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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Featured Post: Time To Start Acting Like A 90 Win Team

An article by posted on March 5, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Time To Start Acting Like A 90 Win Team

We shall see if the New York Mets are capable of winning the 90 games that general manager Sandy Alderson believes they can. I like manager Terry Collins’ response to his players, that they should take it as a compliment. That’s one way to look at things. What else can he do now that his boss […]

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Mets On Tap: Syndergaard To Start Against Braves

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Mets On Tap: Syndergaard To Start Against Braves

One of the bright spots for the New York Mets this spring is pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, who is coming off a two-inning, five-strikeout performance in last Thursday’s intrasquad game. Today, he’ll face the Atlanta Braves at the Disney complex near Orlando. “I kind of shocked myself a little bit,’’ Syndergaard said of his intrasquad outing. […]

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Yelling At Reporters Isn’t Going To Fire Up Ike Davis

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Yelling At Reporters Isn’t Going To Fire Up Ike Davis

One of the more ridiculous things I’ve read in the wake of the Ike Davis - Mike Puma verbal spat is the notion this will motivate the underperforming first baseman. If that’s the case, the New York Mets have a greater problem than they thought. That thinking is flawed on many levels. As a professional athlete, if […]

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Could Matt Harvey Become A High Maintenance Super Nova?

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Could Matt Harvey Become A High Maintenance Super Nova?

Could the New York Mets have a potential problem with Matt Harvey? There are already signs of him being high maintenance … signs he enjoys the trappings of New York too much … signs he doesn’t handle injuries well … signs of being too sensitive … signs he knows he’s good and isn’t afraid to […]

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Mets Owners Dodge Huge Debt Payment, New Loan In Place

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Owners Dodge Huge Debt Payment, New Loan In Place

Outside a miraculous recovery by Matt Harvey, the New York Mets have the best possible news today. On the day of their first full squad workout, the Mets finalized their refinancing, reported The New York Post. So, if Fred and Jeff Wilpon are spotted smiling on one of the fields in Port St. Lucie, you’ll […]

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Collins Already Hinting On Roster Cuts

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Already Hinting On Roster Cuts

The New York Mets haven’t played an exhibition game yet and already manager Terry Collins is hinting at several roster cuts. With a congested outfield, Collins suggested that Matt den Dekker, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Andrew Brown and Cesar Puello will all begin the year at Triple-A Las Vegas. It is also conceivable Juan Lagares will open the season in the minor leagues. Collins is very high on […]

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Why Strikeouts Are A Big Concern For The Mets

An article by posted on February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Why Strikeouts Are A Big Concern For The Mets

After writing about the high strikeout rates of Ike Davis, Chris Young and Lucas Duda, I received a question asking why my concern over strikeouts, with the reader saying, “there’s no difference between a strikeout and a soft grounder to second.’’ He couldn’t be more wrong. First, a strikeout is a non-productive out, but much more can happen on […]

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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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