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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New Manager Trend – What If Mets Follow?

An article by posted on November 2, 2012 0 Comments
New Manager Trend – What If Mets Follow?

The hiring of Mike Redmond by the Miami Marlins was a shocking yet respectable pick by the Marlins. Names like Valentine, Tony Pena, Lloyd McClendon were thrown out as potential candidates quickly as news broke that Guillen was fired. Along with the names above, former players like Brad Ausmus, Mike Lowell, Jeff Conine and the […]

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Cubs Pull Out Of Deal For Haren

An article by posted on November 2, 2012 0 Comments

Updated Post 11:28 PM Ken Rosenthal has confirmed that the deal is off. The Cubs pulled the deal off of the table, a source told him. The Angels are still talking with other clubs about Haren as they close in on the 11pm CST deadline to exercise his $15.5MM option. Original Post 9:30 PM According to […]

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Guillen’s Done In Miami

An article by posted on October 23, 2012 0 Comments
Guillen’s Done In Miami

Ozzie Guillen has been fired after one year as manager of the last-place Miami Marlins, it was first reported by the Chicago Tribune. Guillen is still owed roughly $7million on a 3 year contract. It’s also being reported that bench coach Joey Cora has been fired as well. Most expected this news after Guillen made […]

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When San Diego’s History Repeats Itself In Queens

An article by posted on October 20, 2012 0 Comments
When San Diego’s History Repeats Itself In Queens

After reading Joe D’s post on SandyBall, I remembered an interview I did with an author from Gaslamp Ball, a San Diego Padres fan site. Joe D points to the fans view of Alderson from his time with the San Diego Padres, and I couldn’t help but think about this quote from the Gaslamp author: […]

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What Can The Mets Learn From Detroit’s Success?

An article by posted on October 19, 2012 0 Comments
What Can The Mets Learn From Detroit’s Success?

The Detroit Tigers have put the Yankees in off-season mode, and it took only 4 games to do it. You know in the long run, the Yankees may have had less drama to deal with had the Orioles taken them out in 5 games. I have no doubt that this will be the start of […]

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MMO Mailbag: Should We Target Toronto’s Travis d’Arnaud?

An article by posted on October 16, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Should We Target Toronto’s Travis d’Arnaud?

We received this email from one of our readers, doekie. Let’s assume nothing will be done and the arbitration players will be back. Shoppach will be back and some kind of right handed OF. I liked your thoughts on the Rockies and Mets trade. How about Toronto? Their lineup could use some lefthanded hitters. And they also […]

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It’s LCS Time!

An article by posted on October 14, 2012 0 Comments
It’s LCS Time!

Last night, the Tigers got a scare thanks to Jose Valverde and Raul Ibanez – but the game ended with Yankees fans hearts on the floors as they watched Derek Jeter’s postseason come to an end. This series to me, regardless of Jeter’s injury is going to be all about Valverde v. Soriano. The teams […]

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LDS Finale & Thoughts On Last Night Winners/Losers

An article by posted on October 12, 2012 0 Comments
LDS Finale & Thoughts On Last Night Winners/Losers

ALDS Orioles @ Yankees – 5:07pm on TBS Last night’s game was a drag to watch if you ask me. Sure, a 1-1 game going 13 innings sounds exciting but that games story wasn’t great pitching, it was the total inability on both sides to make timely contact. Heck, the most timely contact of the […]

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LDS Thursday Preview & Picks!

An article by posted on October 11, 2012 0 Comments
LDS Thursday Preview & Picks!

Last night was a great night for Major League Baseball, but today may be even greater. Giants @ Reds – 1:07pm on TBS Series tied at 2 When I wrote my preview for this series, I said “I think this will be the series that almost nobody watches.” So far, unfortunately that has held true. […]

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Pre-Heat The Hot Stove: Mets & Rockies A Match?

An article by posted on October 10, 2012 0 Comments

You’ve heard it, I’ve heard, everybody has heard it. The Mets do not plan on being active through free agency but they do intend on being active through trades this winter. Only time will tell what really happens, but those words from Alderson has pre-heated the hot stove oven for sure! Everywhere you go, you […]

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