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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Santana Gives Mets A Sigh Of Relief

An article by posted on June 20, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Gives Mets A Sigh Of Relief

After he was roughed up in the two starts following his 134-pitch no-hitter, there was worry again something might be wrong with Johan Santana’s surgically-repaired left shoulder. Six scoreless innings last night against the Orioles eased those concerns. Not entirely, because can you ever be certain about a shoulder, but there’s a good feeling about […]

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Polar Opposites: R.A. Dickey And Roger Clemens

An article by posted on June 19, 2012 0 Comments
Polar Opposites: R.A. Dickey And Roger Clemens

Early in the day on Monday. there was Roger Clemens, one of the most talented pitchers of his era, standing on the courthouse steps after being acquitted of all charges in his perjury/steroids trial. Later on, there was R.A. Dickey, whose salary this year probably isn’t as much as Clemens spent on his legal defense […]

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Don’t Blame Collins For Santana’s Bad Start

An article by posted on June 9, 2012 0 Comments
Don’t  Blame Collins For Santana’s Bad Start

There’s a lot of reasons to like Terry Collins, and falling on the sword last night for Johan Santana’s bad outing is another one of them. Collins lamented all week of running up Santana’s pitch count. He did it again after the Yankees shelled Santana last night, saying all those home runs was the result […]

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Is This Heaven?

An article by posted on June 2, 2012 0 Comments
Is This Heaven?

It poured last night, and even if that smudge on the left field line was rubbed out, nothing could wash away what Johan Santana did in throwing the first no-hitter in Mets’ history. After 8,020 games, and the likes of Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Nolan Ryan, Dwight Gooden and David Cone throwing magic for them […]

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Mejia Could Be What The Mets Need In The Bullpen

An article by posted on May 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mejia Could Be What The Mets Need In The Bullpen

Let’s face it, D.J. Carrasco was gone before Todd Frazier’s home run landed. Carrasco was designated for assignment after Wednesday night’s bullpen meltdown, the perpetrators being Jon Rauch and Carrasco. The victim, not surprisingly, was Johan Santana. Sandy Alderson met with reporters on Thursday and discussed the state of the bullpen. “The bullpen has been […]

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Bay’s Return: Boom Or Bust?

An article by posted on May 15, 2012 0 Comments
Bay’s Return: Boom Or Bust?

Jason Bay has begun working out in Port St. Lucie. He’s still several weeks away, but what is to become of the Mets’ outfield when he comes back? Terry Collins said Bay will play, but not how much. I don’t like the idea of Kirk Nieuwenhuis returning to the minor leagues or having his playing […]

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Francisco Was A Bad Idea

An article by posted on May 15, 2012 0 Comments
Francisco Was A Bad Idea

As I said yesterday, a team is only as strong as its bullpen. The Mets have exceeded most expectations save one: The bullpen remains a concern. It is the Mets’ weakest link. Frank Francisco blew his second save in three games, meaning in a perfect world they would have swept the Marlins this weekend and […]

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Collins Sparks Culture Change And It’s Paying Off

An article by posted on May 11, 2012 0 Comments
Collins Sparks Culture Change And It’s Paying Off

Several times this season the Mets answered a winning streak with a losing one. They have won five straight and you wouldn’t be wrong to wonder if the other shoe will drop this weekend in Miami. Great timing to have Johan Santana start in the opener. While you and I might wonder, nobody in the […]

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Mets Go For The Kill In Philly

An article by posted on May 9, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Go For The Kill In Philly

The Mets have won 17 games this young season, ten of the come-from-behind variety and seven by one run. They have won six series, sweeping two. They go for the sweep today in Philadelphia. Doing so will represent another step in their development. Contending teams close out games and close out series. Winning a series […]

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Collins Has A Lot To Think About

An article by posted on May 4, 2012 0 Comments
Collins Has A Lot To Think About

Terry Collins spent much of the day deliberating his options regarding Chris Schwinden and the Mets’ rotation. After two rocky starts in place of Mike Pelfrey, Schwinden has proved not to be the answer. After yesterday’s blowout, Collins wouldn’t say if Schwinden would come out of the rotation. He didn’t say he’d remain, either. The […]

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