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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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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New Minor Owner, Same Major Problems

An article by posted on May 26, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets have the minority owner they hope will be able to bail them out of their major financial mess in the fallout of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. David Einhorn, president of Greenlight Capital Inc., will purchase 49 percent of the team for roughly $200 million. The sale does not include any ownership segment […]

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Alderson Has Been Assured There’s Money For A Reyes Deal

An article by posted on May 25, 2011 0 Comments

GM Sandy Alderson said a $100 million budget is news, and he hasn’t spoken with owner Fred Wilpon about next season. Alderson anticipates a payroll between $100 million and $145 million. That’s a wide berth, and the spectrum ranges from being able to compete to being a bottom feeder. When he took the job, Alderson […]

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Is F-Mart Still A Viable Prospect?

An article by posted on May 14, 2011 0 Comments

Fernando Martinez is 22, still young enough in the sport where he’s graded most on potential. However, the past few years have been rough on his body and he’s lost more games due to injury than anybody his age should have the right to. At one time Martinez was part of a group of three […]

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About Those Mets Trade Rumors

An article by posted on May 12, 2011 0 Comments

You’ll be hearing a lot of trade rumors from now until the July 31 deadline. Some will be true, some not, but most entertaining. This isn’t all that hard to figure out. If a player gets hurt or goes into a deep slump, figure his team might make inquiries. In fact, most teams are making […]

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Mets Gambled On Young And Rolled Snake Eyes

An article by posted on May 9, 2011 0 Comments

Considering how it began, you have to be satisfied with the Mets’ six-game homestand against the Giants and Dodgers. A split was about as good as could be expected, and that’s what the Mets got. Perhaps the most significant development coming out of the homestand was Chris Young’s second appointment to the disabled list. He […]

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Umpires Are Out Of Control, Yet Nothing Is Done About It

An article by posted on May 7, 2011 0 Comments
Umpires Are Out Of Control, Yet Nothing Is Done About It

Enough is enough. Major League Baseball has long had an umpire problem. There’s never going to be perfection, and missed calls are part of the game and always will be, but it seems they are happening with more regularity. Bad calls are one thing, but couple that with arrogance and it is an untenable situation, […]

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Time For Bay To Give Us Some Bang For The Buck

An article by posted on May 7, 2011 0 Comments

I am not a big stats guy. They can be telling, but also misleading. With some numbers, you can twist them into meaning anything you want. That’s not the case with Jason Bay, whose numbers have been fundamentally telling and just plain bad. He hit six homers with 47 RBI while batting .259 last season. […]

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