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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LDS Preview Part 2 & World Series Picks!

An article by posted on October 7, 2012 0 Comments
LDS Preview Part 2 & World Series Picks!

NLDS: Nationals v. Cardinals 3:07 PM TBS The #1 seed Nationals are in unfamiliar territory, and they have no time to get used to it because they are headed to the home of the defending champs. It’s been a great season for Washington, but now it’s all about the next hurdle. Can this team prove […]

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LDS Preview Part 1 of 2: Who Ya Got?

An article by posted on October 6, 2012 0 Comments
LDS Preview Part 1 of 2: Who Ya Got?

ALDS: Athletics v. Tigers 6:07 PM TBS On December 9, 2011, the Oakland A’s traded Trevor Cahill and Craig Breslow to Arizona. In return they received, Ryan Cook, Collin Cowgill and their Game 1 LDS starter, Jarrod Parker. If you are one of those baseball fans that hate Billy Beane, enjoy rooting against the best […]

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Wildcard Preview & Predictions: Who You Got?

An article by posted on October 5, 2012 0 Comments
Wildcard Preview & Predictions: Who You Got?

This year, Major League Baseball’s plan to add an extra wildcard has proven to be a brilliant move in my view. It created two divisional races actually having importance during game 162, and it’s created two very great matchups tonight. I think this is probably the most evenly matched playoff tournament in a very long […]

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Is Omar Vizquel Hall of Fame Worthy?

An article by posted on October 4, 2012 0 Comments
Is Omar Vizquel Hall of Fame Worthy?

Last night was a great night for Venezuelan Baseball. We all know the story by now, Miguel Cabrera is the first non-American born player to ever hit for the Triple Crown, and even when he didn’t have to – he went out and played in a meaningless game on the road, and had 2 at […]

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Triple Crown Or Not: Miggy Is MVP

An article by posted on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Triple Crown Or Not: Miggy Is MVP

This will be totally off topic, but we’re Mets fans because we’re baseball fans right? I find this year’s individual awards to be the most fascinating year I can remember. The AL Cy Young is probably between David Price, Justin Verlander and perhaps Fernando Rodney. The NL Cy Young has 5-7 legitimate candidates as I […]

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The Curious Case Of Finding A Cy Young Winner

An article by posted on October 2, 2012 0 Comments
The Curious Case Of Finding A Cy Young Winner

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 […]

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Witnessing A Dream Come True

An article by posted on September 27, 2012 0 Comments
Witnessing A Dream Come True

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 […]

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From Bud to Beane – We Were Wrong

An article by posted on September 26, 2012 0 Comments
From Bud to Beane – We Were Wrong

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 […]

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Waiver Blockbuster: Our Divide In One Trade

An article by posted on August 28, 2012 0 Comments
Waiver Blockbuster: Our Divide In One Trade

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 […]

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Fixing This Amazin’ Mess

An article by posted on August 21, 2012 0 Comments
Fixing This Amazin’ Mess

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 […]

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