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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Time To Send Bay to Buffalo

An article by posted on June 9, 2011 0 Comments

There’s not a whole lot left to say when it comes to Jason Bay. It’s just so similar to Oliver Perez, that I just hope Bay makes the right decision here. Bay needs to get out of New York City, and start to figure this whole thing out. They can’t trade him because nobody will […]

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$100 Million Men: A Look Back

An article by posted on May 24, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday our own Craig Lerner posted a quote from WFAN’s Mike Francesa about Jose Reyes which was  “Jose Reyes sat right there in that chair and looked me in the eye and told me he was looking for the same deal Carl Crawford signed. He sat right there in that chair. He said it on […]

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In defense of Fred Wilpon

An article by posted on May 23, 2011 0 Comments

Somebody has to come to Fred Wilpon’s defense right? So I am fully aware that I will be in the minority here, and I don’t mean to be all anti-Met fan here but… I’m really happy he said what he said.  Before you just read that sentence and attack, let me explain.  For how long […]

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Terry Collins: Sandy’s Best Move?

An article by posted on May 21, 2011 0 Comments

You know, a lot of people have tons of opinions about who the Mets should have acquired, or what they should have traded to get talent. If you’ve read my stuff, you know I’m in the camp of people who recognize Alderson has a 4 year contract, so I’m willing to give him 3-4 years […]

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Why Reyes Won’t Be Traded

An article by posted on May 13, 2011 0 Comments

There are two sides to the Jose Reyes fan argument. There are people like me that say trade him, and get something for him that has more of a guarantee than a compensation draft pick or two.  And then there are the people who want to pay Reyes whatever it takes to sign him and […]

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Dear Angry Mets Fan

An article by posted on May 11, 2011 0 Comments

Dear Angry Mets Fan,  First, how are you? I just wanted to get this off my chest because it seems like no matter what will happen down the road, you’ll cover your ears, close your eyes and scream to the heavens. At some point you’re going to need to realize that the franchise you’ve grown […]

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Why Can’t Everybody Be a Met?

An article by posted on April 22, 2011 0 Comments

There’s a lot of negativity in the Mets fan base when it comes to the direction of where the 2011 team is headed. I don’t really have a problem with it, because at 6-13 we all should be frustrated.  However, this idea that the 2011 season is all the fault of Sandy Alderson is just […]

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Getting the Wright Return

An article by posted on April 22, 2011 0 Comments

As time ticks away, and the Mets continue to lose games to inferior franchises, I get closer and closer to the thought that David Wright has to be made publically available for the good of the franchise.  It’s not a dislike for Wright, or a disgust for the Mets, the Wilpon’s etc. It has nothing […]

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Realizing It’s Time To Rebuild

An article by posted on April 16, 2011 0 Comments

I’m not really a negative fan, at least I’d like to think so. I never booed Oliver Perez or Luis Castillo, and I never called for Omar’s firing. I don’t think I’m smarter than the people who run a professional baseball team, and I try to recognize there’s always more to a story than we […]

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Mental Toughness Starts On The Road

An article by posted on March 29, 2011 0 Comments

In New York, there’s popular opinion and there’s the correct opinion. When you look at the Mets from afar, there is one opinion that seems to overtake all others, even though it’s not true. The opinion we’ve all heard is that the dimensions of Citi Field in some way halt the Mets from winning at […]

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