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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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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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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