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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Cross Washburn Off Your List

An article by posted on July 31, 2009 0 Comments

Was Jarrod Washburn on your wish list of cheap players the Mets could or should have gotten today? If so, cross him off. According to ESPN.com, he has been traded to the Detroit Tigers for 23 year old left handed starter Luke French, and pitching prospect Mauricio Robles. At 34 years old, Washburn is having […]

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Game Preview: Rockies at Mets – Game 4

An article by posted on July 30, 2009 0 Comments

On my drive home from work today I heard Evan Roberts (Mets fan) say that he believes this is a mediocre team that is just hot right now. Well, Mr. Roberts, this is a team with at least 4 starting players that belong in backup roles, and are merely 2 games shy of the elusive […]

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Game Preview: Rockies at Mets – Game 3

An article by posted on July 29, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets have won their 4th straight game for the first time since May 10th. Take a minute to let that soak in. May 10th. Since the 3-1 loss in Washington last week, this team has seen the light. You can just see it on their faces, the way they react to one another, working […]

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Brooklyn Native a Good Fit for Mets?

An article by posted on July 29, 2009 0 Comments

When you examine the Mets lineup, and assume that Jose Reyes will be back, you soon realize there are four glaring holes in the everyday lineup. Obviously, they need another starting pitcher. It doesn’t take a creative mind to figure out this team needs to either get Cliff Lee, or somebody of his caliber, or […]

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Game Preview: Rockies at Mets – Game 2

An article by posted on July 28, 2009 0 Comments

When the Mets lost the rubber game of a 3 game set with Washington, the camera panned in on the Mets dugout and it looked as though everybody had just seen a ghost. The constant thought was that the Mets just had to tread water until their superstars returned. At that moment, they realized they […]

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Defending Omar Minaya

An article by posted on July 28, 2009 0 Comments

Somebody has to defend Omar Minaya right? Prior to yesterday, I felt he should keep his job as I’ve stated and discussed with Joe D back and forth. Today, I still remain in favor of Minaya keeping his job and helping this team get into the playoffs, this year! To me, Omar Minaya now more […]

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