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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From Left Field: I’m Thankful For The Mets

An article by posted on November 22, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: I’m Thankful For The Mets

It’s easy to be a Yankee fan. Every year they’re fighting for a World Series crown. If they don’t make it, they go out and spend millions of dollars to bring in players who will help the franchise achieve its goal of a championship. And if it doesn’t work that year, they’ll repeat the process […]

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From Left Field: Only 3 Teams Have Traded A Reigning Cy Young Winner

An article by posted on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Only 3 Teams Have Traded A Reigning Cy Young Winner

  Now that it’s official that R.A. Dickey has won the NL Cy Young, hopefully the trade talks surrounding him begin to subside. It’s sad that the Mets are in such a financial bind that they can’t find the money to lock up a Cy Young award winner to a contract extension. Sure, the arguments […]

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From Left Field: Wishing Jason Bay The Best

An article by posted on November 8, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Wishing Jason Bay The Best

So the inevitable has occurred, albeit much later than originally expected: Jason Bay is no longer a New York Met. I’m sure there is much joy about this decision in Mets nation and rightfully so. The Bay signing will go down as the worst free agent contract in Mets history. That said, I’m wishing Bay […]

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From Left Field: ESPN Already Proposing David Wright Trades

An article by posted on November 1, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: ESPN Already Proposing David Wright Trades

ESPN’s Jim Bowden presented five potential trades for David Wright if the Mets are unable to work out an extension, stating that the negotiations so far have been “slow and grinding.” Hold up for a minute. Let’s all be a little bit more patient with all this. The World Series ended less than four days […]

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From Left Field: Should Mets Extend Terry Collins’ Contract This Offseason?

An article by posted on October 18, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Should Mets Extend Terry Collins’ Contract This Offseason?

Contract extensions will be all the buzz this offseason for the Mets. The team’s only superstars, David Wright and R.A. Dickey, both are coming up on option years, so all the talk has been centered on them agreeing to contract extensions before making any other moves. But there’s another potential extension that may be discussed […]

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Mets Should Stay Far Away From Russell Martin

An article by posted on October 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Should Stay Far Away From Russell Martin

The New York Post’s Joel Sherman wrote that the Mets should look to sign catcher Russell Martin if the Yankees decide to let him walk at the end of the season. Sherman said that Martin is already used to playing in New York and that the Mets are “desperate to add power, and Martin’s 21 homers […]

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From Left Field: Is Scott Hairston The Answer For A Corner Outfield Spot?

An article by posted on October 4, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Is Scott Hairston The Answer For A Corner Outfield Spot?

It was great to see Scott Hairston hit a home run yesterday to reach the 20-home run plateau in a Mets victory on the final day of the season. Hairston was a consistent performer this season as he set a new career-high in games played with 134. He hit extremely well against left-handed pitching so […]

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From Left Field: Wright’s Homer Should (Hopefully) Seal His Future In NY

An article by posted on September 27, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Wright’s Homer Should (Hopefully) Seal His Future In NY

David Wright has been called “unclutch” during his Mets career. That may be the case overall, but that certainly wasn’t the case today, as ne belted an opposite-field, three-run homer that proved the difference in securing R.A. Dickey his 20th win of the season. It’s fitting that the Mets unofficial captain came through in a […]

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From Left Field: Francesa Should Lay Off The Mets

An article by posted on September 22, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Francesa Should Lay Off The Mets

Has anyone been listening to Mike Francesa absolutely kill the Mets on WFAN lately? Most likely many of you have, since Francesa garners a large audience, and rightfully so. He is a knowledgeable sports personality that commands respect based on his reputation. But seriously, talk about something other than degrading the Mets. This whole past […]

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From Left Field: Ike Davis Charity Event Was A Home Run

An article by posted on September 12, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Ike Davis Charity Event Was A Home Run

Regardless of how the team has played this year, it’s always great to see the players give back to local charities. They’re on such a big stage in New York City that every little thing counts in helping to spread awareness about various causes. Ike Davis lost his childhood friend to Ewing’s Sarcoma a few […]

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