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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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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Thoughts On A-Rod, Washington Nationals And Playoffs

An article by posted on October 12, 2012 0 Comments
Thoughts On A-Rod, Washington Nationals And Playoffs

This has been a compelling postseason and it is getting more intriguing with each day. At the start of the season I projected the Giants and Yankees to meet in the World Series, and that’s still in play. The Yankees’ showing makes them hard to figure out, but one thing is for certain, and that’s […]

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The Differences Between The Mets and a Playoff Team

An article by posted on October 12, 2012 0 Comments
The Differences Between The Mets and a Playoff Team

So far, this has been a compelling playoffs with plenty of excitement and widespread interest. Major League Baseball is thrilled, and hopefully this trend will continue in the League Championship Series and World Series. That’s what baseball should be about. Hopefully, the Mets are taking notes. Four of the teams in the playoffs – Oakland, […]

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Former Mets Shining In Playoffs; Beltran, Pagan and O’Day Coming Up Big

An article by posted on October 11, 2012 0 Comments
Former Mets Shining In Playoffs; Beltran, Pagan and O’Day Coming Up Big

The Mets’ fear in releasing Jason Bay is he would suddenly find it somewhere else. They had the same trepidation with Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo. Watching these playoffs, it is easy to see their thinking, but that doesn’t mean it is justified. Outfielders Carlos Beltran and Angel Pagan, and reliever Darren O’Day all distinguished […]

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Melky or Upton Will Not Be On The Mets Radar This Winter

An article by posted on October 9, 2012 0 Comments
Melky or Upton Will Not Be On The Mets Radar This Winter

There’s plenty of intriguing possibilities, only if the Mets were willing to take a financial gamble, which Sandy Alderson said they are not inclined to do. As I posted yesterday, the Mets have $79.5 million of their earmarked $100 million to spend on six players: Johan Santana, RA Dickey, David Wright, Jason Bay, Jon Niese […]

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Interesting Start To MLB Playoffs; Intriguing World Series Possibilities

An article by posted on October 7, 2012 0 Comments
Interesting Start To MLB Playoffs; Intriguing World Series Possibilities

It has been an interesting start to the baseball playoffs. The play-in games put a different spin on things, but I’m hearing a lot of criticism of the single game format and it would be fairer to have best two-or-three. It probably would, but MLB doesn’t want to take the chance of playing in November. […]

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What Went Wrong For The 2012 Mets?

An article by posted on October 6, 2012 0 Comments
What Went Wrong For The 2012 Mets?

Other than a lack of overall talent, there’s never just one reason why a team fails to win. The Mets began the season projected for the basement, with some corners speculating 100 losses. So, at 74-88, 14 games below .500, and in fourth place, the Mets did better than expected, but in the end were […]

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How Mets Answered Preseason Questions

An article by posted on October 5, 2012 0 Comments
How Mets Answered Preseason Questions

Like all teams, the Mets had questions entering spring training. The Mets, of course, had more than most. At that time I listed the top ten questions facing the 2013 Mets. Let’s take a look back at how the season answered those questions. Some were in the positive, others not. QUESTION: To what degree will […]

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Mets’ Chris Young Ends On A High ($350K) Note

An article by posted on September 30, 2012 0 Comments
Mets’ Chris Young Ends On A High ($350K) Note

It was thought Chris Young might not even pitch this season coming off serious shoulder surgery. Instead, he collected $350,000 in bonuses last night for reaching the 20 starts-110 innings milestone. That’s a lot of money for a supposedly cheap team out of contention to shell out the final week of the season. Other teams […]

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Alderson Weighs In On Extending Dickey and Wright After The Season

An article by posted on September 26, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Weighs In On Extending Dickey and Wright After The Season

Listening to Sandy Alderson last night on SNY gave me little hope the contract extensions for David Wright and R.A. Dickey will reached any time soon, but he did say there’s more a sense of urgency with the latter. “R.A.’s situation is a little bit different in the sense that there is more immediacy there,’’ […]

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