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: What Could Have Been If Mets Signed Jose Reyes

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: What Could Have Been If Mets Signed Jose Reyes

I was listening to WFAN this morning, and Evan Roberts brought up an interesting point. He said that the Mets two gaping holes right now are shortstop and leadoff hitter. Hmm, not too long ago, the Mets had arguably the best in the game at both: Jose Reyes. But of course, we know what happened […]

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From Left Field: Bullpen Needs At Least One More Addition

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Bullpen Needs At Least One More Addition

National League teams traditionally field a seven-man bullpen. So let’s take a look at what the Mets currently have assembled: Bobby Parnell (closer), Vic Black, Jeurys Familia, Scott Rice, Josh Edgin, Gonzalez Germen and Carlos Torres (Long man). If the team had to start the season with this crop of pitchers, I guess it would […]

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2013 Organizational Review: Brooklyn Cyclones

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
2013 Organizational Review: Brooklyn Cyclones

Normally, the lower levels on the minor leagues serve the purpose of developing young players fresh out of the June MLB draft and to get them accustomed to life in professional baseball. But for the Brooklyn Cyclones, making the playoffs has basically been a perennial feat. However, the 2013 summer short season ended without a […]

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From Left Field: Why Does Frank Thomas Get A Pass In Steroid Era?

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Why Does Frank Thomas Get A Pass In Steroid Era?

Growing up, my two favorite non-Mets were Ken Griffey Jr. and Frank Thomas. So when the Big Hurt was voted into the Hall of Fame yesterday, naturally I was very happy for him. But I can’t help but wonder: In an era dominated by performance-enhancing drugs and the fact that many voters have been skeptical […]

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Could Rangers and Tigers Blockbuster Deal Impact Mets?

An article by posted on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
Could Rangers and Tigers Blockbuster Deal Impact Mets?

I’ve seen a few blog posts out there in which a team analyzes how the recent Tigers-Rangers blockbuster deal impacts their individual team. For example, how does this deal affect the Boston Red Sox? Or the White Sox? Or the Rockies? So here’s the Mets’ view of the situation. Let’s look at the facts: The […]

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Mets Shouldn’t Overpay For Middling Talent

An article by posted on November 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Shouldn’t Overpay For Middling Talent

The Mets are at a crossroads right now, and we know what the giant elephant in the room is: Matt Harvey is out for the entirety of 2014. With that being the case, the Mets’ brass really needs to be smart this offseason. It begs the question: Do we go all-in right now or wait […]

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Brooklyn Cyclones Season Recap Q&A

An article by posted on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
Brooklyn Cyclones Season Recap Q&A

I hope you all enjoyed my coverage of the Brooklyn Cyclones this summer. I certainly did! It was great to meet and interact with many of the team’s recent draft picks to see what’s in store for the future. And of course, Rich Donnelly is an awesome baseball mind, so it was great to hear […]

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9/11 Home Run from the Other Side

An article by posted on September 11, 2013 0 Comments
9/11 Home Run from the Other Side

Here is a story I wrote for The Tablet newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. We will always remember Mike Piazza‘s “Healing Power of a Swing,” but it turns out the Braves’ pitcher that surrendered the home run, Steve Karsay, grew up just 15 minutes from Shea Stadium. Here’s what Karsay had to say […]

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Brooklyn Cyclones Season Recap

An article by posted on September 6, 2013 0 Comments
Brooklyn Cyclones Season Recap

Normally, the lower levels on the minor leagues serve the purpose of developing young players fresh out of the June MLB draft and to get them accustomed to life in professional baseball. But for the Brooklyn Cyclones, making the playoffs has basically been a perennial feat. However, the 2013 summer short season ended without a […]

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Cyclones Comeback Falls Just Short

An article by posted on September 1, 2013 0 Comments
Cyclones Comeback Falls Just Short

From the Brooklyn Cyclones   Brooklyn, N.Y. – September 1, 2013 – What Sunday night’s game lacked in runs early, it made up for late as all nine runs scored came from the seventh inning on as Aberdeen held on for a 5-4 victory over the Cyclones at MCU Park.  Brooklyn rallied for three runs in the […]

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