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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Ten Signature Moments The Mets Take Away From 2012

An article by posted on December 28, 2012 0 Comments
Ten Signature Moments The Mets Take Away From 2012

The clock is winding down on 2013, which, if you’re a Mets fan is a good thing because it was another fruitless season at Citi Field. Before we kiss the year good-bye, or as Gary Cohen would say, “It’s outta here!’’ let’s go back and look at the top ten Mets stories of this very […]

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Amazin’ Gifts I Wish I Could Have Given You…

An article by posted on December 26, 2012 0 Comments
Amazin’ Gifts I Wish I Could Have Given You…

Good afternoon. I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and you got what you wanted or needed. If I had the power, I would have given you these things: * One more summer like 1969, when the expectations weren’t high and your team captured the imagination of the City and the nation. * An ownership […]

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Morning Grind: A Rocky Rock Bottom It Is

An article by posted on December 23, 2012 0 Comments
Morning Grind: A Rocky Rock Bottom It Is

It has come to this, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks have outbid the Mets. The now pitching-deficient and long-time outfield void Mets had their sights on left-hander Francisco Liriano and outfielder Cody Ross, but lost them to the Pirates and Diamondbacks, respectively, who offered multi-year deals they wouldn’t have dreamt of giving. The Pirates, […]

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A Look At Some Of Sandy Alderson’s Good Moves

An article by posted on December 21, 2012 0 Comments
A Look At Some Of Sandy Alderson’s Good Moves

When Sandy Alderson was named Mets’ GM, it was to be a financial caretaker of the floundering franchise. I was critical of the R.A. Dickey trade because I believe their words of wanting to sign him were hollow and I still think that, but in fairness, I recognize Alderson was not dealing from a position […]

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A Slippery Slope: Mets’ Pitching Is Precarious

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
A Slippery Slope: Mets’ Pitching Is Precarious

Sandy Alderson did it again, speaking on WFAN he said he thought the Mets could compete in 2013. What he didn’t say was how he thought they’d be able to compete, much less define what he meant by compete. He asked for patience and hoped some of the Mets’ young pitching talent would surface this […]

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Talk Of Mets Dealing Niese Absurd

An article by posted on December 13, 2012 0 Comments
Talk Of Mets Dealing Niese Absurd

Anybody who believes the Mets are serious about trading Jon Niese is either: a) nuts, b) misinformed, c) clueless, or d) all of the above. I’ve heard reports the Mets will trade either R.A. Dickey or Niese in their effort to acquire a power-hitting outfielder. They seem almost desperate in their attempts to trade Dickey, […]

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Infuriating Alderson Dumps On Mets Fans

An article by posted on December 12, 2012 0 Comments
Infuriating Alderson Dumps On Mets Fans

The words seared into my consciousness. I previously defended Sandy Alderson, thinking as a hired gun his job was to pare payroll and ease the Mets’ financial strain, which he did. However, there is no defending what he said yesterday at the Mets’ Annual Christmas party, one where they asked R.A. Dickey to dress as […]

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Mets Need Breakout Years From Davis, Duda, Niese And Others

An article by posted on December 7, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Need Breakout Years From Davis, Duda, Niese And Others

Let’s assume for a moment – and this isn’t much of a reach – the Mets don’t do anything for the remainder of the winter. How then, can the Mets be competitive if another assumption that R.A. Dickey won’t be back? A lot of things must happen, beginning with David Wright regaining his power stroke. […]

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When Will The Mets Address Glaring Holes In Outfield?

An article by posted on December 6, 2012 0 Comments
When Will The Mets Address Glaring Holes In Outfield?

Speaking at the Winter Meetings, Mets’ CEO Jeff Wilpon said GM Sandy Alderson would have an increased budget for 2013 and the team “will be competitive.’’ What exactly he meant by that, he wouldn’t specify. Does it mean the Mets will be a playoff contender or at least a .500-caliber team? Just exactly how much […]

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The Age Factor: Reason Mets Are Reluctant To Sign Dickey, Is Why Teams Are Reluctant To Trade For Him

An article by posted on December 5, 2012 0 Comments
The Age Factor: Reason Mets Are Reluctant To Sign Dickey, Is Why Teams Are Reluctant To Trade For Him

If GM Sandy Alderson spent as much energy trying to sign R. A. Dickey as he has trying to trade him, the contract would be done by now. Alderson told reporters in Nashville he’s seeking a “difference maker,” for Dickey, which means a power-hitting outfielder, preferably from the right side. A difference maker, by definition, […]

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