well In Japan

The legend of Lucas Duda had already reached Japan by the time the Mets first baseman touched down in Kansai International Airport, but the journey ahead of him would certainly be special.  The Hulk had himself a trip overseas, playing as a member of MLB’s All-Star team and also enjoying time off the field with […]

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MMO Mailbag: Where’s The Love For Carlos Torres?

An article by posted on November 24, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Where’s The Love For Carlos Torres?

Adam83 asks… Every time I read about how great our bullpen is, it’s amazing how often Carlos Torres and the job he did last year is ignored and never mentioned.  Isn’t he just as important to us as Familia and Mejia?  How many long relievers are better? MMO replies… Carlos Torres is certainly appreciated within […]

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Oakland A’s Acquire Ike Davis

An article by posted on November 23, 2014 0 Comments
Oakland A’s Acquire Ike Davis

The saga of Ike Davis lives on.  ESPN’s Adam Rubin has reported that the Oakland A’s acquired the former Met from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for International signing money.  This will be the embattled slugger’s third team in less than a year’s time. A’s GM Billy Beane jumped right away to pick up the […]

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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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