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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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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Mets Have Many Needs, Too Few Viable Options

An article by posted on December 2, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Have Many Needs, Too Few Viable Options

They’ll start showing up today for the Winter Meetings, and when they do, the Mets will have a lot on their plate, but little hope of cleaning it. Their first priority, now that David Wright is done, will be to extend R.A. Dickey’s contract. Dickey prefers three years, but would take two if the dollars […]

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Hall Of Fame No Sure Thing For New Candidates Piazza, Bonds, Sosa, Clemens

An article by posted on December 2, 2012 0 Comments
Hall Of Fame No Sure Thing For New Candidates Piazza, Bonds, Sosa, Clemens

The calls started to come the other night from other Hall of Fame writers asking if I intended to vote for Mike Piazza, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa. As a Hall of Fame voter the past decade I take the responsibility seriously. Because of their connection to performance enhancing drugs, I did not […]

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Pelfrey Says If Season Started January, He’d Be Able To Throw 100 Pitches

An article by posted on November 27, 2012 0 Comments
Pelfrey Says If Season Started January, He’d Be Able To Throw 100 Pitches

Updated Post 11/27 Mike Pelfrey told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that he expects to be ready to pitch by Opening Day. “If the season started January 15, I would be able to go out and throw 100 pitches,” Pelfrey told Rubin. Pelfrey underwent Tommy John Surgery on May 1st to repair ligaments in his right elbow. […]

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Longoria Deal Sets The Bar For Wright

An article by posted on November 26, 2012 0 Comments
Longoria Deal Sets The Bar For Wright

Whatever you hear about what David Wright might be asking or the Mets might be offering, just understand the bar has been set by his contemporaries Evan Longoria and Ryan Zimmerman, Both are close to Wright in terms of age and production. Just not salary. The Tampa Bay Rays, long known as a team with […]

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Alderson Gets High Grades From Mets Ownership

An article by posted on November 26, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Gets High Grades From Mets Ownership

I have been hearing how Sandy Alderson will be held accountable for the Mets’ performance this summer and I don’t believe that to be the case, regardless of what happens with David Wright and R.A. Dickey. Alderson is getting A’s across the board, because those handing out the grades aren’t the fans or the press, […]

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