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 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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From Left Field: Should The Mets Have Made A Run At Mauer?

An article by posted on August 31, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Should The Mets Have Made A Run At Mauer?

The Minnesota Twins places All-Star catcher Joe Mauer on revocable trade waivers earlier this week, and, not too surprisingly, no team put a claim in for him. The 29-year-old is due $23 million per season through 2018, so team’s likely balked at that salary. I heard some reports that the Mets should have gone after […]

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From Left Field: Dillon Gee’s Injury Proved Crippling

An article by posted on August 23, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Dillon Gee’s Injury Proved Crippling

It’s a fact: Every team experiences some sort of injuries over the course of a 162-game season. For some reason however, it always seems the Mets are plagued with the injury bug more so than other teams. This year was no different, as Mike Pelfrey went down early, Ruben Tejada missed time and now Johan […]

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Mets Building Blocks And Question Marks

An article by posted on August 15, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Building Blocks And Question Marks

During last night’s ESPN telecast of the Mets victory over the Braves, the announcers mentioned that the Mets have several “building blocks” but also several “question marks.” At this point, the question marks far outweigh the building blocks, which is why the team has had moments of mediocrity this season. There is still a month […]

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Offense, Not Bullpen, To Blame For Mets Second Half Swoon

An article by posted on August 9, 2012 0 Comments
Offense, Not Bullpen, To Blame For Mets Second Half Swoon

The idea has been beaten to death: The Mets bullpen is the worst in baseball and has been the major reason for the team’s skid to open the second half. But looking a little deeper, it may not totally be the bullpen’s fault. In fact, the pen, mainly Jon Rauch, Josh Edgin and even Manny […]

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