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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Mariano Was Always A Stand-up Guy To Me

An article by posted on May 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mariano Was Always A Stand-up Guy To Me

This is a Mets blog, but also a baseball blog, and part of baseball is Mariano Rivera, the Yankees’ Hall of Fame closer. Mets fans remember Rivera because he snuffed out many games over the years, including Game 5 of the 2000 World Series. When the ball left Mike Piazza’s bat with a crack I […]

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April Was Very Good To The Mets

An article by posted on May 2, 2012 0 Comments
April Was Very Good To The Mets

April is in the books and the Mets are sitting well in the National League East at 13-10.  I am first to admit I never envisioned that record for the Mets a month into the season. When the schedule came out, I penciled in seven or eight wins, tops. However, the Mets exceeded all expectations […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Move Might Have Cost Mets

An article by posted on May 1, 2012 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Move Might Have Cost Mets

Of course, it crossed my mind. Left field in Houston is a tough place to play, perhaps one of the toughest in the National League. So, when Jed Lowrie’s pop up fell between Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Ruben Tejada, it immediately raised the inevitable speculation the Mets’ newest left fielder felt awkward because it was his […]

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It’s Been Nice Knowing You, Pelf

An article by posted on May 1, 2012 0 Comments
It’s Been Nice Knowing You, Pelf

Mike Pelfrey will undergo Tommy John surgery today in Alabama, a procedure that could mean the end of his nondescript career with the Mets. The recovery period will take up to a year, which would eclipse the December date a team has to tender contracts. With Pelfrey to make $5.6 million this season for a […]

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Wonder If Johan Santana Regrets Signing With Mets?

An article by posted on May 1, 2012 0 Comments
Wonder If Johan Santana Regrets Signing With Mets?

This time, it was the Mets’ bullpen that betrayed Johan Santana. The Mets finally scored runs for him, but the bullpen blew a four-run lead in the eighth inning with Tim Byrdak serving a grand slam homer to Todd Helton. Another no-decision for Santana, who is still looking for his first victory since September 2010. […]

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New York Not Good Enough For Reyes, But Perfect For Wright

An article by posted on April 25, 2012 0 Comments
New York Not Good Enough For Reyes, But Perfect For Wright

Jose Reyes received cheers last night. He also heard boos from the largely uninspired Citi Field crowd. Reyes didn’t exactly pack them in last night, did he? David Wright wasn’t surprised by the lukewarm ovation, saying some people would never forgive Reyes while others understood why he left. Reyes simply said the Mets never made […]

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How Will You Remember Jose Reyes?

An article by posted on April 24, 2012 0 Comments
How Will You Remember Jose Reyes?

We all glanced at the schedules when they came out to see when Jose Reyes would return to New York with the Marlins. David Wright says he misses his friend, but he remembers the dynamic Reyes from a different perspective than we do. I’ll always remember Reyes as a dynamic player with an electric smile, […]

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David Wright Shows Leadership

An article by posted on April 24, 2012 0 Comments
David Wright Shows Leadership

David Wright has always been the unofficial captain of the Mets. Once they extend his contract – which they should – it would be a good idea to make it official. That’s because just about everything he does shows leadership. Take last night for example. It was cold and damp. A good night not to […]

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Looking At The Numbers For The Mets, Wright And Others

An article by posted on April 20, 2012 0 Comments
Looking At The Numbers For The Mets, Wright And Others

We’re two weeks into the young season and I’d like to share some of my first impressions and hear yours. The Mets, despite losing three of their last four games, are among the early surprises, as are several of their players. They are playing better than anticipated and on pace to win 93 games. I don’t […]

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Tom Seaver Wins His First On This Day In Mets’ History

An article by posted on April 20, 2012 0 Comments

Where did the time go? Forty-five years ago today in Mets’ history (1967), Tom Seaver won the first game of his Hall of Fame career in going 7.1 innings in a 6-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Shea Stadium. Seaver struck out five and was supported by two RBI from Bud Harrelson and one […]

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