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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Beltran is Audtioning for Indianapolis

An article by posted on September 3, 2009 0 Comments

Last night Carlos Beltran returned from a “bone bruise,” on his knee in a rehab start for the Brooklyn Cyclones. I keep hearing, and reading people asking why he is even trying right now. My opinion, he is auditioning to prove he is healthy enough to garner attention on the trading market this winter in […]

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Olney’s Seven Candidates for Mets GM

An article by posted on August 27, 2009 0 Comments

This morning, Buster Olney has an article for ESPN Insiders that details seven logical candidates to be the next General Manager of our NY Mets. Wait, I thought Wilpon said Minaya was staying? First, if you haven’t learned to not trust what this organization says, I think you’ve been watching and listening to the wrong […]

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Trading Blue for Purple.

An article by posted on August 26, 2009 0 Comments

A true Mets fan is also a baseball fan. I grew up in New York, but went to College in the New England area, and I now reside in Connecticut. Where, I had to change cable providers 3 times before I could get SNY. That’s for another time though. My biggest pet peeve is when […]

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Past the Point of Ridiculous.

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

There really isn’t much else to say. Frankly, the only reason to watch a Mets game now is to enjoy Gary, Keith & Ron. How sad is that?  I have never in my life experienced or seen a team that at one point in the season had it’s entire main core of players, all on […]

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Pelfrey, the $15 Million Man?

An article by posted on August 24, 2009 0 Comments

I recently wrote an article about the reasons why Derek Lowe would not have been a wise investment, paired with why Oliver Perez was the best possible option if the Mets wanted to sign a free agent. It doesn’t mean Perez was a good signing, it means Lowe for 60 mil/4 years would have been […]

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Jump Off the Lowe Train. Please.

An article by posted on August 24, 2009 0 Comments

As somebody who thinks Omar Minaya (along with Jerry Manuel) need to be fired so that this franchise can move forward and start with a fresh slate, I am however, a rare commodity. I think the signing of Oliver Perez is NOT one that should cost Minaya his job. I read it on this site, […]

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Livan On a Jet Plane

An article by posted on August 20, 2009 0 Comments

Get it? Okay, anyway. According to Espn.com, the Mets have announced that Billy Wagner has been activated from the disabled list. To make room for Wagner, the Mets have released pitcher Livan Hernandez. Hernandez was 7-8 with a 5.47 ERA. Hernandez started the year off strong, but since July 3rd at Philadelphia, he really hasn’t shown the […]

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Angels Should Be the Mets Blueprint

An article by posted on August 18, 2009 0 Comments

If you could come back as a fan of another baseball team, and could not choose the Mets obviously, who would you pick? The team I’d pick is a team I’d love to see the NY Mets begin modeling their franchise after. A Big market team, an energized fan base, a team built with speed, pitching, […]

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The Mets Need to be BOLD

An article by posted on August 14, 2009 0 Comments

As one of Omar Minaya’s biggest supporters, I do believe it will be time to demote him after this season. When you take a look around the big leagues, you notice there are eight teams that will continue to operate with a team salary of over $100 million. Those teams are the Yankees, Mets, Cubs, […]

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Nick Johnson to Marlins

An article by posted on July 31, 2009 0 Comments

According to foxsports.com, the Florida Marlins have acquired 1B Nick Johnson from the Washington Nationals in exchange for AA prospect Aaron Thompson. Johnson is hitting .295 with 6HR and 44RBI for the Nationals. Johnson turns 31 this September, and will become a Free Agent after this season. The Nationals reportedly will pay $1.8 million remaining […]

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