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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A Met Fan’s Picks for 2010 World Series

An article by posted on October 15, 2010 0 Comments

With the League Championship Series starting this weekend (and with my team not in the mix yet again), I would like to share my picks for the remainder of the playoffs. Though you could say my picks are grounded in a personal bias, much research went into these picks, and I stand by my selections. […]

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From Left Field: Would You Trade Ike Davis For Prince Fielder?

An article by posted on October 11, 2010 0 Comments

So with the bulk of the offseason looming, there are many questions surrounding the Mets. One that fans would not think would be a huge issue is first base. Ike Davis had a solid rookie year hitting .264 with 19 HR and 71 RBI (just three behind the Mets rookie record set by Darryl Strawberry […]

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For Mets, Patience Is Key

An article by posted on October 6, 2010 0 Comments
For Mets, Patience Is Key

Patience is a virtue, everything happens for a reason, good things come to those who wait, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you have to look before you leap. Cliches aside, the Mets (and us fans) will have to be patient in finding out who will be running the show next year and hopefully […]

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From Left Field: 2010 At A Glance

An article by posted on October 3, 2010 0 Comments

Well, Mets fans, we did it. We endured another long season of Mets baseball, only to see our boys play to an 79-83 record (fourth in the NL East) and miss the playoffs for the fourth straight year. Though we will now turn our attention to football, hockey, or basketball, let’s take a look at […]

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Jose Reyes, New York Mets Struggle In Loss To Brewers

An article by posted on September 30, 2010 0 Comments

Catching the baseball. Many consider this the basic feature of America’s pastime. However, knowing our beloved Mets, they usually seem to screw it up. Tonight in the Mets 9-2 loss to the Brew Crew, Jose Reyes dropped a pop up with two outs in the fifth inning. Dillon Gee had only given up two runs […]

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From Left Field: Can Finishing .500 Be Considered Somewhat Of A Success?

An article by posted on September 30, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are currently 76-79. Including tonight’s game (that is in progress), they have seven games remaining: four against the Brewers and three against the Nationals. If the Mets were in a heated pennant race, they would have lucked out considering their competition over this next week. However, since they were eliminated from playoff contention […]

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Dillon Gee: A Possible Rotation Option For 2011?

An article by posted on September 26, 2010 0 Comments

Dillon Gee completed the fourth start of his career tonight. He pitched seven innings and surrendered only five hits and two runs to earn his second victory. Through these four starts, Gee has thrown four quality starts, giving up only six runs in 27 innings of work (a 2.00 ERA). Though his first two starts […]

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David Wright’s Opposite Field Power

An article by posted on September 22, 2010 0 Comments

The three-run homer that Elmer Dessens gave up tonight in the eighth inning to Gaby Sanchez that wound up costing the Mets a loss didn’t really bother me tonight. The team is out of contention, and at this point, all I want to see is some solid, fundamental baseball as well as some clutch hitting […]

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From Left Field: Who’s On Second?

An article by posted on September 20, 2010 0 Comments

According to Abbott and Costello, “Who’s on first, What’s on second, and I Don’t Know’s on third.” However, for the 2011 New York Mets, the question will be the following: who (not what) is on second? Let’s be honest. Even before his recent injury, Met fans were not getting excited about the prospects of having […]

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