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: 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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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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