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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Always More To The Story

An article by posted on November 9, 2011 0 Comments

What if there is more to the Jose Reyes and NY Mets negotiations than we all are assuming? I’m guilty of one thing, I like to think outside the box and sure I may be totally wrong here but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. To set up my point, I think back to July 30, […]

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MMO Jose Reyes Prediction Contest – Win A Free Gift!

An article by posted on November 8, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Jose Reyes Prediction Contest – Win A Free Gift!

Never before has it seemed that one team’s future rests so much on whether one player signs with them, or chooses to sign with another team. Perhaps one could argue that Albert Pujols’ free agency has more of an impact on the St. Louis Cardinals, but I do not think many people are expecting Pujols […]

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Reading An Interview From the GM Who Just Won It All.

An article by posted on October 29, 2011 0 Comments

I found this to be pretty interesting. This is an interview done by Brian Walton, and was done back in 2004 when John Mozeliak was the Asst. GM for the St. Louis Cardinals. It’s an interesting read, that’s all I’m saying. Especially when you consider this man went to sleep last night a World Series […]

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The Shot Heard Round The World…With Bud Selig

An article by posted on October 28, 2011 0 Comments

There are many people who believe that playing a full season of games and being successful is harder than winning say, a 5 game series in the LDS. I am one of those people. However, I don’t discount the playoffs. I just think they are designed for great theater and when 8 teams get in, […]

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A Small Piece To A Big Puzzle

An article by posted on October 27, 2011 0 Comments

There’s so much talk lately (probably because we’re bored), about what statistics we use when evaluating hitters or what stats we wish management to use to do the same. It’s mildly amusing to me to see how heated this conversation gets. It always seems to wind up in some discussion centered around Billy Beane, or […]

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As The Game Evolves, So Do The Fans

An article by posted on October 25, 2011 0 Comments

I was 4 years old when the 1986 Mets won the World Series. My memories of that team are re-created by old school videos of myself with my siblings and cousins cheering “Lets Go Mets… YEAH!” at the dinner table for my sister’s 1st birthday party. The earliest Halloween memory I have is of my […]

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My Offseason Wish List: Give The Front Office A Chance

An article by posted on October 18, 2011 0 Comments

The World Series has not ended yet, and already we’re coming out with off-season wish lists. We want Reyes, we don’t want Reyes, pay CJ Wilson whatever he wants, let Wilson go to the Yankees. Get a closer, trade Wright, keep your draft picks, hire Omar, fire Sandy, hire Riggleman, move the walls in. As […]

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Could J.P. Fly Away?

An article by posted on October 14, 2011 0 Comments

One of the biggest moves in the Mets off-season may be one that they have little to no control over. While some of us sit here and dream about the possibilities, we also tend to see things from a very different angle and at times the makeup of the Mets front office is one of […]

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No Thanks To C.J.

An article by posted on October 4, 2011 0 Comments

As I slowly get myself back into the mix here at MMO, I’m starting to realize there is an absolutely ridiculous campaign going on for the Mets to pursue C.J. Wilson in free agency. I think what bothers me the most about where our fan base is right now is the love affair with doing […]

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David Wright and the C.

An article by posted on September 16, 2011 0 Comments

Recently, there has been an awful lot of discussion between Mets fans about the dirty little C word. No, not that one. (Captain, my goodness what were you thinking?) Of course, the word is “clutch.” I’ve gone on record as saying I don’t really care about who is clutch and who is not. I think […]

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Time To Sell The Team!

An article by posted on September 1, 2011 0 Comments

A few months back, I had the pleasure of walking into a meeting that made me feel at home. It was filled with Mets memorabilia and even a bright orange couch for visitors. What a feeling! To first meet somebody for business and know you could probably spend days talking Mets baseball with them. Through […]

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