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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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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Despite Stark Differences Between Yankees and Mets, Alderson Needs To Save Face

An article by posted on December 4, 2013 0 Comments
Despite Stark Differences Between Yankees and Mets, Alderson Needs To Save Face

As if the New York Mets and their frustrated fan base needed another reminder of their status in town, they got a punch-in-the-gut this morning with the news Jacoby Ellsbury had agreed to a seven-year, $153-million contract with the Yankees. Yes, the Yankees, the team that said they wanted to go below a $189 million payroll while Mets […]

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Disappointing To See Mets Bail Out On Phil Hughes

An article by posted on November 30, 2013 0 Comments
Disappointing To See Mets Bail Out On Phil Hughes

Since the New York Mets need pitching, it was discouraging to read reports they are not players for Phil Hughes. Two different sources confirmed they are out on Hughes. Too bad. Of all the players in the free-agent market I thought the Mets had a chance to sign, the 27-year-old Hughes was high on my list. […]

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Alderson: It’s Conceivable Tejada Will Be Starting Shortstop

An article by posted on November 26, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: It’s Conceivable Tejada Will Be Starting Shortstop

Updated by Joe D. In the conference call to announce the Chris Young signing, Sandy Alderson said it’s conceivable that shortstop could be filled by Tejada or otherwise internally. He said he has reached out to teams about trading for a shortstop and said that the market is very thin even before the Cards signed Peralta… […]

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Was Nate McLouth The Better Choice?

An article by posted on November 26, 2013 0 Comments
Was Nate McLouth The Better Choice?

The New York Mets might get lucky with Chris Young the same way they did with Marlon Byrd last season. It could happen. However, are you betting on it? I am not buying for a second they’ll make a play for Nelson Cruz, but there are others I would have liked to see them get over Young. We know that Shin-Soo Choo and Jacoby […]

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Reversal Of Fortune: From Ryan Braun To Chris Young

An article by posted on November 23, 2013 0 Comments
Reversal Of Fortune: From Ryan Braun To Chris Young

One can’t get a louder denial of the irresponsible and totally bogus report of the New York Mets discussing Ryan Braun than today’s announced deal for Chris Young. That’s the restaurant equivalent of thinking about Morton’s for dinner, but settling for McDonald’s. Actually, the best thing that could happen to the Mets is Young failing his physical to void […]

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Are Mets Still Interested In Bringing Dice-K Back?

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Are Mets Still Interested In Bringing Dice-K Back?

Earlier this week I suggested things could heat up in the Hot Stove and this might be the time for the New York Mets to strike. And, I didn’t mean Prince Fielder, or Brandon Allen for that matter. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson agreed the other day things could get warm, but wouldn’t say how close he’d get […]

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