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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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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In The Mets Crossfire: The Jose Reyes Dilemma

An article by posted on August 22, 2011 0 Comments
In The Mets Crossfire: The Jose Reyes Dilemma

In a new feature that we will be doing from time time to time, myself and Joe D. will do a point/counterpoint on various Mets hot button issues. This week, we share our opposing views on whether the Mets should re-sign Jose Reyes or just cut the cord and move on from him already. Delcos On […]

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Dillon Gee Is This Year’s Surprise

An article by posted on August 14, 2011 0 Comments
Dillon Gee Is This Year’s Surprise

In forecasting the Mets’ 2012 rotation, there has to be a spot for Dillon Gee, just as this year’s staff held a role for R.A. Dickey as the result of this out-of-nowhere season. Chris Young’s injury was the opportunity Gee needed to build on his designation as an organizational arm to one with a future. […]

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Collins Did A Nice Job Handling Niese

An article by posted on August 12, 2011 0 Comments
Collins Did A Nice Job Handling Niese

After winning the first two games of this series, coming away with a split is definitely disappointing. It’s not as if the Mets had a realistic chance to catch the Braves for the wild-card, but after losing seven of their last 10 they are now 10.5 games behind Atlanta. After another one-run loss this afternoon […]

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Last Night’s Met Game Is Why We Watch

An article by posted on August 9, 2011 0 Comments
Last Night’s Met Game Is Why We Watch

It was a habit I picked up as a Little Leaguer, and that is to hang around until the last out. As a reporter, I had no choice, but as a casual viewer there were times I shut things down when the game got out of hand, which has happened more than a few times […]

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There’s A Likable Quality To The Mets That Makes Them Fun To Watch

An article by posted on August 5, 2011 0 Comments

The Atlanta Braves are in town and not too long ago that was a big deal. As the Yankees and Red Sox go at it in Fenway Park for first place – it’s a worn story, but it’s real baseball – the Mets are clinging to what is left of their season. After two disheartening […]

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Mets Fire Sale? What Fire Sale?

An article by posted on July 31, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Fire Sale? What Fire Sale?

If the Mets were truly in a fire sale mode there was more they could have done prior to the 4:00 p.m., trade deadline. As a competitive team that to many overachieved through July, the Mets had plenty of chips they could have played to bolster their depth. Chris Capuano and Jason Isringhausen both could […]

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Beltran Should Be Remembered Positively

An article by posted on July 28, 2011 0 Comments
Beltran Should Be Remembered Positively

The inevitable happened and Carlos Beltran is now a member of the San Francisco Giants, where he has an opportunity to atone for taking strike three against Adam Wainwright in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS. One thing for certain is he wasn’t going to get it from the Mets, even had he stayed. After […]

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Wright’s Return Won’t Change The Inevitable

An article by posted on July 22, 2011 0 Comments
Wright’s Return Won’t Change The Inevitable

The Mets expect David Wright back in the lineup, hitting fourth behind Carlos Beltran tonight in Florida. Beltran, on the trade block, isn’t expected to be dealt by game time, but his days as a Met are getting shorter. Getting Wright back will not change GM Sandy Alderson’s thinking regarding Beltran. The All-Star outfielder is […]

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