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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Decoding Alderson’s GM-Speak: Hey Beltran, You’re Outta Here!

An article by posted on July 15, 2011 0 Comments

What else was Sandy Alderson going to say? In a classic case of GM-Speak, Alderson said in a conference call, “I certainly wouldn’t draw any conclusions from this transaction,’’ regarding the trade of Francisco Rodriguez to Milwaukee. He might be the only one. This was about dumping salary, totally understandable considering the Mets didn’t want to […]

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Alderson Will Leverage Beltran For Max Return, But Make No Mistake He’s As Good As Gone

An article by posted on July 14, 2011 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson is working the phones this afternoon about Carlos Beltran. There’s a chance he could be taking more calls than making them. “Carlos’ situation is well-known, and it’s not surprising given his situation and performance this year that a lot of interest has been expressed,’’ Alderson said. “We have not pursued that interest in […]

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Video: As Many As Seven Teams Interested In Beltran

An article by posted on July 13, 2011 0 Comments

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, as many as seven teams are indicating a real interest in Carlos Beltran. Last night, Beltran spoke about all the rumors which you can see in this video from ESPN.   Original Post 7/12 Carlos Beltran, potentially a future former Met, has the national stage in tonight’s All-Star Game to […]

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Today in Mets History: El Sid Shines For ’86 Powerhouse

An article by posted on June 25, 2011 0 Comments
Today in Mets History: El Sid Shines For ’86 Powerhouse

While the 1969 Mets gathered steam and rolled late in the second half, the 1986 team steamrolled the National League from start to finish as that team dominated as manager Davey Johnson projected. On this date in 1986, Sid Fernandez and Roger McDowell combined to stuff the Montreal Expos, 5-2, at Shea Stadium. While Doc […]

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Same Old Song, Davis Could Miss Rest Of Season

An article by posted on June 23, 2011 0 Comments

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Ike Davis is expected back in two weeks. That was mid-May. The news isn’t good for Davis, whom GM Sandy Alderson said could require season-ending surgery after a MRI today revealed cartilage damage along with the bone bruise. Davis had been wearing a protective boot, and the hope […]

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Trade Beltran If You Must, But Not To The Bronx

An article by posted on June 21, 2011 0 Comments

The question doesn’t appear to be “if,’’ but “when,’’ the Mets will deal outfielder Carlos Beltran. The physical questions that followed him into the season have seemingly been answered in the positive, which means the Mets don’t have to think solely about dealing with the American League, although there are several interesting possibilities, including Boston, […]

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Mets Must Put The Balk-Off Loss Behind Them

An article by posted on June 17, 2011 0 Comments

No matter how you slice a baseball season, a team figures to win 60 games and lose 60 games regardless. The remaining 42 determines the success or failure of that season. Some losses, of course, hurt more than others and last night’s 9-8 balk-off heartbreaker in 10 innings could be one of those games if […]

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What Was Alderson Really Saying On WFAN This Morning?

An article by posted on June 16, 2011 0 Comments
What Was Alderson Really Saying On WFAN This Morning?

As usual, there’s a lot of issues floating around the Mets, and general manager Sandy Alderson touched on several this morning on WFAN. Not all his comments can be interpreted in the positive, and for the most park he spoke in GM-speak, which means more smoke than fire and nothing definitive. Among the issues: Jose […]

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June 15, 1977 – The Day The Music Stopped

An article by posted on June 15, 2011 0 Comments
June 15, 1977 – The Day The Music Stopped

Perhaps no other day in Mets history shook the franchise to its core like this date in 1977 when the organization traded The Franchise. Three days earlier, Seaver beat the Astros in Houston, 3-1, and after the game said: “This may very well be my last game as a Met.’’ Seaver went the distance that […]

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Today In Mets History: When Johnny Comes Marching Home

An article by posted on June 14, 2011 0 Comments
Today In Mets History: When Johnny Comes Marching Home

It was one of those games I had forgotten, but fit in with the wildness and uniqueness of the early Mets. This time they came out on the winning end. On this date in 1965, Cincinnati’s Jim Maloney threw a gem against the Mets with ten innings of no-hit ball and 18 strikeouts. The Mets’ […]

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