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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Mets Still Have A Lead-off Dillema

An article by posted on December 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Still Have A Lead-off Dillema

The way things currently stand, the New York Mets don’t have a leadoff hitter. They tried nine last season before settling on Eric Young. The signing of Curtis Granderson sends Young to the bench, that is, unless the Mets trade Daniel Murphy and move Young to second base. However, the Mets are asking a lot for Murphy, so there’s nothing […]

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David Wright: Curtis Instantly Makes Us A Better Team

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 0 Comments
David Wright: Curtis Instantly Makes Us A Better Team

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Where Curtis Granderson will fit in with the New York Mets outfield is still to be determined, David Wright has no doubt he does fit with his team. Granderson is penciled in to hit fourth behind Wright, giving him the protection he hasn’t had since Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado were here. Manager Terry Collins doesn’t know which of the […]

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MMO Exclusive: David Wright Can Deal With The Pressure

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: David Wright Can Deal With The Pressure

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – David Wright told me yesterday how much Curtis Granderson will mean to the New York Mets on the field and in the clubhouse. One thing Wright will never admit is, as team captain, whether he ever felt he was drained by being “the man’’ and if Granderson would alleviate pressure. Doing so would admit […]

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Colon Signing Could Elevate Mets To Wild Card Contender Status

An article by posted on December 11, 2013 0 Comments
Colon Signing Could Elevate Mets To Wild Card Contender Status

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Who knew? The New York Mets were straight with us when they said they weren’t finished as they announced the signing of Bartolo Colon today to a two-year, $20-million contract. Just like that, the Mets addressed a massive hole in their rotation. Should the 40-year-old Colon pitch anything like he did last year […]

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Ike Davis Could Be An Ex-Met By End Of Week

An article by posted on December 11, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Could Be An Ex-Met By End Of Week

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - While the New York Mets would like to deal Ike Davis or Lucas Duda by the end of the week, general manager Sandy Alderson gave no indication that a move was imminent yesterday. Alderson said prospective buyers are exploring other options, whether it is in the trade or free-agent markets. Some teams could be offering […]

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Day Two: Complete Mets Winter Meeting Wrap

An article by posted on December 11, 2013 0 Comments
Day Two: Complete Mets Winter Meeting Wrap

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The New York Mets concluded their second day at the Winter Meetings learning that Curtis Granderson looks good wearing the No. 3 and he knows how to work a crowd. The consensus on MMO is that the Mets got themselves another solid player whose a genuine good guy that knows how to play […]

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Granderson Makes Good First Impression, Loves The Direction Of The Mets

An article by posted on December 10, 2013 0 Comments
Granderson Makes Good First Impression, Loves The Direction Of The Mets

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – On his unveiling as a member of the New York Mets, outfielder Curtis Granderson said all the right things, including: “A lot of people I’ve met in New York have always said true New Yorkers are Mets fans.’’ Now, how can you not like that enthusiasm? Both GM Sandy Alderson and Jeff Wilpon […]

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Jenrry Mejia To Compete For Spot In Rotation This Spring

An article by posted on December 10, 2013 1 Comment
Jenrry Mejia To Compete For Spot In Rotation This Spring

Staying healthy has always been an obstacle in Jenrry Mejia’s pursuit of a starting job in the New York Mets’ rotation and it is that way again. Mejia, who underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his right elbow, should be ready for spring training but staying healthy isn’t always a given with the talented righthander. […]

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Collins Expects Wheeler To Throw 200 Innings Next Season

An article by posted on December 10, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Expects Wheeler To Throw 200 Innings Next Season

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – New York Mets manager Terry Collins addressed a myriad of issues surrounding his club who are just two months away from spring training. Among them: He has the mindset both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda will be on the roster in February, and he’ll “adjust’’ accordingly. Said one of the reasons why Davis hasn’t reached his potential […]

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MMO Exclusive: Joe Torre Reflects On His Time With The Mets and Yankees

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Joe Torre Reflects On His Time With The Mets and Yankees

Joe Torre hoped it would happen, but he never dared think it would. The former New York Mets player and manager, who later carved his legacy as four-time World Series manager of the Yankees, was selected to the Hall of Fame today by the veteran’s committee. The announcement was made at the Walt Disney Swan resort […]

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