Jim Mancari

Jim Mancari hails from Massapequa, N.Y. He recently earned a Master's degree in Journalism at 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. Click my name to view my personal website.

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Highlights From The David Wright Interview

An article by posted on December 16, 2010 0 Comments

Despite handing out gifts to 100 school children dressed in a hot Santa outfit, David Wright still talked for over 10 minutes with several bloggers at the Mets Holiday party on Tuesday. Wright played Santa for the second time, with the last time being back in 2006. It’s hard to believe, but Wright will now […]

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Highlights From The Terry Collins Interview

An article by posted on December 15, 2010 0 Comments

New Mets manager Terry Collins, dressed in his red holiday garb, was also kind enough to answer some questions at the Christmas party. As with Alderson, the bulk of the conversation focused on the Cliff Lee signing. “Certainly I was shocked, but I know better than to be shocked in our business,” said Collins. “They […]

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Highlights From The Sandy Alderson Interview

An article by posted on December 15, 2010 0 Comments

Several Mets bloggers and I were lucky enough to ask Mets GM Sandy Alderson a few questions at the Mets holiday party. The major topic we discussed was the Cliff Lee deal with the Phillies. “A little bit surprised it was the Phillies,” said Alderson. “We knew there was a third club involved. It makes […]

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From Left Field: The Mets Annual Christmas Party

An article by posted on December 14, 2010 0 Comments

Is the North Pole in Flushing? No, just Citi Field with a light dusting of snow. Do Santa’s elves wear Mets jerseys? At Citi Field they do. The Mets hosted their annual Christmas party Tuesday afternoon at Citi Field’s Acela Club. Roughly 100 school children from around the New York area attended to sing Christmas […]

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Can Pedro Beato Crack The Roster?

An article by posted on December 10, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets selected Pedro Beato with their second pick in the Rule 5 Draft. He projects as a middle reliever and might be able to have an immediate impact on the major league roster. Beato was actually drafted by the Mets in the 17th round in 2005 but did not sign. The following year, the […]

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Rallying Behind Carlos Beltran

An article by posted on December 9, 2010 0 Comments

Let me start this post off by saying that when the offseason first started, I was firmly in the camp that suggested a Beltran trade, no matter how much money the Mets had to eat of his contract. The Mets were 48-40 at the All-Star break this year, and then Beltran returned which started the […]

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From Left Field: Remembering Mike Piazza

An article by posted on December 7, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are looking at signing Ronny Paulino to back-up Josh Thole which would form the catching tandem for the 2011 season. I know this post might be a little off topic with all the Hot Stove murmurings going on, but I felt that it would be a good time in lieu of the Mets […]

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Can The Mets Do A Lot With A Little?

An article by posted on December 7, 2010 0 Comments

We’ve all heard the reports that say the Mets only have $5 million to spend this offseason. I don;t know who said it or their source, but it does make sense since the team has over $130 million committed to its current club. Regardless of the actual figure, there’s no doubt that the Mets are […]

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From Left Field: Some Possible Bullpen Options

An article by posted on December 2, 2010 0 Comments

While the Mets starting rotation will likely contain several question marks, the bullpen appears to be a revolving door at this point. Two vital pieces from 2010 are likely out, with Hisanori Takahashi heading out west and Pedro Feliciano testing the FA market. Following the non-tender deadline, many serviceable bullpen arms will become available. Some […]

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Will Jason Bay Rebound In 2011?

An article by posted on November 26, 2010 0 Comments

On December 29, 2009, the Mets and free agent outfielder Jason Bay agreed to a four-year $66 million deal with a fifth year vesting option that could bring the deal over the $80 million plateau. He was coming of an All-Star year in Boston and even won a Silver Slugger award. He finally earned the […]

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