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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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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From Left Field: Playing With A Short Leash Is A Tough Way To Play

An article by posted on March 27, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Playing With A Short Leash Is A Tough Way To Play

So it’s looks as though the Mets will be carrying both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda on the 25-man roster come Monday’s Opening Day. The injuries to both this spring precluded the team from being confident in naming a starter. It does look like though that Davis will get the first crack at the position. […]

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From Left Field: Is Having Too Many Options Actually A Good Thing?

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Is Having Too Many Options Actually A Good Thing?

Spring Training will answer plenty of burning questions for New York Mets fans. Who will play first base consistently? What will the team do with young prospects Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores? Is the team confident enough in Ruben Tejada at shortstop? Who will start Opening Day? Who will win the fifth starter’s job? How […]

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