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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Chris Young Presents Quite the Paradox

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young Presents Quite the Paradox

The New York Mets haven’t even seen a pitch yet this spring, but it’s not too early to notice how outfielder Chris Young has muddled things. And, it goes beyond the $7.25 million they’ll pay this year for the player who hit .200 last season with 12 homers and 93 strikeouts. Young’s 162-game averages are .235 […]

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Wheeler Doesn’t Want Attention, Wants To Throw Strikes

An article by posted on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler Doesn’t Want Attention, Wants To Throw Strikes

One of the highlights for the New York Mets last season was a double-header sweep of Atlanta anchored by future aces Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, who was making his major league debut. If you weren’t reading about Harvey last summer you were reading about Wheeler. This spring most of the ink is going to Noah Syndergaard, whom the […]

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Collins Impressed At How Tejada Trimmed Down

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Impressed At How Tejada Trimmed Down

February 17 Ruben Tejada reported early on Sunday and manager Terry Collins was impressed today by how he looked, saying: “You can tell he’s really worked hard and trimmed down. I asked him how much faster he was. He said, ‘I’ll show you.’ And I said, ‘OK, good.’ He’ll have the chance.’’ February 16 One of the New […]

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10 Mets Who Could Be Dealt At Trade Deadline

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
10 Mets Who Could Be Dealt At Trade Deadline

Realistically, the New York Mets could be a .500 team if everything breaks right. That’s an improvement of at least one more victory a month, which isn’t unrealistic. However, let’s say it unravels early for them and it becomes apparent they have no shot at a wild card berth much less finishing at .500 or better. […]

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Spring Training: Five Questions Terry Collins Must Answer

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training: Five Questions Terry Collins Must Answer

Spring training is finally here, and with it comes several issues the New York Mets must address. A lot of things must break right if they are to contend for a wild-card, but manager Terry Collins has five key questions to answer if they are to have a winning season, something they haven’t had since 2008: Q: […]

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Sandy Alderson: Unlikely Mets Acquire Another Major Free Agent

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson: Unlikely Mets Acquire Another Major Free Agent

February 13 Sandy Alderson told reporters today in St. Lucie, that it is unlikely that he acquires another major free agent this offseason. It’s now one of those cases where you have to do the math. A Drew signing seems very unlikely at this point and it’s not as if the Mets were ever really […]

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My Hall Of Fame Ballot: Mike Piazza and the Other Nine

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 0 Comments
My Hall Of Fame Ballot: Mike Piazza and the Other Nine

I just returned from the post office where I dropped off my Hall of Fame ballot. It’s a ritual for me that on Dec. 31 every year I’ll fill out my ballot. I like holding on to it, read all I can about the players on the ballot, talk to those in the game and […]

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Terry Collins: The Sky’s The Limit For Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins: The Sky’s The Limit For Zack Wheeler

As of now, the New York Mets don’t anticipate an innings limitations on Zack Wheeler, who was shut down for his last two starts in 2013. Wheeler threw 100 innings last year and said an innings limit hasn’t been determined, and if one is later on, it won’t be until after the season starts. “We haven’t […]

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Parnell Expected To Be Ready For Spring Training

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments
Parnell Expected To Be Ready For Spring Training

During a brief media session at Citi Field today, Sandy Alderson updated us on Bobby Parnell who is recovering from surgery last September to repair a herniated disk in his neck . Speaking about the 30 pound weight loss that was reported in October, Sandy said, ”he’s regained the weight and is about to start throwing again.” […]

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Robinson Cano: With All Due “Respect”

An article by posted on December 14, 2013 0 Comments
Robinson Cano: With All Due “Respect”

Robinson Cano and Jay Z’’s orchestrated dinner with the New York Mets was clearly transparent, made even more so after his introductory press conference in Seattle. It was only an indicator of things to come from this childish man. Bottom Line: Cano wanted to stay in New York, but at his price, and in the […]

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