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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Memo To Mets: Stop Screwing Around And Sign Dickey And Wright

An article by posted on 19/11/2012 0 Comments
Memo To Mets: Stop Screwing Around And Sign Dickey And Wright

The press release came via email as it always does and my first reaction was: How insignificant is Brian Bixler? He means something to his family, but hit .193 with two homers and seven RBI last season for Colorado and Washington. Yup, that will have them breaking down the doors at Citi Field. Another meaningless […]

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Selig Should Void The Trade

An article by posted on 16/11/2012 0 Comments
Selig Should Void The Trade

The biggest problem I’ve had with Commissioner Bud Selig is he was an owner, but even after divesting himself of the Milwaukee Brewers, he remained an owner at heart. He’s a former owner paid by the owners, so, where do his loyalties lie? It will never happen without government intervention, but the best way for […]

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Which Team Is More Dysfunctional, The Mets Or Jets?

An article by posted on 16/11/2012 0 Comments
Which Team Is More Dysfunctional, The Mets Or Jets?

Getting ready to watch football with the NFL Red Zone, so thankfully I am not tied down to the Jets-Rams. TV football in New York is absolutely terrible without Red Zone because you’re tied into two teams each week, but I digress. I was thinking which is the most dysfunctional New York franchise, the Mets […]

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Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey Win MVP Awards

An article by posted on 15/11/2012 0 Comments
Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey Win MVP Awards

 Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera has won the American League’s Most Valuable Player award after becoming baseball’s first Triple Crown winner in 45 years. Cabrera received 22 of 28 first-place votes and 362 points from the AL panel of Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Los Angeles Angels rookie center fielder Mike Trout had six firsts and 281 points. San […]

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Dickey Wins, Wants To Stay… Now Keep Him.

An article by posted on 15/11/2012 0 Comments
Dickey Wins, Wants To Stay… Now Keep Him.

THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING R.A. DICKEY R.A. Dickey won the Cy Young Award last night, and emphatically reiterated his desire to remain with the Mets. That’s a good sign, and I have the feeling Dickey won’t hold out for the last dollar. He realizes the Mets gave him what probably was his last opportunity and […]

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Will Trading Dickey Really Help The Mets?

An article by posted on 14/11/2012 0 Comments
Will Trading Dickey Really Help The Mets?

The latest speculation has the Mets shopping R.A. Dickey for a power hitter, but I wonder if it would really improve them, both in 2013 and/or the future. I don’t know what the Mets could actually get for Dickey, because there are some red flags for a team interested. Let’s face it, he’s a knuckleballer […]

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My Picks For Manager of the Year: Davey Johnson And Buck Showalter

An article by posted on 13/11/2012 0 Comments
My Picks For Manager of the Year: Davey Johnson And Buck Showalter

The Manager of the Year award will be announced this afternoon by the Baseball Writers Association of America. You don’t usually see managers of perennially good teams win the award because they are expected to win. The writers prefer rags-to-riches stories, but sometimes it is harder to win with a bullseye on your back. I […]

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Mike Trout and Bryce Harper Win Rookie Of The Year Awards

An article by posted on 12/11/2012 0 Comments
Mike Trout and Bryce Harper Win Rookie Of The Year Awards

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels was named the American League Rookie of the Year for the 2012 season. It was unanimous and Trout received all 28 first place votes. The 20 year old had a season for the ages. Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish were the other two finalists. […]

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Mets Rookie of the Year Winners: Seaver, Matlack, Strawberry and Gooden

An article by posted on 12/11/2012 0 Comments
Mets Rookie of the Year Winners: Seaver, Matlack, Strawberry and Gooden

When it all started for Tom Seaver. In explaining part of the Mets’ problems over the years, consider they haven’t produced a Rookie of the Year in nearly three decades, which is a substantial drought. (Sorry, but I can’t resist: Jason Bay won it while with Pittsburgh in 2004.) The Mets have produced four Rookies […]

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What Quality Players Will Want To Play For The Mets In The Future?

An article by posted on 11/11/2012 0 Comments
What Quality Players Will Want To Play For The Mets In The Future?

This usually is a fun time of the year when you get to speculate where the top free agents will land. The Mets make it easy on us, because we know they won’t go after anybody of substance. No offense, Mike Nickeas and Anthony Recker. The most popular theory is the Mets will jump into […]

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