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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It’s Parnell’s Time To Shine As He Takes Over Mets Closer Role

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Parnell’s Time To Shine As He Takes Over Mets Closer Role

Updated by Joe D. According to Mike Puma of the NY Post, after telling reporters that Frank Francisco has been shut down due to inflammation in his right elbow, Mets manager Terry Collins told Puma that “he wants Bobby Parnell to take over as the team’s closer.” “We keep talking about 2014 … why not get […]

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Will Mike Piazza’s Admissions Still Wind Up Hurting Hall Of Fame Chances?

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Will Mike Piazza’s Admissions Still Wind Up Hurting Hall Of Fame Chances?

I am so excited to receive my copy of Mike Piazza’s autobiography, Long Shot, which I pre-ordered several weeks ago. But of course, I can’t control myself in reading all the news stories about what is actually in the book before I read it for myself. So that leads me to a very intriguing discussion. […]

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From Left Field: Can The Strategy In The Bullpen Work?

An article by posted on January 31, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Can The Strategy In The Bullpen Work?

The Mets seem to be rolling the dice when it comes to bringing in veterans on minor-league deals to compete for spots in the bullpen. The team will likely head north in about two months with seven relievers, but spring training will decide who those lucky seven are. LaTroy Hawkins and Scott Atchison were recently […]

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From Left Field: Mets Finally Sign A Free Agent

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Mets Finally Sign A Free Agent

With the announcement this morning that the Mets have agreed to sign Shaun Marcum, the offseason drought is officially over. The Mets were the only team in the game to have not signed a Major League free agent before the Marcum deal. Of course, the Mets are going through a rebuilding phase, but the team […]

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R.A. Dickey Accepts NL Cy Young At BBWAA Dinner

An article by posted on January 20, 2013 0 Comments
R.A. Dickey Accepts NL Cy Young At BBWAA Dinner

The stars were out at the New York Hilton Saturday night at the 90th annual Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) Dinner. This year’s award winners received their hardware, and of course, R.A. Dickey was the main event. Dickey took home the 2012 NL Cy Young Award and was honored with the BBWAA’s “Joe DiMaggio […]

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From Left Field: Give Travis d’Arnaud A Chance In The Bigs Right Away

An article by posted on January 10, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Give Travis d’Arnaud A Chance In The Bigs Right Away

To turn attention away from Mike Piazza and the Hall of Fame vote for just a minute, let’s discuss the future Mike Piazza, or so we hope. The Mets acquired Travis d’Arnaud, their catcher of the future, in the trade that sent R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays. But why can’t the future be […]

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From Left Field: Should Mets Mortgage Farm For Giancarlo Stanton?

An article by posted on January 3, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Should Mets Mortgage Farm For Giancarlo Stanton?

MLB.com’s Marty Noble wrote a piece that the Mets should try to make a push to acquire Miami Marlins budding superstar slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton is just 23 years old and has shown mammoth power in just three professional seasons. But hold on, the Marlins have already traded the rest of their star players. Why […]

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From Left Field: In Mets’ History, Farm System Has Lacked Strong Hitting

An article by posted on December 20, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: In Mets’ History, Farm System Has Lacked Strong Hitting

After the trade sending R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays, I started thinking that the Mets really have never developed a top-notch catcher out of their minor league system. Todd Hundley is closest thing to being a productive home-grown catcher, which isn’t exactly saying much. Of course, the most productive catchers in team history, Gary […]

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From Left Field: Why All The Hype About Mike Olt?

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Why All The Hype About Mike Olt?

Just in case you haven’t noticed, the Mets signed David Wright to an eight-year contract extension. Also a friendly reminder, David Wright is a third baseman. The Mets also have a guy named Ike Davis, who despite a slow start in 2012 managed to club 32 home runs. Davis plays first base and is just […]

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From Left Field: This Offseason Has Been Confusing

An article by posted on November 29, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: This Offseason Has Been Confusing

Heading into this offseason, Sandy Alderson was bound to make some changes to the Mets’ roster. Even with a limited supply of funds, how long can a team deal with mediocrity before making a change? That same limited supply of funds virtually made it hard to think the Mets would pursue free agents, so Alderson […]

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