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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Braves Acquire Alex Gonzalez; Give Yunel Escobar The Chop.

An article by posted on July 14, 2010 0 Comments

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 […]

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Jumping Off the Cliff Lee Bandwagon.

An article by posted on July 9, 2010 0 Comments

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 […]

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Big Pelf, Big All-Star Snub?

An article by posted on July 1, 2010 0 Comments

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 […]

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Clutch Hitting Comparison

An article by posted on June 29, 2010 0 Comments

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, […]

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Mr. Never Clutch or Mr. Never Good Enough?

An article by posted on June 25, 2010 0 Comments

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 […]

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Ranking The Potentially Available Pitchers

An article by posted on June 18, 2010 0 Comments

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.) […]

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Mets Should Look Into AL LHP, Not Named Cliff

An article by posted on June 7, 2010 0 Comments

When the Mets get hot, we get a little crazy. Whether you’re a pessimistic or overly optimistic Mets fan, you have to agree that this 2010 season is a lot more fun than we could’ve hoped for. I can’t remember a team that one week could be dead in the water, and then the next […]

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Thank You Junior Griffey

An article by posted on June 3, 2010 0 Comments

Last night was a strange night in major league baseball. If you were like me, you turned to the MLB Network to watch Armando Galarraga throw a 28-out perfect game live. While that is going to be the story taking over a lot of sports talk shows today, it cannot be ignored that Ken Griffey […]

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State of the Union

An article by posted on May 28, 2010 0 Comments

Normally I’d like to do these type blogs on the first or last of the month. However, with this being a holiday weekend, I have no clue where I’ll be on any given day or night. So let’s begin our Mets 2010: State of the Union.  This month looked like it was going to be […]

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Lima’s Lesson To Us All

An article by posted on May 26, 2010 0 Comments

There are very few big leaguers who are known for expressing just how much fun they’re having on the diamond while performing at a high level. Jose Lima, for better or worse, wore his heart on his sleeve. In 1999 Lima finished 4th in NL Cy Young votes posting a 21-10 record for the Houston […]

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