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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All Star Week: A Look Back At Mets In The Home Run Derby

An article by posted on July 11, 2011 0 Comments
All Star Week: A Look Back At Mets In The Home Run Derby

Tonight is the annual Home Run Derby, which in my mind is one of the most exciting events in all of sports. Though no Mets will be participating, the field consisting of David Ortiz, Adrian Gonzalez, Jose Bautista, Robinson Cano, Prince Fielder, Rickie Weeks, Matt Kemp and Matt Holliday should put on a good show. […]

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Do Reyes And Beltran Have Adrian Beltre Syndrome?

An article by posted on July 8, 2011 0 Comments
Do Reyes And Beltran Have Adrian Beltre Syndrome?

For the first half of this season, Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran have carried the Mets to the point where a year that looked utterly dismal from the outset actually has some hope. Both have performed well above expectations in coming off injuries from last season. However, these players’ performances inevitably lead to the following […]

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Was Dillon Gee An All-Star Snub?

An article by posted on July 6, 2011 0 Comments

This weekend, the rosters for the 82nd annual MLB All-Star Game were announced. As we all know, Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran will be representing the Mets in this year’s game—played next Tuesday night at Chase Field in Arizona. However, the lingering question is should Reyes and Beltran be joined by one of their teammates: […]

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Frank Viola As Brooklyn Cyclones Pitching Coach: “Sweet Music” To Mets Ears

An article by posted on July 1, 2011 0 Comments
Frank Viola As Brooklyn Cyclones Pitching Coach: “Sweet Music” To Mets Ears

Former Mets pitcher Frank “Sweet Music” Viola is back with the team, but this time he’s not with the big club. Viola signed on as the pitching coach for the Brooklyn Cyclones—the Mets Single-A short season affiliate. The St. John’s University product and East Meadow, Long Island native says he’s happy to be back in […]

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Wright Hopefully Not Going Anywhere

An article by posted on June 30, 2011 0 Comments

If the Mets could only keep one of their young superstars to be the face of the franchise for the next decade, would you choose Jose Reyes or David Wright? This is a very difficult question since each comes with a certain price tag and skillset. In a perfect world, the Mets will be able […]

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Mike Piazza Interview: “Coming To NY Was Meant To Be”

An article by posted on June 28, 2011 0 Comments
Mike Piazza Interview: “Coming To NY Was Meant To Be”

At a recent golf outing benefiting the Brooklyn/Queens CYO athletic program, I was lucky enough to meet and interview the legendary Mike Piazza. Not only was he a great baseball player, but he is an even nicer person. As Mets fans, we will always remember Piazza for his on-field achievements such as leading the team […]

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Buddy Harrelson Reminisces About ’69/’86 Teams

An article by posted on June 24, 2011 0 Comments
Buddy Harrelson Reminisces About ’69/’86 Teams

Former New York Met shortstop Buddy Harrelson has served as an ambassador for the Long Island Ducks for the past 12 seasons. He does a fine job with community and fan relations, but his true worth to the team involves his 16 years of MLB playing experience and another 11 years as a coach/manager. Harrelson […]

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Frank Catalanotto Adjusting To Life After Baseball

An article by posted on June 17, 2011 0 Comments
Frank Catalanotto Adjusting To Life After Baseball

Former New York Met Frank Catalanotto is a busy man these days. Whether he’s attending one of his four daughters’ sporting events or speaking to local little leagues, the Smithtown, Long Island native has been adjusting to life after his playing career. Though he was a Yankee fan growing up, Catalanotto thoroughly enjoyed his time […]

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Brooklyn Cyclones Season Preview

An article by posted on June 16, 2011 0 Comments
Brooklyn Cyclones Season Preview

While the big club has played good baseball over the past few weeks, New York Mets Single-A short season affiliate, the Brooklyn Cyclones, open their season this Friday night on the road against the Staten Island Yankees. The borough of Brooklyn is preparing for another exciting summer of baseball, especially after the Cyclones came up […]

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From Left Field: Late Inning Comebacks Nice, But We Need Some Killer Instinct

An article by posted on June 9, 2011 0 Comments

It’s funny how the two players that we all figure will be traded by the end of the season—Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran—are carrying the New York Mets. After Reyes’ go-ahead triple Tuesday night, Beltran came through with a game-tying double off Kameron Loe in the eighth inning last night. However, it hasn’t just been […]

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