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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Of Course the Mets Should Bring Back Their Stopper Bartolo Colon

An article by posted on August 21, 2016 0 Comments
Of Course the Mets Should Bring Back Their Stopper Bartolo Colon

Sometime this winter, GM Sandy Alderson will have to make a decision – yes or no – on several players.  Bartolo Colon will be one of them, and when he does, I hope he remembers today. With the Mets in dire need of a victory Saturday afternoon to pull them out of their most recent funk, […]

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Hansel Robles Gets Rattled Again

An article by posted on August 10, 2016 0 Comments
Hansel Robles Gets Rattled Again

The Mets still haven’t won back-to-back games since before the All-Star break. This time, the fault goes to Hansel Robles for kicking away another winnable effort by Steven Matz. Robles threw 32 pitches – few of them good – as he gave up three runs in two-thirds of an inning in the seventh of Tuesday […]

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Can Mets Afford To Let Walker Walk?

An article by posted on August 8, 2016 0 Comments
Can Mets Afford To Let Walker Walk?

Just when it looked as if things couldn’t get bleaker for the Mets, Neil Walker rescued them Sunday afternoon with a two-run, ninth-inning homer. It wasn’t the first time Walker picked up the Mets by the scruff of the neck this season, and it made me wonder if Walker will be around to save them in 2017. […]

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What’s Up With Noah Syndergaard?

An article by posted on August 6, 2016 0 Comments
What’s Up With Noah Syndergaard?

Noah Syndergaard only gave up four runs Friday night, and it is an oversimplification to say the problem is the Mets didn’t score for him. But, something just isn’t right. The issue isn’t him not being able to throw hard. He still throws very hard, but velocity isn’t the most important variable for a pitcher. […]

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Yoenis Cespedes Heading To DL, Brandon Nimmo Recalled

An article by posted on August 3, 2016 0 Comments
Yoenis Cespedes Heading To DL, Brandon Nimmo Recalled

Updated 10:30 PM After Wednesday night’s loss to the New York Yankees, manager Terry Collins announced to reporters that Yoenis Cespedes is headed to the DL and that Brandon Nimmo has been recalled. Cespedes said he aggravated his quad in his final at-bat tonight. ”I haven’t been able to contribute,” he told reporters after the game. […]

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July In Review: Loney and Reed Shine, Walker Heating Up

An article by posted on August 2, 2016 0 Comments
July In Review: Loney and Reed Shine, Walker Heating Up

Just as the Mets closed June so too did they end July by winning at home in the month’s final game to snap a four-game losing streak. Despite winning Sunday and Neil Walker suddenly hot again, the Mets’ offense has been in a three-month slide. The Mets end July ranking third in the NL in […]

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This is the Jose Reyes the Mets Were Hoping For

An article by posted on July 23, 2016 0 Comments
This is the Jose Reyes the Mets Were Hoping For

The Mets gambled on bringing back Jose Reyes because they needed a leadoff hitter to spark their listless offense. What they envisioned came to fruition Friday night in Miami in what truly can be described as a must-win game. Reyes ripped three hits, scored two runs, drove in another, stole a base and had several […]

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Steven Matz Had His Watershed Moment

An article by posted on May 27, 2016 0 Comments
Steven Matz Had His Watershed Moment

There comes a time in every player’s path from prospect to star when he faces a watershed test he must pass, which is what happened to Mets pitcher Steven Matz Wednesday afternoon in Washington. Hopefully, it will be something Matz will wistfully recall down the road, perhaps before any All-Star and playoff games. Pitching coach Dan Warthen immediately recognized it […]

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Opposing Teams Running On Syndergaard

An article by posted on May 2, 2016 0 Comments
Opposing Teams Running On Syndergaard

Like a shark senses blood in the water, a team will jump all over a pitcher when it detects a weakness, especially when it’s somebody such as the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard, who doesn’t have many. The book on Syndergaard is you can run on him. No, make that you can run all over him – that […]

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Collins Runs For Mayor of Panic City

An article by posted on April 13, 2016 0 Comments
Collins Runs For Mayor of Panic City

Less than 24 hours after calling the baseball season a marathon, Mets managerTerry Collins decided to run for mayor of Panic City. Moments after his sluggish Mets beat Miami, 2-1, to snap a four-game losing streak, Collins went off in a press conference, calling the victory “a game we had to have.” When the season […]

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Ruben Tejada Is Always There For The Mets

An article by posted on March 12, 2016 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Is Always There For The Mets

Depth was to be a Mets’ strong point this year, and it will come into play a lot earlier than anticipated with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera expected to miss at least two weeks or more and quite possibly the start of the season with a strained patella tendon in his left knee. Ruben Tejada, who lost […]

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