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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My Picks For Manager of the Year: Davey Johnson And Buck Showalter

An article by posted on November 13, 2012 0 Comments
My Picks For Manager of the Year: Davey Johnson And Buck Showalter

The Manager of the Year award will be announced this afternoon by the Baseball Writers Association of America. You don’t usually see managers of perennially good teams win the award because they are expected to win. The writers prefer rags-to-riches stories, but sometimes it is harder to win with a bullseye on your back. I […]

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Mike Trout and Bryce Harper Win Rookie Of The Year Awards

An article by posted on November 12, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Trout and Bryce Harper Win Rookie Of The Year Awards

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels was named the American League Rookie of the Year for the 2012 season. It was unanimous and Trout received all 28 first place votes. The 20 year old had a season for the ages. Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish were the other two finalists. […]

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Mets Rookie of the Year Winners: Seaver, Matlack, Strawberry and Gooden

An article by posted on November 12, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Rookie of the Year Winners: Seaver, Matlack, Strawberry and Gooden

When it all started for Tom Seaver. In explaining part of the Mets’ problems over the years, consider they haven’t produced a Rookie of the Year in nearly three decades, which is a substantial drought. (Sorry, but I can’t resist: Jason Bay won it while with Pittsburgh in 2004.) The Mets have produced four Rookies […]

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What Quality Players Will Want To Play For The Mets In The Future?

An article by posted on November 11, 2012 0 Comments
What Quality Players Will Want To Play For The Mets In The Future?

This usually is a fun time of the year when you get to speculate where the top free agents will land. The Mets make it easy on us, because we know they won’t go after anybody of substance. No offense, Mike Nickeas and Anthony Recker. The most popular theory is the Mets will jump into […]

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2012 Mets Review: The Bench

An article by posted on November 7, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Review: The Bench

KIRK NIEUWENHUIS, OF PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: Our player review series concludes today with a look at the bench, which wasn’t without questions. With Ruben Tejada and Lucas Duda starting, that thinned the bench. Mike Nickeas was behind the plate; Justin Turner a capable reserve in the infield; and Scott Hairston and Mike Baxter were in the […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: David Wright, 3B

An article by posted on November 7, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: David Wright, 3B

 DAVID WRIGHT, 3B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: Fortunately, one expectation of David Wright did not come true, and that is the Mets would trade him by the deadline. Wright’s situation wasn’t quite like Jose Reyes’ in that Wright has an option for 2013, but the fear of losing him was there, nonetheless. A six-time All-Star who missed […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Lucas Duda and Andres Torres

An article by posted on November 7, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Lucas Duda and Andres Torres

 LUCAS DUDA, LF PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: The expectations were in the form of wishful thinking when centerfielder Andres Torres and right fielder Lucas Duda reported to spring training. Unwilling or unable to add quality outfielders in the offseason – take your pick – the Mets opted for the bargain basement route. The Mets sent the underperforming […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Ruben Tejada, SS

An article by posted on November 6, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Ruben Tejada, SS

PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: Perhaps no Met endured as much preseason scrutiny as shortstop Ruben Tejada. Although he played well in 2011, hitting .284 in place of the injured Jose Reyes, this year the job was his and he would be judged as a starter. Tejada played a combined 105 games at second base in 2010 and 2011, […]

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Mets 2012 Player Review: Daniel Murphy, 2B

An article by posted on November 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets 2012 Player Review: Daniel Murphy, 2B

 DANIEL MURPHY, 2B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: It was more a matter of hope than it was solid expectations for second baseman Daniel Murphy. After all, this is a player who has had trouble staying healthy, and was frequently in danger of hurting himself in the field.  At the plate, the Mets expected little power production, but […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Ike Davis

An article by posted on November 3, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Ike Davis

PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: After sitting out most of 2011 with what can best be described as a bizarre ankle injury, Ike Davis reported to spring training optimistic, only to be slowed by a virus that sapped his energy and strength. The Mets had always loved Davis’ power potential when he slugged 19 in his first season […]

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