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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Should Mets Attempt To Re-Sign Carlos Beltran During Offseason?

An article by posted on July 25, 2011 0 Comments

With all the hype this week surrounding Carlos Beltran and the trade deadline, I felt it necessary to throw in my two cents. Most likely, before the week is through, Beltran will be playing for another team. I’m normally optimistic about matters concerning the Mets, but I’m definitely realistic when it comes to this impending […]

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From Left Field: Justin Turner Engages Fans On Twitter

An article by posted on July 20, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: Justin Turner Engages Fans On Twitter

Recently, many professional athletes have made communicating via Facebook and Twitter part of their daily routines. While some of these athletes are known for being controversial, others, like Justin Turner of the Mets, do it for the fans. “I just enjoy doing it and getting the fans involved and trying to get them a little […]

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MMO Exclusive: Mets vs. Marlins Live Blog From Citi Field

An article by posted on July 18, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Mets vs. Marlins Live Blog From Citi Field

Update 10:27 Terry Collins addressed the following issues at the post-game press conference: He was not happy with his team’s offensive performance. He will review the tape to see if Clay Hensley had extra movement on his pitches or if his team was just having poor at-bats. Collins was pleased with Capuano’s start, saying that […]

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Mets Have Some Risky Rental Players

An article by posted on July 13, 2011 0 Comments

With the trade deadline fast approaching, the Mets still appear uncertain about whether they’ll be buyers or sellers. Eventually, they’ll have to make a decision, and if they wind up being sellers, they possess several risky trade targets—possibly too risky to be thought of as rental players. The first of course is Jose Reyes. Though […]

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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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