John Delcos

I am an active member of the BBWAA and have covered Major League Baseball in several capacities for over 30 years, including 18 in New York working the Mets' and Yankees' beat. I also covered the Baltimore Orioles and the Cleveland Indians before that. Today I am a freelance writer and social director for several media outlets and a Senior Editor for Metsmerized Online.

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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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Mets Should Say NO To Pavano

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Should Say NO To Pavano

I keep hearing rumblings the Mets are interested in Carl Pavano, who made $8.5 million last year with Minnesota at age 36. Why? While the pressures pitching for the Yankees are different than they are the Mets – the expectations in the Bronx are always greater – this is not a move they should be […]

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Jon Niese Could Be The Most Indispensable Met

An article by posted on January 5, 2013 0 Comments
Jon Niese Could Be The Most Indispensable Met

Normally, I might say David Wright when it comes down to who might be the most indispensable Met this season. Wright is, after all, the center of the Mets’ offensive universe and when he’s hitting it elevates the entire team. However, I’m a pitching guy first and when I posed the question to myself this morning […]

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Which Mets Must Resolve To Do Better? It Begins At The Top…

An article by posted on January 2, 2013 0 Comments
Which Mets Must Resolve To Do Better? It Begins At The Top…

With the beginning of the year for making plans for improvement, let’s take a look at some of the resolutions the Mets should be making today. THE WILPONS: You are the proud owners of a major league baseball team worth close to a billion dollars – that includes Citi Field and SNY – so act like […]

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MLB’s Top Ten Storylines Of 2012

An article by posted on January 1, 2013 0 Comments
MLB’s Top Ten Storylines Of 2012

With 2012 now in the books, let’s take a look at some of the more interesting and important baseball stories of the year. There were many to choose from, ranging from the feel-good, to the sad, to the historic, to the inane. There are dozens that will fall into the category of being a trivia […]

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