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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2013 MLB Preview: National League Central

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
2013 MLB Preview: National League Central

NL Central At A Glance Chicago Cubs: If you think it can’t get worse than where the Mets were – take a look at the Cubs. However, they are getting to a point of respectability. Jeff Samardzija went from that guy who played tight end for Notre Dame to a potential ace. He has some […]

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2013 MLB Preview: National League West

An article by posted on March 27, 2013 0 Comments
2013 MLB Preview: National League West

NL West At A Glance Arizona Diamondbacks: The D’Backs made tough decisions this off-season  They decided to build their roster based on their team concept, and not based on just overall talent. Some think Justin Upton was the move that proved their concept, but I think it was sending Trevor Bauer to Cleveland. Kevin Towers and […]

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Top 5 American League Promotional Giveaways In 2013

An article by posted on March 9, 2013 0 Comments
Top 5 American League Promotional Giveaways In 2013

Professional sports franchises have been trying to reward fans for coming to their game for almost 70 years. The game, whether it’s baseball, basketball, football or hockey is always the number one attraction for any consumer to walk through the gates. In 1941, Bill Veeck started to bring a different point of view. What if […]

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Taking 2013 Optimism To The Bronx

An article by posted on February 25, 2013 0 Comments
Taking 2013 Optimism To The Bronx

I love the air of optimism that occurs this time of year. Over the last few days we’ve seen a slew of MMO writers share their optimistic predictions for 2013, all sharing the same tone “Why not us?” In truth, the question is fair. Last year, nobody saw Oakland coming. The year prior, Arizona caught […]

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Understanding the Business of Baseball: Insurance on Player Contracts

An article by posted on February 1, 2013 0 Comments
Understanding the Business of Baseball: Insurance on Player Contracts

The business of baseball is a lot tougher to grasp than the dynamics of “on-the-field” play. As fans, we look at the end result of every decision made. Did he sign? Who did we trade? When was he drafted? Rarely do we get to see what happens behind closed doors. Recently, the injury of Alex […]

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2013 Means Everything For Duda

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Means Everything For Duda

Am I the only one who sees a lot of Mike Pelfrey in Lucas Duda? Duda is expected to be the bright and shining star in the Mets OF (heck he was supposed to last year also) and it reminds me of when Pelfrey unfairly was expected to be the ace. It’s as if we […]

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It’s Just Another Old Fashioned PED Scandal

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Just Another Old Fashioned PED Scandal

It wouldn’t be an MLB offseason without a juicy PED scandal right? Well here you go. Courtesy of Tim Elfrink of the Miami NewTimes, some significant names have been associated with a Miami clinic that has been linked to supplying drugs to several people ranging from University coaches, to current MLB players. Of course there […]

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5 Things Sandy Handled Poorly

An article by posted on January 23, 2013 0 Comments
5 Things Sandy Handled Poorly

October 28, 2010 the Mets’ General Manager search came to an end. With the franchise in deep financial trouble with a $1billion lawsuit pending, the Mets (and probably MLB) reached out and hired Sandy Alderson. For some of us that was a good day. Alderson whether we want to admit it or not is very […]

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Is It Time For Mets To Lock Up Ike Davis?

An article by posted on January 15, 2013 0 Comments
Is It Time For Mets To Lock Up Ike Davis?

Taskmaster asks: We know Niese was signed long term in ST last season and the idea of locking up the young guys is a model that is being followed. I am not sure the Mets are 100% sold on Ike yet but they are certainly leaning that way. My question is when do we see […]

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Fixing The Hall In Three Easy Steps

An article by posted on January 12, 2013 0 Comments
Fixing The Hall In Three Easy Steps

It seems like whenever a process that has worked for years has a fluke year, everybody wants to change the system. The problem with the Hall of Fame is not the fact nobody got in this year, it’s the fact the writers are not given a clear criteria with simple guidelines. The people who vote […]

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