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.
Michael J. Branda's Latest Posts
This won’t be that long of a blog, I swear. Considering right now I’m home early from work and it’s 4-4 in the game, I’m sure most if not anybody reading this is doing so with GameCast on at work or sitting in front of their home television. This is about the Philadelphia Phillies. You […]
Why is it that whenever the 2010 Mets win a baseball game, I feel like our fan base reenacts the final scene to “40 Year Old Virgin,” to the tune of Age of Aquarius? Then, whenever the 2010 Mets lose a baseball game, our fan base does their best Ghostbusters impression? What he means is […]
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Henry Blanco has been placed on the bereavement list which has forced the Mets to call Josh Thole up to fill his roster spot. Thole has struggled in AAA posting a .203 AVG with 1 HR and 10 RBI in 21 games for Buffalo. It will be […]
You wouldn’t know it by looking at the fan base’s reaction today, but the Mets have started their home stand with a series victory. The Mets are 17-14, and will face the identical 17-14 Nationals this week in a series where one team could be proven a phony, while the other could be proven to […]
For starters let’s all take a moment to thank the baseball God’s that Matt Cain is not pitching in this series, and because of that David Wright shouldn’t have to answer more than 1 question about the head hunting incident. *pause* End scene. So moving on, the NY Mets stumble home and do their best […]
There’s no possible way I could’ve let this go without a quick blog. This is for all of those fans out there that have called sabermetrics crap when referencing OBP. I still don’t get that really since OBP wasn’t invented with sabermetrics. ESPN did a poll of 100 MLB Players. They asked the players 20 […]
Today you’re going to hear a lot about Rod Barajas’ On Base Percentage. Let me start by saying, I am and will be a 100% supporter of Barajas. He does a lot of things that a stat cannot tell you. If the only options were Barajas or Molina, Molina is obviously better defensively but Barajas […]
Up until a few days ago, we Mets fans were in heaven on earth. Mets in first, Yanks in 2nd. How could it be any better? I never really understood the fascination with caring about the Yankees record to be honest. I don’t get giddy over the Subway Series either. I worry about Philadelphia-Atlanta-Florida-Washington. I […]
You know as if I didn’t wake up today in a worse mood. I’m an NHL Penguins fan and a Mets fan of course, so yesterday was on all accounts, a bad sports day. Today, I read two posts on our site describing in great detail why basically Jerry Manuel deserves to take the heat […]
So here we are, less than 24 hours removed from as tough of a loss to swallow as any we’ve had so far in 2010. There is one positive thing to note from Sunday’s loss. We don’t have to listen to Miller & Morgan talk about the Mets until the Yankees come to town on […]