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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Enough Is Enough: Ike’s Gotta Go

An article by posted on June 6, 2012 0 Comments
Enough Is Enough: Ike’s Gotta Go

About two weeks ago, I questioned if hype got the best of us with regards to Ike Davis. Today, I was hoping I’d write about how he has snapped out of it. The truth is, it’s time to go Ike. This is not about last night. I don’t think last night was a pack it […]

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Looking Ahead: Summer Trade Season To Begin

An article by posted on May 31, 2012 0 Comments

Tomorrow is June 1st, and with June comes the start of trade rumors galore. I’m not a big trade rumors guy to be honest. I think reporters do get valuable information, but I think so much changes on a day to day basis that trade talks can end before they are even reported. The Mets […]

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View From My Window: Padres Here For 4.

An article by posted on May 24, 2012 0 Comments

Memorial Day weekend is a great time for baseball. Families around the northeast will have their first traditional BBQ of the year. I love Memorial Day because (with respect to Gary Keith and Ron), I enjoy sitting outside and listening to the WFAN broadcast while enjoying some delicious BBQ. This weekend, the San Diego Padres […]

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Rusty Staub On Ike Davis: You Can’t Go Up There Hoping

An article by posted on May 23, 2012 0 Comments
Rusty Staub On Ike Davis: You Can’t Go Up There Hoping

This evening, former Met Rusty Staub was joined by several Mets bloggers on a conference call. On June 2nd, the Mets 50th Anniversary Alumni Bobblehead series will feature Rusty Staub. The following day, Staub will be a judge during Banner Day! We were given a chance to ask Staub one question, so I decided to […]

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What If Hype For Ike Got The Best Of Us?

An article by posted on May 22, 2012 0 Comments
What If Hype For Ike Got The Best Of Us?

Yesterday, Joe D posted some thoughts regarding sending Ike Davis down to the minor leagues. During the discussion I threw a thought out there. “What if Duda is the 1B of the future, and not Ike?” For the most part it got ignored, but after last night’s poor at bat as a pinch hitter, I […]

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Series Preview: Mets @ Pirates

An article by posted on May 21, 2012 0 Comments
Series Preview: Mets @ Pirates

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…one of my all-time favorite cities, and home of one of the worst Mets memories of my life. It was September of 2006, my girlfriend and I had booked a trip to see the Mets face the Pirates long before the standings looked the way they did. As we walked the Clemente Bridge, you […]

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Series Preview: Reds @ Mets

An article by posted on May 16, 2012 0 Comments

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 […]

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Meet the (B) Mets!

An article by posted on May 15, 2012 0 Comments
Meet the (B) Mets!

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 […]

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Series Preview: Mets @ Marlins

An article by posted on May 11, 2012 0 Comments

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 […]

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The New York Minayas?

An article by posted on May 9, 2012 0 Comments

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 […]

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