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: 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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Mets Should Tell Boras, Hell No On Robinson Cano!

An article by posted on February 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Should Tell Boras, Hell No On Robinson Cano!

The funniest thing I heard with the Yankees and their contract negotiations with Robinson Cano is Scott Boras would take this to the open market to possibly draw the Mets in as an antagonist. That’s what Boras does, and the presence of other teams – some out of the desire to make things difficult for the Yankees […]

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Wheeler, Tejada, Cowgill Impress In Mets 5-3 Win, News Not Good On Feliciano

An article by posted on February 23, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler, Tejada, Cowgill Impress In Mets 5-3 Win, News Not Good On Feliciano

THE GAME: Ruben Tejada hit a two-run homer and Collin Cowgill drove in a run with double as the Mets won their exhibition opener, 5-3, over Washington. One game does not a spring training make, but if you’re going to play the games it is better to win them. WHEELER IMPRESSIVE: Zack Wheeler wowed them in his first appearance […]

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Spring Training Results Typically Mean Nothing, Except Where The Mets Are Concerned

An article by posted on February 23, 2013 0 Comments
Spring Training Results Typically Mean Nothing, Except Where The Mets Are Concerned

The question is always posed at the start of the exhibition schedule: How important is it to win during spring training? For most teams it isn’t and history is full of examples of spring training winners who were flops during the regular season. The reverse also holds true. But, what about the Mets, who open […]

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Things To Look For In Today’s Mets Intrasquad Game

An article by posted on February 22, 2013 0 Comments
Things To Look For In Today’s Mets Intrasquad Game

I’ve booked my hotel for Port St. Lucie and beginning on March 5th, I will be reporting live from Mets Spring Training exclusively for MMO. I’ve been busy this entire week coordinating many things with the New York Mets and Joe D. and we have some nice things in store for you. We’ve already lined up […]

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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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