Jim Mancari

Jim Mancari hails from Massapequa, N.Y. He earned a Master's degree in journalism from Hofstra University. He is a devout Mets fan and takes pride in his team, despite their lack of success over the last few years. Like all Mets fans, Jim has plenty of hope. He also writes as the sports reporter for the Brooklyn Tablet newspaper and the senior editor of metroBASEBALL Magazine. Be sure to visit http://www.jimmancari.com/

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Amed Rosario’s Big Night Not Enough in Cyclones 7th Straight Loss

An article by posted on July 18, 2014 0 Comments
Amed Rosario’s Big Night Not Enough in Cyclones 7th Straight Loss

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – For the Brooklyn Cyclones, the “Curse of SNY” continues. The Mets Single-A short season squad was televised Thursday night on SNY, and the team dropped an 8-6 contest in 10 innings to the Jamestown Jammers, the short season affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, at MCU Park in Coney Island. The Cyclones (15-18) […]

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Which Pitching Prospects Go First In A Blockbuster Trade?

An article by posted on July 17, 2014 0 Comments
Which Pitching Prospects Go First In A Blockbuster Trade?

So we all know by now that the Mets have a stacked farm system when it comes to pitching. Sure, the big club has been clicking on all cylinders recently, but in order to ensure sustained success, all the talk has been leading to the team needing one more big bat in the middle of […]

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Gee Feels Fine After Rehab Start, Cyclones Drop Rubber Game To Staten Island

An article by posted on June 30, 2014 0 Comments
Gee Feels Fine After Rehab Start, Cyclones Drop Rubber Game To Staten Island

BROOKYLN, N.Y. – On Sunday afternoon at MCU Park in Coney Island, Mets’ starting pitcher Dillon Gee returned to his old stomping grounds as he made a rehab start for the Brooklyn Cyclones. Gee settled in nicely after a rough first inning and tossed 2.2 innings, but he was tagged with the loss after giving […]

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Cyclones Drop 1-0 Contest In 10 Innings

An article by posted on June 24, 2014 0 Comments
Cyclones Drop 1-0 Contest In 10 Innings

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Of course, the old saying in baseball that pitching and defense win games more often than not holds true. But unfortunately that was not the case Monday night at MCU Park in Coney Island for the Brooklyn Cyclones (8-3), who dropped a 1-0 contest in 10 innings to the Hudson Valley Renegades, […]

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Corey Oswalt’s 8 K’s Pace Cyclones In Series Opening Win

An article by posted on June 18, 2014 0 Comments
Corey Oswalt’s 8 K’s Pace Cyclones In Series Opening Win

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Talk about a complete 360-degree turnaround. Just one night after an embarrassing loss, the Brooklyn Cyclones (3-2) excelled in all facets of the game Tuesday night at MCU Park in Coney Island, as they notched a 5-1 victory over the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Single-A short season affiliate of the Tampa Bay […]

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Defensive Miscues, Walks Haunt Cyclones In Loss

An article by posted on June 17, 2014 0 Comments
Defensive Miscues, Walks Haunt Cyclones In Loss

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – It’s never a good sign when a baseball team has more errors than runs scored. That was the case Monday night for the Brooklyn Cyclones (2-2), who dropped a 7-2 contest to the Staten Island Yankees at MCU Park in Coney Island – which evened the opening four-game series at two games […]

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Cyclones Dominate On Opening Day

An article by posted on June 15, 2014 0 Comments
Cyclones Dominate On Opening Day

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – During an afternoon when the parent club New York Mets only managed two hits in a 5-0 loss to the San Diego Padres – the seventh time they’ve been shutout this season – the Brooklyn Cyclones clubbed nine hits in an Opening Day 8-2 victory over the Staten Island Yankees Saturday at […]

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Excitement Building for Cyclones Opening Day

An article by posted on June 14, 2014 0 Comments
Excitement Building for Cyclones Opening Day

Each summer in Brooklyn, fans turn out in droves to watch their favorite Brooklyn Cyclones play the game they love. For the past few seasons at least, the summer schedule has coincided with the struggles of the parent team, so again this summer, the hype for the Cyclones seems to be through the roof. Last […]

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Edgardo Alfonzo Excited About Cyclones Infield

An article by posted on June 13, 2014 0 Comments
Edgardo Alfonzo Excited About Cyclones Infield

Former Met great Edgardo Alfonzo helped out the past few days as a special instructor for the Brooklyn Cyclones, who open their season tonight on the road against the Staten Island Yankees. Alfonzo brings years of offensive and defensive expertise to these young players trying to get their feet wet in the big leagues. He […]

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Brooklyn Cyclones Coverage This Summer (With Roster)

An article by posted on June 12, 2014 0 Comments
Brooklyn Cyclones Coverage This Summer (With Roster)

The Brooklyn Cyclones, the Single-A short season affiliate of the Mets, open their season Friday night, with the team’s home opener scheduled for Saturday evening. Just like last summer, I will be covering the team as the beat reporter for Mets Merized Online. Last year, the Cyclones’ pitching staff raised a few eyebrows, with the […]

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