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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Bullpen Falters, Bats Silenced, Mets Dealt 6-3 Loss By Cards

An article by posted on May 14, 2013 0 Comments
Bullpen Falters, Bats Silenced, Mets Dealt 6-3 Loss By Cards

The newest Met, Rick Ankiel, couldn’t hold onto Ty Wigginton’s sinking line drive for a double. Wigginton then scored from second on an infield hit off pitcher Scott Rice. Matt Holliday followed with a two-run homer, and just like that it was over and the Mets had their fourth straight loss, 6-3, at St. Louis to fall […]

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Mets Need Niese To Be The Pitcher They Thought They Were Getting

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Need Niese To Be The Pitcher They Thought They Were Getting

Including this weekend’s 11-2 flameout loss to Pittsburgh, the Mets have lost Jon Niese’s last five starts, with him giving up 22 runs and not getting out of the fifth inning in three of them. He has not come close to resembling what the Mets think he should be, and that’s the No. 1 starter in […]

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Good Memories Of Covering Robin Ventura On The Beat

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
Good Memories Of Covering Robin Ventura On The Beat

One of the players I most enjoyed covering was Robin Ventura for those two years he played for the Yankees. In that 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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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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