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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DeGrom’s Last Stand?

An article by posted on September 22, 2014 0 Comments
DeGrom’s Last Stand?

There isn’t any doubt in my mind that Jacob deGrom should be the National League’s Rookie of the Year. What he did in Sunday’s 10-2 rout of the Braves to complete a rare sweep in Atlanta – one earned run with ten strikeouts in six innings – should seal the deal. What deGrom’s performance may […]

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Mets Are Still Undecided On One-Time Phenom Mejia

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Are Still Undecided On One-Time Phenom Mejia

Jenrry Mejia takes the mound and will oppose Cubs left-hander Chris Rusin at 4:05 PM Sunday as the Mets wrap up their two-game series at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. The Mets have never settled on a role for Mejia, which could be the case again this spring. At 24, Mejia is one of those promising young arms the […]

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What’s With All The Mets’ Early Injuries?

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
What’s With All The Mets’ Early Injuries?

The New York Mets have frequently been criticized for their handing of injuries, and already this spring there have been several, many of them of the tight muscle variety. The first case was left-hander Jonathon Niese, who complained of a tired arm, caused by weak muscles in the back of his shoulder. I raised several questions, […]

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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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