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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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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Today In Mets History: Look Who’s No. 1

An article by posted on September 10, 2012 0 Comments
Today In Mets History: Look Who’s No. 1

On September 10, 1969, the scoreboard said it all… “LOOK WHO’S NO. 1″ After trailing the Chicago Cubs by ten games on August 13th, the New York Mets made it all the way back, plus one, after a doubleheader sweep of the Montreal Expos. The Mets took the opener 3-2 in 12 innings. Jim McAndrew started […]

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Can The Mets Be Next Year’s Orioles?

An article by posted on September 8, 2012 0 Comments
Can The Mets Be Next Year’s Orioles?

The Mets are giving us other things to think about lately, such as the New York Giants’ secondary and an inability to put together a running game. Also a chance to lament about another September of non-meaningful games for the Mets. The Mets are mired in fourth place, thinking about how a hot run could […]

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Ike Davis Needs To Hit Leftys And Become A Complete Player

An article by posted on September 7, 2012 0 Comments
Ike Davis Needs To Hit Leftys And Become A Complete Player

Ike Davis has already overcome a lot in his brief major league career, beginning with an injured ankle that forced him to miss most of last year and a bout of Valley Fever which sapped his strength this season. However, after a dismal start that had some clamoring for him to be sent to the […]

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Should Mets Consider Bringing Mike Pelfrey Back?

An article by posted on September 5, 2012 0 Comments
Should Mets Consider Bringing Mike Pelfrey Back?

Mike Pelfrey surfaced on the Mets’ radar yesterday when he showed up in St. Louis to participate in the team’s fantasy football draft. Pelfrey was shelved almost immediately and underwent Tommy John surgery, May 1. Most likely, he’ll be non-tendered in December because he’s arbitration eligible and made $5.6875 million this season. The rules state players […]

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Mets Should Take Notice Of Marlins Heading Into Offseason

An article by posted on September 4, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Should Take Notice Of Marlins Heading Into Offseason

For those of you who think stocking up on big ticket free agents should be cognizant of what happened in Miami if they believe that is the way to go in building a team. A look at the Red Sox would do them good, too. It’s not about spending the money, but spending it wisely. […]

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Mets By The Numbers: Finishing Strong

An article by posted on September 2, 2012 0 Comments
Mets By The Numbers: Finishing Strong

We are at arguably the worst part of the season. The dreams of March and April, followed by the anticipation of a strong start have faded into mediocrity. The second half collapse after the break robbed us of meaningful baseball in September. Sure, the Mets could play a spoiler role, but really, what fun is […]

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