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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State of the Union

An article by posted on May 28, 2010 0 Comments

Normally I’d like to do these type blogs on the first or last of the month. However, with this being a holiday weekend, I have no clue where I’ll be on any given day or night. So let’s begin our Mets 2010: State of the Union.  This month looked like it was going to be […]

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Lima’s Lesson To Us All

An article by posted on May 26, 2010 0 Comments

There are very few big leaguers who are known for expressing just how much fun they’re having on the diamond while performing at a high level. Jose Lima, for better or worse, wore his heart on his sleeve. In 1999 Lima finished 4th in NL Cy Young votes posting a 21-10 record for the Houston […]

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Phillies at Mets: Series Preview

An article by posted on May 25, 2010 0 Comments

Prior to the Yankees series, many fans (and possibly rightfully so) felt the season was about to be over. Over?! Did you say… over? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no! And it ain’t over now. Cause when the goin’ gets tough…the tough […]

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Mejia’s Future…as a Closer?

An article by posted on May 24, 2010 0 Comments

There has been a lot of talk about what to do with Jenrry Mejia. Do the Mets send him to the minor leagues and start to stretch him out to become a starting pitcher? Do they keep him in the bullpen and hope he matures in the major leagues? After Francisco Rodriguez’s best attempt to […]

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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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