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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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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What Does $90 Million Dollars Get You These Days?

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments
What Does $90 Million Dollars Get You These Days?

The past few days have given me time to think, and, or course, attention drifts to the upcoming baseball season. Usually, this time of year has the optimism of spring training. With the Yankees making moves to improve their pitching, the Mets have done little. The Mets’ projected payroll for 2012 is $90 million, which […]

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The Marlins Got Better, But They Took On Plenty Of Risk

An article by posted on January 6, 2012 0 Comments
The Marlins Got Better, But They Took On Plenty Of Risk

It is almost a given the Miami Marlins will finish ahead of the Mets this season, and that was even before the acquisition of Carlos Zambrano. If Zambrano is in shape, physically, mentally and emotionally, he’ll make the Marlins better. But, I’m not ready to put a Dream Team label on the Marlins. We’ve seen […]

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Mets Face A Difficult Start

An article by posted on January 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Face A Difficult Start

It won’t take long to figure out the 2012 Mets. The team entering spring training without expectations – at least positive ones – face a difficult schedule despite 13 games at Citi Field and ten on the road. That includes everybody in their division, so we’ll have an idea of how they’ll stack up against […]

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The Dirty Dozen: Twelve Questions for 2012

An article by posted on January 3, 2012 0 Comments
The Dirty Dozen: Twelve Questions for 2012

We are seven weeks from the start of spring training, and that time will fly. The NFL playoffs start this weekend, and when they conclude pitchers and catchers aren’t far behind. The Mets will face a myriad of questions and issues this spring, with the following dozen the most prevalent: 1. To what degree will […]

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Top Ten Mets Headlines Of 2011

An article by posted on December 31, 2011 0 Comments
Top Ten Mets Headlines Of 2011

Good afternoon all. Just got back from Ohio and visiting with my family over Christmas. There was time to reflect on the year, which, of course, includes the Mets’ third straight losing season. The year was the first under the Sandy Alderson-Terry Collins regime, which was supposed to represent a change in the franchise’s culture […]

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Mets Can’t Make The Same Mistake Again With Wright

An article by posted on December 28, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Can’t Make The Same Mistake Again With Wright

I guess I’m just like the Mets in a way, just passing the time until spring training. Even for teams with little chances, spring training brings anticipation and hope. I’m not going to bother you with posts about the Mets not going after guys like Matt Garza and Prince Fielder, because you know as well […]

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John Delcos: Thanks, Dad

An article by posted on December 14, 2011 0 Comments
John Delcos: Thanks, Dad

Good afternoon folks. I don’t like going this long without posting for you, but have been away. I drove to Ohio Sunday to visit my father, but the visit was unfortunately extended for a funeral. Everybody loves their father for their own reasons and I am no different. There are some I can’t share and […]

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Who To Blame For Losses Of Reyes/Pujols

An article by posted on December 9, 2011 0 Comments
Who To Blame For Losses Of Reyes/Pujols

Pockets of fans in St. Louis and New York are understandably upset after Albert Pujols and Jose Reyes sold their legacies and moved them out of town as mercenaries. Pujols thought $220 million over ten years, his developmental years in St. Louis along with his businesses and foundation weren’t enough, so he took $30 million […]

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Sandy Does Dallas

An article by posted on December 8, 2011 0 Comments
Sandy Does Dallas

I understand the fans’ dismay over the Mets losing Jose Reyes, but I believe it has more to do with the disarray the team is in more than losing the player itself. Reyes’ departure is emblematic to the degree of how far the Mets fell since the 2006 playoffs. The fact is Reyes makes his […]

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