John Delcos

I am an active member of the BBWAA and have covered Major League Baseball in several capacities for over 30 years, including 18 in New York working the Mets' and Yankees' beat. I also covered the Baltimore Orioles and the Cleveland Indians before that. Today I am a freelance writer and social director for several media outlets and a Senior Editor for Metsmerized Online.

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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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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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