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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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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Culture Change At Citi Field

An article by posted on March 6, 2011 0 Comments

I know what you’re going to say, “you’re alive!” It’s been quite a while since my last post here. As some may or may not know, my life changed dramatically right before the New Year with the birth of our daughter. So pair that with the fact this is the busiest time of year for […]

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Being Critical Is Easy To Do, When It’s All You Want To Do.

An article by posted on December 29, 2010 0 Comments

I think there has to come a time when the critics of our new front office executives need to relax. I’m trying to think back at a time when I can remember such hostility towards newly hired executives who are hired to clean up a mess over the long-term.  Are there really Mets fans out […]

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No Apologies. Just My Philosophy.

An article by posted on December 14, 2010 0 Comments

I’ve been called a Mets apologist here lately. I don’t really understand that to be honest. What am I apologizing for? Giving a newly hired GM more than 3 months and 0 games played before I judge him? Guilty as Charged I guess. But, while being called an apologist I’ve been accused of just negating […]

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