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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From Left Field: I Have An Addiction

An article by posted on April 13, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: I Have An Addiction

I have an addiction. Unfortunately, many young men my age have bigger problems than I do. Some have fallen to drug or alcohol addictions, which is always a sad situation. They have their whole lives ahead of them, but they succumb to their addiction. I have an addiction. The first part of dealing with an […]

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Mets Must Channel Their Early Energy And Passion

An article by posted on April 6, 2011 0 Comments

Energy and passion. While these two attributes have been lacking from New York Mets baseball for the past few years, the team has shown a year’s worth in just four games. After the ugly Opening Day loss, the team has responded in a big way. That first game was the type of loss that can […]

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From Left Field: Top 10 Power Hitters In Mets History

An article by posted on April 5, 2011 0 Comments
From Left Field: Top 10 Power Hitters In Mets History

I know this may be slightly off topic due to the HUGE three-game road series starting in Philadelphia tonight, but everyone loves the home run. Home runs are the most exciting part of a baseball game. Over the years, players have made a living on their ability to hit the long ball. Though the New […]

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From Left Field: Why Harris over Hairston and Duda?

An article by posted on March 31, 2011 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Terry Collins prefers to use Willie Harris as the Mets’ Opening Day left fielder. Jason Bay will begin the year on the disabled list and won’t return until April 9 at the earliest. The Mets will carry young slugger Lucas Duda in Bay’s spot and will expect […]

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Is Ike Davis On The Verge Of Becoming A Star?

An article by posted on March 23, 2011 0 Comments

With all the hype surrounding the second base competition, let’s not forget about our rock at first base: Ike Davis. With just one year under his belt, Davis is poised to have a breakout year in 2011. He may not put up Albert Pujols type numbers, but then again not many first basemen can. Since […]

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Do Mets Have A Better Option Than Luis Hernandez

An article by posted on March 17, 2011 0 Comments

Mets manager Terry Collins has said that he would like to get each of his potential second base candidates some more at-bats over the next few days as he starts to whittle down the playing field. Reports surfaced earlier this week that Collins wanted Luis Hernandez to be the Mets starter at second base. However, […]

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From Left Field: Duda Vs. F-Mart?

An article by posted on March 10, 2011 0 Comments

Surprise, surprise. Carlos Beltran is hurt once again. After he resumes baseball activities sometime in the next few days, who knows how long it will take our new right fielder to get in baseball shape? While part of me was hoping Beltran would finally return to the field healthy and productive, the other part of […]

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From Left Field: Some Early Positives This Spring

An article by posted on March 3, 2011 0 Comments

Spring Training is only about two weeks old, but already some players are starting to leave an impact on the new manager, Terry Collins. Regardless of a 2-3-1 record, the team seems to be coming together nicely, especially since the main focus of this offseason dealt with off-the-field issues. Stats really don’t mean too much […]

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What Beltran’s Move To Right Means For Mets

An article by posted on February 28, 2011 0 Comments

Today, the New York Mets announced that three-time Gold Glove center fielder, Carlos Beltran, will be shifting to right field this season. Beltran missed the entire first half of last season, which allowed current Mets’ center fielder Angel Pagan to show his skills at the position. Beltran is 33 years old and entering the final […]

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Jordany Valdespin: Second Baseman Of The Future?

An article by posted on February 26, 2011 0 Comments

Despite their extra-innings tie, it was great to see some New York Mets baseball today. The Mets came from behind to tie the Atlanta Braves, 5-5, in their opening spring training game at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie. While the scores really mean nothing in spring training, it’s the performance of players on […]

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