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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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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OBP…not so SaberMETrics

An article by posted on May 5, 2010 0 Comments

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 […]

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Should the Mets Inquire About Javier Vazquez?

An article by posted on May 4, 2010 0 Comments

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 […]

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Johan Is the Man…. to blame!

An article by posted on May 3, 2010 0 Comments

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 […]

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Mets at Reds Series Preview

An article by posted on May 3, 2010 0 Comments

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 […]

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Mets @ Phillies Series Preview

An article by posted on April 30, 2010 0 Comments

There are few things in life I dislike more than Philadelphia sports teams. I dislike the guy who tells a little kid there’s no Santa less than I dislike Philly sports teams. I dislike Global Warming less than I dislike Philly teams. I dislike close-talkers less than I dislike Philly sports teams. I find Yanni and Desperate Housewives […]

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SaberMETrics

An article by posted on April 29, 2010 0 Comments

Before you jump to post a comment about how you hate Sabermetrics, or how you find them useless. Please at least read this? For starters, I’m terrible at Math. It was my worst subject in school, and I literally had zero interest in it unless it revolved around baseball stats. I don’t read about Sabermetrics, […]

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Dodgers @ Mets: Series Preview

An article by posted on April 27, 2010 0 Comments

Jeez, I almost forgot that it was my job to write series previews! Talk about having to get used to that and quick! Luckily for me and my responsibilities here, the Mets were rained out last night after a rain shortened victory against the Atlanta Braves. Man, is there nothing worse than a rain out? […]

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Braves @ Mets: Series Preview

An article by posted on April 23, 2010 0 Comments

From this point on I’ll be focusing on two kinds of blogs. The first and most important will be the upcoming series preview. I’ve never done a series preview before; I toiled with game previews while our buddy Elliot was away last summer. So stick with me, if I’m brutal at the start, just think […]

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I Like Ike

An article by posted on April 18, 2010 0 Comments
I Like Ike

News from Adam Rubin is that the Mets have designated Mike Jacobs for assignment to make room for Tobi Stoner for tonight’s game. First, lets begin with this. Thank God. I’ve never hidden the fact I was against Mike Jacobs being on this team. He is a professional strikeout hitter who if he’s lucky gets […]

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