John Delcos

I am an active member of the BBWAA and have covered Major League Baseball in several capacities for over 30 years, including 18 in New York working the Mets' and Yankees' beat. I also covered the Baltimore Orioles and the Cleveland Indians before that. Today I am a freelance writer and social director for several media outlets and a Senior Editor for Metsmerized Online.

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How Exactly Will Collins Work In Reyes?

An article by posted on 05/02/2017 0 Comments
How Exactly Will Collins Work In Reyes?

Among Mets manager Terry Collins‘ more interesting decisions this season will be where he’ll play Jose Reyes. Shortstop? Third base? Second base? The outfield? It has been a long time since Reyes played second – remember the Kaz Matsui fiasco? – and the outfield would be forcing the issue considering the Mets have a glut […]

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How Will Mets Utilize Flores In 2017?

An article by posted on 06/01/2017 0 Comments
How Will Mets Utilize Flores In 2017?

One Met I am curious to see how manager Terry Collins uses this year is Wilmer Flores. Collins has always run hot-and-cold with his usage of Flores, which probably stems from GM Sandy Alderson’s public knocks of the player he unsuccessfully tried to trade in 2015. Frankly, Flores has never gotten an opportunity to play full time, and […]

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Forget McCutchen, Mets Can Ill Afford To Deal Pitching Depth

An article by posted on 23/12/2016 0 Comments
Forget McCutchen, Mets Can Ill Afford To Deal Pitching Depth

When it comes to trades involving the Mets – whether made or speculated – entails a great deal of reading between the lines. So it goes with this ember in the Hot Stove boiler involving Andrew McCutchen with the Pirates. Sure, I can throw a lot of crap against the wall like I’ve read on other sites […]

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Wright Earned The Opportunity To Decide His Future

An article by posted on 16/12/2016 0 Comments
Wright Earned The Opportunity To Decide His Future

Last year at this time, Mets GM Sandy Alderson projected 130 games for third baseman David Wright. Prior to the Winter Meetings, Alderson again said Wright was his third baseman, but failed to put a number on the games he thought he might play. That’s just as well considering Wright played 37 games last year and […]

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Mets Give Us Many Reasons To Be Thankful

An article by posted on 25/11/2016 0 Comments
Mets Give Us Many Reasons To Be Thankful

As Mets fans, we have had a lot to be thankful for over the years. First and foremost, we have a team we care about deeply. They give us a release from our daily trials and pressures. If you’re a shut-in, they give you entertainment and a sense of belonging to a greater entity. They […]

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Here’s Hoping Collins is Watching the Series and Taking Notes

An article by posted on 01/11/2016 0 Comments
Here’s Hoping Collins is Watching the Series and Taking Notes

One thing we know about sports is everybody is a copycat, and here’s hoping Mets manager Terry Collins is taking notes. Something Indians manager Terry Francona has known for a long time – and putting to use this postseason – and what Collins seems to ignore is a game’s critical moment doesn’t always occur in the ninth inning. Sometimes, it […]

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Have Injuries Shelved Long-Term Talks With Mets Pitchers

An article by posted on 30/10/2016 0 Comments
Have Injuries Shelved Long-Term Talks With Mets Pitchers

For the past two years, signing the Mets’ young pitchers to long-term contracts seemed a paramount issue. Whom should they sign first, and for how much? Could they afford to sign two? In their wildest dreams, could they keep them all? Last winter, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said signing one or two of his young […]

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This Date In Mets History: Robin Ventura’s Grand Slam Single

An article by posted on 17/10/2016 0 Comments
This Date In Mets History: Robin Ventura’s Grand Slam Single

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 things other […]

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Wild Card Roster Decisions Loom For Alderson and Collins

An article by posted on 03/10/2016 0 Comments
Wild Card Roster Decisions Loom For Alderson and Collins

There are a lot of things Mets GM Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins will consider over the next two days as they construct their postseason roster in preparation for the wild-card game against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, at Citi Field. Collins has been spoiled with access to 40 players since September 1. Now, they’ll […]

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Lugo and Gsellman Give Mets Sense of Comfort Heading Into Offseason

An article by posted on 15/09/2016 0 Comments
Lugo and Gsellman Give Mets Sense of Comfort Heading Into Offseason

The Mets got all they could have hoped for this afternoon – and season – from Robert Gsellman. The Mets’ rookie, who along with Seth Lugo kept them in the wild-card race and was again superb Wednesday afternoon. Gsellman threw 5.2 scoreless innings with four strikeouts, but couldn’t overcome his anemic offense in the 1-0 loss to the […]

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