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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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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Three Things Off My Chest

An article by posted on August 24, 2011 0 Comments

There’s really nothing worse than a meaningless September. That’s probably how most fans of other teams feel, but for me a meaningless September in New York right now is about the worst thing you can possibly have. K-Rod & Beltran I don’t want to hear excuses about K-Rod or Beltran being traded. I am sorry […]

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MMO Fair or Foul – Episode 1 – Satish vs. XtreemIcon

An article by posted on August 10, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul – Episode 1 – Satish vs. XtreemIcon

Today, we begin what we hope to be a regular segment on MetsMerizedOnline.com. A segment we’ve decided to name “MMO: Fair or Foul” Each new segment will showcase two of MMO’s very own writers up against one another. Don’t worry, if you the avid MMO reader want to get involved, you’ll get an opportunity as […]

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A Look Back At Failure

An article by posted on August 5, 2011 0 Comments

As somebody who’s first blog on this website was a full out defense of Omar Minaya following the Adam Rubin debacle, I thought I’d weigh in on the most recent excuse to try and paint Minaya as some genius that one day we will all look back on and thank. First of all, I don’t […]

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