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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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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Delcos: Where have our traditions gone?

An article by posted on March 29, 2012 0 Comments

Hello again everybody. John Delcos filling in for Joe again. I spoke with him the other day and he passed along his well wishes to his readers. Today, I’d like to talk about baseball’s traditions. One by one the traditions of the sport fade and disappear. Some, like all day games, travel by train and fielders […]

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Mets lose as Murphy boots two

An article by posted on March 28, 2012 0 Comments
Mets lose as Murphy boots two

Well, this is something we might see more than a few times this season. Daniel Murphy collected a pair of hits, but also botched a couple of plays in the field in the eighth inning to cost Frank Francisco the game in a 3-2 loss to the Nationals. This will happen more than a few […]

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Delcos: Looking at Opening Day roster

An article by posted on March 28, 2012 0 Comments
Delcos: Looking at Opening Day roster

The last week of spring training is usually for solidifying the 25-man roster. In the Mets’ case, barring a late injury or trade – isn’t that a laugh? – what you see now is pretty much what you’ll get from the Mets next week when the open their 50th season against the Atlanta Braves at […]

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