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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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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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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