John Delcos

I am an active member of the BBWAA and have covered Major League Baseball in several capacities for over 20 years, including ten 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 the Senior Editor for MetsmerizedOnline.com.

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Ruben Tejada Continues To Be Erratic At Shortstop

An article by posted on April 18, 2013 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Continues To Be Erratic At Shortstop

Replacing Jose Reyes was never going to be easy, but with Ruben Tejada’s fielding prowess if he could hit just a little that would be acceptable to the Mets. Perhaps that should read, “former fielding prowess.’’ Trouble is, he’s not hitting or fielding. He’s not even just holding his own; he’s been poor at both, actually terrible. Tejada has […]

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Mets Brace Themselves For A Rockie Series

An article by posted on April 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Brace Themselves For A Rockie Series

Not surprisingly, yesterday’s game at Minnesota was bagged by the weather, which doesn’t figure to be much better in Colorado this week. I wrote last week Matt Harvey could pitch against Stephen Strasburg in the first game of the Washington series, and depending on possible postponements it could still pan out that way. The Mets […]

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Is Ike Davis The Longterm Solution At First Base For Mets?

An article by posted on April 12, 2013 0 Comments
Is Ike Davis The Longterm Solution At First Base For Mets?

You can Google Ike Davis with dozens of different questions, but here’s one you won’t find an answer to: Why isn’t he as good as advertised? It was May of 2011 when Davis was hitting .302 with a .383 on-base percentage and resembling the slugger the Mets had trumpeted he could be when he ran […]

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Get Ready For All the Chills and Thrills of the Mets vs Twins Series

An article by posted on April 12, 2013 0 Comments
Get Ready For All the Chills and Thrills of the Mets vs Twins Series

Of all the tweets in all the world of Twitter, the one with Target Field blanketed in snow is the most telling. There is five inches of snow with more forecast in Minneapolis where the Mets play tonight. The high for the series is forecast at a blustery 43 degrees. It will be colder with […]

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Mets Rotation Concerns Mounting; Wheeler Not The Answer

An article by posted on April 10, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Rotation Concerns Mounting; Wheeler Not The Answer

The night Dillon Gee had in Philadelphia happens to all pitchers. It happened to Stephen Strasburg the other day. It will happen to Matt Harvey. It is premature to worry about Gee two starts into the season. It was not a game worthy of capital punishment. It was a file-and-forget game. “There’s not a whole lot to say. A terrible […]

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Gee Roughed Up In Philly, Mets Fall In 8-3 Pounding

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Gee Roughed Up In Philly, Mets Fall In 8-3 Pounding

This one was over early when the Phillies scored four runs in the second and three more in the third off Dillon Gee. Ryan Howard, Michael Young and John Mayberry all homered within five pitches. The game wasn’t worth watching after that explosion in the Phillies’ 8-3 rout over the Mets. ON THE MOUND: In losing his second straight start, Gee […]

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Will Ike Davis Still Be At First Base When The Future Finally Arrives?

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Will Ike Davis Still Be At First Base When The Future Finally Arrives?

If the Mets are to beat Cliff Lee tonight – the second Phillies’ ace in as many nights – they’ll have to do it without Ike Davis. Davis is struggling out of the gate, hitting .148 with one homer and showing no signs of breaking out. He’s on the way of repeating last spring, which morphed into a […]

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Murphy Is Finally Flexing Some Muscle

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Murphy Is Finally Flexing Some Muscle

They are hot, so as Crash Davis said you don’t mess with a streak. This is not a time for the Mets to be making wholesale changes, but there are things they could consider. The Mets don’t have the multitude of power options that say, Ben & Jerry’s has ice cream choices, but Daniel Murphy […]

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Buck Ignites 7-2 Win Over Phillies, Harvey Dominant Again

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Buck Ignites 7-2 Win Over Phillies, Harvey Dominant Again

The pre-game buzz was Matt Harvey being a growing hot property and Philadelphia’s Roy Halladay on a downhill slide. Both bandwagons got a little more crowded Monday night as Harvey was superb as his Mets pounded Halladay, 7-2. The Mets also received big nights from John Buck and Ruben Tejada in winning their third straight game. ON THE MOUND: Harvey gave up a run […]

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Mets Should Consider Mike Baxter At Leadoff

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Should Consider Mike Baxter At Leadoff

Six games into the season and the Mets have used three different leadoff hitters. Evidently, there are answers to be found. One who should get a longer look is Mike Baxter, who started Saturday and reached base three times on two hits and a walk. A lead off hitter needs to get on base, and if […]

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