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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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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Mets Must Resist Temptation With Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on February 10, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Must Resist Temptation With Zack Wheeler

It’s no secret the Mets have concerns in their rotation, but that doesn’t mean they should rush Zack Wheeler, regardless of how good a spring training he has. The Mets tooker a somewhat patient approach with Matt Harvey, waited to bring him up last summer and gave him ten starts in which he showed his […]

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Something To Look Forward To From The Mets

An article by posted on February 9, 2013 0 Comments
Something To Look Forward To From The Mets

As I watch the snow pile up outside my window, I am thinking of three of the best words in sports, “pitchers and catchers.’’ The official deadline for the Mets is Monday, but the lockers are already being filled in Port St. Lucie. I am planning to get down there this month and have already […]

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Despite Wanting To Compete, Almost No Chance Santana Will Play In WBC

An article by posted on February 4, 2013 0 Comments
Despite Wanting To Compete, Almost No Chance Santana Will Play In WBC

Updated by Joe D. on 2/4 Johan Santana‘s participation in the World Baseball Classic for Venezuela appears an uphill battle that will not materialize, although there is no set decision, sources told ESPN New York. Because Santana ended last season injured and on the disabled list, a World Baseball Classic committee must agree to insure […]

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Stan Musial And Frank Thomas Recall A Cleaner Time

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
Stan Musial And Frank Thomas Recall A Cleaner Time

This morning, I’d like to comment a little on two stories from the weekend, neither of them Mets related because, well, they haven’t done anything. The first is Stan Musial’s funeral and the second Frank Thomas’ comments from the White Sox’s annual fan convention. In different ways, both speak to baseball’s history in a profound […]

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