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: A Possible Solution To The Luis Castillo Dilemma

An article by posted on December 31, 2010 0 Comments

Despite the gripes of Mets fans, Luis Castillo will at the very least be in spring training this season vying for the starting second base job that he once possessed. He no longer has the range of his younger self and has also lost a step or two on the basepaths. But the one thing […]

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Shaping the Mets Bench

An article by posted on December 28, 2010 0 Comments

With the acquisition of Chin-lung Hu, let’s take a look at some bench options this year for the Mets. Strong depth is always an important factor for success. Just look at the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. Usually, National League teams carry 12 pitchers so that leaves 13 spots for position players. Eight of […]

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From Left Field: Time Is Ticking, But Is It A Concern?

An article by posted on December 23, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday, I heard that the Mets would not make any moves until sometime into January. Sandy Alderson and company have decided to wait out the market rather than throwing their money at uncertainty. Surprisingly, several good starting pitchers are still available, yet teams appear reluctant to pull the trigger. I figured that once Cliff Lee […]

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All Quiet On The “Metstern” Front

An article by posted on December 21, 2010 0 Comments

OK, so this title is a bit corny, but it certainly rings true as the Mets approach the half-way point of the offseason. Spring training is a little over 1.5 months away, and it appears the Mets still have much to do to gear up for the season. That is of course unless the organization […]

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Highlights From The Jason Bay Interview

An article by posted on December 17, 2010 0 Comments

Talking with Jason Bay was one of the highlights of the day. He said he has felt good since the end of September and has no restrictions moving forward. I was ecstatic when the Mets signed Bay last offseason. I always thought that when he played for the Pirates that he would be a great […]

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Highlights From The Carlos Beltran Interview

An article by posted on December 17, 2010 0 Comments

To be honest, in preparing for the Mets Holiday party, I was pretty sure there would be one player I would not get the chance to talk to: Carlos Beltran. With all the hype surrounding a possible position change or even a trade, I figured Beltran would briefly talk to the writers and reporters and […]

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Highlights From The Ike Davis Interview

An article by posted on December 16, 2010 0 Comments

Entering only his second season in the big leagues, Ike Davis carried himself like a classy veteran at the Mets Holiday party on Tuesday. He was the friendliest of everyone there and genuinely seemed to have a good time handing out presents to the children. Naturally, the conversation began with the Cliff Lee signing with […]

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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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