Michael Branda

Michael Branda grew up a Mets fan watching the mid 1980's teams and his favorite Met of all-time is (and was) Wally Backman. When it comes to sabermetrics versus old school thinking, he's in the middle and believes adopting new ways to get answers is helpful, especially when the old way has not produced results.

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Jumping To Conclusions and Agent-Speak

An article by posted on July 30, 2015 0 Comments
Jumping To Conclusions and Agent-Speak

Update 11:30 am Brewers beat writer Tom Haudricourt has spent the day trying to explain to fans what exactly happened. Now, in the latest tweet meant to set off yet another firestorm, Haudricourt says, The more details I get on nixed Gomez trade, the more it sounds as if it became more financial matter than medical […]

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It’s Time For The Mets To Define The Moment

An article by posted on June 26, 2015 0 Comments
It’s Time For The Mets To Define The Moment

Ah yes, that wonderful time of the year when every Mets fan who has been waiting for this team to fail can pop out of their hole and hold up their “I told you so!” sign. It’s truly one of my favorite times of the year because you see and hear almost the same argument […]

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MMO 2015 Season Preview: National League East

An article by posted on April 6, 2015 0 Comments
MMO 2015 Season Preview: National League East

Philadelphia Phillies – 5th Place Key additions: Aaron Harang, Chad Billingsley and Jeff Francoeur Key subtractions: Jimmy Rollins, Marlon Byrd, Kyle Kendrick, and A.J. Burnett Nobody’s failure makes me smile more than this team. To see Ruin Tomorrow Jr’s efforts here really have been a thing of beauty. Their most valuable commodity, Cole Hamels is still a […]

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MMO 2015 Season Preview: National League Central

An article by posted on April 5, 2015 0 Comments
MMO 2015 Season Preview: National League Central

Milwaukee Brewers – 5th Place Key additions: Adam Lind… I guess? Key subtractions: Yovani Gallardo, Rickie Weeks, Zach Duke, and Tom Gorzelanny I was down on the Brewers before last year, and it’s impossible to deny that they proved me wrong. They collapsed and blew their chances at a playoff spot though. I don’t see how they […]

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MMO 2015 Season Preview: National League West

An article by posted on April 3, 2015 0 Comments
MMO 2015 Season Preview: National League West

Colorado Rockies – 5th Place Key additions: Nick Hundley & Kyle Kendrick Key subtractions: Michael Cuddyer, Josh Rutledge, Juan Nicasio, Franklin Morales It’s going to be bad, real bad for the Rockies. First of all, they are hoping…no praying that Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez can stay on the field for the entire year. Not so they […]

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MMO 2015 Season Preview: American League West

An article by posted on April 3, 2015 0 Comments
MMO 2015 Season Preview: American League West

Texas Rangers – 5th Place Key additions: Yovani Gallardo Key subtractions: Alex Rios, Jason Frasor and sort of Yu Darvish In what I expect to be the best division in the American League, I can’t find a reason to give Texas anything higher than 4th place. Since I think Houston will be young and fun enough to […]

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2015 Season Preview: American League Central

An article by posted on April 2, 2015 0 Comments
2015 Season Preview: American League Central

Minnesota Twins – 5th Place Key additions: Torii Hunter & Ervin Santana Key subtractions: I guess none?  Generally speaking, this team is hoping that their days of rebuilding are drawing to a close. They brought back Torii Hunter, most likely to give fans a reason to come to the ballpark – and though there’s nothing bad you […]

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MMO 2015 Season Preview: American League East

An article by posted on March 30, 2015 0 Comments
MMO 2015 Season Preview: American League East

There is just something about March Madness that gets me so jacked up! No, it’s not the random 14 seed that hits a 3 pointer to seal an upset win over a #3 seed. It isn’t the cutting of the nets, the strive for perfection, or listening to Jay Bilas tell me how to fill […]

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Sometimes A Good Baseball Decision Is Just A Good Baseball Decision

An article by posted on January 16, 2015 0 Comments
Sometimes A Good Baseball Decision Is Just A Good Baseball Decision

The topic of “Who will play SS?” seems to be dominating the airwaves (or broadband waves) over the last few weeks in our beloved Mets universe. While examining the topic, I’ve started to notice that the sentiment is shifting from “make a move that makes sense,” to “just make a move!” As many of you […]

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Featured Post: Now Is The Time To Make A Difference

An article by posted on October 8, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Now Is The Time To Make A Difference

It is officially the time of the year when every Mets fan begins to try and figure out a way to turn this franchise into a contender in 2015. For the first time in a long time, there actually is a serious chance that with one or two moves – the Mets can be a […]

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