John Delcos

I am an active member of the BBWAA and have covered Major League Baseball in several capacities for over 30 years, including 18 in New York working the Mets' and Yankees' beat. I also covered the Baltimore Orioles and the Cleveland Indians before that. Today I am a freelance writer and social director for several media outlets and a Senior Editor for Metsmerized Online.

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This is the Jose Reyes the Mets Were Hoping For

An article by posted on July 23, 2016 0 Comments
This is the Jose Reyes the Mets Were Hoping For

The Mets gambled on bringing back Jose Reyes because they needed a leadoff hitter to spark their listless offense. What they envisioned came to fruition Friday night in Miami in what truly can be described as a must-win game. Reyes ripped three hits, scored two runs, drove in another, stole a base and had several […]

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Steven Matz Had His Watershed Moment

An article by posted on May 27, 2016 0 Comments
Steven Matz Had His Watershed Moment

There comes a time in every player’s path from prospect to star when he faces a watershed test he must pass, which is what happened to Mets pitcher Steven Matz Wednesday afternoon in Washington. Hopefully, it will be something Matz will wistfully recall down the road, perhaps before any All-Star and playoff games. Pitching coach Dan Warthen immediately recognized it […]

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Opposing Teams Running On Syndergaard

An article by posted on May 2, 2016 0 Comments
Opposing Teams Running On Syndergaard

Like a shark senses blood in the water, a team will jump all over a pitcher when it detects a weakness, especially when it’s somebody such as the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard, who doesn’t have many. The book on Syndergaard is you can run on him. No, make that you can run all over him – that […]

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Collins Runs For Mayor of Panic City

An article by posted on April 13, 2016 0 Comments
Collins Runs For Mayor of Panic City

Less than 24 hours after calling the baseball season a marathon, Mets managerTerry Collins decided to run for mayor of Panic City. Moments after his sluggish Mets beat Miami, 2-1, to snap a four-game losing streak, Collins went off in a press conference, calling the victory “a game we had to have.” When the season […]

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Ruben Tejada Is Always There For The Mets

An article by posted on March 12, 2016 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Is Always There For The Mets

Depth was to be a Mets’ strong point this year, and it will come into play a lot earlier than anticipated with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera expected to miss at least two weeks or more and quite possibly the start of the season with a strained patella tendon in his left knee. Ruben Tejada, who lost […]

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Noah Syndergaard: The Best Is Yet To Come For This Young Flame Thrower

An article by posted on March 11, 2016 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard: The Best Is Yet To Come For This Young Flame Thrower

It was just the first start of the Spring for Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard, but you can’t help but wonder what his upside could be. Could it be higher than that of Matt Harvey or Jacob deGrom? Syndergaard gave us a glimpse last year, but every time he takes the mound he has us wanting […]

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Piazza Offers Cespedes Advice On Handling Pressure and Expectations

An article by posted on February 29, 2016 0 Comments
Piazza Offers Cespedes Advice On Handling Pressure and Expectations

After carrying the Mets to the World Series, Yoenis Cespedes was rewarded with a $75-million contract, and with it, likely 75 million tons of pressure. Expectations are high for the Mets, but there’s no better person to help Cespedes deal with them than Mike Piazza, who’ll be inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer. Unquestionably, the Mets […]

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Wright and Collins Discuss Strategy For Playing Time

An article by posted on February 26, 2016 0 Comments
Wright and Collins Discuss Strategy For Playing Time

Mets manager Terry Collins met with David Wright to begin discussing limiting his playing time during spring training and the season. Not surprisingly, a definitive games number was not reached. It will begin by limiting his exhibition at-bats and time in the batting cage. During the season, Wright could sit in an afternoon game after a night game. However, […]

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Wright Pledges To Be Honest With Mets About His Back

An article by posted on February 20, 2016 0 Comments
Wright Pledges To Be Honest With Mets About His Back

Some time next week, David Wright will meet with Mets manager Terry Collins to devise a plan on how much their former All-Star third baseman will play this summer. It’s this year’s version of Matt Harvey‘s innings limit. Of course, it comes down to his health and how strong he feels, but for now there’s no definitive number or plan. […]

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Mets Have A Lot Riding On David Wright

An article by posted on January 21, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Have A Lot Riding On David Wright

It isn’t hard to pick out the player shouldering the most pressure this season for the New York Mets, that would be third baseman David Wright. Somehow, last year the Mets withstood playing without him for over four months, but several things combined to make that possible, notably the ineffective Washington Nationals and several key […]

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Griffey, Piazza, Bagwell Headline My Official Hall of Fame Ballot

An article by posted on January 1, 2016 0 Comments
Griffey, Piazza, Bagwell Headline My Official Hall of Fame Ballot

I had intended to publicize my Official Hall of Fame ballot before Christmas, but some health issues prevented me from proceeding as planned. So here it is, without further adieu, the nine players I submitted for the Class of 2016. 1. Ken Griffey Jr. – One of the greatest players of all time and a […]

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