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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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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Mets Matters: Francisco’s Injury Means Only Five Relievers In The Pen

An article by posted on June 24, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Francisco’s Injury Means Only Five Relievers In The Pen

One of the things I’d like to try on a regular, if not daily basis, is a Mets’ oriented notebook. There’s so much going on that I don’t want any of it to get by the boards. After the game, Terry Collins revealed Frank Francisco had suffered an injury and was unavailable, leaving Collins with five relievers […]

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Collins Gambled And Lost With Chris Young

An article by posted on June 24, 2012 0 Comments
Collins Gambled And Lost With Chris Young

It’s an oversimplification to think Chris Young made one mistake last night when he grooved a fastball Raul Ibanez drilled for a game-tying, three-run homer. His biggest mistake that inning was the leadoff walk to Mark Teixeira. Young was already nearing 100 pitches when the inning began. I was surprised he went out, but understood […]

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Mets Matters: Enough With The Whipped Cream Pies, Of Course Dickey Should Start ASG

An article by posted on June 23, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Enough With The Whipped Cream Pies, Of Course Dickey Should Start ASG

A collection of random Mets thoughts for today… After sitting last night against Andy Pettitte, Daniel Murphy is expected to start today against the Yankees’ Ivan Nova tonight. Depending how he does will determine if he’ll start tomorrow against CC Sabathia. Murphy has been in a tailspin for weeks, especially against left-handers. For awhile, Terry […]

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Jason Bay Injury Could Benefit Mets

An article by posted on June 21, 2012 0 Comments
Jason Bay Injury Could Benefit Mets

Nobody wants to see a player injured, and despite his lack of production I haven’t heard anybody say a negative thing about Jason Bay. However, in the wake of his latest concussion, which could keep him out indefinitely, this could turn out to be one of the best things to happen to the Mets. If […]

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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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