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.

rss feed

John Delcos's Latest Posts

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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. […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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,’’ […]

Continue Reading »

Here’s A Thought… What If David Wright Doesn’t Want To Stay?

An article by posted on September 25, 2012 0 Comments
Here’s A Thought… What If David Wright Doesn’t Want To Stay?

I keep hearing, “Will the Mets re-sign David Wright?” and “What will it take to keep David Wright?” and “How can the Mets not afford to bring back David Wright?” All very good, pointed and legitimate questions. Here’s some more: “What if David Wright wants to leave?” and “What’s keeping David Wright tied to the […]

Continue Reading »

Finishing Strong Could Give Mets Momentum For 2013

An article by posted on September 24, 2012 0 Comments
Finishing Strong Could Give Mets Momentum For 2013

David Wright was in full salvage mode yesterday, both from a team and individual perspective, After a blazing first half in which he carried the Mets, he’s fallen off dramatically and with his fall so has his team. There have been numerous times during the Mets’ dreadful second half when they could have turned things […]

Continue Reading »

Current Mets State Illustrates Why They Didn’t Bring Back Reyes

An article by posted on September 21, 2012 0 Comments
Current Mets State Illustrates Why They Didn’t Bring Back Reyes

The Miami Marlins are in for the weekend, and with them comes Jose Reyes. Now that the season is dwindling down to a precious few games, I ask: Would the Mets season been significantly different had they re-signed Reyes? I don’t see how that is possible after last night. With the way the Mets are […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Shuffle The Deck To Give Dickey Two More Home Starts

An article by posted on September 21, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Shuffle The Deck To Give Dickey Two More Home Starts

Trying to get the most out of R.A. Dickey, both on the field and at the gate, the Mets moved him from Sunday’s start to Saturday. The switch allows him to start the home finale next Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates instead of in Atlanta the next night against the Braves. It might not be […]

Continue Reading »