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 All About Game Three… Nothing Else Matters

An article by posted on October 30, 2015 0 Comments
It’s All About Game Three… Nothing Else Matters

There’s no denying the New York Mets have dug themselves into a huge hole, but doesn’t mean they can’t climb out of it, despite the long odds against them. The Mets said confidently on Twitter yesterday that despite the 0-2 hole they are not giving up. I wouldn’t expect it any other way from a […]

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Tonight, A Dark Knight Rises

An article by posted on October 27, 2015 0 Comments
Tonight, A Dark Knight Rises

This is what Matt Harvey always wanted. So, let’s see if he can give the Mets what they need – at least a split in the first two games of the World Series if not a sweep of the pair. With Harvey tonight and Jacob deGrom in Game 2 Wednesday, the Mets are playing their […]

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One For The Ages: A Mets vs Cubs NLCS We’ll Never Forget

An article by posted on October 22, 2015 0 Comments
One For The Ages: A Mets vs Cubs NLCS We’ll Never Forget

There were a several times this season when it didn’t look as if this would be a Mets’ summer. Through injuries, slumps and innings-limit controversies, this was going to be another long season. However, Wilmer Flores’ tears told us why he wanted to remain a Met and why he loved this team like we do. […]

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Mets Need To Reward Collins With An Extension

An article by posted on October 17, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Need To Reward Collins With An Extension

Terry Collins‘ post NLDS handshake with Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was great to see. It was a great example of sportsmanship, especially after a tense, hard-fought series in which one of Collins’ players was lost to injury on an overtly aggressive play. They do it in other sports and I’ve always wondered why it wasn’t […]

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So Close No Matter How Far…

An article by posted on August 29, 2015 0 Comments
So Close No Matter How Far…

Couldn’t be much more from the heart… The only thing that kept last night from being anymore majestically epic than it was, was the Mets actually coming away with a win. But give the Mets applause for the way they almost came all the way back in what was an exhilarating tenth inning filled with […]

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DeGrom Shined Bright Among The Stars

An article by posted on July 15, 2015 0 Comments
DeGrom Shined Bright Among The Stars

Jacob deGrom didn’t pitch long, but long enough to show why rival scouts and opposing general managers salivate when they catch a glimpse of him, and why his popularity is soaring. The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year struck out the side in the fifth inning, and needed only ten pitches to do it. Overpowering is […]

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Alderson Gives Collins Vote Of Confidence, Replacing Him Never Discussed

An article by posted on July 4, 2015 0 Comments
Alderson Gives Collins Vote Of Confidence, Replacing Him Never Discussed

Sandy Alderson told reporters in Los Angeles on Friday that it would be “grossly unfair” to put any blame about the the team’s play the last two months on Terry Collins and said there’s been “absolutely no discussion” about whether to fire the Mets manager. Alderson said the injuries that have led to the recent […]

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Collins Calls Team Meeting With Mets At Crossroads

An article by posted on May 24, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Calls Team Meeting With Mets At Crossroads

After his Mets were swept out of Pittsburgh, manager Terry Collins insisted his team was not at a “critical juncture,” in the season – which I said they were several days ago – and that the team wasn’t “dead in the water.” It’s still May and they are 2.5 games behind the Washington Nationals – […]

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Mets’ Pitiful Numbers Tell The Story

An article by posted on May 15, 2015 0 Comments
Mets’ Pitiful Numbers Tell The Story

On April 23, after the Mets wrapped up their 11th straight victory to move ten games over .500 and build a comfortable eight-game lead over the Washington Nationals, all seemed right in their world. They won because their starting pitching overcame injuries to David Wright and Travis d’Arnaud; a lack of consistent power from Lucas […]

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Syndergaard Steps Onto The Big Stage Tonight

An article by posted on May 12, 2015 0 Comments
Syndergaard Steps Onto The Big Stage Tonight

Just as they were with Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, don’t look for the Mets to bring up Noah Syndergaard for a spot start. Once he’s here, unless he really spits the bit, he’s not going anywhere. Like everybody else, I’m excited to see him pitch, just as I was when Harvey and Wheeler first […]

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Harvey Embraces His Role As Stopper

An article by posted on May 2, 2015 0 Comments
Harvey Embraces His Role As Stopper

Matt Harvey did what aces are expected to do, which was pick up his struggling Mets when they needed him most with a 4-0 gem on Friday night over the Washington Nationals. He became the fifth player in Mets history to win his first five starts of a season. The Mets went into the game losers of […]

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