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 @ 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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Time To Give Luis Castillo a Break!

An article by posted on April 6, 2010 0 Comments

Opening Day is a new beginning, whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic, it should be a day to celebrate the potential that your team could have a great season. It should be a day to enjoy the game you love, and say goodbye to the dreary winter months. Your team gets introduced for the first time, […]

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25 Things To Make 2010 Enjoyable.

An article by posted on March 24, 2010 0 Comments

You’ve heard me say it, and I still think it’s true. I think last year humbled me a bit as a Mets fan, and a baseball fan. Now I’m not saying I’m going to sit quiet, not complain, or not get into a daily debate with Bayonne over the value of getting on base as […]

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Mike Jacobs is the Baha Man

An article by posted on March 19, 2010 0 Comments

The reason why I don’t get into the off-season that much or even Spring Training is because there’s so much more to what goes on behind the scenes than we ever know. I like to just pay attention, whatever happens, happens and I get ready for Opening Day and good times. However, this Mike Jacobs things […]

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Every Free Agent, Can’t be a Met

An article by posted on January 27, 2010 0 Comments

It’s been a while since I posted here. One reason was my computer crashed and I couldn’t remember my login info, but the main reason was, I’m tired. You know, this past season more than any other I’ve learned to just throw my hands in the air and commit to watching 162 games a year, […]

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Dear Often Angry Mets Fan

An article by posted on December 16, 2009 0 Comments

Dear Often Angry Mets Fan,  I don’t know if the 2009 Mets season made me a tougher fan, or if writing for this blog site did, but man you need to quit crying. Let’s talk about reality for a second.  The New York Mets cannot get every player in the MLBPA. It just can’t happen. […]

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Is There More to Lowell Trade?

An article by posted on December 11, 2009 0 Comments

For most, this is your second favorite time of the year. There’s opening day, and then there’s the hot stove. I guess I’m in the minority; I’m usually very quiet during the off-season because frankly, I can’t stand the constant speculation. Fans don’t know what is going on behind closed doors, and reporters create news […]

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Evaluating David Wright With Stats

An article by posted on November 25, 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday, a heated yet spirited debate occurred on the MMO Chat between myself and two readers. The key points in the “debate,” were the fact that they believed two things to be true,  #1 David Wright had a bad season #2 People who use stats do not know baseball.  Now, I’ve heard both points from […]

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MMO Awards: 2009 Results!

An article by posted on November 24, 2009 0 Comments

As we all wonder who’s dining room table Omar Minaya will attempt to sit at on Thursday as he makes his plea for that player to come to Citi Field, let’s take a look back at the woeful 2009 season. If you remember, back in early September we compiled a list of awards that we […]

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