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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Featured Post: Keith Hernandez Needs To Lay Off Duda’s Approach

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Keith Hernandez Needs To Lay Off Duda’s Approach

Ever since Lucas Duda burst into our consciousness in 2010, nobody has been satisfied with his plate approach. Too many strikeouts and not enough walks, I frequently wrote. He gives away too many at-bats. He tries to pull too much and doesn’t use the entire field. All valid in the early Duda critique. Now, unbelievably, he’s become […]

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Terry Collins Says Jon Niese Was “Too Strong” In Yesterday’s Loss

An article by posted on May 6, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins Says Jon Niese Was “Too Strong” In Yesterday’s Loss

There will be days like Sunday, where the meltdown is complete in all phases, beginning with Jon Niese, who had an inability to get hitters out, an offense that offered little resistance to Tim Hudson, and a porous defense. It’s not alarming the Mets couldn’t do anything against Hudson, but what should be a source […]

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The Summer of 1973: Tom Seaver Outduels Bob Gibson

An article by posted on May 4, 2013 0 Comments
The Summer of 1973: Tom Seaver Outduels Bob Gibson

In today’s installment of “The Summer of 1973; The Forgotten Championship,’’ I chose a game from the month of April and will analyze it through the box score. My pick is the fourth game of the season, April 12, at St. Louis, with Tom Seaver outdueling Bob Gibson, 2-1, to give the Mets a 4-0 start. It was […]

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The MMO Grind: Terry Collins Is Safe At Home, But His Foot Missed The Plate

An article by posted on May 4, 2013 0 Comments
The MMO Grind: Terry Collins Is Safe At Home, But His Foot Missed The Plate

As of now, Terry Collins’ job is safe and deservedly so. Based on getting the most out of what he has been given and basic fairness, there’s nothing justifying Collins’ job being in question. However, fairness is irrelevant in sports. A manager’s job security always becomes an issue when he has lame duck contractual status and his […]

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Collins Needs To Smarten Up And Play Valdespin

An article by posted on May 3, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Needs To Smarten Up And Play Valdespin

Pinch-hitting is one of the more difficult things to do in the sport. After sitting for up to two hours, you are given little time to get loose and thrust into position of trying to hit a 90-mph., fastball or nasty fall-off-the-table breaking stuff. Few do it well, but the Mets’ Jordany Valdespin has a knack for […]

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Mets April Review: Harvey and Buck Shine, Davis Disapppoints, Best and Worst Moments

An article by posted on May 3, 2013 0 Comments
Mets April Review: Harvey and Buck Shine, Davis Disapppoints, Best and Worst Moments

As it often has been with the Mets over the years, what was once good quickly and dramatically turned sour as 5-2 fell to 10-15. The Mets rode Matt Harvey’s blistering start – they won five of his six starts – but have to be alarmed he was responsible for half their victories. Once again, […]

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Three Years Into New Mets Era, But What’s Changed?

An article by posted on May 2, 2013 0 Comments
Three Years Into New Mets Era, But What’s Changed?

Strike up the band, the Mets pulled one out in the final game of the Marlins series to avoid getting swept by the worst team in baseball. I don’t need to tell you this, but being a Mets’ fan is about being disappointed, frustrated and angry. It shouldn’t have to mean being betrayed. After the […]

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Wright Questionable For Tonight, But Not As Questionable As Collins’ Recent Moves

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 0 Comments
Wright Questionable For Tonight, But Not As Questionable As Collins’ Recent Moves

The bad news about the Mets keeps getting worse. David Wright, who was supposed to rest his stiff neck last night, was used as a pinch-hitter and now he’s questionable for tonight’s game at Miami, While it is conjecture Wright might have done something to aggravate his condition, the question can’t help be asked. Seriously, is winning […]

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Mets Freefall Begins Much Earlier Than Last Two Seasons

An article by posted on April 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Freefall Begins Much Earlier Than Last Two Seasons

To say things are rocky might be sugarcoating what is going on with the Mets these days. Do you remember the beginning of the month when the Mets were off to a semi-good start and the Yankees – beset by injuries – stumbled out of the gate and the talk was could they actually finish […]

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Collins: It’s Too Early To Panic About Ike Davis

An article by posted on April 27, 2013 0 Comments
Collins: It’s Too Early To Panic About Ike Davis

Updated at 5:30 PM According to Terry Collins, it’s too early to worry about Ike Davis and his prolonged slump. “There is no need to panic about Ike Davis, or talk about sending him to the minor leagues,” Collins told reporters. Would the Mets consider sending Ike to minors? “If that discussion is going to […]

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