Jim Mancari

Jim Mancari hails from Massapequa, N.Y. He recently earned a Master's degree in Journalism at 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. Click my name to view my personal website.

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Justin Turner: “I’ll Do Whatever The Team Needs Me To Do”

An article by posted on December 14, 2011 0 Comments
Justin Turner: “I’ll Do Whatever The Team Needs Me To Do”

Is that super-utility man Mark DeRosa on the Mets’ 2012 roster? No, just our own versatile version: Justin Turner. Turner burst onto the scene in 2011 and was an RBI machine in his first extended big league action. But even so, Turner said at the Kids’ Holiday Party that he’s not taking anything for granted […]

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Mets Host Annual Kids’ Holiday Party (With Video)

An article by posted on December 14, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Host Annual Kids’ Holiday Party (With Video)

Amid the sadness of losing Jose Reyes to the Miami Marlins, the Mets organization spread some holiday cheer the afternoon of Dec. 13 at the team’s annual Kids’ Holiday Party in the Acela Club at Citi Field. Students from local schools performed holiday tunes, enjoyed a free lunch and received a gift from the big […]

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It’s A Good Thing Pujols Isn’t A Marlin

An article by posted on December 8, 2011 0 Comments
It’s A Good Thing Pujols Isn’t A Marlin

So Albert Pujols is heading to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for the next decade, which is great news for Mets fans. Pujols had been heavily courted by the Miami Marlins before deciding to head out west. Though the Mets will have to deal with Jose Reyes within the division for the next six […]

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Will The Citi Field Fences Benefit Mets’ Opponents More Than The Mets?

An article by posted on December 2, 2011 0 Comments
Will The Citi Field Fences Benefit Mets’ Opponents More Than The Mets?

Construction has begun on moving in the outfield walls at Citi Field to make the ballpark more ‘hitter friendly.’ To date, the new stadium in Flushing has been a cavernous structure where home runs go to die. The Great Wall of Flushing and the Mo’s Zone right center gap have left hitters thinking home run […]

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1969 Mets Discuss Gil Hodges’ Hall Of Fame Chances

An article by posted on November 24, 2011 0 Comments
1969 Mets Discuss Gil Hodges’ Hall Of Fame Chances

As we all know, Gil Hodges will be on the Veterans’ Committee Hall of Fame ballot for 2012. So expect to hear plenty of discussion over the next few months about whether or not he should be enshrined. I personally was not around when Gil played or managed, but I consider myself lucky to have […]

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MMO Audio/Video: David Wright Discusses Anniversary, Offseason, Jose Reyes

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Audio/Video: David Wright Discusses Anniversary, Offseason, Jose Reyes

David Wright was one of three Mets players selected to represent the team at the announcement of the 50th anniversary season Nov. 16 at Citi Field. I was on hand to cover the event for Metsmerized. Wright discussed a multitude of topics, while noting that he likes the team’s new uniforms and that his back […]

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Mets Announce Plans For 50th Anniversary Season

An article by posted on November 16, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Announce Plans For 50th Anniversary Season

Can you believe the Mets have been in existence for 50 seasons? The team announced its plans for its 50th anniversary season on Nov. 16 at a press conference held at Citi Field’s Caesars Club. The Mets are planning a season-long celebration. Longtime Met fan and WFAN radio broadcaster Howie Rose served as the emcee […]

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From Left Field: Really, the Marlins?

An article by posted on November 11, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: Really, the Marlins?

When this offseason began, I expected teams like the San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and even the Philadelphia Phillies to throw their hat into the ring, in addition to the Mets of course. But just this week an interesting suitor emerged for Reyes…the Miami Marlins. As the team prepares to […]

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The Mets Catching Situation

An article by posted on November 4, 2011 0 Comments

In a Mets offseason that will be dominated by one huge name—Jose Reyes—other major needs may go overlooked. That’s partially because the Mets will try hard to keep Reyes and also because the team is still not financially sound. When we think of the Mets roster, we immediately say we need pitching, pitching and more […]

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From Left Field: Expansion Of Instant Replay Imminent?

An article by posted on October 27, 2011 0 Comments

It seems like MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is finally giving in, albeit slightly. For years, the thought of instant replay in baseball remained just a thought, as Selig and his cronies stressed “human error” as part of the game. Umpires had been making good and bad calls since the game’s inception, so why did the […]

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