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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Alderson & Co. Are In Unfamiliar Terrain

An article by posted on July 20, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson & Co. Are In Unfamiliar Terrain

Of the 30 major league teams, only six are at least 10 games behind in the wild-card standings. The Mets are only 3.5 games behind, a position which should have them as prime buyers. The problem of shopping in the bullpen aisle, say the Mets, is the cost. That translates into not expecting too much. […]

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Six Things That Went Wrong In Mets First Half

An article by posted on July 13, 2012 0 Comments
Six Things That Went Wrong In Mets First Half

No evaluation of the Mets is complete without a list of disappointments. While 46-40 at the break, the Mets have more to be happy about than not.  However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t laments. Had everything broken right in the first half, the Mets could be sitting on top of the NL East. Here’s what […]

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Today in Mets History: Always Terrific, Seaver Was Nearly Perfect

An article by posted on July 9, 2012 0 Comments
Today in Mets History: Always Terrific, Seaver Was Nearly Perfect

It is possible this game in 1969 is most remembered from that amazing season. On this date in 1969, and maybe each day since for Tom Seaver, he’ll remember Jimmy Qualls’ sinking single into the left-center gap with one out in the eighth inning to break up his perfect game bid and forced him to […]

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Today in Mets History: 1969 Miracle Takes Form As Fate Hits Cubs Outfielder

An article by posted on July 8, 2012 0 Comments
Today in Mets History: 1969 Miracle Takes Form As Fate Hits Cubs Outfielder

One of my favorite baseball books was “The Year the Mets Lost Last Place,’’ a diary of a three-series stretch in July of 1969 when the Mets played two series with the Chicago Cubs and one with the Montreal Expos. Dick Schaap was the author and book took the form of timeline, nearly to the […]

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Reasons Why R.A. Dickey Should Start All-Star Game

An article by posted on July 6, 2012 0 Comments
Reasons Why R.A. Dickey Should Start All-Star Game

There are numerous reasons why R.A. Dickey should start Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Kansas City, so it’s hard to understand Tony La Russa not naming him for the honor. He knows the rotation schedule of the other candidates, so what’s he waiting for? If he wants to screw with New York area fans, he’d start […]

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MVP Chants For Wright Are Not Unfounded

An article by posted on July 6, 2012 0 Comments
MVP Chants For Wright Are Not Unfounded

For those of you who missed the first half of the season, you got the gist of things if you tuned in last night’s victory over the Phillies. David Wright, who delivered the game-winner in the ninth along with hitting a homer, said as much when he indicated the Mets worked every at-bat and utilized […]

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Today In Mets History: Kanehl Belts Mets’ First Grand Slam

An article by posted on July 6, 2012 0 Comments
Today In Mets History: Kanehl Belts Mets’ First Grand Slam

On this date in 1962, Rod Kanehl became the first Met to hit a grand slam homer in a 10-3 rout of the Cardinals in the Polo Grounds. Kanehl connected off Bobby Shantz. Kanehl played eight seasons in the minors with the Yankees and Reds organizations before getting his shot at age 28 with the […]

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Jon Niese Has Gone From Unreliable To Untouchable

An article by posted on July 5, 2012 0 Comments
Jon Niese Has Gone From Unreliable To Untouchable

Sometimes it is better to hold a pat hand, which is what the Mets have done with Jonathan Niese over the past few years. More than a few times we heard Niese’s name mentioned in a possible trade. Whom the Mets would have received in return would not have lifted them from their 2007-2011 funk. […]

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Ike Davis Looks Like He’s Returned To Form

An article by posted on June 28, 2012 0 Comments
Ike Davis Looks Like He’s Returned To Form

Ike Davis is showing signs of getting it, both at the plate and with his demeanor. During yesterday’s game in Chicago, Davis apologized to plate umpire Manny Gonzalez for inadvertently touching him with his glove in a dispute at first base the night before. Davis was ejected, will be fined and could be suspended for […]

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Daniel Murphy Finds HR Stroke

An article by posted on June 28, 2012 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Finds HR Stroke

Slides often end this way, with the Mets taking out their frustration of the last four days with a 17-1 mauling of the Cubs this afternoon. Daniel Murphy, who hadn’t homered since last July, went over the ivy twice to back the solid pitching of Jon Niese. You can’t call this a turnaround game unless […]

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