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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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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Niese Is As Close To Being Untouchable As Any Met Can Get

An article by posted on November 24, 2012 0 Comments
Niese Is As Close To Being Untouchable As Any Met Can Get

When I look at the current Mets’ 40-man roster there are few players where it would take a lot to pry away from the team. Matt Harvey is one of them, in fact, there’s a thought of re-doing his contract as to buy out his arbitration years. I keep Harvey, of course. And, prospect Zack […]

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Wilpon Lays Out Scenarios For Wright And Dickey

An article by posted on November 21, 2012 0 Comments
Wilpon Lays Out Scenarios For Wright And Dickey

At least they are talking. Mets CEO Jeff Wilpon said there’s dialogue between the team and David Wright and R.A. Dickey, then added he’s optimistic about keeping them. What else is he going to say? “No, I think they’ll both leave.’’ Yeah, that will sell a lot of tickets. You have to be skeptical whenever […]

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Wright Decision: Where Should Mets Draw The Line On Years And Dollars

An article by posted on November 20, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Decision: Where Should Mets Draw The Line On Years And Dollars

I like David Wright and want the Mets to sign him to an extension. However, the question is: For how long? The other day I wrote the Mets should get going and sign him and R.A. Dickey. What I should have said is they should put their best offer on the table, and if nothing else, […]

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Memo To Mets: Stop Screwing Around And Sign Dickey And Wright

An article by posted on November 19, 2012 0 Comments
Memo To Mets: Stop Screwing Around And Sign Dickey And Wright

The press release came via email as it always does and my first reaction was: How insignificant is Brian Bixler? He means something to his family, but hit .193 with two homers and seven RBI last season for Colorado and Washington. Yup, that will have them breaking down the doors at Citi Field. Another meaningless […]

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Selig Should Void The Trade

An article by posted on November 16, 2012 0 Comments
Selig Should Void The Trade

The biggest problem I’ve had with Commissioner Bud Selig is he was an owner, but even after divesting himself of the Milwaukee Brewers, he remained an owner at heart. He’s a former owner paid by the owners, so, where do his loyalties lie? It will never happen without government intervention, but the best way for […]

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Which Team Is More Dysfunctional, The Mets Or Jets?

An article by posted on November 16, 2012 0 Comments
Which Team Is More Dysfunctional, The Mets Or Jets?

Getting ready to watch football with the NFL Red Zone, so thankfully I am not tied down to the Jets-Rams. TV football in New York is absolutely terrible without Red Zone because you’re tied into two teams each week, but I digress. I was thinking which is the most dysfunctional New York franchise, the Mets […]

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Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey Win MVP Awards

An article by posted on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey Win MVP Awards

 Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera has won the American League’s Most Valuable Player award after becoming baseball’s first Triple Crown winner in 45 years. Cabrera received 22 of 28 first-place votes and 362 points from the AL panel of Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Los Angeles Angels rookie center fielder Mike Trout had six firsts and 281 points. San […]

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Dickey Wins, Wants To Stay… Now Keep Him.

An article by posted on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
Dickey Wins, Wants To Stay… Now Keep Him.

THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING R.A. DICKEY R.A. Dickey won the Cy Young Award last night, and emphatically reiterated his desire to remain with the Mets. That’s a good sign, and I have the feeling Dickey won’t hold out for the last dollar. He realizes the Mets gave him what probably was his last opportunity and […]

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Will Trading Dickey Really Help The Mets?

An article by posted on November 14, 2012 0 Comments
Will Trading Dickey Really Help The Mets?

The latest speculation has the Mets shopping R.A. Dickey for a power hitter, but I wonder if it would really improve them, both in 2013 and/or the future. I don’t know what the Mets could actually get for Dickey, because there are some red flags for a team interested. Let’s face it, he’s a knuckleballer […]

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