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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Conforto Shines, Cyclones Win 5th Straight Under Watchful Eye of Alderson, DePodesta

An article by posted on July 31, 2014 0 Comments
Conforto Shines, Cyclones Win 5th Straight Under Watchful Eye of Alderson, DePodesta

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The Brooklyn Cyclones welcomed a few special visitors Wednesday night at MCU Park in Coney Island: Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and vice president of player development and scouting Paul DePodesta. And it’s no secret whom they likely were there to see: first-round draft pick Michael Conforto. Conforto once again had a […]

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First-Rounder Michael Conforto Shines In Cyclones Loss

An article by posted on July 26, 2014 0 Comments
First-Rounder Michael Conforto Shines In Cyclones Loss

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – It was Italian Heritage Night Friday at MCU Park in Coney Island, so that was the perfect setting for a big night from Mets first-round draft pick Michael Conforto. The 21-year-old Oregon State University product finished 2-for-4 with an RBI double, and he added a stellar defensive play in foul territory and […]

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From Left Field: All-Star Break Came At The Worst Possible Time

An article by posted on July 25, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: All-Star Break Came At The Worst Possible Time

Most pro baseball players long to have a few days off at the All-Star break in mid-July each year. It’s a total grind to play almost every day for three and half months, so the four-day break is well-deserved. But for the Mets this year, the All-Star break came at the worst possible time. The […]

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Amed Rosario’s Big Night Not Enough in Cyclones 7th Straight Loss

An article by posted on July 18, 2014 0 Comments
Amed Rosario’s Big Night Not Enough in Cyclones 7th Straight Loss

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – For the Brooklyn Cyclones, the “Curse of SNY” continues. The Mets Single-A short season squad was televised Thursday night on SNY, and the team dropped an 8-6 contest in 10 innings to the Jamestown Jammers, the short season affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, at MCU Park in Coney Island. The Cyclones (15-18) […]

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Which Pitching Prospects Go First In A Blockbuster Trade?

An article by posted on July 17, 2014 0 Comments
Which Pitching Prospects Go First In A Blockbuster Trade?

So we all know by now that the Mets have a stacked farm system when it comes to pitching. Sure, the big club has been clicking on all cylinders recently, but in order to ensure sustained success, all the talk has been leading to the team needing one more big bat in the middle of […]

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Gee Feels Fine After Rehab Start, Cyclones Drop Rubber Game To Staten Island

An article by posted on June 30, 2014 0 Comments
Gee Feels Fine After Rehab Start, Cyclones Drop Rubber Game To Staten Island

BROOKYLN, N.Y. – On Sunday afternoon at MCU Park in Coney Island, Mets’ starting pitcher Dillon Gee returned to his old stomping grounds as he made a rehab start for the Brooklyn Cyclones. Gee settled in nicely after a rough first inning and tossed 2.2 innings, but he was tagged with the loss after giving […]

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Cyclones Drop 1-0 Contest In 10 Innings

An article by posted on June 24, 2014 0 Comments
Cyclones Drop 1-0 Contest In 10 Innings

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Of course, the old saying in baseball that pitching and defense win games more often than not holds true. But unfortunately that was not the case Monday night at MCU Park in Coney Island for the Brooklyn Cyclones (8-3), who dropped a 1-0 contest in 10 innings to the Hudson Valley Renegades, […]

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Corey Oswalt’s 8 K’s Pace Cyclones In Series Opening Win

An article by posted on June 18, 2014 0 Comments
Corey Oswalt’s 8 K’s Pace Cyclones In Series Opening Win

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Talk about a complete 360-degree turnaround. Just one night after an embarrassing loss, the Brooklyn Cyclones (3-2) excelled in all facets of the game Tuesday night at MCU Park in Coney Island, as they notched a 5-1 victory over the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Single-A short season affiliate of the Tampa Bay […]

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Defensive Miscues, Walks Haunt Cyclones In Loss

An article by posted on June 17, 2014 0 Comments
Defensive Miscues, Walks Haunt Cyclones In Loss

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – It’s never a good sign when a baseball team has more errors than runs scored. That was the case Monday night for the Brooklyn Cyclones (2-2), who dropped a 7-2 contest to the Staten Island Yankees at MCU Park in Coney Island – which evened the opening four-game series at two games […]

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Cyclones Dominate On Opening Day

An article by posted on June 15, 2014 0 Comments
Cyclones Dominate On Opening Day

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – During an afternoon when the parent club New York Mets only managed two hits in a 5-0 loss to the San Diego Padres – the seventh time they’ve been shutout this season – the Brooklyn Cyclones clubbed nine hits in an Opening Day 8-2 victory over the Staten Island Yankees Saturday at […]

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