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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Santana Takes Next Step, Pelfrey Gets Rocked

An article by posted on March 8, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Takes Next Step, Pelfrey Gets Rocked

The Mets received good and bad reviews from two pitchers who might have the highest expectations this season in Johan Santana and Mike Pelfrey. Santana, recovering from shoulder surgery, threw in the bullpen today without discomfort and pronounced himself ready for his next start Sunday, when he’s scheduled to throw three innings against the Marlins. […]

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Santana Passes Another Big Test

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Passes Another Big Test

Johan Santana and the Mets couldn’t have asked for more in the lefty’s return to the mound to face major league hitters for the first time since Sept. 2010. With a two-inning, 35-pitch limit, Santana threw free and easy, giving up a walk and hit in two shutout innings against the Cardinals. Manager Terry Collins […]

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All Eyes Will Be On Santana

An article by posted on March 6, 2012 0 Comments
All Eyes Will Be On Santana

“Kid gloves,’’ is the term with how the Mets will treat Johan Santana’s return this afternoon in a split-squad game against St. Louis. Santana, recovering from shoulder surgery, is scheduled for two innings or 35 pitches – whichever comes first – and regardless of how he’s doing there will be no debate. “I’m not going […]

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It Wont End With Extra Wild Card And One Game Playoff

An article by posted on March 2, 2012 0 Comments
It Wont End With Extra Wild Card And One Game Playoff

They are still talking about adding an extra wild card , but it won’t end there. The one-game playoff is bound to drag on to three games, then five …. I realize the old format will never be again, but the more you add to the playoff format the more the sport is diluted. The […]

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Wilpon Intends To Own The Franchise A Very Long Time

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments
Wilpon Intends To Own The Franchise A Very Long Time

Whether he was speaking out of defiance or knowledge, Mets owner Fred Wilpon vowed he wasn’t parting with his team. Period. “Well, (Mets fans) shouldn’t be concerned about us owning the franchise, because we intend to own the franchise for a very long time,’’ Wilpon said this morning in Port St. Luice. “Whether they’re happy […]

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Don’t Appearances Count For Something?

An article by posted on February 24, 2012 0 Comments

I admit, it’s not my money so the Mets can do whatever they want with theirs. Even so, to pay upwards of $3,000 an hour to charter a helicopter to watch the Knicks last night was in poor form. This is a team in financial distress and they splurge like that? The statement was the […]

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2012 Mets Outlook Through Rose Colored Glasses

An article by posted on February 22, 2012 0 Comments

My expectations for the 2012 Mets are admittedly low, but that’s just me, and readers of this blog realize I don’t jump off the deep end when it comes to this team. However, I will be pleased if they continue the aggressive play they performed last year under Terry Collins. The Mets didn’t win, but […]

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What Was Terry Collins Saying?

An article by posted on February 22, 2012 0 Comments
What Was Terry Collins Saying?

Manager Terry Collins conducted his first press conference of the spring this morning. He was upbeat and positive as expected, but made no brash projections, which was appreciated. However, like with all managers, there was a message beyond Collins’ words. What he said and what he meant are two different things. Most managers take the […]

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Top Five Issues Facing The 2012 Mets

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
Top Five Issues Facing The 2012 Mets

I always loved this day, when pitchers and catchers report. Actually, the first day of spring training has become blurred with players reporting earlier each spring. It seems the week after the Super Bowl is when  players begin to trickle in. David Wright has been working out in PSL for over a week now. This […]

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What Is A Hero?

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
What Is A Hero?

  We use the words hero and great in sports to the point where they become cliche and lose their meaning and impact. Gary Carter was a baseball player, who made a good living playing a game most of us played as kids and only dreamed of having the fraction of talent he possessed. We […]

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