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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AL East Preview: The Price Is Right

An article by posted on March 29, 2014 0 Comments
AL East Preview: The Price Is Right

The AL East to me, is the most interesting division heading into 2014. Last year, the World Series champions (Boston) had what some might call, the luckiest season health wise in recent memory. In reality, if you picked any of the five teams to win this division – you wouldn’t be going out on a […]

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AL Central Preview: AKA Tiger Town?

An article by posted on March 29, 2014 0 Comments
AL Central Preview: AKA Tiger Town?

The AL Central is a division that has been owned by the Detroit Tigers since 2011, and it won’t be easy to take that crown away from them in 2014. 5th Place: Chicago White Sox In 2012, Robin Ventura’s White Sox looked like they might actually be more of a force in the near future than […]

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NL Central Preview: Can Anybody Catch the Cards?

An article by posted on March 27, 2014 0 Comments
NL Central Preview: Can Anybody Catch the Cards?

The smartest thing to do over the last few years has been to pencil in the St. Louis Cardinals as the best team in the NL Central and then just throw the rest of the teams in a hat. But, times are changing and the Pittsburgh Pirates are trying to take this division over. You […]

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AL West Preview: Will Fielder Be Deciding Factor in Four Team Race?

An article by posted on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
AL West Preview: Will Fielder Be Deciding Factor in Four Team Race?

The AL West in my opinion represents the most wide open division in all of baseball, minus one team. I think everybody may be quick to jump on the Texas bandwagon again, especially after adding Prince Fielder to the mix, but I’m not so sure I’m ready to jump. In your comments, we’d love to […]

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NL West Preview: Can Anybody Stop The Dodgers?

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
NL West Preview: Can Anybody Stop The Dodgers?

The National League West showcases the team that many believe are the favorites to win the World Series heading into 2014. How often though do we see a team that “everybody” agrees is the team to beat slip to reality when injuries and such come knocking on their door? Are the Dodgers going to fall […]

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Adding a Former MVP to the Mix?

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Adding a Former MVP to the Mix?

If you don’t have a starting SS you’re comfortable with, less than 20 spring games to go, you have a problem. Meaning, we have a problem. You’ve heard all the names already, Nick Franklin, Stephen Drew, Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings. All seemingly will either command one of our better prospects, which none of them […]

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What David Wright’s Victory Really Means

An article by posted on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
What David Wright’s Victory Really Means

I have a confession to make. I didn’t vote for David Wright as the Face of MLB. There. I said it. Wow, that feels good to get off my chest. I will be honest, when I first caught light of this “contest” it was when one of our own writers Tom Watson, posted his displeasure […]

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I’m Ready To Be Excited About Mets Baseball

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
I’m Ready To Be Excited About Mets Baseball

I’ve been involved in my fair share of heated baseball discussions in the past. Whether it be here at MMO, in my private life or on Twitter with some of my favorite Mets critics (like Mr. Megdal). Over time, I’ve started to take a step back and just observe MMO from a far. Yes, I’m […]

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MLB: Drug Dealers Welcome

An article by posted on January 13, 2014 0 Comments
MLB: Drug Dealers Welcome

Last night, 60 Minutes aired an interview with Anthony Bosch, founder of former South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis. During the interview (which I admittedly chose not to watch), I have read that Bosch admitted to injecting Rodriguez with PED, an allegation that conveniently came to fruition after Major League Baseball apparently took over paying for […]

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I Like Ike…Wait, What!?

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 1 Comment
I Like Ike…Wait, What!?

I want you to prepare for something… something that you probably thought you’d never read me say on MMO. If given a choice between Lucas Duda and Ike Davis at 1B, I Like Ike. There. I said it. Feels good to get that off my chest. It’s hard to really challenge the fact that no […]

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