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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Is It Time To Move Pagan Back To Top Of The Order?

An article by posted on May 30, 2011 0 Comments

Since coming off the disabled list, Angel Pagan has been a hitting machine. With his hot return, it begs the question of whether Terry Collins should re-insert Pagan into the No. 2 spot in the lineup. As Pagan regains his stroke, Justin Turner continues handling the bat well, which is ideal for a No. 2 […]

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So, Who Else Is Sick Of Jason Bay?

An article by posted on May 27, 2011 0 Comments

Jason Bay has been a Met for a year and two months. During this time, he has been a major disappointment since signing a four-year, $66 million deal with a fifth-year vesting option. Granted, Bay missed a significant chunk of time last season due to a concussion, but even before that, he struggled offensively. This […]

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From Left Field: What Happens When Wright, Davis and Pagan Return?

An article by posted on May 25, 2011 0 Comments

Though setbacks have delayed their return to action, Angel Pagan, David Wright and Ike Davis will eventually be healthy enough to play. In fact, Pagan is expected back in the lineup this Friday. While last night’s game was a poor indicator, the Mets have actually played some good baseball without three of their regulars players. […]

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Will The Mets Ever Throw A No-Hitter?

An article by posted on May 20, 2011 0 Comments

Dillon Gee gave the Mets a glimmer of hope in throwing the team’s first-ever no-hitter. However, like so many hopefuls before him, Gee fell short of making history. Though there have been some heartbreaking possible no-hit efforts in Mets history, the last two have been particularly hard to swallow, since the opposing team’s pitcher broke […]

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The Mets Are Still Finding Interesting Ways To Lose

An article by posted on May 17, 2011 0 Comments

I am happier than anyone with how the Mets have been playing lately. The team is getting offensive production from unlikely sources, the bullpen has been miraculous and Mike Pelfrey seems to be getting back on track. However, all of a sudden, shades of the 2009 injury plague have crept back to the team. David […]

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From Left Field: Is Citi Field The Problem?

An article by posted on May 11, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, former Met right fielder Jeff Francouer released statements saying that the Mets should consider lowering the left field fence and bringing in the deep gaps of Citi Field. Of course, earlier in the offseason, Francouer, who is currently mashing with the Kansas City Royals, called Citi Field a “damn joke.” Internally, the Mets have […]

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Chin-lung “Boo”

An article by posted on May 10, 2011 0 Comments

The great thing in sports about having a first or last name that has two “o’s” next to each other or a “u” is that fans love cheering the name, even though it sounds like the player is getting booed. Carlos Boozer of the Chicago Bulls, Mets first base coach Mookie Wilson, Mets farmhand Lucas […]

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From Left Field: Not The Injury Bug Again

An article by posted on May 5, 2011 0 Comments

Shades of the 2009 Mets are already apparent here this season. Though that team was more talented on paper, it was ravaged by the injury bug which gave Jerry Manuel very little to work with on a day-to-day basis. Well, it seems that injuries already have played a role this season. Last year’s breakout player, […]

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From Left Field: Murphy Is Clutch

An article by posted on April 28, 2011 0 Comments

You ever the get the feeling when you’re watching a Mets game that the batter will hit a home run on the next pitch? Well, I can’t say this is completely true about last night, but I was pretty close. After the debacle of a call by Marvin Hudson that erased Jose Reyes’ one-out triple, […]

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From Left Field: Mets Have A Short Leash Early

An article by posted on April 20, 2011 0 Comments

Though the season is a little more than two weeks old, the New York Mets have already shown that they are not afraid to pull the trigger if a player is underperforming. The combination of Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins is attempting to light a fire under their players. Part of the way they’re going […]

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