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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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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Capuano Has Been A Tough Luck Pitcher

An article by posted on June 7, 2011 0 Comments

When looking at Chris Capuano’s stats, anyone unfamiliar with the Mets would think he’s having a pretty poor season. However, it’s been quite the opposite for the lefty. Capuano has actually pitched well for the Mets but has been the victim of some tough luck this season. He’s made 11 starts so far with a […]

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Why Nimmo And Not A Pitcher?

An article by posted on June 7, 2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets need pitching, pitching and more pitching. That’s why it’s quite strange that the team selected high school outfielder Brandon Nimmo with the No. 13 overall pick in this year’s MLB Draft. I can echo Robert Knapel’s sentiments on the subject that this pick is odd. First off, Nimmo, who is the […]

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Mets Have Benefited From Minor League Call-ups

An article by posted on June 2, 2011 0 Comments

For the New York Mets, depth was a major issue heading into the season. Like in 2009, the injury bug has plagued the team, only earlier this year than anyone expected. However, the Mets have received timely contributions from several players who originally didn’t factor too much into the team’s plans for this season. Here […]

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From Left Field: Two Down, Four To Go

An article by posted on June 1, 2011 0 Comments

Today is June 1st, so that marks the one-third point of the season. The Mets are eight games behind the Phillies for first place in the NL East and 6.5 games behind the Florida Marlins for the Wild Card. While some claim it’s still too early to be scoreboard watching, I believe every game counts, […]

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