John Delcos

I am an active member of the BBWAA and have covered Major League Baseball in several capacities for over 25 years, including 15 in New York working the Mets' and Yankees' beat. I covered the Baltimore Orioles for eight years and the Cleveland Indians before that. Today I am a freelance writer and social director for several media outlets and a Senior Editor for MetsmerizedOnline.com.

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Top 5 Mets Issues Coming Out Of Winter Meetings

An article by posted on December 14, 2014 0 Comments
Top 5 Mets Issues Coming Out Of Winter Meetings

The spring training countdown officially begins at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, but with the Winter Meetings now in the books, let’s consider the Mets’ top five issues entering the season. If you disagree, and that’s the point of this exercise, I would be interested to hear your issues. 1. DAVID WRIGHT’S HEALTH: I […]

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Featured Post: Wright Remains Mets’ Most Critical Question

An article by posted on December 4, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Wright Remains Mets’ Most Critical Question

Among the myriad of questions facing the New York Mets headed into next season, I believe the most important is the status of David Wright. A recent ESPN poll listed baseball’s top ten third basemen and Wright, based on his recent injury history and performance, wasn’t on the list and shouldn’t have been. Therein, is […]

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2015 Mets Jerseys and Caps

An article by posted on December 3, 2014 0 Comments
2015 Mets Jerseys and Caps

Last month, the Mets released their 2015 uniform jerseys and caps. Among several design changes, the Mets are doing away with their off-white pinstriped uniforms in favor of a new bright white version. Gone also are the plain bright white home jerseys which have been a staple since 1997. The Mets also added one more […]

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Handicapping Trade Value and Odds Of Mets Pitchers

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Handicapping Trade Value and Odds Of Mets Pitchers

To get something, you have to give something, but what the New York Mets don’t want to give up is their young pitching.  Understandable, but how long can they hold out? The Mets say they won’t deal Matt Harvey, but remember there is no such thing as an untouchable. What if some team, in the words […]

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15 Years Later, The Grand Slam Single Still Endures

An article by posted on October 17, 2014 0 Comments
15 Years Later, The Grand Slam Single Still Endures

One of the players I most enjoyed covering was Robin Ventura for those two years he played for the Yankees. In a clubhouse full of stars and egos, Ventura was a voice of calm, reason and humorous relief. I enjoyed stopping by his locker to shoot the breeze for a minute or two, talking about […]

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The Splendor and Folly of Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on October 16, 2014 0 Comments
The Splendor and Folly of Yoenis Cespedes

What’s not to like? Especially when you compare that production to the last three years of Mets left fielders? Sure, Yoenis Cespedes is an intriguing name, but like those that came before him – Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzales to name just two – it’s just more wishful thinking about something that has very little chance […]

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Mets Still Searching For Answers At Leadoff Spot

An article by posted on October 8, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Still Searching For Answers At Leadoff Spot

Of all the Mets’ off-season questions, the matter of their leadoff hitter is one of the most intriguing. That is especially if their intent is to fill it from within. With no budding Lou Brock or Rickey Henderson in their farm system, or even a Jose Reyes, their best hope is on their current 40-man […]

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DeGrom’s Last Stand?

An article by posted on September 22, 2014 0 Comments
DeGrom’s Last Stand?

There isn’t any doubt in my mind that Jacob deGrom should be the National League’s Rookie of the Year. What he did in Sunday’s 10-2 rout of the Braves to complete a rare sweep in Atlanta – one earned run with ten strikeouts in six innings – should seal the deal. What deGrom’s performance may […]

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Mets Are Still Undecided On One-Time Phenom Mejia

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Are Still Undecided On One-Time Phenom Mejia

Jenrry Mejia takes the mound and will oppose Cubs left-hander Chris Rusin at 4:05 PM Sunday as the Mets wrap up their two-game series at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. The Mets have never settled on a role for Mejia, which could be the case again this spring. At 24, Mejia is one of those promising young arms the […]

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What’s With All The Mets’ Early Injuries?

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
What’s With All The Mets’ Early Injuries?

The New York Mets have frequently been criticized for their handing of injuries, and already this spring there have been several, many of them of the tight muscle variety. The first case was left-hander Jonathon Niese, who complained of a tired arm, caused by weak muscles in the back of his shoulder. I raised several questions, […]

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