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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LaRussa Says Matt Cain, Not R.A. Dickey, Will Start All-Star Game

An article by posted on July 9, 2012 0 Comments
LaRussa Says Matt Cain, Not R.A. Dickey, Will Start All-Star Game

It must be great to be a San Francisco Giants fan. Not only did a late push of fan votes elect three starting position players (Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera) to the NL lineup, but now the Giants will also have Matt Cain as the starting pitcher. John Harper of the New York […]

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What Are We Willing To Give Up In A Trade?

An article by posted on July 6, 2012 0 Comments
What Are We Willing To Give Up In A Trade?

Everywhere you look, baseball analysts and fans alike are saying the Mets will need a significant bullpen upgrade in order to make a playoff push. Though Sandy Alderson brought in Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch and Ramon Ramirez, it may take a different cast of characters to get the job done consistently in the late innings. […]

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From Left Field: Capuano Dominating In LA

An article by posted on June 28, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Capuano Dominating In LA

Coming off a 17-1 victory against the Cubs, the Mets will open a three-game series against the first place Los Angeles Dodgers. The Mets desperately needed that win and came through in huge fashion by clubbing four home runs. Meanwhile, the Dodgers are coming off being swept by the San Francisco Giants without scoring a […]

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Brandon Nimmo Makes Brooklyn Cyclones Debut

An article by posted on June 19, 2012 0 Comments
Brandon Nimmo Makes Brooklyn Cyclones Debut

In between watching R.A. Dickey shut down the Baltimore Orioles to get the Mets back on a winning streak, check here for Brandon Nimmo photos and updates. Nimmo made his Brooklyn Cyclones debut tonight at MCU Park in Coney Island. First at-bat: Nimmo grounds out to first base with pitcher covering. 0-for-1 Update: Nimmo ranges […]

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It’s Nice To Have Fans As Announcers

An article by posted on June 16, 2012 0 Comments
It’s Nice To Have Fans As Announcers

Yesterday, WFAN’s Mike Francesa discussed how Mets broadcasters Howie Rose and Gary Cohen were “out of line” during this past weekend’s Subway Series. Francesa said that it’s great that the Mets have fans as announcers, but that they sometimes take it too far in rooting for their team, especially against the Yankees. Frankly, I love […]

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Video: John Franco Enshrined In Mets Hall Of Fame

An article by posted on June 4, 2012 0 Comments
Video: John Franco Enshrined In Mets Hall Of Fame

Check out my video coverage of last night’s induction of John Franco into the Mets Hall of Fame.

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Live Blog From Citi Field: John Franco Hall Of Fame Induction

An article by posted on June 3, 2012 0 Comments
Live Blog From Citi Field: John Franco Hall Of Fame Induction

Update 12:18 Andres Torres had a big night offensively, but he credited the pitching staff for their stellar performances lately. “Pitching is a big key for winning games, and all our pitchers are terrific.” He thinks tonight was his best offensive game as a Met. He’s not focused on being in first place right now, […]

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From Left Field: Two Months Of Turnover

An article by posted on May 31, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Two Months Of Turnover

Two months into the season, the Mets have used an inordinate amount of players thus far. This has been due in part to injuries, but it has also been the product of the Mets organization’s unwillingness to deal with mediocrity. Jack Egbert, the “power-hitting” Jeremy Hefner, Chris Schwinden, Rob Johnson, Omar Quintanilla, Jordany Valdespin, Vinny […]

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From Left Field: What About Left Field?

An article by posted on May 15, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: What About Left Field?

How great has the Mets team chemistry been this season? Maybe it has to do with the fact that the team’s biggest headache—Jason Bay—has been sidelined for nearly three weeks with a broken rib. Bay has been cleared to resume baseball activities and will be heading to Port St. Lucie this Thursday. Terry Collins told […]

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From Left Field: The Worst Is Out Of The Way

An article by posted on May 3, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: The Worst Is Out Of The Way

After the Mets dropped three games to lowly Houston Astros, one thing appears clear: It can’t get any worse than that. Did you happen to see the Astros lineup the last three days? Jed Lowrie and Matt Downs are looked at as major offensive weapons. How did this team pull of a sweep? Well, at […]

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