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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Ureña’s Walkoff Hit Lifts Cyclones To Doubleheader Split

An article by posted on August 14, 2014 0 Comments
Ureña’s Walkoff Hit Lifts Cyclones To Doubleheader Split

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – It was a long night of baseball Wednesday at MCU Park in Coney Island, but the Brooklyn Cyclones emerged in a better position than when the night started. The Cyclones (31-28) split a seven-inning doubleheader against the Lowell Spinners, the Single-A short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, both by a […]

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Video: Gil Hodges Once Again Up For Hall of Fame Election

An article by posted on August 13, 2014 0 Comments
Video: Gil Hodges Once Again Up For Hall of Fame Election

I’m sure it’s been something that has been debated quite often on this site as to whether Gil Hodges should be enshrined along with his legendary Brooklyn Dodgers’ teammates in Cooperstown. Well, Gil will be up for election again this December at the Winter Meetings. To increase awareness of Gil’s cause, here is a television […]

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Six Cyclones Headed To NYPL All-Star Game

An article by posted on August 9, 2014 0 Comments
Six Cyclones Headed To NYPL All-Star Game

From the Brooklyn Cyclones On Tuesday, Aug. 19, the best and brightest from around the New York-Penn League will descend upon MCU Park for the 10th annual NYPL All-Star Game presented by Mercedes Benz of Brooklyn and the Tic Toc Stop Foundation. It will mark the second time in franchise history that the game has […]

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Conforto Discusses Approach; Not A Candidate For Arizona Fall League

An article by posted on August 5, 2014 0 Comments
Conforto Discusses Approach; Not A Candidate For Arizona Fall League

Update: According to Adam Rubin Michael Conforto is not a consideration for the Arizona Fall League. The Mets will not announce their contingent until late this month, but Brandon Nimmo and Gavin Cecchini are candidates. * * * * * * * * The Brooklyn Cyclones burst out of the gate this summer season to the tune of an 11-4 […]

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Cyclones Winning Streak Snapped After Brutal Loss

An article by posted on August 1, 2014 0 Comments
Cyclones Winning Streak Snapped After Brutal Loss

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Thursday night at MCU Park in Coney Island was Irish Heritage Night. But unfortunately for the Brooklyn Cyclones, the “luck of the Irish” was nowhere to be found. The Cyclones (24-23) dropped a 14-3 contest to the Auburn Doubledays, the Single-A short season affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Brooklyn had won five […]

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From Left Field: Mets Should Look To Red Sox As Trade Partners In Offseason

An article by posted on July 31, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Mets Should Look To Red Sox As Trade Partners In Offseason

So another July 31 trade deadline has passed, and while the Mets maybe weren’t so active right now, some of the deals that occurred could actually affect the Amazin’s this offseason. The Boston Red Sox completely overhauled their pitching staff by trading Jon Lester and John Lackey, as well as Felix Doubront and Andrew Miller. […]

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Conforto Shines, Cyclones Win 5th Straight Under Watchful Eye of Alderson, DePodesta

An article by posted on July 31, 2014 0 Comments
Conforto Shines, Cyclones Win 5th Straight Under Watchful Eye of Alderson, DePodesta

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The Brooklyn Cyclones welcomed a few special visitors Wednesday night at MCU Park in Coney Island: Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and vice president of player development and scouting Paul DePodesta. And it’s no secret whom they likely were there to see: first-round draft pick Michael Conforto. Conforto once again had a […]

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First-Rounder Michael Conforto Shines In Cyclones Loss

An article by posted on July 26, 2014 0 Comments
First-Rounder Michael Conforto Shines In Cyclones Loss

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – It was Italian Heritage Night Friday at MCU Park in Coney Island, so that was the perfect setting for a big night from Mets first-round draft pick Michael Conforto. The 21-year-old Oregon State University product finished 2-for-4 with an RBI double, and he added a stellar defensive play in foul territory and […]

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From Left Field: All-Star Break Came At The Worst Possible Time

An article by posted on July 25, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: All-Star Break Came At The Worst Possible Time

Most pro baseball players long to have a few days off at the All-Star break in mid-July each year. It’s a total grind to play almost every day for three and half months, so the four-day break is well-deserved. But for the Mets this year, the All-Star break came at the worst possible time. The […]

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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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