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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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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2012 Mets Player Review: Dillon Gee, RHP

An article by posted on October 18, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Dillon Gee, RHP

PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: Dillon Gee made a strong first impression with the Mets as a 2010 September call-up when their rotation was in tatters. He made five starts and gave the Mets at least six innings in each and didn’t up more than three earned runs in any. His 2.18 ERA and ability to keep his […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Jonathan Niese, LHP

An article by posted on October 17, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Jonathan Niese, LHP

JONATHAN NIESE, LHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: Jonathan Niese was another Mets pitcher who went into spring training coming off an injury. He pulled a right rib cage muscle in Sept. 2011, while pitching against the Phillies and was shut down. Two years earlier, Niese’s season ended with a severely pulled hamstring. While the Mets weren’t worried […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: R.A. Dickey, RHP

An article by posted on October 16, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: R.A. Dickey, RHP

R.A. DICKEY, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: R.A. Dickey had been a journeyman with a trick pitch his entire career, winning a career-high 11 games in 2010. Realistically, they had no right to expect more than that from him at age 37 and figured to be third or fourth in the rotation at best. Only injuries or poor […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Johan Santana

An article by posted on October 15, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Johan Santana

JOHAN SANTANA, LHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: The only thing the Mets knew for certain about Johan Santana heading into the season is they would pay him $24 million. Coming off shoulder surgery and not having started since Sept. 2, 2010, the most the Mets could hope for was for him to stay healthy and start at […]

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