John Delcos

I am an active member of the BBWAA and have covered Major League Baseball in several capacities for over 25 years, including 15 in New York working the Mets' and Yankees' beat. I covered the Baltimore Orioles for eight years and the Cleveland Indians before that. Today I am a freelance writer and social director for several media outlets and a Senior Editor for MetsmerizedOnline.com.

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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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Mets Spring Notes: Santana and the WBC, No-Shows In Camp, Limiting Harvey’s Innings

An article by posted on February 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Spring Notes: Santana and the WBC, No-Shows In Camp, Limiting Harvey’s Innings

I realize the matter of national pride and his desire to represent Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, but Johan Santana is set to get $31 million from the Mets this year (including a $5.5 million buyout) and that’s where his responsibility lies. There’s no disputing Santana pitches hard and has been a workhorse when healthy, but […]

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Piazza, Clemens and The Fight That Never Happened

An article by posted on February 14, 2013 0 Comments
Piazza, Clemens and The Fight That Never Happened

Updated 2/14/2013   To this day, I don’t know beyond a doubt what Clemens was truly intending or thinking. He’s never said anything different than he said that night. There remain questions only he can answer. But with the extra clarity that comes with time, perspective, and video, I’ll go this far: there should have […]

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Mets Shouldn’t Be Surprised At Francisco Injury And Losing Bourn

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Shouldn’t Be Surprised At Francisco Injury And Losing Bourn

Two days into camp and the Mets have already taken two shots. The first was inevitable, that Michael Bourn signed elsewhere. Come to think of it, so was the second when Frank Francisco was shut down with elbow inflammation. The proviso was Francisco would be the closer if healthy and he is clearly not. Terry […]

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