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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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Gets Leadoff Opportunity

An article by posted on February 21, 2013 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Gets Leadoff Opportunity

Several days ago I gave you my idea for the Mets’ batting order and it included Kirk Nieuwenhuis as the leadoff hitter, so I was happy to read Adam Rubin’s story he will be given first chance to win that job. Nieuwenhuis will be the leadoff hitter for Saturday’s exhibition game against Washington. The Mets like Nieuwenhuis’ […]

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It’s Just Not In The Cards For Pete Rose

An article by posted on February 21, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Just Not In The Cards For Pete Rose

“I am not asking for anyone to feel sorry for me. I am only asking that Topps and MLB not compound my punishment by deleting the truth of what I achieved.” “Please believe me, I have suffered very much for what I did, but I need to respond when what I did fair and square […]

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The Answer Is Jason Bay and Bobby Bonilla

An article by posted on February 20, 2013 0 Comments
The Answer Is Jason Bay and Bobby Bonilla

Casey: I’ll take Mets Oddities for $400, Alex. Alex: The answer is Bobby Bonilla and Jason Bay. Casey: Who are the highest paid outfielders on the 2013 Mets? Alex: Good job, Casey, and I’m afraid we’re all out of time for this round as we head into Final Jeopardy. The Final Jeopardy category will be “Ponzi […]

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Projecting The Most Ideal Lineup For Mets This Season

An article by posted on February 20, 2013 0 Comments
Projecting The Most Ideal Lineup For Mets This Season

Like every manager in the history of the game, I love to tinker with batting orders. So much can happen between now and Opening Day, but when it is below freezing it is as good a time as any to think of what Terry Collins’ lineup could be this summer. Collins is on record with Ruben Tejada in […]

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Spring Briefs: Collins Inspires Team, Turner Could Be On Way Out

An article by posted on February 19, 2013 0 Comments
Spring Briefs: Collins Inspires Team, Turner Could Be On Way Out

Mets manager Terry Collins said the message he gave his team yesterday was that they are good enough to compete. Collins told reporters: “The ultimate message was: The one thing I don’t want any of these guys ever to think is that if we get beat, if we lose a game, it’s because we’re not supposed […]

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Santana Won’t Pitch In WBC, Will Make First Spring Start March 2

An article by posted on February 17, 2013 0 Comments
Santana Won’t Pitch In WBC, Will Make First Spring Start March 2

According to John Heyman of CBS Sports, Johan Santana will be named the Opening Day starter for the Mets and will not compete for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. Sources told Heyman that Santana did not think participating in the WBC would be a good idea since he finished 2012 on the disabled list (ankle sprain, […]

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Collins Addresses Team Before Today’s First Full Squad Workout

An article by posted on February 17, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Addresses Team Before Today’s First Full Squad Workout

Terry Collins will talk to his team prior to this morning’s full squad workout, but says he won’t go the underdog route, as COO Jeff Wilpon did last spring. The underdog angle is usually a good angle, but the Mets haven’t had a winning season since 2008, so it is safe to say they are […]

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Which Mets Could Be On Trading Block This Season?

An article by posted on February 16, 2013 0 Comments
Which Mets Could Be On Trading Block This Season?

The Mets should save themselves the aggravation and DL Frank Francisco when the season starts and have the roster spot filled by somebody else. That would enable Bobby Parnell to have the closer job unencumbered. Having him train for the role in Spring Training only to have it pulled from him at the last minute […]

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Jordany Valdespin Shares Twitter Login With Cousin, Do You?

An article by posted on February 16, 2013 0 Comments
Jordany Valdespin Shares Twitter Login With Cousin, Do You?

Maybe it is me, but I don’t think I will ever understand Jordany Valdespin. At one time I wanted him to get a chance and wonder why he hadn’t. Now, it is clear. The guy’s elevator doesn’t go to the top and he ranks low on the charm and responsibility meters. When asked by reporters today […]

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Mets Owner Says Team Will Spend, But Doubts Are Raised

An article by posted on February 15, 2013 0 Comments

Fred Wilpon’s proclamation in Port St. Lucie yesterday the Mets are now out of debt and ready to jump into the free-agent market brought a skeptical response. The feeling wasn’t  “oh boy, let’s go get Jacoby Ellsbury next year,’’ but rather “I’ll believe it when it see it.’’ Remember, the road to hell is paved with good […]

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