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: 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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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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