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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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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These Mets Are A Resilient Bunch With No Quit In Them

An article by posted on June 8, 2011 0 Comments

Believe me when I say this, but I am not taking a drink of the Kool-Aid. I never expected the Mets to contend this season and don’t expect that to change. I still think over the next six weeks the Mets will attempt to shed payroll in the names of Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes and […]

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Today In Mets History: Mets Draft Lee Mazzilli

An article by posted on June 5, 2011 0 Comments
Today In Mets History: Mets Draft Lee Mazzilli

A local boy made good for the Mets when on this day in 1973 they used their first-round pick to select Brooklyn Lincoln High School outfielder Lee Mazzilli. Area kid, skilled and with movie star good looks, Mazzilli seemed destined to be a big New York star. Three years later he debuted with the Mets […]

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Wright and Fred Patch Things Up, Wants To Stay A Met

An article by posted on June 3, 2011 0 Comments

David Wright is expected to have another X-Ray taken on his back today. Obviously, there’s no timetable for him, and there won’t be until the tests are completed. It bothers me it took so long for him to be diagnosed with the stress fracture. Blame him for putting the tests off and the Mets for […]

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Credit The Players For The Comeback, Not Collins’ Rant

An article by posted on June 2, 2011 0 Comments

The easy thing to do would be credit this afternoon’s startling comeback on Terry Collins’ blistering rant last night. Maybe Collins shamed them somewhat, but it didn’t seem that way from the outset when Mike Pelfrey gave it up early. I think falling behind 7-0 had more to do with sparking the Mets than anything […]

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Will Bobby Parnell Ever Get His Act Together?

An article by posted on June 1, 2011 0 Comments
Will Bobby Parnell Ever Get His Act Together?

The Mets wasted a sparkling performance by R.A. Dickey last night, but with their anemic hitting lately, that’s hardly a surprise. What I took out of last night’s loss was again a spotty, head-scratching performance from Bobby Parnell, who continually proves it isn’t how hard you throw it, but when and where. Parnell tweaked the […]

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