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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Torre Fits the Current Mold.

An article by posted on 21/09/2010 0 Comments

So, I just finished reading a post on metsblog.com, where Matthew Cerrone posts a tweet from Ian O’Connor regarding Joe Torre’s comments about whether he’d listen to the Wilpon’s regarding a chance to manage the Mets.  Here are the quotes from Cerrone and also Michael Baron that left me turning my head to the side […]

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Thoughts On The Future

An article by posted on 18/09/2010 0 Comments

I know I’ve been gone for a while. Life occasionally takes precedence over things like MMO and the Mets as a whole. Truthfully, when I’m home and able to turn on a baseball game, I’m more interested in watching a game that matters rather than Mets/Pirates. Does it make me a bad fan? Well, no, […]

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For Love Of The Game

An article by posted on 09/08/2010 0 Comments

Yesterday I spent the day at a friend’s house during the Mets/Phillies game. This friend just recently had a son, the first child in our group of friends. You know as I was hanging out outside, I’d check in on the game in the living room, we both watched the final outs and once the […]

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Honesty Begets Loyalty

An article by posted on 30/07/2010 0 Comments

So I was thinking about urinals…..No I’m kidding, that was a fun blog to write though! As the trade deadline hovers over the sports world, we’re all following tweets and refreshing espn.com several times a day just to see if any deals have been made. Are the Mets making any moves? Are we getting a […]

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Oswalt to Phillies; If He Agrees

An article by posted on 29/07/2010 0 Comments

Well, I hope Omar Minaya and the Wilpon’s are ready for what is in store for them. Fair or unfair, it looks like they allowed Roy Oswalt to go to division rival Philadelphia. According to Jayson Stark, a deal is in place that will send Roy Oswalt to the Phillies pending his approval. Details of […]

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What Citi Field Really Needs

An article by posted on 28/07/2010 121 Comments

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 […]

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Oberkfell Deserves a Chance

An article by posted on 26/07/2010 0 Comments

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 […]

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Thole Needs To Stay; Focus on 2011.

An article by posted on 21/07/2010 0 Comments

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, […]

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Pelfrey Is What His Stats Say He Is!

An article by posted on 20/07/2010 0 Comments

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 […]

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Braves Acquire Alex Gonzalez; Give Yunel Escobar The Chop.

An article by posted on 14/07/2010 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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