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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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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Random Mets Thoughts

An article by posted on March 27, 2012 0 Comments
Random Mets Thoughts

I’m John Delcos from newyorkmetsreport.com. I will be posting for Joe while he is laid up for several days following surgery. Joe and I have teamed up in the past and we will do again throughout the year. I wish Joe a speedy recovery and hope you will do the same with your comments. With […]

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Mets Would Like To Trade Pelfrey

An article by posted on March 24, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Would Like To Trade Pelfrey

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Mets would like to trade Mike Pelfrey: Tough market. But rival exec says, “best thing for him might be to get out of New York.” It’s time. Just do it. –  Joe D. Original Post 3/23 Mike Pelfrey continues to tick me off. This time, it is hearing the news […]

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Chipper Jones Will Get My Vote For The Hall

An article by posted on March 23, 2012 0 Comments
Chipper Jones Will Get My Vote For The Hall

Some opponents you loathe. You watch with venom in your heart for how they destroy your team, for their arrogance and attitude. Other opponents you respect and admire, and salute for their longevity and talent. Such is the case with the Braves’ Chipper Jones. The inevitable became official this morning when Jones announced this would […]

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Mets’ Defense Up The Middle Is Sorely Lacking

An article by posted on March 21, 2012 0 Comments
Mets’ Defense Up The Middle Is Sorely Lacking

Traditionally, winning teams are built for strength up the middle: catcher, pitching, second base and shortstop, and center field. That’s not looking good so far for the Mets, especially with center fielder Andres Torres sidelined with a strained calf muscle. With minor league prospect Kirk Nieuwenhuis suffering with a strained oblique, manager Terry Collins will […]

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