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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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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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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