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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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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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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