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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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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Excitement Building for Cyclones Opening Day

An article by posted on June 14, 2014 0 Comments
Excitement Building for Cyclones Opening Day

Each summer in Brooklyn, fans turn out in droves to watch their favorite Brooklyn Cyclones play the game they love. For the past few seasons at least, the summer schedule has coincided with the struggles of the parent team, so again this summer, the hype for the Cyclones seems to be through the roof. Last […]

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Edgardo Alfonzo Excited About Cyclones Infield

An article by posted on June 13, 2014 0 Comments
Edgardo Alfonzo Excited About Cyclones Infield

Former Met great Edgardo Alfonzo helped out the past few days as a special instructor for the Brooklyn Cyclones, who open their season tonight on the road against the Staten Island Yankees. Alfonzo brings years of offensive and defensive expertise to these young players trying to get their feet wet in the big leagues. He […]

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Brooklyn Cyclones Coverage This Summer (With Roster)

An article by posted on June 12, 2014 0 Comments
Brooklyn Cyclones Coverage This Summer (With Roster)

The Brooklyn Cyclones, the Single-A short season affiliate of the Mets, open their season Friday night, with the team’s home opener scheduled for Saturday evening. Just like last summer, I will be covering the team as the beat reporter for Mets Merized Online. Last year, the Cyclones’ pitching staff raised a few eyebrows, with the […]

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From Left Field: Sloppy Defensive Fundamentals Dooming Amazin’s

An article by posted on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Sloppy Defensive Fundamentals Dooming Amazin’s

I was sitting on the edge of my seat at Citi Field last night in the top of the eighth inning with one out and runners on the corners for the Dodgers. The dangerous Hanley Ramirez was up with the Mets only down by one run. Boy did we need a double play in that […]

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From Left Field: Smart Baseball Is Key For Mets

An article by posted on May 15, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Smart Baseball Is Key For Mets

We were riding high on Monday and Tuesday. The offense was clicking, especially with the long ball, and the defense made a few key plays to increase the Mets winning streak to six games over the Yankees. But then last night happened. Before I get long-winded, Masahiro Tanaka is looking like a bona fide ace. […]

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From Left Field: Would You Sign Up For 16-17 At This Point?

An article by posted on May 8, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Would You Sign Up For 16-17 At This Point?

Today is a much-needed day off for our Mets, who are now 1-6 in their last seven games. That skid puts the team at 16-17 overall and fourth place in an NL East division that’s shaping up to be quite competitive. We knew that the first month’s schedule was going to be tough, including the […]

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From Left Field: Mets Have No Luck With Free Agents

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Mets Have No Luck With Free Agents

We’ve played about a month of the season, and already the Mets’ prized free agent of the offseason – Curtis Granderson – has appeared lost at the plate. As a Met fan, I understand what patience truly is, but Granderson’s struggles are certainly alarming for a player who has not only experienced success but has […]

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From Left Field: Playing A ‘Perfect Game’ Is Too Much To Ask

An article by posted on April 10, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Playing A ‘Perfect Game’ Is Too Much To Ask

We all know what a perfect game is. 27 up, 27 down. But a “perfect” game can also be when a team excels in all aspects of the game in the same night: pitching, hitting and defense. When a team plays a “perfect” game, they usually win. It’s pretty simple, since if all three aspects […]

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