Tag: Jim Mancari

From Left Field: Mets Have No Luck With Free Agents

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Mets Have No Luck With Free Agents

We’ve played about a month of the season, and already the Mets’ prized free agent of the offseason – Curtis Granderson – has appeared lost at the plate. As a Met fan, I understand what patience truly is, but Granderson’s struggles are certainly alarming for a player who has not only experienced success but has […]

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From Left Field: Playing A ‘Perfect Game’ Is Too Much To Ask

An article by posted on April 10, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Playing A ‘Perfect Game’ Is Too Much To Ask

We all know what a perfect game is. 27 up, 27 down. But a “perfect” game can also be when a team excels in all aspects of the game in the same night: pitching, hitting and defense. When a team plays a “perfect” game, they usually win. It’s pretty simple, since if all three aspects […]

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From Left Field: Playing With A Short Leash Is A Tough Way To Play

An article by posted on March 27, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Playing With A Short Leash Is A Tough Way To Play

So it’s looks as though the Mets will be carrying both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda on the 25-man roster come Monday’s Opening Day. The injuries to both this spring precluded the team from being confident in naming a starter. It does look like though that Davis will get the first crack at the position. […]

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MMO Game Thread: Braves vs Mets, 1:10 PM (SNY)

An article by posted on March 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Braves vs Mets, 1:10 PM (SNY)

With Opening Day just 12 days away, Terry Collins plans on playing his regulars more now as they run out the string in Grapefruit League play. Zack Wheeler takes the hill today against Ervin Santana and the Braves at 1:10 pm at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. The game will be broadcast live on SNY. Here is […]

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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

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 Lose Heart Breaker In 16 Innings

An article by posted on August 28, 2013 0 Comments
Cyclones Lose Heart Breaker In 16 Innings

No one said moving into first place would be easy for the Brooklyn Cyclones. But with the Abderdeen Ironbirds losing Tuesday night, the Cyclones could have moved a half game into first place had they won. It took 16 innings – the longest game of the season for Brooklyn – but the Cyclones fell 5-3 […]

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John Gant Faces The Minimum, Cyclones Move Into 1st Place

An article by posted on August 28, 2013 0 Comments
John Gant Faces The Minimum, Cyclones Move Into 1st Place

Wednesday night at MCU Park in Coney Island was “Bark in the Park” day in which fans could bring their canines to the stadium. But on that night, Brooklyn Cyclones’ righty John Gant was the “top dog.” Gant tossed a complete-game shutout in which he faced the minimum amount of batters in the Cyclones’ 1-0 […]

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Offensive Barrage Lifts Cyclones Over Valleycats

An article by posted on August 26, 2013 0 Comments
Offensive Barrage Lifts Cyclones Over Valleycats

Brooklyn Cyclones’ manager Rich Donnelly has said on many occasions this summer that runs in the New York-Penn League are as precious as gold. But based on the past few games, his team has been filthy rich. The Cyclones pounded out 15 hits in an 8-1 victory Monday night at MCU Park over the Tri-City […]

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Mets Minors: Cecchini Extends Hitting Streak To 14 Games

An article by posted on August 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Cecchini Extends Hitting Streak To 14 Games

At just 19-years old, shortstop Gavin Cecchini is now beginning to deliver on some of the potential some that led the Mets to select him with their top pick (12th overall) in the 2012 First Year Play Draft. Last night for the Brooklyn Cyclones, Cecchini went 1-for-4 with walk to extend his hitting streak to […]

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