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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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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It’s Gonne Be A Banner Day On May 27

An article by posted on February 2, 2012 0 Comments
It’s Gonne Be A Banner Day On May 27

One of the mainstays of a Mets’ summer will be returning this year, the 50th anniversary of the franchise. Banner Day will return May 27 to give you an opportunity to express your affection for your favorite players and memories, and yes, also a chance to editorialize on the direction of the team. Undoubtedly, there […]

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What Would Success Be To The 2012 Mets?

An article by posted on February 1, 2012 0 Comments
What Would Success Be To The 2012 Mets?

On this, the 50th anniversary of the Mets, I am sure they’ll have a better record than their founding fathers, but not have much better odds of success. The ultimate success is defined by winning the World Series, followed by reaching the playoffs, winning your division, then finishing over .500. Realistically, a lot of things […]

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Still No Light At End Of The Tunnel

An article by posted on January 30, 2012 0 Comments
Still No Light At End Of The Tunnel

Pitchers and catchers report to St. Lucie in three weeks and where is the sense of optimism that comes with the approaching baseball season? In the past three years the Mets entered spring training without realistic hope save wishing they could muster a competitive season to keep their dwindling fan base interested and enthused. This […]

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Ankiel Can Help Mets At A Reasonable Price

An article by posted on January 28, 2012 0 Comments
Ankiel Can Help Mets At A Reasonable Price

There was some talk the Mets were monitoring the outfield market, but Juan Pierre is now off the market and they will find the asking prices for Johnny Damon, Kosuke Fukudome and Raul Ibanez to rich for their blood. Vlad Guerrero is strictly a DH type, J.D. Drew is heading toward retirement and Magglio Ordonez […]

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Random Thoughts: Beltran Never Fully Appreciated, Desperate Moves, Dollars Trump Logic

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
Random Thoughts: Beltran Never Fully Appreciated, Desperate Moves, Dollars Trump Logic

  Just want to say thanks again to Joe D. for posting on my blog as I go through some things. Going in today for a procedure. Have been in a lot of discomfort lately and hoping this will help. I will keep trying to post whenever I can. In the interim, some thoughts have […]

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