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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Mets Are Making Some Good First Impressions To Start The Season

An article by posted on April 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are Making Some Good First Impressions To Start The Season

It’s always fun to examine the first impressions of a new season. For example, it is safe to say John Buck will not finish with 292 RBI. However, you might get interesting odds if you believe the 3-2 Mets will continue their pace and outplay the 1-4 Yankees. That being said, the measuring stick for success or […]

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How It All Went Wrong For Lastings Milledge

An article by posted on April 7, 2013 0 Comments
How It All Went Wrong For Lastings Milledge

I will remember it as if I saw it yesterday for the first time. A sheet of notebook paper, with the words, “Know your place, Rook … signed, your teammates,” was taped over Lastings Milledge’s locker in the Mets’ clubhouse in old RFK Stadium. This, in the late summer in 2006. The Mets were en […]

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MMO Mets Wrap: Niese, Bullpen Sharp In Win Over Miami

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mets Wrap: Niese, Bullpen Sharp In Win Over Miami

Opening Day was impressive, but today might have been the Mets’ most complete victory in this young season. Jon Niese gave the Mets their fifth straight strong start, the offense came from behind twice and the often-criticized bullpen shut the door on the Miami Marlins in a 7-3 victory in a sparsely crowded Citi Field. […]

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Niese Can Prove He’s an Ace and a Stopper with a Win Today

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Can Prove He’s an Ace and a Stopper with a Win Today

By definition, Jon Niese is correct, he is not a No. 1 pitcher, an ace if you will. However, in relation to his status on the Mets, he is the man. There is no denying Niese’s importance, but his designation of being the leader of the staff should be emphasized more today against Miami than in the […]

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Marlins 7, Mets 5 – Hefner Braves Elements and Was Solid In Loss

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins 7, Mets 5 – Hefner Braves Elements and Was Solid In Loss

The Mets (2-2) received their fourth straight solid outing from the rotation, but Jeremy Hefner’s effort was wasted as the offense disappeared and the bullpen was hit hard for the second time in four games in tonight’s 7-5 loss to Miami. The Mets have lost two straight after opening the season with two victories over San […]

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Mets Summer of ’73: The Birth of “Ya Gotta Believe”

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Summer of ’73: The Birth of “Ya Gotta Believe”

TUG McGRAW: Coined one of the best slogans ever. As far as team slogans go, the 1973 Mets’ rallying cry “Ya Gotta Believe’’ may not rank with Knute Rockne’s “Win one for the Gipper,’’ but it stood the test of time, lasting far longer than Reingold’s “Ten Minute Head.’’ Had it been a movie, the […]

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Dillon Gee Is A Hard Luck Loser As Mets Fall To Padres 2-1 In Series Finale

An article by posted on April 4, 2013 0 Comments
Dillon Gee Is A Hard Luck Loser As Mets Fall To Padres 2-1 In Series Finale

SCORE: San Diego 2, Mets 1, at Citi Field. RECORD: 2-1. SUMMARY: What, you expected this to last forever? When you pitch you always have a chance to win. When you don’t hit, that chance is negated. The Mets wasted a solid outing from Dillon Gee in suffering their first loss of the season today by the Padres. […]

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Dillon Gee Makes His Comeback This Afternoon With No Fears

An article by posted on April 4, 2013 0 Comments
Dillon Gee Makes His Comeback This Afternoon With No Fears

The cold didn’t bother Matt Harvey last night, but the Mets will pay close attention this afternoon to Dillon Gee if the temperatures drop during his start against the San Diego Padres. In the quest of rooting for good stories, Gee is up there in his attempt to come back from emergency surgery to repair a blocked artery in […]

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Mets Post Game: Harvey Dazzles In 8-4 Win Over Padres

An article by posted on April 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Post Game: Harvey Dazzles In 8-4 Win Over Padres

Matt Harvey was everything the Mets hoped for as he dominated the San Diego Padres, 8-4, in frigid Citi Field tonight. Harvey gave up one hit with ten strikeouts in seven scoreless innings. All San Diego’s runs came against the bullpen, which is expected to be a Mets’ Achilles Heel this season, but not even […]

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Harvey Might Be The Ace Up Mets’ Sleeve

An article by posted on April 3, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Might Be The Ace Up Mets’ Sleeve

I was able to meet with Matt Harvey on Monday and we had a nice little exchange while he sat in front of his locker thinking about his upcoming start on Wednesday night against the Padres. There is a likable quality to  this young man and it has nothing to do with his pitching. He speaks with […]

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