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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Seven Positive Signs For The Mets

An article by posted on April 17, 2012 0 Comments
Seven Positive Signs For The Mets

Earlier today I posed the question if the Mets were for real. Ten games is not enough of a window to jump on the bandwagon, but it is big enough to sense that there’s something positive going on. 1) David Wright is stroking the ball with authority. Even after missing several games he’s been consistently […]

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Seriously, Do The Mets Have A Rivalry With Any Team?

An article by posted on April 13, 2012 0 Comments
Seriously, Do The Mets Have A Rivalry With Any Team?

With the Mets in Philadelphia over the weekend, I can’t help but wonder if they have a rivalry with any team. I mean a serious, hate-their-guts rivalry. They definitely don’t have anything with the spice of Yankees-Red Sox. For two seasons, at least, they had something with the Phillies, and in 2007 and 2008 they […]

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Mets Have No Options With Bay

An article by posted on April 13, 2012 0 Comments

The Mets have been here before, saddled with an unproductive player and a huge contract. It wasn’t too long ago the Mets cursed the existence of Oliver Perez. Now it is Jason Bay. A significant difference is while Perez’s attitude in the clubhouse turned teammates against him, Bay remains a popular figure because he plays […]

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Mets Farm System Is The Key To Brighter Future

An article by posted on April 11, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Farm System Is The Key To Brighter Future

A common thread among all contenders is a strong home-grown core. Teams augment themselves with trades and free-agent signings, but the foundation comes from within. With the exception of left fielder Jason Bay, last night’s line-up was a production of the farm system. Josh Thole, Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy, Ruben Tejada, David Wright, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, […]

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Will Pelfrey Keep The Mets Rolling?

An article by posted on April 9, 2012 0 Comments
Will Pelfrey Keep The Mets Rolling?

One of baseball’s most popular cliches is pitching is contagious, both good and bad. Tonight against Washington, Mike Pelfrey, who struggled during spring training  will attempt to follow up the Mets’ strong showing from its rotation in his first appearance of the season. The Mets have been here before with Pelfrey, and your guess is […]

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Mets Announce Jon Niese Deal

An article by posted on April 7, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Announce Jon Niese Deal

The Mets  made it official and announced the five-year, $25.5 extension for Jon Niese, who, if he lives up to expectations will make that a bargain. Premium left-handers are in high demand and Niese has already shown a high upside. Throw in two team option years and the deal could rise to $45.5 million. The Mets […]

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It Was A Good Start To The Season For The Mets

An article by posted on April 6, 2012 0 Comments
It Was A Good Start To The Season For The Mets

There was a crispness to the day. Both in the weather and the way the Mets played. It was a delightful day, one that gave us a glimpse of what could be when they put it all together. Hopefully, Mike Pelfrey was taking notes on Johan Santana and pitching out of trouble as he did […]

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Opening Day Memories

An article by posted on April 5, 2012 0 Comments
Opening Day Memories

I suppose you could ask for a nicer day, but that would be greedy. It’s bright and sunny, a crispness in the air. The forecast is for more of the same this afternoon at Citi Field. There should be two rules in baseball: Opening Day has beautiful weather and the home team wins. Opening Day, […]

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Smart Move With Niese Contract

An article by posted on April 5, 2012 0 Comments
Smart Move With Niese Contract

With Opening Day hours away, the Mets began the 2012 season on a positive note by agreeing to a contract with left-hander Jon Niese. In agreeing to the five-year, $25.5 million deal – pending a physical – the Mets will avoid the arbitration and free-agent processes and locked up one of their most important young […]

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Delcos: Pelfrey arguably most important Met.

An article by posted on March 30, 2012 0 Comments
Delcos: Pelfrey arguably most important Met.

Yes, I know it was only one game after so many bad ones, but it was encouraging to watch Mike Pelfrey last night against Houston. One run on three hits in 6.1 innings. I’ll take that every time. By his own admission, Pelfrey said this could be a make-or-break season for him. If he has […]

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