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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Crossroads: Time For a Players Only Meeting

An article by posted on May 21, 2010 0 Comments

You always hear about struggling teams calling a “players only meeting,” right before they fall off the cliff. If you have the right people in the clubhouse, this moment can make or break your season.  I’m of the belief that you don’t call a player’s meeting unless you have your #1 or #2 starting pitchers […]

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Let David Be David

An article by posted on May 20, 2010 0 Comments

I’ve never been a huge David Wright fan. That’s not to say I dislike him, not at all. I just have never owned a Wright t-shirt, and never been a “Wright Guy.” Truth be told, I’m a Reyes guy. Just as I did last year, I’m asking the Mets and the fan base to let […]

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Why Jerry Goes, and Omar Stays

An article by posted on May 17, 2010 0 Comments

This will be my final defense in the case of Omar Minaya versus the NY Mets fan base. Last night, I wrote an article where I explained why it’s time for Jerry Manuel to be let go. There is a difference to me between wanting a manager fired in May because the team lost a […]

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It’s Time to Shea Goodbye to Jerry

An article by posted on May 16, 2010 0 Comments

So I spent the weekend away, away from the internet and for the most part away from the Mets outside of highlights on the MLB Network in the morning. Oh, by the way. Personal endorsement. If you have the option to watch MLB Network’s Quick Pitch or MLB Tonight instead of Sportscenter/Baseball Tonight. Do yourself […]

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Phillies Caught Cheating, Point Finger at Mets

An article by posted on May 12, 2010 0 Comments

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 […]

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Every Loss Should Not Ignite Panic!

An article by posted on May 10, 2010 0 Comments

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 […]

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Thole Called Up; Blanco on Bereavement

An article by posted on May 10, 2010 0 Comments

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 […]

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Nationals at Mets Series Preview

An article by posted on May 9, 2010 0 Comments

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 […]

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Giants at Mets Series Preview

An article by posted on May 7, 2010 0 Comments

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 […]

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SaberMETrics: ESPN Poll, Batting Average v. OBP

An article by posted on May 6, 2010 0 Comments

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 […]

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