It’s nothing more than a glimpse of hope, a promise that the talk of better days ahead might just be more reality than simply talk. They have only thrown an inning here and an inning there over the Mets first ten spring training games, but collectively the young pitching prospects the Mets have compiled in […]
Michael J. Branda
My time with MMO began in July of 2009 when I wrote a Fan Post defending Omar Minaya (before it was cool to do that.)
I grew up a Mets fan with the mid 1980's teams. My favorite Met of all-time is (and was) Wally Backman.
When it comes to sabermetrics versus old school thinking, I like to think I meet in the middle. I believe thinking of new ways to get answers is helpful, especially when the same way has not produced results. However, I think over-thinking certain situations can get you into trouble.
I'm excited for the new regime, because I believe they have pieces in place to focus on several aspects of the Mets organization. I've waited this long for a World Series, waiting a few more years for another chance isn't going to kill me.
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And now for something, completely different. My first experience at Citi Field was in May of 2009, when the Mets beat the Pirates thanks for an 8th inning HR from Carlos Delgado. This was my bachelor party so needless to say, I had to check the box score to remember who hit the HR. I’ve […]
We’ve reached the point in the season where I think we’re beginning to realize the 2010 Mets team as presently constructed are not a better team than Atlanta, Philadelphia, St. Louis, San Francisco, Colorado, San Diego and probably Los Angeles and Cincinnati. There isn’t 1 move that will make them better than more than 2 […]
I think I’m starting to come to the realization that not only will the Mets not pick up a big time pitcher before the deadline, but that this team really isn’t a playoff caliber team. I know what’s going to happen, half of the comments will be calling me out like I’m some fair-weather fan, […]
You know in all honesty, I realize there will be people who cover their ears, shake their head no and refuse to look at the numbers…but Pelfrey was never an Ace as people tried to anoint him. Heck, he was never a #2 starter either. He was more lucky than good this season. Don’t take […]
ESPN is reporting that the Braves and Blue Jays have agreed to a trade that sends SS Alex Gonzalez and two minor leaguers for Yunel Escobar and Jo-Jo Reyes. This is a huge addition for the Braves as Gonzalez is a proven veteran, and despite his .259 average this year, he’s starting the 2nd half […]
I’m not an NBA fan; I was back in like 1994 when it was fun to watch. I do enjoy the business of sports and I followed the free agent frenzy up until last night. I officially don’t care about the NBA anymore, but as I watched the joke of a “special” last night I […]
Remember, I don’t know maybe a week and a half ago when Mike Pelfrey was a lock for his first MLB All-Star Game? I even think I heard Gary Cohen mention it during Pelfrey’s last start before last night. Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news friends, but he’s probably not going […]
You know I took some heat recently for writing the blog regarding Wright’s supposed un-clutch ability here. Before I get into the subject of this blog, let me explain that. The problem I have with the so-called clutch players and the so-called un-clutch players is it’s usually based on memory and not fact. For example, […]
It’s always puzzling to me the way some Mets “fans” treat David Wright. Part of the problem I think has to be Derek Jeter. Jeter has set the bar so high for being the “face of a NY franchise,” that no matter who puts on a Yankees or Mets jersey years from now, they will […]
I decided last night that I am officially tired of Cliff Lee and Roy Oswalt. Both of their trade sagas and rumors remind me of the Roy Halladay rumors that basically occurred for two full seasons. Granted, Halladay finally made his way out of Toronto (and not t Boston where everybody “knew” he’d end up.) […]