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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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, […]

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Mets’ Spring Training Winners and Losers

An article by posted on March 30, 2013 0 Comments
Mets’ Spring Training Winners and Losers

It is the same in every spring training camp with winners and losers. Booms and busts. With camp ending today, the Mets had their share of both. THE WINNERS Jon Niese: With Johan Santana a question going in, Niese entered camp No. 1 in the rotation and pitched deserving of that title. Not surprisingly, he […]

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Days Are Dwindling Until Mets Opening Day, But Questions Keep Mounting

An article by posted on March 29, 2013 0 Comments
Days Are Dwindling Until Mets Opening Day, But Questions Keep Mounting

The Mets have two games remaining in spring training, and if they don’t know what they have by now they never will. They break camp today after playing St. Louis, then bus over to the bay side of the state to play the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Next will be Opening Day Monday afternoon against […]

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Mets Notes: Murphy and Wright Could Start Opening Day, Turner Still Getting Treatment

An article by posted on March 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Murphy and Wright Could Start Opening Day, Turner Still Getting Treatment

Daniel Murphy passed the audition and said it was worth the risk. Murphy, playing for the first time in a major league game this spring because of a strained right intercostal muscle, singled in three at-bats against Washington’s Gio Gonzalez, played five innings and declared himself ready for Opening Day. Had he kept playing minor league games […]

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MMO Flashback: Did Santana Commit Career Suicide?

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Did Santana Commit Career Suicide?

Oh how I hate “I told you so” posts, but MMO’s John Delcos nailed it. Santana’s left shoulder is not getting better and it isn’t unfair to wonder if the prideful or stubborn lefthander – take your pick – may have committed career suicide on March 3, a quiet Sunday that turned into one of […]

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Mets Have More Questions Than Days Left Until Opening Day

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have More Questions Than Days Left Until Opening Day

With four days until Opening Day, most teams have their rosters, rotation and batting order set. The Mets are not most teams. Their three remaining exhibition games will do little to answer questions for manager Terry Collins, who undoubtedly won’t be satisfied with what he sees Monday and will be mixing and matching for weeks. […]

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Mets Are Not Being Cheap, They Are Being Smart On Wheeler

An article by posted on March 27, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are Not Being Cheap, They Are Being Smart On Wheeler

There are two no-brainers in place for the Mets with their latest injury news. The first was the slam-dunk Shaun Marcum would be injured. The surprise was it happened before the team broke camp, but considering the shape he reported in, well, maybe not so much. The second is the inevitable early clamor for the Mets to […]

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Some Encouraging News For Wright; Opening Day Now A Possibility

An article by posted on March 27, 2013 0 Comments
Some Encouraging News For Wright; Opening Day Now A Possibility

After he played in a minor league game today, the Mets softened their position on whether David Wright could be ready for Opening Day. When Wright was pulled from the World Baseball Classic last week, manager Terry Collins was thinking a month. Not any longer. “I would not be surprised if David Wright is there […]

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Special Feature: Saluting The 1973 Mets; The Start Of A Series

An article by posted on March 26, 2013 0 Comments
Special Feature: Saluting The 1973 Mets; The Start Of A Series

MAYS: ENDURING IMAGE OF A FORGOTTEN TEAM The Mets have made four World Series appearances, with each of those seasons and Octobers giving us cherished memories. But, only one – the nearly forgotten 1973 team, with the still memorable rallying cry of “Ya Gotta Believe,’’ – identifies with the tumultuous ride this franchise has been […]

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Featured Post: The Mets Needed To Make Wright Captain

An article by posted on March 24, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Mets Needed To Make Wright Captain

There is a conspiracy theory everywhere you look. I read one suggesting the Mets made David Wright captain to divert attention away from the field, where they are projected to be bad. Very bad. Smokescreens like that never work. Besides, Mets fans are like children and dogs in a way, after awhile, they know when they’re getting […]

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