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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Loyalty and The Hindsight Blues

An article by posted on October 4, 2013 0 Comments
Loyalty and The Hindsight Blues

As one of Terry Collins’ most ardent supporters, I’m having a slight case of the “hindsight blues” today. Let me first start by saying, I think Terry Collins is a good manager for this team. You’ve heard it said before, and you’ll likely hear it again – “Baseball Managers don’t matter all that much.” It’s […]

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Saying No To Arroyo!

An article by posted on October 2, 2013 0 Comments
Saying No To Arroyo!

The upcoming off-season is when many Mets fans expect to see action with regard to shaping this roster for a competitive season. We’ve been through the trades that needed to be made, we’ve been through the free agents that couldn’t be signed, and we’ve been through the contracts that had to come off the books. […]

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NL Wildcard Preview: Reds at Pirates

An article by posted on October 1, 2013 0 Comments
NL Wildcard Preview: Reds at Pirates

Last night was just the opening act, tonight the playoffs officially begin! This year’s playoffs (minus not having the Mets) to me look to be very enjoyable on paper. I don’t think there is a team that I legitimately can say I have a strong feeling “should” win it all. Tonight, the Pittsburgh Pirates welcome […]

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Five Things I Love & Hate About You

An article by posted on September 27, 2013 0 Comments
Five Things I Love & Hate About You

Being a baseball fan brings out the best, and sometimes the worst in people of all walks of life. Being a fan of a bad baseball team often brings magnifies those characteristics. I’m not talking about terrible things like racism, sexism, or God forbid acts of violence like we saw recently with the Giants and […]

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Reverting Back to “You Gotta Believe”

An article by posted on August 14, 2013 0 Comments
Reverting Back to “You Gotta Believe”

In 2005, the Mets fan was generally an optimistic one. Sure, we as fans were still getting over the bitter Subway Series defeat. Yet, the idea that somebody fresh and new was coming in to take over the Mets and build a team around our two young potential stars in Jose Reyes and David Wright […]

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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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