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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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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Encouraging News On Ike

An article by posted on February 16, 2012 0 Comments
Encouraging News On Ike

Several key Mets enter spring training coming off significant injuries. When it comes to injuries, I fall into the “I’ll believe it when I see it” category. What Ike Davis is seeing – and feeling – is progress in his recovering from last year’s ankle injury which kept him out of most of the season. […]

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Two Mets I’m Really Curious About In 2012

An article by posted on February 8, 2012 0 Comments
Two Mets I’m Really Curious About In 2012

No doubt there are a myriad of questions and curiosities about the 2012 Mets, but two I am wondering about most are Lucas Duda and Mike Pelfrey. I’m skipping the obvious choices, David Wright, Johan Santana and Jason Bay. With Wright, either they’ll trade him or they won’t. With Santana, he’s either healthy or he’s […]

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Mets Did NOT Win Santana Trade

An article by posted on February 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Did NOT Win Santana Trade

I read a blog post yesterday, that claimed the Mets won the Johan Santana trade, based on the talent given up, but lost on the contract extension. This couldn’t be any less accurate or more naive. While it is true the players surrendered didn’t amount to much on the major league level and Santana did […]

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