Jessep

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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Contending in 2014 with Three Off-Season Acquisitions.

An article by posted on August 13, 2013 0 Comments
Contending in 2014 with Three Off-Season Acquisitions.

The clock is ticking on the 2013 season, and we’ve learned so much about the future of this franchise. The problem is, in some aspects we’ve learned the Mets have more work to do than we had hoped. Whether Ike Davis hits 10 HR in the next 10 days or not, Davis needs to go. […]

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Sandy Needs To Stop Trying Delay The Inevitable

An article by posted on August 6, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Needs To Stop Trying Delay The Inevitable

Over the weekend when the news broke that Mike Baxter would get the call up before Wilmer Flores, the Mets fan base took to social media and other outlets to express their frustration. When it happened, I had a twitter discussion with MMO’s own Robert Patterson which I explained I thought calling up Flores for […]

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Good Riddance Jordany

An article by posted on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
Good Riddance Jordany

While everybody in the sports world is focused on Alex Rodriguez today, the Mets universe just imploded with news that not one but TWO New York Mets will be suspended by MLB for 50 games. Look, we all knew that Cesar Puello was involved. It was just a matter of time, and I still contend […]

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Two More Years! Two More Years!

An article by posted on August 2, 2013 0 Comments
Two More Years! Two More Years!

It seems that recently, the Mets discussion has centered around the guy who is or isn’t writing out the lineup card. It’s likely a minority opinion, but I think the Mets need to lock Terry Collins up to a two year deal now, and put the discussion to rest. Wally Backman was my favorite player […]

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Burkhardt Joining NFL on Fox

An article by posted on August 1, 2013 0 Comments
Burkhardt Joining NFL on Fox

According to SI.com, SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt will be adding to his already impressive resume. Beginning with the pre-season, Burkhardt will join former NFL Safety John Lynch in the booth to call games for the NFL on Fox. As many of you may know, Burkhardt has been calling games for the Dallas Cowboys radio network alongside […]

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Saying No To Trumbo

An article by posted on July 30, 2013 0 Comments
Saying No To Trumbo

The Mets find themselves in a real tricky spot heading into 2014. Whether we like it or not, what we thought was a sure thing – is now far from it. The Mets have no answer at First Base anymore. It’s a rare moment when a franchise goes from thinking they have a cornerstone franchise […]

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With Byrd: Witch-Hunt Is The Word

An article by posted on July 25, 2013 0 Comments
With Byrd: Witch-Hunt Is The Word

Steroids, and all PED’s have become such a staple in sports that now headlines are made less on accomplishments but more on accusations. Jeff Pearlman, who I will preface by saying is very open in terms of his communication and is never one to shy away from his opinion, wrote a piece recently about his […]

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Mets Well Represented In Top 5 In Jersey Sales

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Well Represented In Top 5 In Jersey Sales

According to ESPN.com and Major League Baseball, the Mets have two of the five most popular jerseys purchased this season. Probably to nobody’s surprise, Matt Harvey finds himself #5 on this list, but quite frankly to my surprise, David Wright is ranked #4 on the list! Jersey sales are a funny thing. Often times when […]

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So Where Are All Those Moneyball Players…Take 2?

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
So Where Are All Those Moneyball Players…Take 2?

I cannot help but remember back in mid-May when ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin commented in his blog about the lack of “moneyball” players the Mets have signed since Sandy Alderson took the reigns in New York. That post by Rubin sparked this conversation on MMO. First, I think the phrase “moneyball” players is a […]

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PED Scandal Creates Double Standard

An article by posted on July 10, 2013 0 Comments
PED Scandal Creates Double Standard

With the potential for suspensions to be brought down on superstars like Alex Rodriguez, and Ryan Braun as well as several other prominent players, I am reminded of the double standard that exists in today’s world when it comes to sports. The steroid era changed everything. When it all began to unravel, the media lead […]

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