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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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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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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