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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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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Is Collins waffling on Parnell?

An article by posted on September 7, 2011 0 Comments
Is Collins waffling on Parnell?

One of the many things about Jerry Manuel that drove me crazy was his inability to make, and stick, with a decision. For the most part Terry Collins has been the opposite, but there are waffling signs with him on Bobby Parnell. After Parnell’s blown save against the Nationals, Collins said Parnell would stay in […]

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So, Where Do We Stand With Reyes?

An article by posted on September 3, 2011 0 Comments
So, Where Do We Stand With Reyes?

The Mets will make an offer for Jose Reyes this winter. Bet on it. He’s a core member of this team, which often wins when he’s on his game. However, making an offer and staying aren’t necessarily linked. And, the Einhorn deal falling through will have little bearing on the outcome. How badly the Mets […]

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Losing Einhorn Is Not the End of the World

An article by posted on September 1, 2011 0 Comments

Much like their bullpen, the Mets’ deal with minority investor David Einhorn collapsed, and with it the $200 million infusion the financially strapped franchise was banking on to help them maintain as the Wilpons fight for their team in the fallout of the Ponzi scandal. Naturally, there’s a difference of opinion of why the deal […]

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