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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Hefner Solid Against Braves, Murphy Making Progress, Duda Hitting With Authority Again

An article by posted on March 15, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Solid Against Braves, Murphy Making Progress, Duda Hitting With Authority Again

Jeremy Hefner, the likely replacement for Johan Santana in the rotation, gave up two homers this afternoon but rebounded to strike out the last six hitters he faced in the Mets’ 5-2 victory over Atlanta. Hefner had a solid line of two runs on five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in five innings. Even so, […]

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D’Arnaud and Flores To Be Assigned To Minor League Camp By Friday

An article by posted on March 14, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud and Flores To Be Assigned To Minor League Camp By Friday

Normally, when a team has five of its hitters drilled in two games a case can be made for retribution. There’s been no such talk from the Mets about the Detroit Tigers taking liberties with their hitters. Jim Leyland’s pitchers have always been aggressive, so perhaps this is just a case of not having control […]

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Matt Harvey Finishes Strong In Mets 8-5 Loss To Nationals

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Finishes Strong In Mets 8-5 Loss To Nationals

Nearly flawless in his last start, Matt Harvey took his lumps today, but on a positive note rebounded and regained control. Harvey gave up a three-run homer to Washington’s Bryce Harper in the first inning, but rebounded to throw three scoreless innings and strike out six in an 8-5 loss. Harvey settled down to retire 11 of the final […]

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Brennan Boesch Is Certainly Worth A Look For The Mets

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
Brennan Boesch Is Certainly Worth A Look For The Mets

We’re heading into the time in spring training when players get released, and the Mets should be all over this: Brennan Boesch was released this morning by the Tigers. He’s an outfielder. He has some power. And, he’s still breathing. What’s not to like? And, he’s coming off a strained oblique muscle, so he should fit right […]

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Nieuwenhuis and Valdespin Battling For Outfield Spot

An article by posted on March 12, 2013 0 Comments
Nieuwenhuis and Valdespin Battling For Outfield Spot

The Mets are holding conclave this spring as they seek out a center field replacement for the departed Andres Torres. Jordany Valdespin is not an easy person to like, and especially hard to cheer for, but he’s become a leading candidate. Ask him a question and he’ll often mumble an indifferent and inaudible answer. He exudes […]

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Who’s Down For Matt den Dekker Making The Team?

An article by posted on March 12, 2013 0 Comments
Who’s Down For Matt den Dekker Making The Team?

Do you remember when Citi Field opened the Mets vowed they they were going to build around pitching and defense? Then, they immediately signed Jason Bay, who played well defensively, but that wasn’t the point. Enter Matt den Dekker, who doesn’t have the inside track at making the team as the center fielder despite being the […]

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Hefner Ready To Go If Santana Lands On DL

An article by posted on March 11, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Ready To Go If Santana Lands On DL

Do not read into Zack Wheeler’s demotion that the Mets think Jenrry Mejia will replace Johan Santana on the roster and in the rotation. When I asked Terry Collins of his preparation plans for life without Santana to start the season, the name Jeremy Hefner was only one to pop out. And, without hesitation. Collin McHugh, who was also demoted to the minor league […]

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Chipper Jones Says Hell No To The Yankees

An article by posted on March 10, 2013 0 Comments
Chipper Jones Says Hell No To The Yankees

I was very glad to see Chipper Jones reject the Yankees’ overtures for a comeback. It’s not that I wouldn’t want to see Jones have a change of heart, but not with the Yankees … not with anybody else but the Braves. I’ve always admired players to begin and end it with the same team. That‘s what […]

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Mets Notes: Wheeler Takes Getting Cut In Stride, Marcum Shows Exceptional Command

An article by posted on March 10, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Wheeler Takes Getting Cut In Stride, Marcum Shows Exceptional Command

Even without the oblique injury, Zack Wheeler would be opening the season in the minor leagues, which was always the proper decision. Maybe he wouldn’t have been sent down today with nine others, but as spring training goes on and the need to stretch out the starters increases, Wheeler’s innings would have been reduced, something the Mets […]

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Inside The Mets’ Clubhouse; Past and Present

An article by posted on March 9, 2013 0 Comments
Inside The Mets’ Clubhouse; Past and Present

Good Saturday morning. A little talk in the clubhouse about Team USA losing last night to Mexico. The operative word being “little.’’ I’ve only been here a few days, but trust me on this one, after doing 20 some Spring Trainings the days are usually all alike. We’re usually in the clubhouse by 7:45 in […]

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