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’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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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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