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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Reality Is The Mets Don’t Have Much To Trade

An article by posted on September 19, 2012 0 Comments
The Reality Is The Mets Don’t Have Much To Trade

GM Sandy Alderson said the Mets were more likely to build via the trade route than by making a big splash in the free-agent market. Amidst the Ike Davis flap, one must wonder what pieces the Mets have to trade. When you read between the lines from what Alderson has said, everybody is fair game […]

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Mets Fade Makes One Yearn For A Pennant Race

An article by posted on September 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Fade Makes One Yearn For A Pennant Race

Every morning I take a glance at the standings and the pennant races. There’s nothing like the drama and intensity of a pennant race. It is the essence of the sport. For the record, this morning the Mets are 15 games under .500 and 24 games behind the Nationals with a schedule that could plummet […]

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Should Chris Young Be Brought Back?

An article by posted on September 18, 2012 0 Comments
Should Chris Young Be Brought Back?

Chris Young took the loss on Sunday, but worked into the seventh inning, and in doing so passed 100 innings for the season and received a $150,000 bonus. More importantly, he’s probably showed enough to warrant a contract for 2013, if not from the Mets, then somebody else. “It means I’m healthy,’’ said Young. “I […]

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