John Delcos

I am an active member of the BBWAA and have covered Major League Baseball in several capacities for over 20 years, including ten 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 the Senior Editor for MetsmerizedOnline.com.

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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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Nationals, Braves and Phillies Are Focused On Winning, Mets Can Only Watch

An article by posted on January 16, 2013 0 Comments
Nationals, Braves and Phillies Are Focused On Winning, Mets Can Only Watch

Not that the bullpen-needy Mets would have made a play for Rafael Soriano anyway, but the Washington Nationals’ acquisition of the Yankees’ 2012 insurance policy has them as the sexy pick to win the NL East. It isn’t as if they needed much make-up after winning 98 games last season, but Soriano strengthens an already […]

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It’s Time To Change The Hall Of Fame Voting Process

An article by posted on January 11, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Time To Change The Hall Of Fame Voting Process

I’ve read many columns from my colleagues, and was greatly disappointed in those who would not recognize a player on the first ballot, and even worse, those who returned their ballots blank. As I wrote yesterday, boycotting first timers is an abuse of power. If you truly believe a player merits induction based on his […]

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Disappointed In Hall Balloting; Biggio Snubbed

An article by posted on January 10, 2013 0 Comments
Disappointed In Hall Balloting; Biggio Snubbed

I am not surprised at the voting numbers for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, but I am stunned at there being a total shutout and disappointed at the reasoning of some writers. For just the second time in four decades none of the candidates were elected, and that is wrong. Craig Biggio, who […]

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Will Pete Rose Get Another Hit?

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
Will Pete Rose Get Another Hit?

Well, now here’s a sign the apocalypse is upon us. Pete Rose, baseball’s career-hits leader, is about to host a new reality series. The cameras will follow around Pete and his wife, former TV exercise queen Kiana Kim, to capture the daily doings of the every day couple. It should be as real as the Kardashians […]

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