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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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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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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