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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It’s Time To Change The Hall Of Fame Voting Process

An article by posted on January 11, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Time To Change The Hall Of Fame Voting Process

I’ve read many columns from my colleagues, and was greatly disappointed in those who would not recognize a player on the first ballot, and even worse, those who returned their ballots blank. As I wrote yesterday, boycotting first timers is an abuse of power. If you truly believe a player merits induction based on his […]

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Disappointed In Hall Balloting; Biggio Snubbed

An article by posted on January 10, 2013 0 Comments
Disappointed In Hall Balloting; Biggio Snubbed

I am not surprised at the voting numbers for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, but I am stunned at there being a total shutout and disappointed at the reasoning of some writers. For just the second time in four decades none of the candidates were elected, and that is wrong. Craig Biggio, who […]

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Will Pete Rose Get Another Hit?

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
Will Pete Rose Get Another Hit?

Well, now here’s a sign the apocalypse is upon us. Pete Rose, baseball’s career-hits leader, is about to host a new reality series. The cameras will follow around Pete and his wife, former TV exercise queen Kiana Kim, to capture the daily doings of the every day couple. It should be as real as the Kardashians […]

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Mets Should Say NO To Pavano

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Should Say NO To Pavano

I keep hearing rumblings the Mets are interested in Carl Pavano, who made $8.5 million last year with Minnesota at age 36. Why? While the pressures pitching for the Yankees are different than they are the Mets – the expectations in the Bronx are always greater – this is not a move they should be […]

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Jon Niese Could Be The Most Indispensable Met

An article by posted on January 5, 2013 0 Comments
Jon Niese Could Be The Most Indispensable Met

Normally, I might say David Wright when it comes down to who might be the most indispensable Met this season. Wright is, after all, the center of the Mets’ offensive universe and when he’s hitting it elevates the entire team. However, I’m a pitching guy first and when I posed the question to myself this morning […]

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Which Mets Must Resolve To Do Better? It Begins At The Top…

An article by posted on January 2, 2013 0 Comments
Which Mets Must Resolve To Do Better? It Begins At The Top…

With the beginning of the year for making plans for improvement, let’s take a look at some of the resolutions the Mets should be making today. THE WILPONS: You are the proud owners of a major league baseball team worth close to a billion dollars – that includes Citi Field and SNY – so act like […]

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MLB’s Top Ten Storylines Of 2012

An article by posted on January 1, 2013 0 Comments
MLB’s Top Ten Storylines Of 2012

With 2012 now in the books, let’s take a look at some of the more interesting and important baseball stories of the year. There were many to choose from, ranging from the feel-good, to the sad, to the historic, to the inane. There are dozens that will fall into the category of being a trivia […]

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Hall Of Fame Ballot Deadline Is Tonight

An article by posted on December 31, 2012 0 Comments
Hall Of Fame Ballot Deadline Is Tonight

Tonight, December 31, is the deadline for all eligible BBWAA voters to submit their Hall of Fame ballots. My own ballot has already been cast and I voted for Mike Piazza, Craig Biggio, Edgar Martinez, Jeff Bagwell, Fred McGriff, Jack Morris, Don Mattingly and Tim Raines. I know many Met fans will anxiously await the outcome […]

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Ten Signature Moments The Mets Take Away From 2012

An article by posted on December 28, 2012 32 Comments
Ten Signature Moments The Mets Take Away From 2012

The clock is winding down on 2013, which, if you’re a Mets fan is a good thing because it was another fruitless season at Citi Field. Before we kiss the year good-bye, or as Gary Cohen would say, “It’s outta here!’’ let’s go back and look at the top ten Mets stories of this very […]

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Amazin’ Gifts I Wish I Could Have Given You…

An article by posted on December 26, 2012 0 Comments
Amazin’ Gifts I Wish I Could Have Given You…

Good afternoon. I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and you got what you wanted or needed. If I had the power, I would have given you these things: * One more summer like 1969, when the expectations weren’t high and your team captured the imagination of the City and the nation. * An ownership […]

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