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.

rss feed

John Delcos's Latest Posts

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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. […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Mets’ Season Underway, But Some Questions Still Remain

An article by posted on April 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets’ Season Underway, But Some Questions Still Remain

David Wright was all smiles yesterday. “If you like grand slams and scoring lots of runs, what’s not to like?’’ Wright said. “Of course, we’re not going to score 11 runs every game.’’ His qualifier continued: “It’s only the first game.’’That it was, and as good as they looked in mauling the Padres, the Mets […]

Continue Reading »

Niese Aces It; Offense Rocks In Mets’ Opening Day Rout

An article by posted on April 2, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Aces It; Offense Rocks In Mets’ Opening Day Rout

How appropriate. It was overcast for much of the day, but shortly after this afternoon’s 11-2 rout of the San Diego Padres, it started to rain on Citi Field. If there could be universal laws in baseball, is it isn’t supposed to rain on Opening Day and the home team has to win. Let the […]

Continue Reading »

Featured Post: What Has MLB Done To Opening Day?

An article by posted on April 1, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: What Has MLB Done To Opening Day?

There have been many changes and lost traditions in baseball over the years. One particularly missed is the spectacle that used to be Opening Day. The season always started on a Tuesday in Cincinnati and Washington; the home of the sport’s oldest franchise and in the nation’s capital for the national past time. This year, […]

Continue Reading »