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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2012 Mets Player Review: Josh Thole, C

An article by posted on November 2, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Josh Thole, C

  JOSH THOLE, C PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: For the second straight year, the Mets had high expectations for Josh Thole. When Thole broke in with the Mets in 2010, they liked his patience at the plate, ability to go to the opposite field and how he handled the staff. So somebody that inexperienced at the position he […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Toronto Imports Jon Rauch And Frank Francisco

An article by posted on November 1, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Toronto Imports Jon Rauch And Frank Francisco

PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: The Mets thought they plugged two serious bullpen holes with the signings of Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco, both of whom pitched effectively at times for Toronto in 2011. The two combined for 107 appearances, so the Mets knew they were getting some reliability. However, obviously overlooked by the Mets were the reasons […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Bobby Parnell, RHP

An article by posted on October 31, 2012 0 Comments

BOBBY PARNELL, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: Actually, considering his new role entering spring training, the expectations of Bobby Parnell – he of the fastball of 100 mph. – were minimal. Parnell could not seize the closer, set-up and even starter roles when given the opportunity in previous seasons, so the Mets dropped him to the seventh inning […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Situational Lefties Josh Edgin And Robert Carson

An article by posted on October 29, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Situational Lefties Josh Edgin And Robert Carson

  PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: The San Francisco Giants are World Series champions this morning in large part because of their bullpen, which included situational lefties Jeremy Affeldt, Javier Lopez and Jose Mijares. The team they defeated, Detroit, had Phil Coke in that role. Most of the playoff teams had dependable lefthanded relievers. When the Mets went […]

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Mets Could Learn A Lot From Watching The Giants

An article by posted on October 28, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Could Learn A Lot From Watching The Giants

When covering an event, I pull for good storylines and fast games. I don’t cheer for the teams I have covered. Never have; never will. Instead, I want good things to happen to good people. When you are around a group for nearly nine months, you get a feel for how hard these guys work […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: The Backend Starters

An article by posted on October 27, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: The Backend Starters

JENRRY MEJIA, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: The Mets knew they had pitching issues entering spring training, so by definition they expected a need for emergency starters. They opened the season with Mike Pelfrey, Johan Santana, R.A. Dickey, Jon Niese and Dillon Gee as their rotation. Santana and Niese were coming off injuries, and nobody knew what […]

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Mets That Should Come Back In 2013

An article by posted on October 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets That Should Come Back In 2013

When you scan the roster of the 2012 Mets, there are only a handful you can justify returning, and only fewer they should bring back. The following are the Mets you know will be back next year: JOHAN SANTANA: I’d love for them to find a taker of his $25.5 million contract, but you know that’s […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Matt Harvey, RHP

An article by posted on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Matt Harvey, RHP

MATT HARVEY, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: The expectations of Matt Harvey were minimal for this summer. The Mets’ 2010 first-round pick out of North Carolina – and the seventh choice overall – was to continue his development in the minor leagues. The best-case scenario had him continuing his development at Triple-A Buffalo and join the Mets […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Mike Pelfrey

An article by posted on October 21, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Mike Pelfrey

MIKE PELFREY, RHP  PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: After falling far short of the expectations of a No. 1 draft choice in 2005 – the ninth overall selection – Mike Pelfrey had what was thought to be a breakout year in 2010 when he went 15-9 with a 3.66 ERA and career high 204 innings. Pelfrey did not […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Chris Young, RHP

An article by posted on October 20, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Chris Young, RHP

  CHRIS YOUNG, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: With veteran Chris Young there was first a hope before any expectations. Signed as a stop gap starter to begin with prior to the 2011 season, Young pitched effectively at first before injuring his shoulder. In four starts he was 1-0 with a 1.88 ERA, giving the Mets six […]

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