When asked to describe the Mets’ biggest need to be addressed in the coming offseason, most of us would almost automatically talk about the team’s offense first. To be sure, after coming in 23rd out of 30 MLB teams in runs scored, there can be no doubt that the myriad of offensive woes bandied about throughout […]
Michael J. Branda
My time with MMO began in July of 2009 when I wrote a Fan Post defending Omar Minaya (before it was cool to do that.)
I grew up a Mets fan with the mid 1980's teams. My favorite Met of all-time is (and was) Wally Backman.
When it comes to sabermetrics versus old school thinking, I like to think I meet in the middle. I believe thinking of new ways to get answers is helpful, especially when the same way has not produced results. However, I think over-thinking certain situations can get you into trouble.
I'm excited for the new regime, because I believe they have pieces in place to focus on several aspects of the Mets organization. I've waited this long for a World Series, waiting a few more years for another chance isn't going to kill me.
Michael J. Branda's Latest Posts
There’s nothing like a little controversy to keep us all busy for the next 6+ hours before first pitch tonight huh? Doesn’t it seem like whenever the Mets lose the final game of a series, there is always that “how will they bounce back from ____?” Whether it be a bullpen disaster, injuries, or a […]
There will be a special Meet and Greet with the Binghamton Mets on Monday, May 21, at 5:30 pm at New Britain Stadium before the start of the game at 6:35 pm. It is a great opportunity to meet the top prospects in the Mets farm system as they make their way to the big […]
I’m not sure who is feeling better today, the Mets players or their fans? Sure, the Phillies didn’t have Howard or Utley, but they had Halladay and Lee and the Mets still swept them in Philadelphia! Before the Arizona series, I explained how I thought that series through the Toronto series were going to tell […]
I don’t know if you noticed (how could you not?) but it seems like every time a young player does something positive, we see discussions here, and even on WFAN yesterday regarding which GM brought that player to the Mets. First, as I’ve said here I think Minaya did a better job than most give […]
The quickest homestand ever is now officially over. Taking 2 out of 3 from Arizona should be a nice boost in confidence for the Mets as they head into unfriendly territory at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The Phillies are coming off a 9-3 win in prime time over the Nationals, and are looking to […]
Last night, we had a fan post on here in reaction to Bobby Ojeda’s mini rant on SNY. I have to say, I view it differently than how Ojeda made it sound, or at least how it was viewed by the fan post. Just because the Mets are looking to be disciplined at the plate, […]
I start this series preview as an angry Mets fan. Nothing, and I mean nothing, makes me madder as a fan than when a team plays down to the level of their competition. The Houston Astros shouldn’t have won 2 games against the Mets, let alone sweep them. Everything was in the Mets favor heading […]
It wasn’t pretty, but the Mets took the necessary 2 out of 3 from Colorado. This is a road trip where anything less than 4 wins to me is a failure. They have such a tough stretch of games coming up, that they need to win this series against Houston. The Astros come into this […]
The hardest thing for anybody to do is admit they were wrong. Therefore, I’m going to try my best to avoid doing that. As somebody who appreciated Omar Minaya until 2010 when I felt his time had finally come, I have been very critical of his management styles when I look back on his regime. […]
After another successful home stand, the Mets fly out West to Colorado before heading to Houston. At 11-8, the Mets have to build some momentum on this road trip. The Rockies and Astros both present very winnable matchups for the Mets, and when you consider the Mets will see Arizona-Philadelphia-Miami-Milwaukee-Cincinnati-Toronto. Six teams that many predicted […]