John Delcos

I am an active member of the BBWAA and have covered Major League Baseball in several capacities for over 20 years, including ten 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 the Senior Editor for MetsmerizedOnline.com.

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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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This Date In Mets History: Tom Seaver Wins Rookie of the Year

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
This Date In Mets History: Tom Seaver Wins Rookie of the Year

In 1967, New York Mets’ icon Tom Seaver began his journey on becoming “The Franchise,’’ when he was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year, an award he said he cherished more than his All-Star appearance that summer. “This is a bigger thrill to me than being named to the All-Star team,’’ Seaver said […]

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Is It Time For A Mike Pelfrey Encore?

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Is It Time For A Mike Pelfrey Encore?

Could the New York Mets’ desperate need for starting pitching lead them back to Mike Pelfrey? Seriously. Should GM Sandy Alderson decided there’s not much in the free-agent market, and with the Twins moving faster than the Mets regarding Bronson Arroyo, there are probably worse ideas than re-signing Pelfrey. Pelfrey, released by the Twins, made $4 million last […]

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Did The Mets Fix Dice-K Only To Lose Him?

An article by posted on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
Did The Mets Fix Dice-K Only To Lose Him?

Even knowing that the New York Mets would not have Matt Harvey next season, there was a slight glimmer of optimism they might have enough to piece together a rotation and spend elsewhere. That glimmer is fading. Pitching coach Dan Warthen fixed Daisuke Matsuzaka’s long and cumbersome delivery, complete with a hitch. With a faster delivery, Matsuzaka showed he could […]

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Mets Made The Right Call Passing On Abreu

An article by posted on October 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Made The Right Call Passing On Abreu

Several people I spoke with and greatly respect said they were disappointed the Mets didn’t make a run at Cuban free-agent first baseman Jose Abreu, who signed a six-year, $68-million contract with the Chicago White Sox. Considering the success of Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes and the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, all of a sudden tapping the Cuban market is the hot […]

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2013 Season Review: Ike Davis, 1B

An article by posted on October 19, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Season Review: Ike Davis, 1B

IKE DAVIS, 1B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS After missing most of the 2011 season with an ankle injury, Davis struggled for much of the first half but avoided a trip to the minor leagues with the promise of the 19 homers he slugged in his 2010 rookie season when he finished seventh in the Rookie of the […]

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