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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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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Alderson’s Greatest Acquisition This Off-Season

An article by posted on December 13, 2010 0 Comments

Last night as I was getting ready for bed, I flipped on the television to find Poker on ESPN2. My first thought was, if ESPN gave Hockey as much airtime as they give poker players, Sidney Crosby would be on everybody’s fathead Christmas wish list!  Before I flipped to the Eagles/Cowboys game (okay yes, I […]

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Mets Rule V Draft. Another 2B Candidate?

An article by posted on December 9, 2010 0 Comments

What some Mets fans are going to have to start realizing is the simple fact that there is more to running a baseball organization than just offering up boat loads of money to free agents over 30 years old. That’s where we as a fan base are stuck. We see the Yankees do it, and […]

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An Undervalued Reliever?

An article by posted on December 5, 2010 0 Comments

I think everybody here realizes that the Mets primary objective at the Winter Meetings is, and should be to acquire bullpen help. Sure, they need to get themselves a starter or two that can help keep them afloat in 2011, but they do have some players in the minor leagues that could be given a […]

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Everybody Wake Up!

An article by posted on December 3, 2010 0 Comments

I’m a big Dave Matthews Band fan, to me, they are the band that will live forever just like The Beatles are the band that lives forever for my father. I can turn on any song, at any time, and be in peace. There’s a lyric that comes to mind when I try and describe […]

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Why Not Wally.

An article by posted on November 21, 2010 0 Comments

The last two weeks or so have been some of the worst I’ve experienced as a Mets fan. I can deal with the 2007 and 2008 collapse. I can deal with Generation K being Generation 0. I can even deal with losing the World Series to the Yankees and losing Game 7 of the NLCS […]

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Taking a Leap Of Faith for Hurdle; Not Backman

An article by posted on November 2, 2010 0 Comments

From the beginning, I feel like I’ve been the person here who tells everybody to take a deep breath. Whether it be the fans who want Zack Greinke, or Cliff Lee, whether it be the saber-cats, or the saber-haters, or the Bobby V supports, or even yes, my favorite Mets player of all-time, Wally Backman.  […]

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Evaluating Players: The Line In The Sand

An article by posted on October 23, 2010 0 Comments

Over the past I’d say two years, I’d put the Mets fanbase up against any other Major League team’s as having the most divided fans when it comes to statistical analysis. It is as much of a line in the sand lately as whether you’re a Republican or Democrat. I think part of the problem […]

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Player Evaluation: Check Your Emotions At The Door

An article by posted on October 21, 2010 0 Comments

As I was writing a response to Cerrone & Joe D and the rest of our MMO population, I realized I was writing a blog. Therefore, I figured a responsive blog may be the best route to go.  It’s a great debate. It’s one that isn’t stale and what I find fascinating about it is […]

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Why You Should Want Alderson

An article by posted on October 19, 2010 0 Comments

The New York Mets are an excellent comparison to the United States voter population in the 2008 Presidential Race. Whether you voted for one or the other, you know as well as I do that the theme of that race was “change.” Not only was it the theme then, but it’s the theme now with […]

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