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 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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What If Selig Treated Mets The Way He Did Dodgers?

An article by posted on August 28, 2012 0 Comments
What If Selig Treated Mets The Way He Did Dodgers?

Over a year ago the Dodgers and Mets were in deep financial distress when Commissioner Bud Selig strong armed Los Angeles owner Frank McCourt into selling the team by first taking financial control? He did so despite claims McCourt had worked out a regional television deal that might have eased most of the Dodgers’ problems. […]

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Perfect Scenario For Announcing Wright’s Extension

An article by posted on August 28, 2012 0 Comments
Perfect Scenario For Announcing Wright’s Extension

In his most forceful comments to date, Mets GM Sandy Alderson, while speaking to season ticket holders yesterday expressed optimism about bringing back David Wright and R.A. Dickey. However, it must be noted optimism and guarantees are two different things. “I fully expect that David Wright and R.A. Dickey will be here not only next […]

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Astros and Mets, Kindred Spirits?

An article by posted on August 25, 2012 0 Comments
Astros and Mets, Kindred Spirits?

They were born the same year, 1962, as expansion teams, and in the Houston Astros’ final National League appearance against the Mets in New York, both teams are playing like expansion teams. Although linked by their entry, the Mets and Astros never developed an substantive rivalry in these 50 years. Playing in different divisions dulled the […]

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A Quick Glance At Mets Offseason Needs

An article by posted on August 23, 2012 0 Comments
A Quick Glance At Mets Offseason Needs

How could anybody be anything but enthused about the Mets for 2013? With GA Sandy Alderson telling us the budget hasn’t been set but don’t expect it to be much higher than it is now. Then he said trades might be the way to go. But, if the Mets aren’t willing to part with Matt Harvey […]

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Thoughts On Shutting Down Matt Harvey

An article by posted on August 10, 2012 0 Comments
Thoughts On Shutting Down Matt Harvey

Enjoy it while you can. The Mets plan to shut down Matt Harvey after 175 innings max, which is about three more starts. While he’s been one of the bright spots to a disappointing season, I have no problem with the decision as there’s nothing to be gained by running him into the ground. If […]

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This Date In Mets History: Mets Release George Foster

An article by posted on August 7, 2012 0 Comments
This Date In Mets History: Mets Release George Foster

On August 8th in 1985, George Foster had a big day for the Mets with three RBI in a 14-7 victory at Montreal. It was one of his few, if not his last. Even with his performance, Foster was overshadowed as Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter and Wally Backman also drove in three runs apiece. After […]

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Thoughts On The Mets’ Road Trip

An article by posted on August 6, 2012 0 Comments
Thoughts On The Mets’ Road Trip

After winning three of four in San Francisco, dropping a series at San Diego is a let down. But, the flip side is you have to be a little high to get down. Considering they lost 11 of 12 on their previous homestand, I’ll take the 6-5 and be happy. Who among us was brimming […]

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What Is Sandy Alderson Watching?

An article by posted on August 1, 2012 0 Comments
What Is Sandy Alderson Watching?

Most of us didn’t expect the Mets to be active at the trade deadline, a thought emphasized by a stretch in which they lost 11 of 13 games. But, to hear GM Sandy Alderson say he opted not to trade Scott Hairston, or anybody else for that matter, by saying he hadn’t given up on […]

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This Day In Mets History: Hodges Pulls Cleon Jones For Not Hustling

An article by posted on July 30, 2012 0 Comments
This Day In Mets History: Hodges Pulls Cleon Jones For Not Hustling

Every team’s evolution from doormat to contender has that defining moment when somebody grabs the team by the scruff of the neck and shakes it awake. That moment for the 1969 Mets came on this date when manager Gil Hodges walked out of the dugout and strolled out to left field, where he removed Cleon […]

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