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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End The False Rivalry

An article by posted on November 6, 2009 0 Comments

This year marked the end of my rivalry with “true” Yankees fans. Personally, I know there are many Mets fans that simply cannot accept another Yankees World Series Championship, but I can. This year, the NY Yankees defeated the NY Mets division rival in the World Series, yet so many Mets fans were found trying […]

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Before I Root for Philadelphia

An article by posted on October 28, 2009 0 Comments

To those of you who for some reason seem to think that hearing the Yankees fans chirp is more annoying than our division rival winning their 2nd World Series title in a row, I say to you the following:  I would root for Apollo Creed to not get up in Rocky IV after being physically […]

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An article by posted on October 21, 2009 0 Comments

According to a report on ESPN.com linked here (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4581715), the NY Mets actually profited from the Bernie Madoff scheme. Awesome. I don’t know if there is an award ceremony for the business that gets the most bad press in a calendar year, but HOW the NY Mets could even be runners up in that category in […]

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No matter who they face; Don’t you DARE root for Philly!

An article by posted on October 13, 2009 0 Comments

Back in August I posted here that the NY Mets should look to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as their blueprint for future success in building a franchise. (Shameless Plug: http://metsmerizedonline.com/2009/08/angels-should-be-the-mets-blueprint.html)  While I am still largely on my Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim bandwagon, especially with their comeback victory against Boston in Game 3 […]

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Murphy, Francesa, and the Future

An article by posted on October 7, 2009 0 Comments

Here is some background about me in regards to Daniel Murphy. I fully admit I am a “mark,” for him. In August of 2008, I went on mets.com and bought a blue Mets t-shirt with Mr. Met on the front and Murphy’s name and number on the back. It’s a pretty awesome shirt to be […]

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First Annual MMO Awards – Vote Now!

An article by posted on October 3, 2009 0 Comments

As we come to the end of another Mets season, we hope you’ll take some time to help us select our first ever MMO Award winners for the 2009 season. The Lenny Dykstra Award – This award should go to the Mets player that you feel performed at their highest level possible, no matter what […]

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First Ever MMO Awards Ballot!

An article by posted on September 24, 2009 0 Comments

I joined this great team during the early summer months, you know, when we foolishly expected the Mets to make some great September run because “everybody would be back.” I’ve had a great time, and I really cannot wait until next season! To wrap up the year, I decided to create a yearly feature for this […]

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Bring Nick Johnson to Citi Field

An article by posted on September 13, 2009 0 Comments

A few weeks back I wrote a column and I briefly mentioned the fact that I believe Nick Johnson would be a great fit for the Mets in 2010. I’m going to take that further today.  Assume for a second that everybody’s fantasy of acquiring Prince Fielder or Adrian Gonzalez is not going to happen. […]

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Let Jose be Jose

An article by posted on September 9, 2009 0 Comments

Last night I was watching the Miami Hurricanes and Florida State Seminoles add another chapter into the book of their great rivalry. Prior to the game, there was a video montage of the Miami Hurricanes of old. You know, the teams everybody just loved to hate. They were mean, they were cocky, but they were […]

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The Next Mets Manager

An article by posted on September 4, 2009 0 Comments

I am pretty negative when it comes to Jerry Manuel and his managing of the New York Mets. On one side, I think he is a great guy. He treats the media well, and for the most part he has handled this disaster of a season very well.  I often find myself shaking my head […]

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