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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Showcasing Dillon Gee In Grapefruit League Opener

An article by posted on March 4, 2015 0 Comments
Showcasing Dillon Gee In Grapefruit League Opener

Let the showcasing begin for the Mets and Dillon Gee, whom they have been trying to trade since the end of last season. Gee will start today against Atlanta in the Mets’ exhibition opener, with the parameters being 35 pitches or two innings. Gee, who threw 199 innings two years ago, regressed last season and […]

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Mets Flashback: Dave Kingman Comes To Queens

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Flashback: Dave Kingman Comes To Queens

On this day in Mets’ history in 1975, the contract of outfielder and first baseman Dave Kingman was purchased from the San Francisco Giants. The 6-foot-6 Kingman, nicknamed Kong for his prodigious strength and power, was to give the Mets the fearsome home run hitter they had never had this early in their existence. “He was going […]

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Mets Batting Order Preview

An article by posted on February 12, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Batting Order Preview

Spring training is for a lot of things, but I thought I’d save Terry Collins time and suggest a batting order for him. Several slots will automatically fall into place, but where Collins will do his most head scratching will be over the leadoff position. 1. Juan Lagares, CF: He has the speed and at […]

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Mets Should Start Considering Extensions For Some Players

An article by posted on February 5, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Should Start Considering Extensions For Some Players

History has shown us the best way, and most economical, is to build from within and complement your core with free-agent signings and trades. The Mets have a young, but largely unproven core of talent outside of David Wright. I wrote the other day how the Mets should consider extending Lucas Duda if he duplicates […]

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Signed, Fred and Jeff Wilpon

An article by posted on January 21, 2015 0 Comments
Signed, Fred and Jeff Wilpon

There was an interesting story a couple of weeks ago about a 12-year boy, Cade Pope, who wrote the owner of each NFL team asking them one simple question: “Why should I root for your team?” Took a lot of initiative on his part, but very little initiative was made by the league’s 32 owners […]

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MMO Exclusive: My Hall Of Fame Ballot And Some Thoughts

An article by posted on December 28, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: My Hall Of Fame Ballot And Some Thoughts

As I do every time this year, I mailed in my official Hall of Fame ballot. To grow up loving baseball and to vote for the Hall of Fame is a tremendous thrill for me even after all these years. It is also a responsibility I take very seriously, which is why I don’t understand […]

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In Closing: Thoughts On Bobby Parnell and Jenrry Mejia

An article by posted on December 24, 2014 0 Comments
In Closing: Thoughts On Bobby Parnell and Jenrry Mejia

Among the things I find puzzling with manager Terry Collins is his propensity for making announcements without all the facts. Most recently, he said Bobby Parnell will be next season’s closer, this despite not pitching last season and nobody knowing for sure his physical status. With Parnell shelved, Jenrry Mejia took over as closer and […]

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Top 5 Mets Issues Coming Out Of Winter Meetings

An article by posted on December 14, 2014 0 Comments
Top 5 Mets Issues Coming Out Of Winter Meetings

The spring training countdown officially begins at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, but with the Winter Meetings now in the books, let’s consider the Mets’ top five issues entering the season. If you disagree, and that’s the point of this exercise, I would be interested to hear your issues. 1. DAVID WRIGHT’S HEALTH: I […]

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Featured Post: Wright Remains Mets’ Most Critical Question

An article by posted on December 4, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Wright Remains Mets’ Most Critical Question

Among the myriad of questions facing the New York Mets headed into next season, I believe the most important is the status of David Wright. A recent ESPN poll listed baseball’s top ten third basemen and Wright, based on his recent injury history and performance, wasn’t on the list and shouldn’t have been. Therein, is […]

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2015 Mets Jerseys and Caps

An article by posted on December 3, 2014 0 Comments
2015 Mets Jerseys and Caps

Last month, the Mets released their 2015 uniform jerseys and caps. Among several design changes, the Mets are doing away with their off-white pinstriped uniforms in favor of a new bright white version. Gone also are the plain bright white home jerseys which have been a staple since 1997. The Mets also added one more […]

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