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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Could Mike Pelfrey Be A Reliever?

An article by posted on November 19, 2011 0 Comments
Could Mike Pelfrey Be A Reliever?

General manager Sandy Alderson earmarked getting a closer and improving the bullpen as his top priorities. Given that, why not consider erratic starter Mike Pelfrey in the closer role? A switch in roles proved to be career boosts for Dave Righetti and Dennis Eckersley, and it could be worth exploring for Pelfrey, who has not […]

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2011 Mets Player Review: Ike Davis, 1B

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Mets Player Review: Ike Davis, 1B

We began our review of the 2011 Mets by examining their free agents and players the team will consider tending contracts to. We started evaluating the rest of the roster, beginning with infielder Ruben Tejada and continue today with first baseman Ike Davis. Tomorrow: Daniel Murphy. IKE DAVIS, 1B THE SKINNY: Davis became a Mets cult […]

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2011 Player Review: Josh Thole, C

An article by posted on November 16, 2011 0 Comments

We began our review of the 2011 Mets by examining their free agents and players the team will consider tending contracts to. We started evaluating the rest of the roster, beginning with infielder Ruben Tejada and continue today with catcher Josh Thole. Tomorrow: Ike Davis. JOSH THOLE – C THE SKINNY: Thole turned heads in […]

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2011 Player Review: Ruben Tejada, 2B/SS

An article by posted on November 15, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Player Review: Ruben Tejada, 2B/SS

John Delcos of Newyorkmetsreport.com and Joe DeCaro of Metsmerizedonline.com will be doing more and more projects together with the goal of merging two successful blogs in the hope of giving our readers everything they’ll need in covering the Mets. We began our review of the 2011 Mets by examining their free-agents and players the team […]

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2011 Player Review: Scott Hairston, Willie Harris

An article by posted on November 12, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Player Review: Scott Hairston, Willie Harris

John Delcos of Newyorkmetsreport.com and Joe DeCaro of Metsmerizedonline.com will be doing more and more projects together with the goal of merging two successful blogs in the hope of giving our readers everything they’ll need in covering the Mets. Continuing our review of the 2011 Mets, today we take a look at bench players Willie Harris and Scott Hairston. […]

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You Can’t Handle The Truth

An article by posted on November 11, 2011 0 Comments
You Can’t Handle The Truth

For many, our first impression was one of openness and honesty. When Sandy Alderson was introduced as general manager he spoke of wanting to win, yet said there would be difficult times. He gave hope things would be different in the new regime. There seemed to be an honesty about him absent from previous Mets […]

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2011 Player Review: Jason Isringhausen

An article by posted on November 11, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Player Review: Jason Isringhausen

John Delcos of Newyorkmetsreport.com and Joe DeCaro of Metsmerizedonline.com will be doing more and more projects together with the goal of merging two successful blogs in the hope of giving our readers everything they’ll need in covering the Mets. Continuing our review of the 2011 Mets, today we take a look at Jason Isringhausen. Tomorrow: […]

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I’ve Made My Peace With This…

An article by posted on November 10, 2011 0 Comments
I’ve Made My Peace With This…

Let’s face it, Ruben Tejada isn’t as good as Jose Reyes. Then again, Reyes is far from a lot of the great shortstops who have played this game. Replacing Reyes isn’t like Mike Bordick replacing Cal Ripken. Reyes is a very good player, but there have always been obstacles that prevented him from being great. […]

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2011 Player Review: Chris Capuano

An article by posted on November 10, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Player Review: Chris Capuano

John Delcos of Newyorkmetsreport.com and Joe DeCaro of Metsmerizedonline.com will be doing more and more projects together with the goal of merging two successful blogs in the hope of giving our readers everything they’ll need in covering the Mets. Continuing our review of the 2011 Mets, today we take a look at Chris Capuano. Tomorrow: […]

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Hope Is Not A Strategy

An article by posted on November 9, 2011 0 Comments
Hope Is Not A Strategy

Sandy Alderson was brought in here as a fixer, to clean up the mess created by the Wilpon’s financial mess and years of mismanagement on the GM level. Since the Mets’ last World Series appearance in 2000, they have been about quick fixes. They never had a chance at Alex Rodriguez, which is just as […]

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