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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Griffey, Piazza, Bagwell Headline My Official Hall of Fame Ballot

An article by posted on 01/01/2016 0 Comments
Griffey, Piazza, Bagwell Headline My Official Hall of Fame Ballot

I had intended to publicize my Official Hall of Fame ballot before Christmas, but some health issues prevented me from proceeding as planned. So here it is, without further adieu, the nine players I submitted for the Class of 2016. 1. Ken Griffey Jr. – One of the greatest players of all time and a […]

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Mets Thoughts On Harvey, Conforto, Duda, Wright

An article by posted on 21/12/2015 0 Comments
Mets Thoughts On Harvey, Conforto, Duda, Wright

There’s no concrete breaking news on the Mets these days, but more than a few things are racing through my mind: Proving they have a sense of humor, the Mets included a $50,000 bonus in Bartolo Colon‘s contract if he wins the Silver Slugger Award for the best hitter at his position. It would be […]

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Pondering The Future Of Juan Lagares

An article by posted on 06/12/2015 0 Comments
Pondering The Future Of Juan Lagares

Is it too soon to call Juan Lagares a bust? As of now, that appears to be the call on the 5-year, $23-million the Mets gave to the flashy center fielder after his 2014 Gold Glove Award winning season. He might get a pass because of a bad elbow that allowed base runners to take […]

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What Does David Price Contract Mean For Mets Young Rotation?

An article by posted on 02/12/2015 0 Comments
What Does David Price Contract Mean For Mets Young Rotation?

The Billion Dollar Boys Club? Not that it would have happened anyway, but Boston’s blockbuster signing of David Price Tuesday means there won’t be a trade of Matt Harvey to the Red Sox for shortstop Xander Bogaerts and outfielder Mookie Betts or Jackie Bradley. I was onboard for such a deal, and the Price signing […]

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Bartolo Colon Could Rejoin Oakland A’s

An article by posted on 29/11/2015 0 Comments
Bartolo Colon Could Rejoin Oakland A’s

A report out of the Bay Area says that 42-year-old veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon could be returning to Oakland and A’s beat reporter for CSN Joe Stiglich applauds the move. “He makes sense as a potential target, once again, for the A’s, who have already signed free agent lefty Rich Hill but still are looking to […]

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Long Island’s Steven Matz Looking To Pull Mets Even In Game 4

An article by posted on 31/10/2015 0 Comments
Long Island’s Steven Matz Looking To Pull Mets Even In Game 4

Like Noah Syndergaard Friday, Steven Matz is another young, stud pitcher the Mets wanted to delay bringing up, but instead is now in position to take this World Series into November. Syndergaard overcame early threats to strike out six in six innings and backed by two-run homers from David Wright and Curtis Granderson, the Mets […]

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It’s All About Game Three… Nothing Else Matters

An article by posted on 30/10/2015 0 Comments
It’s All About Game Three… Nothing Else Matters

There’s no denying the New York Mets have dug themselves into a huge hole, but doesn’t mean they can’t climb out of it, despite the long odds against them. The Mets said confidently on Twitter yesterday that despite the 0-2 hole they are not giving up. I wouldn’t expect it any other way from a […]

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Tonight, A Dark Knight Rises

An article by posted on 27/10/2015 0 Comments
Tonight, A Dark Knight Rises

This is what Matt Harvey always wanted. So, let’s see if he can give the Mets what they need – at least a split in the first two games of the World Series if not a sweep of the pair. With Harvey tonight and Jacob deGrom in Game 2 Wednesday, the Mets are playing their […]

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One For The Ages: A Mets vs Cubs NLCS We’ll Never Forget

An article by posted on 22/10/2015 0 Comments
One For The Ages: A Mets vs Cubs NLCS We’ll Never Forget

There were a several times this season when it didn’t look as if this would be a Mets’ summer. Through injuries, slumps and innings-limit controversies, this was going to be another long season. However, Wilmer Flores’ tears told us why he wanted to remain a Met and why he loved this team like we do. […]

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Mets Need To Reward Collins With An Extension

An article by posted on 17/10/2015 0 Comments
Mets Need To Reward Collins With An Extension

Terry Collins‘ post NLDS handshake with Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was great to see. It was a great example of sportsmanship, especially after a tense, hard-fought series in which one of Collins’ players was lost to injury on an overtly aggressive play. They do it in other sports and I’ve always wondered why it wasn’t […]

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