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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Series Preview: Mets @ Phillies

An article by posted on May 7, 2012 0 Comments
Series Preview: Mets @ Phillies

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 […]

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Plate Discipline Doesn’t Mean “Don’t Swing.”

An article by posted on May 5, 2012 0 Comments
Plate Discipline Doesn’t Mean “Don’t Swing.”

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, […]

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MMO Series Preview: Diamondbacks @ Mets, Tonight’s Lineup

An article by posted on May 4, 2012 0 Comments

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 […]

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Series Preview: Mets @ Astros

An article by posted on April 30, 2012 0 Comments

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 […]

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Historic Lineup Changes…A Little.

An article by posted on April 27, 2012 0 Comments

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. […]

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Series Preview: Mets @ Rockies

An article by posted on April 27, 2012 0 Comments

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 […]

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Series Preview: Mets @ Braves

An article by posted on April 16, 2012 0 Comments
Series Preview: Mets @ Braves

The 6-3 Mets are headed to the 5-4 Atlanta Braves tonight, for a re-match of the opening series in which the Braves appeared to sleep through their alarm for the early 1pm games. The Braves got swept in New York, but since then have won 5 of their last 6 games. So we need to […]

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Series Preview: Mets @ Phillies

An article by posted on April 13, 2012 0 Comments

I’m not going to lie, I’m writing this during the busiest time of my career. A week from this Sunday, in 12 different cities across our state we will have over 10,000 people walking for a cure to stop a terrible disease. With that comes a lot of hustling for me over the next week […]

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Series Preview: Nationals v. Mets

An article by posted on April 9, 2012 0 Comments

It’s April 9, 2012 and the New York Mets are 3-0. The last 3 NL teams to go 3-0 were Philadelphia (2011, lost 4th game), Cincinnati (2011, won 5 straight), and San Francisco (2010, won 4 straight). You have to like the way you feel waking up today with a 3-0 Mets team right? My […]

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Adding Miami To My Most Hated List

An article by posted on April 9, 2012 0 Comments
Adding Miami To My Most Hated List

You know, Joe and I briefly discussed this last week and as days go by I think about it more and more. In my sports fan life, I have the teams I cheer for passionately. We are all Mets fans, but for me, I also cannot stand the Philadelphia Phillies, NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox […]

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