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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Good For Backman

An article by posted on November 7, 2011 0 Comments

I like that Wally Backman was finally offered the Mets’ Triple-A managerial job. It appeared Backman would take a bench coach job with Washington, which I said he should take because at the time the Mets didn’t offer him the Triple-A position. Well, the Mets did offer that job and it is good he stays […]

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Reyes’ Departure Could Deter Future FA Signings For Mets.

An article by posted on November 7, 2011 0 Comments

It is easy to recognize what losing Jose Reyes might mean to the Mets on the field: they would be without an impact leadoff hitter, steal threat and solid defensive shortstop. I’m on record as saying the Mets won’t be able to retain him and shouldn’t get reeled in on a long-term deal. In signing Reyes […]

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Delcos: Will There Ever Be A New Culture?

An article by posted on November 5, 2011 0 Comments

We heard a lot about the Mets’ culture changing when Sandy Alderson was hired as GM and Terry Collins as manager. The atmosphere changed t0 a degree, but the Mets’ talent level remained roughly the same with once again, the pitching faltered and took the team down with it. Looking back on the season there […]

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Sizemore Open To Playing Any Outfield Position

An article by posted on November 3, 2011 0 Comments
Sizemore Open To Playing Any Outfield Position

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, reported that free agent outfielder Grady Sizemore is open to playing any outfield position; and not just center field. “He’s open to anything,” said his agent, Joe Urbon. “He’s not limiting his choices at all.” Original Post 11/2 - Sizing Up Sizemore For Mets Center Field Job The Mets have made a string of […]

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The Most Tradeable Mets?

An article by posted on October 25, 2011 0 Comments

There are three ways for a team to build: free agency, drafting and trading. With a stated budget of just over $100 million, Sandy Alderson’s free-agent options are limited, especially if he dives into the deep end of the Jose Reyes pool. He’ll be looking to plug holes in the bullpen and rotation with middle-tier […]

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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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