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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Taking His Talents To South Beach?

An article by posted on November 15, 2011 0 Comments

There are two aspects to the Miami Marlins & Jose Reyes saga that I haven’t really heard mentioned yet. The first is that the Marlins had to put up $155 million for the stadium, plus purchase an additional $100 million in parking from the city. These funds do not include any additional stadium cost. Frankly, […]

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Patience Not Hysteria With Reyes Reports

An article by posted on November 14, 2011 0 Comments
Patience Not Hysteria With Reyes Reports

Last week it was “Dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!” as Dr. Peter Venkman would say. Now it’s “well well Sandy still hasn’t made his offer” Yeah and neither have the other teams who are interested. The biggest reason I’m not all over Alderson for not “making an offer,” is because I feel he’s […]

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Wilson Ramos Is Safe and Unharmed After Daring Rescue

An article by posted on November 12, 2011 0 Comments
Wilson Ramos Is Safe and Unharmed After Daring Rescue

Update by Joe D. Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo released a statement this morning after speaking with catcher Wilson Ramos, who was rescued from abductors last night in Venezuela: “I am happy to announce that I have spoken directly with Wilson and he assures me he is unharmed but eager to be reunited with his family,” […]

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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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