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.

rss feed

John Delcos's Latest Posts

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 – […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Have An Early Must Win Series Against the Nationals

An article by posted on April 30, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Have An Early Must Win Series Against the Nationals

While it is still early in the season, it is NOT premature for the Mets to approach this weekend’s series with Washington with a sense of urgency and purpose. It would be wrong to call it critical, just as it would be to say it is like any other series. Clearly, it is not. Earlier […]

Continue Reading »

Harvey Wanted It So Bad He Could Taste It

An article by posted on April 26, 2015 0 Comments
Harvey Wanted It So Bad He Could Taste It

As I watched Matt Harvey pitch for the Mets on Saturday against the Yankees, I couldn’t help but wonder: Was he showing off for his future bosses? I have little doubt from his body language there’s little question to the matter of showing up his current boss. Please don’t say Harvey someday toiling for the […]

Continue Reading »

Ya Gotta Believe… Again!

An article by posted on April 14, 2015 0 Comments
Ya Gotta Believe… Again!

“You gotta believe,” said an enthusiastic Michael Cuddyer, after the Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 on Monday. He had no idea he had the conjured up the most beloved rallying cry in franchise history, writes David Lennon of Newsday. “You got to believe you’re a good team.” Steve Serby of the New York Post […]

Continue Reading »

We Need To See More Of Fred Wilpon

An article by posted on March 10, 2015 0 Comments
We Need To See More Of Fred Wilpon

I figured Mets owner Fred Wilpon would be around Tradition Field Monday afternoon considering commissioner Rob Manfred was in Port St. Lucie. What you didn’t expect was for Wilpon to talk with manager Terry Collins in his office for about 20 minutes after the game. Collins said Wilpon would be a regular presence during spring training. Let’s […]

Continue Reading »

Injury Updates: Duda Making Progress, d’Arnaud Making Trip To Disney

An article by posted on March 10, 2015 0 Comments
Injury Updates: Duda Making Progress, d’Arnaud Making Trip To Disney

Here are some injury updates from Port St. Lucie: Catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who cut his left ring finger Sunday did not play, but will make the trip Tuesday to Disney against Atlanta. Lucas Duda was cranking them out Monday in batting practice. Duda, who was sidelined for nearly three weeks with a strained left intercostal […]

Continue Reading »