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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Real Baseball Fans Are Watching… Just Not Enough Of Them

An article by posted on October 24, 2011 0 Comments

The ratings for this World Series, which has been compelling, are down but should pick up by Game 6, which is a certainty. I’m betting on a Game 7, the game’s ultimate gem. But, that’s not enough for Maj0r League Baseball because the East Coast giants aren’t involved. With MLB’s penchant for panic and knee jerk […]

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Alderson Knew What He Was Getting Into

An article by posted on October 18, 2011 0 Comments

I am anxious for the World Series to start, and I would like to see the Cardinals win because that would complete one of the great comebacks in baseball history. The Cardinals have what it takes to complete history. Either way, if the Rangers won, that would also be a compelling story, especially for Mets […]

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The Market For Reyes

An article by posted on October 14, 2011 0 Comments

In examining the potential market for Jose Reyes, we must first realize there are no concrete numbers. There’s “Carl Crawford Money,” as Fred Wilpon so eloquently called it. The $142 million over seven years given the Boston outfielder is the fuel behind speculation of Reyes’ reported quest of $100-plus million over seven years. But, it […]

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It’s Interesting How October Is Shaping Up

An article by posted on October 13, 2011 0 Comments

The networks must be loving baseball’s final four of Milwaukee, St. Louis, Texas and Detroit. Their thinking, of course, is any LCS without the Yankees and Red Sox, or a Chicago or Los Angeles team, can’t be worth watching. Actually, I tend to root for the match-ups the networks least want to see. I don’t […]

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Mets Gambling With Dynamic Pricing

An article by posted on October 6, 2011 0 Comments

Desperate times call for desperate measures and that’s what the Mets are doing with their 2012 ticket plans. Attendance was down for a third straight season in 2011, the fifth straight year they didn’t reach the playoffs. With the team in a financially precarious situation, they have no alternative is this stressful economy but to […]

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Last Night Was A Night Like No Other

An article by posted on September 29, 2011 0 Comments
Last Night Was A Night Like No Other

It was stunning to see the Red Sox and Braves collapse over the past month, then finally crumble last night. We witnessed two of the greatest finishes in history, and the nature of it reminded us again of baseball’s magical power. It told us again a game and a season are never over until the […]

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I’ve Got A Bad Feeling About This…

An article by posted on September 27, 2011 0 Comments
I’ve Got A Bad Feeling About This…

What we’ve never seen from the Mets has been a batting title winner, and Jose Reyes is leading by micro-percentage points. Undoubtedly, a feel good story for the Mets would be for him to win the tile and announce he’s staying. It would give us a fresh feel and sense of optimism heading into winter, […]

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Pelfrey Has Become Too Aggravating To Watch

An article by posted on September 21, 2011 0 Comments

Watching the Mets last night wasn’t frustrating as much as it was annoying and aggravating. How does a team receive nine walks and still lose? Oh yeah, when its starter – its supposed No. 1 pitcher – gives up five runs on ten hits in six innings and the bullpen gives up six runs. With […]

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Quick Look At The Mets 2012 Schedule

An article by posted on September 18, 2011 0 Comments

It’s always fun to look at next year’s schedule, especially with this one all but gone. The Mets open at home against Atlanta and Washington. In fact, they play 15 of their first 23 games against NL East Rivals which of course means facing many of the league’s top pitcher in Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, […]

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John Delcos: I’m All For Bringing Izzy Back In 2012

An article by posted on September 9, 2011 0 Comments
John Delcos: I’m All For Bringing Izzy Back In 2012

Jason Isringhausen told ESPN he’d like to pitch next year, and I’m all for giving him a one-year deal. Nothing longer. Isringhausen pitched well enough to warrant attention from teams looking for a veteran presence in the bullpen, but I don’t see anybody, the Mets included, signing him strictly as a closer. However, he showed […]

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