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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Dickey: Time To Be Honest About What Kind Of Team We Are

An article by posted on April 21, 2011 0 Comments
Dickey: Time To Be Honest About What Kind Of Team We Are

R.A. Dickey throws a knuckleball, and last night he pitched well, but not good enough to win against the Houston Astros. After the game, Dickey threw high heat, not only at himself, but his teammates. “We have to find a way to be honest with ourselves about what kind of team we are. We can’t […]

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Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?

An article by posted on April 15, 2011 0 Comments
Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?

My title is one of Casey Stengel’s most memorable quotes and is applicable to how this season has started for the Mets. Yesterday’s doubleheader loss, coming hours after Terry Collins’ closed doors meeting, was a study in bad baseball. It made me wonder what would have happened had the Mets not focused on fundamentals during […]

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2011 Mets Over/Under, Predictions

An article by posted on April 2, 2011 0 Comments

In most circles, the Mets are pegged for fourth place in the NL East with roughly 77 victories. Considering their offseason and the issues around the team that seems about right. I’ll throw out a number and you tell me if you’ll take the over/under. Mets victories: 78 Phillies victories: 98 Mike Pelfrey wins: 16 […]

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Let’s Not Go Overboard With Praising Alderson

An article by posted on March 23, 2011 0 Comments

Let’s be careful not to go overboard in praising the Sandy Alderson regime for the sacking of Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez. Credit to Alderson goes in finally convincing the Wilpons eating $18 million in salary was the prudent option. The actual decision itself was a no-brainer in that neither would be a viable contributor […]

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With Castillo and Perez Gone, New Mets Era Officially Begins

An article by posted on March 21, 2011 0 Comments

GM Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins closed the door this morning on the Mets’ career of Oliver Perez, arguably one of the most scored players in franchise history when they released the frustratingly erratic pitcher known as Coin Flip. There were no 50-50 odds on Perez when spring training began and giving up back-to-back […]

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Thoughts On Roster

An article by posted on March 15, 2011 0 Comments

With spring training down to a couple of weeks after today’s loss to Minnesota, the Mets are still trying to finalize situations in right field, second base, the bullpen and in the rotation. All of these will be filled with those players already in camp. RIGHT FIELD Carlos Beltran has been cleared to resume baseball […]

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The Song Remains The Same On Santana, Despite Mets Denials

An article by posted on March 14, 2011 0 Comments

Update 3/14 10:00 AM Steve Popper of the Bergen Record stands by what his Mets source told him regarding the possibility of Johan Santana potentially being shutdown due to soreness and perhaps lost for the season. Regardless of what you believe I can respect him for sticking to his story which may not be as […]

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Give The Kid A Shot

An article by posted on March 11, 2011 0 Comments

Assuming Carlos Beltran isn’t available to the Mets by Opening Day, replacing him shouldn’t equal the dilemma CBS will have in replacing Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men.” Both of Beltran’s knees are aching and he’s down for the week. Maybe he’ll come back next week; maybe he won’t. So, who will the […]

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Oliver Perez Era Is Winding Down

An article by posted on March 9, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets are playing the Oliver Perez saga down to the very end. In holding to their word they’d give Perez a chance to make it as a starter, GM Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins made the trip Tuesday to watch Perez get whipped by Houston, giving up three runs in three innings in […]

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It Will Take More Than A Bad Spring Start For Mets To Cut Ollie

An article by posted on March 1, 2011 0 Comments

OK, Oliver Perez was dreadful in his first spring training appearance, but don’t expect the Mets to cut him loose already, despite what most fans might want. Nobody gets demoted or cut after one appearance, especially somebody who is scheduled to make $12 million this season. Nor should he be. As much as Perez wants […]

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