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’ 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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Wilpon Should Take Wright Stance

An article by posted on March 21, 2012 0 Comments
Wilpon Should Take Wright Stance

Monday was a good day for the Mets. Not only did they receive a favorable settlement in the Madoff case, but completed the sale of 12 minority ownership shares at $20 million a shot for a total of $240 million. The new money will paid off loans to Major League Baseball ($25 million) and Bank […]

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Spring Notes: Thoughts On Wright, Reyes, Gee

An article by posted on March 14, 2012 0 Comments
Spring Notes: Thoughts On Wright, Reyes, Gee

First it was going to be a game or two, then at the end of this week, then next week and now David Wright hopes to be ready by Opening Day. Knowing these are the Mets, why didn’t they just throw Opening Day out there from the outset. Why did it take them so long […]

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Time For Prevention and Recovery 2.0

An article by posted on March 13, 2012 0 Comments
Time For Prevention and Recovery 2.0

The Mets’ medical staff has been under scrutiny for years, but maybe it is time to re-evaluate the team’s off-season and spring training conditioning programs. Seven Mets, including David Wright, who returned to New York for further exams yesterday on his side, have rib cage, oblique or upper body injuries. Manager Terry Collins offered several […]

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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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