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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Mets Matters: Marcum, Feliciano, Hawkins Will Work In “B” Game; More WBC Nonsense

An article by posted on March 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Marcum, Feliciano, Hawkins Will Work In “B” Game; More WBC Nonsense

The majority of the Mets are off today, except for those who have a “B’’ game in Jupiter later this afternoon. Pitchers Shaun Marcum, Pedro Feliciano and LaTroy Hawkins will each log some innings. The projected fifth starter, Marcum, raised concerns when he didn’t report to camp in shape. Here is a guy trying to hang onto a major league […]

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The Tragedy That Is Dwight Gooden

An article by posted on March 4, 2013 0 Comments
The Tragedy That Is Dwight Gooden

It usually is not a good sign when a name not recently in the news shows up on the “What’s Trending Now,’’ list when one logs onto the Internet. Dwight Gooden was there this morning and we can expect to see future postings as his latest issue with the law unravels. Gooden, long out of baseball […]

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Mets Matters: Gee Sparkles, Cowgill Impresses Me, Who’s Running The Show?

An article by posted on March 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Gee Sparkles, Cowgill Impresses Me, Who’s Running The Show?

Some athletes will use anything as a motivator while others simply know what it takes to get ready. Today, pitching coach Dan Warthen tried to sell the idea Johan Santana used perceived criticism of his physical condition as the spark to get him on the mound for the first time since Feb. 19. Santana threw the day after GM […]

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Mets Matters: Duda Breaks Out, Byrd Could Push Hot-Hitting Valdespin To Vegas

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Duda Breaks Out, Byrd Could Push Hot-Hitting Valdespin To Vegas

It is not surprising that GM Sandy Alderson indicated today it is “less and less likely,’’ Johan Santana would be ready for Opening Day. Alderson attributed that to Santana not being in good shape when he reported to spring training because he didn’t go through his normal off-season routine after extensive rehabbing the previous two winters. […]

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Sandy Alderson’s Philosophy On Evaluating Terry Collins

An article by posted on March 2, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson’s Philosophy On Evaluating Terry Collins

General manager Sandy Alderson stopped short of saying manager Terry Collins’ job was secure, but in a conference call this week, left the impression he will be judged with a broad paintbrush. As GM, Alderson’s job description entails building for the future, and while Collins has nothing guaranteed to him beyond this season, it doesn’t mean […]

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Mets Spring Report: Marcum, Wheeler and Santana Still Out; Feliciano and Duda Back

An article by posted on March 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Spring Report: Marcum, Wheeler and Santana Still Out; Feliciano and Duda Back

MURPHY UPDATE: Daniel Murphy, who has been down with a strained intercostal muscle in his right side and was reportedly a week to ten days away from playing in a game, is making progress. Adam Rubin of ESPN reports that Murphy began hitting off a tee today for the first time since suffering the injury and he could be […]

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Mets’ Outfield Remains Muddled

An article by posted on March 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets’ Outfield Remains Muddled

After a handful of games, this much is certain about the Mets’ porous outfield situation: Nothing has been settled. We know Lucas Duda is expected to play left field, but center field and right field are open. Wide open, it seems. Going into spring training, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Collin Cowgill were penciled in as a platoon in center, while veteran Marlon Byrd and Mike […]

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Mets Matters: News Good On Feliciano, Murphy and Santana Working Their Way Back, Sandy Speaks

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: News Good On Feliciano, Murphy and Santana Working Their Way Back, Sandy Speaks

In a conference call Wednesday evening, Mets GM Sandy Alderson addressed several issues surrounding the team. Here are some of the things he told us: Catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud will not be allowed to block the plate. The reason for that is obvious – his health. The leadoff spot is still up in the air […]

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Mejia Makes First Start, Tejada Out, Byrd’s The Word

An article by posted on February 26, 2013 0 Comments
Mejia Makes First Start, Tejada Out, Byrd’s The Word

Jenrry Mejia gets the ball this afternoon against Miami. As of now, Mejia will be used as a starter, but there are those in the organization who believe he’s better suited for the bullpen. Mejia prefers to start and has performed better in that role. Maybe it is because he has time to prepare for his […]

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Mets Lose To Nats 6-4; Den Dekker Flashes Leather; Cowgill’s Got Game

An article by posted on February 25, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Lose To Nats 6-4; Den Dekker Flashes Leather; Cowgill’s Got Game

Lucas Duda did not start tonight’s 6-4 exhibition game loss against Washington, and won’t be in the lineup tomorrow. Look for him Wednesday or Thursday. In his first two games, Duda went 0-for-7 with six strikeouts, and told reporters today, “we’re not going to hit the panic just yet.’’ The Mets will opt for extra work […]

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