Continuing this series of posts on the best trades the Mets ever made, if Bernard Gilkey was the only hitter to have a career year after being traded to the Mets, then Bob Ojeda was clearly the first, last, and only pitcher to similarly have a career year after coming to Flushing. Ojeda had been […]
Michael J. Branda
My time with MMO began in July of 2009 when I wrote a Fan Post defending Omar Minaya (before it was cool to do that.)
I grew up a Mets fan with the mid 1980's teams. My favorite Met of all-time is (and was) Wally Backman.
When it comes to sabermetrics versus old school thinking, I like to think I meet in the middle. I believe thinking of new ways to get answers is helpful, especially when the same way has not produced results. However, I think over-thinking certain situations can get you into trouble.
I'm excited for the new regime, because I believe they have pieces in place to focus on several aspects of the Mets organization. I've waited this long for a World Series, waiting a few more years for another chance isn't going to kill me.
Michael J. Branda's Latest Posts
Tonight, Robert Allen Dickey will pitch his final game of the 2012 season. At 37 years old, Dickey is completing one of the most unlikely career turnarounds that most of us have ever witnessed in the sport. I do not need to recount the history of this man’s career, I think everybody reading this knows […]
Everybody knows by now the story of Moonlight Graham right? The end result of that story is that he didn’t get a 2nd chance at getting a major league at bat. Well, in front of our very own eyes we will see an ending to a similar story. Guilford, Connecticut resident Adam Greenberg will be […]
As a fan it’s practically our job to hate Bud Selig, but say whatever you want to say – his plan has worked. The second playoff spot has created the most interesting September I can remember. Realistically in the AL you have 8 out of 14 teams with less than ten games to go and […]
By now, everybody is aware of one of the biggest waiver trades in recent memory. The Red Sox sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto and $11 milliion in cash to the LA Dodgers in exchange for James Loney, pitcher Allen Webster, infielder Ivan DeJesus Jr. and two players to be named. The […]
Everybody knows the Mets need some serious help on the big league roster right? I think their problems go beyond just the roster, and I think now is the time to start fixing those problems. For the last two years, I’ve taken it easy on the Mets and their front office. Mostly because I feel […]
It’s 2013, the Mets are 72-45 (stop laughing) and Dillon Gee has recovered nicely from his surgery and has won 13 games on the hill for the Mets. He’s looking like a Game 2 playoff starter at worst. Prior to the season starting, everybody knew that Gee would be shut down not for any statistical […]
As the sun begins to set on what appeared to be a magical season, we cannot forget all of the good that came out of the improbable first half. On June 1, 2012, Johan Santana did what many thought would never happen. He threw the first ever Mets no-hitter, and gave many fans a “where […]
Let’s talk realistically here for a second. Let’s stop the whole “buyer” or “seller” talk. To me, you’re only a “buyer”, if you’re a shoe-in for the playoffs or are a team with legitimate expectations of making a run. You’re only a “seller”, if things are just so bad, you need to get some prospects […]
It’s funny how sometimes a conversation opens your eyes to something and you just have to get it off your chest. We often here about how bad the Mets bullpen is. How it’s the worst in the league, and how Sandy Alderson did a terrible job at getting bullpen help. To me, I always thought […]
As you probably could have guessed, I’m not in favor of bringing Matt Harvey up right now. I think just as with the Upton discussion, too many people are quick to jump to the easy solution. The Mets can easily send some top prospects for Upton, that doesn’t mean there’s no negative side to the […]