Tag: Jim Mancari

Brooklyn Cyclones Coverage This Summer (With Roster)

An article by posted on June 12, 2014 0 Comments
Brooklyn Cyclones Coverage This Summer (With Roster)

The Brooklyn Cyclones, the Single-A short season affiliate of the Mets, open their season Friday night, with the team’s home opener scheduled for Saturday evening. Just like last summer, I will be covering the team as the beat reporter for Mets Merized Online. Last year, the Cyclones’ pitching staff raised a few eyebrows, with the […]

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From Left Field: Sloppy Defensive Fundamentals Dooming Amazin’s

An article by posted on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Sloppy Defensive Fundamentals Dooming Amazin’s

I was sitting on the edge of my seat at Citi Field last night in the top of the eighth inning with one out and runners on the corners for the Dodgers. The dangerous Hanley Ramirez was up with the Mets only down by one run. Boy did we need a double play in that […]

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From Left Field: Smart Baseball Is Key For Mets

An article by posted on May 15, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Smart Baseball Is Key For Mets

We were riding high on Monday and Tuesday. The offense was clicking, especially with the long ball, and the defense made a few key plays to increase the Mets winning streak to six games over the Yankees. But then last night happened. Before I get long-winded, Masahiro Tanaka is looking like a bona fide ace. […]

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From Left Field: Would You Sign Up For 16-17 At This Point?

An article by posted on May 8, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Would You Sign Up For 16-17 At This Point?

Today is a much-needed day off for our Mets, who are now 1-6 in their last seven games. That skid puts the team at 16-17 overall and fourth place in an NL East division that’s shaping up to be quite competitive. We knew that the first month’s schedule was going to be tough, including the […]

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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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